HOW DO YOU PROTECT YOUR FACE FROM THE SUN?

Is separate SPF your thing? Or do you prefer skincare or makeup with sunscreen in it?
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Is separate SPF your thing? Or do you prefer skincare or makeup with sunscreen in it?
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch SPF 100+ sunscreen at Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch SPF 100+ sunscreen at Blue Lagoon, Iceland

I know, yet another sunscreen-related post! But it's not my fault! This week the Lipstick League has decided it needs to to know about your face-saving sunscreen habits. Do you typically use a moisturizer or foundation that contains UV filters? Or do you reach for a separate SPF? I'm also curious: what about hats?

Unless I'm actually spending time outside, I rely on my Laneige BB Cushion SPF 50. It takes me from my front door into an Uber, out to a destination door, and then down the block to a coffee shop after an event or a meeting.

If I'm spending time in direct sunlight, as I did at Blue Lagoon in Iceland a little bit ago, I coat my face and any other exposed skin in the highest SPF I can find. (I skipped doing a mask at Blue Lagoon because I worried about a proper SPF re-application afterward. No way I was going to come home from Iceland with a dumb sunburn.)

As for hats, I have them. Nice, very wide-brimmed hats. But they're beach hats, so I wear them oh-so-rarely. I'd like to change that, but can't figure out how to incorporate them into my wardrobe more often, never mind the hat-head business. *sigh* 

lipstick league links of the week

Prime Beauty goes on a makeup play date at Sephora and reviews their new PLAY subscription box.

we heart this has a way to get $50 off a $75 beauty order, and free shipping to boot. Nope, not a typo! And GOOD brands too; Lipstick Queen, Fekkai, Deborah Lippmann and more.

Beautygeeks  This new drugstore nail polish formula is insane, and the brush is pretty swell, too, which rarely happens at this level. See our ManiGeek’s swatches and review here.

Beauty Junkies Unite  Amber shows you how the new Customizable Click Stick collection from Cover FX works!

Blushing Noir  Two of the most perfect picks for long-lasting Summer makeup are right here!

EauMG  Victoria's May Empties were all about Korean skincare (especially TonyMoly), rich moisturizers and smelling like a rich hippie.

Gouldylox didn't think she needed another palette...but the cool tones in this one totally sold her.

My Beauty Bunny  Cruelty free, natural ingredients, drugstore priced, and suitable for ALL skin types? It’s true! See why we are in love with Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil.

Nouveau Cheap  This Sinful Colors nail polish has quite possibly my favourite name of all time. But it’s also a fun colour, and a portion of proceeds go to an extreme important cause.

Olive & Ivy  Chelsea's used Benefit products for years now, and has finally narrowed down to the best of Benefit – these are her MUST haves!


Phyrra is impressed with the new Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette! See her live swatches, review and looks.


(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)


Prime Beauty is Currently Craving: MDSUN Skincare Super Hydration B Serum. It provides immediate results and is perfect for dry and aging skin!

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Back to our facial-protection question: what do you prefer? Straight up sunscreen? Or skincare or makeup with UV filters? (And what about hats?)