I deal with dark spots after breakouts so I have always worn sunscreen. Skin cancer is another issue I’m aware of and this is why I have always opted to wear it. I do find that a lot of the sunscreens offered on the market aren’t flash photography friendly; thus my mission to find sunscreens that work under makeup and help the spectrum of skin tones.
The Best Clear Drying Sunscreens
A few months ago, I found a sunscreen that was women of color friendly! It dried clear, works perfectly under makeup without being ashy or giving a white cast. If you want a full review, get that here Black Girl Sunscreen was created for Women of Color and Black Women who have a hard time with the white cast and flashback of regular sunscreens. After going down a rabbit hole of research, I found this gem!
Another sunscreen that comes in a stick form is from Shiseido. It’s apart of their WetForce collection. This one is super easy because it’s not messy! You can put it in your bag and go because of its stick application. The protection features 50+ – Some want more protection, but I like it because I do wear sunscreen within my moisturizers and sometimes in my makeup. If you want something quick and easy, try out this one.
If you prefer a liquid style Sunscreen, Shiseido also offers that! Same collection, but It also dries clear! I tested it along with the BGS and it just as good! The only thing about this one is that it does have a scent to it. If you prefer a less perfumed version, go with the first option. If you can’t get your hands on it, this is a good one to go for. Shop for it here
I wish I had a long list of sunscreens that dry clear that I could share with you and I’ll be sure to update this post as I find them. For now, these have been tested with the intention of giving you options and variety of different formulas and price points. As I search and test more, feel free to share some Clear drying sunscreens in the comments and If I try them, I’ll add them to this post!