I just don’t think there’s a sunscreen that gives you enough protection.

Brooke Burke

We’ve all heard it a thousand times: You really need to be wearing sunscreen, and you need to be wearing it every day. But it’s easy to talk yourself out of slathering on some SPF when it a) leaves your face looking greasy, and b) completely interferes with your foundation. That’s why a powder sunscreen is worth considering!

Unlike liquid versions, powdered versions are less messy, they work immediately to block out sun rays, and you can layer them right over your makeup. We still suggest sticking to creams and sprays when spending hours by the pool, but powdered SPF is a convenient way to get coverage for day-to-day activities when you’re inside most of the time (especially for those who might otherwise skip the sunscreen altogether — we’re guilty), or when you just want to add an extra layer of sun protection to your face. Keep reading to see the best options available on the market now!

Colorescience Brush-On Sunscreen

This all-in-one sunscreen is worth stashing in your bag at all times! The mineral powder formula provides SPF 50 protection, it’s water- and sweat-resistant for 80 minutes, and it includes hyaluronic acid for hydration.

Plus, both Bustle and Prevention named it as a safe pick for sensitive and acne-prone skin. The tinted, buildable powder comes in four color options, and it can be used as a sheer layer over your makeup, or in place of foundation altogether.

Brush On Block Mineral Facial Sunscreen Powder

Brush On Block has a translucent powder option with SPF 30 that blends in easily and goes on undetectable. Similar to Colorescience, this sunscreen is water-resistant and offers broad-spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays. According to reviews, this a great option for those who struggle to keep their scalp from getting sunburned!

Invincible Setting Powder

Sun protection that also sets your makeup?! Best idea ever! This 100% mineral powder from Demar-E has SPF 45 built in, along with ceramides and olive glycerides that nourish and moisturize skin. We think it’s a perfect travel companion thanks to the multipurpose formula.