The Best SPF Mists To Wear Over Your Make-Up

The Best SPF Mists To Wear Over Your Make-Up

SPF mists have come a long way recently – not only are the formulas now full of hydrating and nourishing ingredients but their lightweight texture also means they can be reapplied throughout the day to offer maximum sun protection without any tell-tale greasiness or white cast. Plus, some even promise to set or refresh your make-up at the same time. Here are seven of the best for all skin types and tones.

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Soleil Toujours SPF 30 Set + Protect Micro Mist, £34

Best For: Setting Make-Up

Why We Love It: Above everything else, Soleil Toujours SPF Mist is brilliant for protecting your skin, but it comes with a raft of other benefits, too. Not only does it set make-up into place, it also hydrates the skin with aloe vera, green tea, and vitamins E and C – the latter of which lends a brightening, glow-y boost. With a formula that’s 70% certified organic, it’s gentle and kind to all skin types, while the lightweight texture is completely transparent, absorbing fast but without any tacky dry down. The holiday-inspired scent is addictive, too. 
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Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF50, £34

Best For: All-Round Benefits

Why We Love It: Ideal for reapplying throughout the day, this beloved SPF50 mist is a bestseller for a reason. Dubbed ‘shine-free sunscreen’, it’s great for those who are on the oilier side as it quickly mattifies, while protecting skin and setting make-up, too. Its ultra-fine mist feels weightless on the skin, while the silicone powders offer a smooth, soft-focus effect that’s almost glass-like. Extra points go to the added hyaluronic acid, which works to top up your skin’s hydration levels throughout the day. You’ll want to get a back-up so you’re never without. 
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Ultrasun SPF50 Face & Scalp Mist, £18

Best For: Hair & Face Protection

Why We Love It: Designed to be worn on top of, or beneath make-up, this transparent spray is easy to use, non-sticky and incredibly refreshing. Offering high levels of protection, it shields skin from both UVA and UVB, while the antioxidant-rich formula keeps skin supple and smooth, preventing that loss of elasticity sun damage can sometimes cause. Those with sensitive or dry skin will benefit, too – it doesn’t really mattify, so you’ll be left with a glossy and plump luminosity post-application.
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SVR SPF 50 Brume Sun Secure Mist, £12.95

Best For: A Dewy Glow

Why We Love It: If you want a dewy glow, this one is for you. With an ultra-fine mist, it can be applied to both the face and body to protect against UV, but also to revive make-up throughout the day. Despite the glossiness it leaves behind, it’s not gloopy or thick – quite the opposite. The featherweight texture is fast-absorbing and it never sticks to clothes or causes make-up to slide around. It’s also described as ‘multi-resistant’ too, which means it’s less likely to break down due to perspiration or friction. Plus, it’s suitable for all skin types. 
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Coola SPF 30 Make-Up Setting Spray, £39

Best For: Speedy Hydration 

Why We Love It: Hyaluronic acid, cucumber and aloe extracts combine in this to deliver instant hydration via this thirst-quenching formula. Like a drink for the skin, it feels cooling every time you spritz it, while the high levels of SPF30 keep you protected – assuming you remember to reapply – throughout the day. Expect a semi-matte finish that minimises pores and oiliness, while antioxidants work to strengthen your skin, too. You’ll find it keeps your make-up intact until the end of the day, too. 
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La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Fresh Mist, £10.50

Best For: Oily Skin Types

Why We Love It: We’re yet to find someone who isn’t a fan of this. Experts swear by its non-greasy texture that provides an invisible, breathable veil of protection. More than that, it’s hydrating and ideal for promoting the longevity of your make-up. Pop it in the fridge for an extra cool hit – inflamed or sensitive skin types will love it. Quick and easy to apply, the neat, compact size makes it great for on-the-go, too. 
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Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist, $14 - $30

Best For: A Barely-There Texture

Why We Love It: Completely transparent, this never disrupts make-up or stains your clothes. With SPF40, it offers high levels of protection with an invigorating, uplifting scent; peppermint and rosemary oils offer a quick mental boost. It’s suitable for all skin types, but especially those who suffer with shine or excess oiliness, as silica silylate helps to reduce shine and lend a smoothing, diffused appearance to the skin. Try to reapply it every one or two hours if you’re in direct sunlight.
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