The matte SPF


I’m putting together a whole video on SPFs and my top picks for Summer, but seeing as we’re in the midst of a mini heat wave here in London, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek at two of my absolute current favourites. Both Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF 30 and La Roche Posay Anthelios 50+ anti-shine protect the skin whilst leaving a beautifully matte canvas for which you can either put makeup or concealer over and it wont look icky and overly shiny like you have a high factor of SPF under there. I’ve been using the Dermalogica 30 as a primer under NARS Sheer Glow and it’s been working a treat, leaving a flawless smooth matte base, it’s incredibly light and fluid and can be easily blended into the skin without any greasy or white residue.

However, now that things are set to heat up even further, and I’m headed to New York on Thursday where temperatures are set to hit 30 degrees celsius, I feel like I need a slightly higher SPF. The Anthelios works just as wonderfully, with higher coverage, it isn’t as matt though and you have to work it in a little more , but that’s to be expected as it’s such a high dosage of SPF, however it does do what it says and doesn’t deposit any extra shine. What’s even better is that neither of these block your pores so you aren’t left with those annoying milia esque white heads that seem to sprout up everywhere after less gentle SPFs are used.

All in all, I’d say these are brilliant for layering on under foundation and concealer and even more ideal for putting on alone with just a hint of concealer. Both leave a stunning base and keep you fully protected from those glorious rays – no pigmenation here thank you!



  1. May 19, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    Great review you have here dear! I’ve been meaning to get my hands on La Roche Posay, and this product seems like it would be something I would enjoy! Looking forward to seeing your video!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

  2. May 19, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    I love using a matte SPF under my makeup now that summer is almost on our doorstep!
    It really helps my more dewy foundations get a nice grip on the skin, but can be a bit… clingy to dry patches sometimes so I like to mix it in with a bit of moisturiser.

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