Saturday, July 13, 2024

This SPF Balm Is the Perfect Tool for Contouring

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You can never have enough sun protection, and with all the different forms it comes in these days, it’s easy to layer SPFs. One of my favorite ways to wear SPF is in moisturizers or makeup because who doesn’t love a two-in-one moment? You’ve heard of tinted sunscreen and lip balm with SPF. What you’ve likely yet to try though is a bronzing balm with mineral SPF. Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Color Balm SPF 50 in Bronze has been a game-changer for beach days when I want a bit of a glow or a day-to-night moment when I want to add a bit more color when I move from beach to bar.

The Benefits:

The concept feels somewhat revolutionary so let’s get into it. This stick of balm features Colorscience’s EnviroScreen Technology to provide mineral protection from environmental aggressors, including the sun, blue light, pollution and infrared radiation. All of this is happening while you’re achieving a sun-kissed glow on any part of the face you see fit.

How to Use It:

This is one of those products that can be used in a myriad of ways—TikTokers would have a field day with it. Colorescience says it’s designed to protect and hydrate the lips, cheeks and eyelids. If you want a hint of bronze, dab the balm on with your fingertips and blend. However, if you want a more intense color, feel free to apply the balm directly to the skin—it’s quite satisfying.

A hot tip that isn’t on the Colorescience site: apply some color balm to the narrow part of your nose vertically. Just one quick swipe will give you a bronze boost on your nose that mirrors a natural sun tan, without the damage, of course. I’ve also used this stick to contour the cheekbones, and it really does the trick. As for the lips, it supplies protection to the delicate spot while providing a bronze, slightly frosted shade.

Price/Where to Buy:

$32, colorescience.com

*You can also try it (full-size) in this year’s Luxury Review Box, along with 37 other products!

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