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fun in the sun-ready: 5 best SPF makeup products

What’s the key to having the ultimate hot girl summer? The perfect daily SPF makeup, of course! No matter the season, it’s always important to stay protected against the sun’s harmful rays UVA & UVB rays. But as the weather gets warmer & the skies get sunnier, sunscreen is absolutely the one thing you can’t go without!

sun 101

A good SPF will be labeled “broad spectrum”. This means it keeps you safe from all of the different types of the sun’s harmful rays. So keep an eye out for that phrase on an SPF product’s packaging – that’s how you know the best protection out there. Lucky for you, all of our products with sun protection are broad spectrum so you don’t even have to think about it. We’ve got you covered!

When it comes to SPF, one of the biggest misconceptions is that darker skin tones don’t need as much protection. This is completely false! Even though some complexions may burn easier than others, you can’t be too safe when it comes to the sun’s aging & cancerous effects.

Another common mistake is skipping sunscreen on overcast days. Don’t make this mistake! Just because the sun’s not out doesn’t mean you’re good to bare it all. Even on cloudy days, it’s easy for the sun’s harmful rays to get through to your complexion.

And most importantly, don't be stingy when it comes to SPF. The golden rule is 2 to 3 finger lengths!.

So fair or deep, rain or shine, slather on the sunscreen!

5 sun-safe products

At tarte™, we believe you should never have to choose between safe skin & great makeup. That’s why we make products that deliver both! Check out our top picks for tarte™ SPF-infused products. No matter your skin type or concerns, we’ve got your back.

  1. set & protect mineral sunscreen powder Broad Spectrum SPF 30

    This brush-on barrier is one of our faves for protecting the skin. Not only does it keep makeup fresh & flawless for 12 hours, this brush with built-in powder makes reapplication easier than ever. Throw it in your bag for touch-ups on the go! Translucent, sheer & mineral-based (plus talc-free & vegan), it looks & feels great on everyone.

    helpful hacks:

    • sweep set & protect over your part to protect your scalp & refresh oily roots

    • Going for a gel mani? Brush some over the backs of your hands to keep ’em safe under the UV light!

    what real tartelettes have to say:

    “It’s nice to be able to just throw this in my purse & reapply it during the day. It also helps my makeup look good throughout the day. I’ve bought this for the past 3 summers. I can’t be without it!” - Lisa

    “My new obsession. Perfect to put in my purse or pocket on the go! Everyone who wears makeup needs this for touch-ups.” - Emily G.

  2. babassu foundcealer™ skincare foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20

    Save yourself a few steps in your beauty routine with this foundation, concealer, SPF & moisturizer & all in one! Made with skinvigorating™ ingredients like babassu, hyaluronic acid, sunflower seed & vitamin E, this baby hydrates & nourishes the skin while providing a radiant finish. The buildable formula lets you customize your coverage without drying out or caking up that gorgeous face – making it perfect for tartelettes with drier complexions! It comes in full & travel sizes, so you can bring it along on all your summer getaways!

    what real tartelettes have to say:

    “This makeup is a game changer! It’s so light, natural & doesn’t make me break out.” - Abigail L.

    “Holy smokes! I was walking past my bathroom mirror. I had to stop & take a double take. I couldn't believe how great this looks! So thankful I found this!” - Taylor D.

  3. Amazonian Clay BB tinted moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

    Whether your skin is oily, dry or normal, say hello to your new best friend. Vegan & dermatologist tested, this lightweight, soothing tinted moisturizer with SPF gives you the ultimate no-makeup makeup look by evening out skin tone & blurring fine lines & wrinkles. Soothing ingredients like Vitamin A, chamomile & mineral pigments heal & soften the skin while Amazonian clay works to keep oils at bay. And, of course, it’s got SPF to shield you from the sun!

    what real tartelettes have to say:

    “I have gotten SO many compliments while wearing this as my foundation. I love how natural the finish is, & it's never been cakey on me.” - Becca F.

    “This has been my everyday go-to for easy skincare for the past decade. Just the right amount of coverage. It evens out my skin without settling into lines or blemishes. It also provides excellent sun protection without a trace of heaviness.” - Julie R.

  4. BB tinted treatment primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

    Fine lines & pores? Not anymore! The BB tinted makeup primer with SPF acts as a moisturizer, primer & foundation all in one. The medium-buildable formula brightens skin & delivers a smooth, natural matte finish. Wear it alone for a light tint or underneath foundation for enhanced coverage – either way, this formula is longwearing & will lock your look in place for 12 hours.

    helpful hack:

    For flawless application, pair this fan-favorite SPF makeup primer with our vegan & cruelty-free triple-B™ brush! Hot tip: shop our buff, blend & blur bundle & save 67 bucks!

    what real tartelettes have to say:

    “Was looking for coverage with SPF in it! This BB primer is perfect! Received many compliments on it, too! Might not go back to foundation!” - Amy C.

    “I’ve been using this BB cream for years & I love it! It’s so lightweight, yet does a great job helping to fill in those pesky creases & pores. Makes my makeup a lot smoother.” - Jennifer J.

  5. shape tape™ cloud CC cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15

    This dreamy CC cream is where skincare meets makeup. Delivering 24 hours of crease-proof, & transfer-proof wear, plus 24-hour hydration, this is a real skin-saver for long summer days. tape technology™ works to smooth & blur imperfections, revealing your best skin yet. And it doesn’t stop there – the bouncy, cloud-like formula is packed with high-performance naturals™ like brightening licorice, moisturizing prickly pear & soothing aloe to nourish your complexion.

    helpful hack:

    Save some dough with sets! Pair shape tape™ cloud CC cream with our double-ended complexion brush & save $22.

    what real tartelettes have to say:

    “The best CC cream I’ve ever tried! Excellent coverage, it makes my skin flawless! I will keep buying this for sure.” - Maite M.

    “This is fantastic! I love how light & airy it is. Really like a cloud, but good coverage. I like a light layer of coverage for everyday wear & this is perfect.” - Emily J.

find your go-to SPF makeup today

Take care of your health & protect your skin from sun damage — don’t wait for a sunburn to decide it’s time to add sun protection to your routine. Simplify your mornings with a one-step SPF moisturizer regimen or apply tinted SPF makeup for easy beauty on the go. Shop our complexion products with SPF now & thank us later!

Trying to save some cash while you save your skin? Check out our promotions page for the latest & greatest deals!

Not sure what shade to buy? Try before you buy using our virtual try-on tool. If you’re still stumped, take our quiz or live chat with one of our expert beauty consultants.

Now, start shopping & let’s get out there in the sun!