Face the sun with these foundations

Author: Jasmine Cottan   Date Posted: 4 February 2019 

Face the harmful Aussie sunshine head on with our top five fave SPF liquid foundations and reap the benefits of full, flawless coverage while doing so!


Say it with us: Foundation is the first essential ingredient for a flawless face of makeup. What's even more important though is an excellent foundation with some good old SPF (Sun Protection Factor).

Yeah, we understand the feeling of sweating off a correctly applied foundation isn't the greatest feeling: in fact, it's downright gross!

As much as we want a face free of makeup from time to time, it's crucial to add a layer of protection to your precious complexion - even if it’s just a thin layer of SPF infused foundation. Remember, sunshine is the most significant factor to increase signs of ageing and skin cancer. We want you staying beautiful!

Without further ado, here’s our top five picks of liquid foundations that offer excellent coverage and optimal SPF, and why you need them this summer.



Revlon ColourStay Makeup with SPF 15 for Oily/Combination Skin

This softening liquid foundation boosts suppleness and skin vitality, while remaining matte-smooth throughout the day. Top benefits include:

- Long lasting 24hr formula – won’t cake, fade or rub off even when you’re sweating!

- Added SPF 15 to prevent signs of ageing and skin damage

- Minimises the appearance of pores and fine lines

- Lightweight and non-comedogenic

- Added Time Release Technology to control absorption and shine to keep skin flawlessly smooth – no more flashback from summer selfies!

- Offers buildable, full coverage

- Non-oily texture – ideal for combination/oily skin

- Fitted with a controllable pump dispenser – apply the correct amount of foundation every time


e.l.f Foundation SPF25 Serum

This weightless, silky foundation melts instantly onto the skin and boasts a youthful glow that’s stunningly radiant. Top benefits include:

- Melty formula that’s lightweight, non-comedogenic and super smooth

- Offers smooth, buildable coverage

- Results in a healthy, dewy finish that’s perfect for summer – no need for highlight!

- Blurs away fine lines, pores and other signs of ageing

- Added SPF25 to revitalise complexion and defend the skin against Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB rays

- Enriching complex of antioxidising and skin boosting pomegranate oil, grape seed, Goji berries and other nourishing vitamins

- Delivers a long-lasting, all day finish

- Cruelty-free and 100% vegan


Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Foundation SPF20

Effectively defend your skin against harmful UVA/UVB rays while physically lift the years away from the face in seconds. Top benefits includes:

- Creamy, silky smooth texture

- Offers smooth, flawless coverage

- Restores and rebalances the skin tone

- Reduces several signs of ageing including dark spots, hyperpigmentation, crows-feet, fine lines and more

- Infuses micro-fillers and optical diffusers to smooth away wrinkles without clogging the pores or creasing

- Boasts all-day comfortable wear

- Added SPF20 to defend the complexion against sunlight


BYS All Day Wear Foundation SPF20

This high-performance foundation is ultra soft that brightens, restores and nourishes the skin for a balanced complexion - with the added defending benefits of SPF20. Top benefits include:

- Long-lasting, weightless formula that melts into the skin

- Hydrating complex of Argan Oil, elasticisty-restoring Hyaluronic Acid, skin promoting Peptides and antioxidising Vitamins C and E

- Buildable to full coverage

- Non-caking or flaking

- Blurs away wrinkles, fine lines and hyperpigmentation without clogging the pores

- Cruelty-free formula

- Added SPF20 to fights signs of ageing

- Boasts a luminous finish


L’Oreal Nutrilift Gold Foundation SPF20

Visibly lift the complexion and possess a radiant summer glow that's to die for. Top benefits include:

- Full, smooth coverage

- Lightweight formulation

- Blurs away signs of ageing from fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation without clogging or creasing

- Powerful anti-ageing complex of real gold particles and refined oils, including natural pro retinol, pro-lastyl, pro-xylane, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C

- Boasts a radiant, dewy finish

- Rebalancing properties for smoother, firmer skin

- Fitted with a controllable pump dispenser – apply the correct amount of foundation every time


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