Wearing makeup in the summer time can be a nightmare. There’s the dreaded Face Melt, when you can feel your makeup sliding down your face due to the heat, and there’s also the very real and practical concern that your skin isn’t as protected against the sun if you’re just wearing foundation. (No idea which level of SPF is best for you? You might want to check out Preventing Skin Cancer This Summer: What SPF Do You Really Need?)

Applying makeup in the heat of summer can leave you breaking out, feeling oily, and looking chalky. To solve these problems, marrying a sunscreen and cosmetic is the way to go. If you’re looking for a perfect blend of coverage and protection, we’ve got you, well, covered. We’re showing off the summer’s best SPF makeup below.

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue $30

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This versatile gel cream is an absolute gem. The cream contains SPF 30 and comes in 10 different shades to match virtually any skin tone. Its sheer-to-medium coverage will give you beautifully hydrated and protected skin.

YSL Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick  $36

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Whether you are feeling bold and red or neutral and beige, this lipstick is certain to become a go-to. These beautiful shades will drench your lips with super-pigmented color, leaving lips radiant and protected with SPF 15.

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder  $40

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Image / Laura Mercier

Calling all oily skin! This product is for you. This loose powder contains SPF 15, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. By simply tapping the powder along the oily parts of your face, you’ll be left with a youthful, matte finish.

MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation $32

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Image / Makeup And Beauty Blog

An excellent addition to the MAC Pro Longwear collection, this foundation is perfect if you want to be in and out of water while maintaining flawless skin. It’s ideal for all types of skin, and works especially well with oily skin.

Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging $15


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Find it hard to find your perfect color during the summer? No worries—this foundation adjusts to your natural skin tone, while keeping you protected with SPF 20.

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