Everything On My Face is SPF

Everything On My Face is SPF -  Creating a Makeup Look That Protects

A common misconception is that if you’re wearing makeup, you have to sacrifice protecting your skin, and we’ve been told so many times that the SPF in makeup isn’t enough.  However, since Colorescience Total Protection products put skin health and sun protection first, you can achieve your own finished look while protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays and other environmental aggressors, while nourishing ingredients keep skin healthy long-term.

Let’s Talk Foundation

Have you ever tried mixing your SPF product with your foundation and other makeup products to achieve color coverage while protecting your skin? According to dermatologists, there are multiple reasons why you should not be doing this! First, by mixing your SPF and foundation, you are diluting your SPF and therefore not applying enough SPF coverage to protect your skin. Second, mixing products may cause negative chemical reactions that can irritate or harm your skin, giving you the complete opposite result you were seeking.

Instead of mixing products to achieve SPF protection and color coverage, try Total Protection Face Shield FLEX SPF 50. Face Shield FLEX protects your skin and conceals blemishes while evening out your complexion. Available in four uniquely flexible shades, fair, medium, tan and deep, this innovative product is designed to work across a wide range of skin tones. A key feature is the tone-adapting iron oxide pigments that offer buildable color coverage with a natural finish. The formula comes out of the bottle white, but as you rub the product onto your skin, you begin to activate the micro-encapsulated pigments, and right before your eyes the pigments bloom and adjust to your skin to blur imperfections and even skin tone! Face Shield FLEX offers medium coverage upon application, but similar to foundation, you can build it up to achieve your desired color coverage. 

Furthermore, this product is formulated with Colorescience’s exclusive EnviroScreen Technology, that is  proven to protect skin from harsh environmental aggressors, such as UVA/UVB, blue light, pollution and infrared radiation. Bonus! EnviroScreen has also been tested and shown to reduce the formation of harmful free radicals that come from UV and pollution that are contributors to skin damage while advanced antioxidants neutralize any existing free radicals.  What more could you ask for?

Gotta Glow, Highlight and Bronze

To take your SPF look to the next level,  you can bring out your features by highlighting and contouring with SPF protection! After applying our Total Protection Face Shield FLEX all over, take  Total Protection Face Shield Glow SPF 50  and Face Shield Bronze SPF 50 and apply them where you would normally contour and highlight your face. Because all our Face Shield products are formulated with the same protective base formula, it’s completely safe to mix and layer these SPF products without compromising the level of protection! Total Protection Face Shield Glow SPF 50 is a pearlescent, champagne-gold formula to catch the sun and deliver that bright, dewy glow. If you’re looking to give your skin a subtle skin-kissed look while sculpting and adding dimension to your face, try Total Protection Face Shield Bronze SPF 50. 

Are You Blushing Yet?

Next up, add some color to your cheeks while, you guessed it, protecting your skin. In place of blush that typically does not contain any SPF or skin healthy ingredients. Swipe on Sunforgettable® Total Protection Color Balms with SPF 50, that come in three versatile shades, and are so easy to use, you can blend them using just your fingers.   Berry, a deep raspberry hue, is great for adding a more vibrant pop of color,  Blush is a true nude with pink undertones that’s perfect for everyday wear, and Bronze is great for a sunkissed touch or for contouring. These Color Balms are made with proprietary EnviroScreen ingredients in an antioxidant rich mineral formula that protects against free radicals which contribute to skin damage while jojoba esters and squalane provide nourishing hydration to soften and smooth skin texture.

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Shawna Chrisman, Nurse Practitioner and CEO, Destination Aesthetics Medical Spa, uses Total Protection Color Balm SPF 50 in shade Bronze

Instagram: @botox.girl, @destination_aesthetics

Protect Your Pucker

Our Sunforgettable® Total Protection Color Balm SPF 50 is a two-in-one product designed to be applied to your lips as well! Apply any shade, or mix them for an easy custom look to give your lips a pop of color with unmatched Total Protection, or if you prefer a glossy finish, try Lip Shine SPF35 in any of the five shades.

