Hands Down, These Are the Best Foundations With SPF

Updated 09/28/17

Call us lazy, but we're all about double-duty products. Anything that helps cut down on time and products is a win in our books, especially when it comes to SPF. We know we should be applying it year-round in tandem with our makeup, but sometimes the extra step just seems like more of a… chore.

That's why we view foundations already fortified with SPF as liquid (and powder) gold: We can knock out our sun protection and our makeup application in one fell swoop. And because we're ladies of both luxury and budget, we like a broad range of foundations to suit every stage of our paychecks. Keep scrolling to see which of the best foundations with SPF top our charts.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact SPF 35 $50
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Joining the burgeoning world of cushion compacts is Bobbi Brown. This sheer offering is buildable yet super light, perfect if you just want a little bit of coverage.

Buxom Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation $34
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Marketed as a foundation–BB cream hybrid, this formula not only covers and blurs fine lines but also smooths, brightens, and hydrates skin.

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer $44
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An update to the Laura Mercier classic, this oil-free product is the lightweight coverage of our dreams. This creamy, buildable formula controls oil while still delivering all-day hydration to boot. It's truly a perfect blend of skincare and coverage for a natural, fresh-faced glow.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation $60
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This foundation with SPF is everything you'd expect from Chanel. It covers beautifully while also delivering a chic luminosity to your complexion.

Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup Foundation $27
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Forget double duty—this formula is a triple threat. While technically a BB cream, it not only covers and protects skin from the sun but also helps clear blemishes with salicylic acid.

Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation $62
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Built especially for those warm summer days (or, more specifically, extreme backstage fashion show conditions), this foundation lasts up to 14 hours while remaining smudgeproof and matte.

Coola Rōsilliance Organic BB+ Cream $52
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Fortified with botanical stem cell actives, this waterproof BB cream replenishes and revitalizes dull complexions in a flash.

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint $44
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We can't get enough of this skin-smoothing offering from Nars. "Velvet" couldn't be a more appropriate name for this one-of-a-kind foundation/tinted moisturizer/BB cream/dream product.

Revlon Age-Defying Firming + Lifting Makeup $14
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This great drugstore foundation visibly lifts, firms, and tightens the skin while also delivering serious coverage. 

Shiseido UV Protective Stick Foundation $28
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Don't let stick foundation freak you out—this foundation is great for sporty events and quick outdoor jaunts where you just want to quickly touch up your skin without sweat, water, or oil ruining your look. Toss it in your backpack (yes, because a little pre-selfie touch-up on your hike is harmless) and go.

Sweat Cosmetics Twist-Brush + Mineral Foundation $42
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One-handed foundation is quite possibly the best kind of foundation. Just twist up, brush on, and you're good to go. You can also refill the tube as soon as you run out. Genius!

What's your favorite foundation with SPF? Tell us below!

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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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