Tip to Avoid the White Cast of Sunscreen in Your Photos

Dec 31, 2022 | Wedding Makeup Tips

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Avoid the White Cast of Sunscreen

Allow ample time to allow sunscreen to absorb into your skin completely

erApply sunscreen in advance so it can absorb into your skin completely, before applying makeup. The absorption times can vary from 15 minutes to two hours for some people so you’ll need to experiment to see what suits you. For an even and streak-free layer of sunscreen, pat it into your skin.

If you know you’ll be having your photo taken, apply sunscreen as usual and use a foundation that is titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide free.

Apply a non-SPF tinted moisturizer, foundation or powder over your sunscreen to help tone down the white glare. You can also mix your tinted moisturizer or foundation with your sunscreen to dilute the white cast.

A chemical sunscreen will be a good choice as a natural looking sunscreen, because UV filters absorb light rather than reflect. But you will need to try different formulations to find one that doesn’t leave you pasty. Just because it works for someone else doesn’t mean it will work for you.

Also check out “How to Apply False Eylashes


Written by Karen

Professional Makeup Artist in Toronto

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