What the Experts Say

Skin health experts know the drill when it comes to maintaining healthy skin and looking flawless.

Shawna Chrisman, CEO and Nurse Practitioner at Destination Aesthetics Medical Spa  says, “As a busy professional, efficiency is everything to me. Colorescience products allow me to be makeup-free yet still provide me with beautiful coverage, color, and SPF protection! I leave the house feeling like my look is complete and have the confidence knowing that I’m also contributing to my skincare health.” 

Vicki Chen, Physician Associate, at Rapaport Dermatology of Beverly Hills is an MVP when it comes to her dedication to SPF, and it shows! She starts with Colorescience Even Up Clinical Pigment Perfector SPF 50- a 3-in-1 powerhouse that treats hyperpigmentation, while offering immediate color correction and mineral SPF.  Vicki says, “I love Colorescience products because they treat and protect your skin while complementing or even replacing your daily makeup. Colorescience is leading this breakthrough with sunscreens that are pretty and protective!”

Watch as she creates her expert-level beautiful look in under 5 minutes, and check out her tips below:

Vicki Chen, PA-C, Rapaport Dermatology,  

Instagram: @vickichen_pa, @rapaportdermatology

  1. Even Up Clinical Pigment Perfector SPF 50 -  Blur imperfections and apply this as you would a foundation.
  2. Total Protection Face Shield Flex SPF 50 in Fair - Brighten the dimension of the skin by applying on the anterior portions of the forehead, cheeks, and bridge of nose. 
  3. Total Protection Face Shield Flex SPF 50 in Medium - Contour by applying this to the perimeters of the forehead, beneath the cheek bones, and along the jawline.
  4. Total Eye 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35 in Fair - Dab a few dots under the eyes and gently smooth with the wand to instantly brighten dark circles as a concealer would. 
  5. Total Protection Color Balm SPF 50 in Bronze - A few swipes below the cheekbones and blend like a bronzer. 
  6. Total Protection Color Balm SPF 50 in Blush - A few pats on the apple of the cheeks for a rosy blush. 
  7. Hydrating Mist - Lock it in with a few spritzes like a setting spray.
  8. Total Protection Sheer Matte Sunscreen Brush SPF 30 - Use as a setting/finishing powder to mattify the under eyes, T-zone, and nasolabial folds. 
  9. Total Protection Face Shield Glow SPF 50- Dab this on the high points of the cheeks as a highlighter for a fresh, dewy glow.
  10. Lip Shine SPF 35 in Champagne - Last but not least, lip gloss!

Always Reapply

Now that you’ve layered your SPF products to achieve your desired look in the morning, you'll want to reapply protection throughout the day. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours and immediately after sweating or swimming. To reapply your sunscreen without ruining your makeup, use our Sunforgettable® Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50. This product comes in four shades, fair, medium, tan and deep and is ideal for on-the-go easy reapplication of your SPF throughout the day and reducing the appearance of unwanted shine. Even better, it is water/sweat proof. Colorescience has the only powder sunscreen that has earned the Skin Cancer Foundation’s seal for Active use.  

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Shawna Chrisman, Nurse Practitioner and CEO, Destination Aesthetics Medical Spa uses Sunforgettable® Total Protection SPF 50 Brush-On Shield

Instagram: @botox.girl, @destination_aesthetics

Say goodbye to choosing between a polished makeup look and protecting your skin because you can do both! You don’t have to sacrifice the long-term health and appearance of your skin anymore. By using the Colorescience Total Protection line of SPF products, you can create an entire makeup look, starting with a base to even skin tone for a perfect foundation, to a finishing lip color. You can have full confidence knowing you are doing good for your skin and that you look beautiful now, while ensuring skin looks beautiful and healthy in the future.


This blog post was written by Olivia Li.