Best Bet: Eight-Hour Sun Defense Stick


After a seemingly endless stretch of rain, we're ready for a sun-soaked three-day weekend. There are a slew of beauty products offering UV protection — from SPF-touting makeup to wipes and lotions — but Elizabeth Arden's new Sun Defense Stick combines the best features of each into one smartly packaged tube. The lightweight, lipstick-size solid sunscreen can be thrown into your bag on sunny days without running the risk of leaking all over your lining like liquid versions. Though most concealers and foundations now include an SPF of 10 or 15, this water- and sweat-resistant stick lasts up to eight hours and has an SPF of 50. It glides on smoothly without feeling oily or sticky, protecting sunburn-prone areas like your nose, lips, hairline, and earlobes. Best of all, it's noncomedogenic and oil-free, so it won't clog pores or cause breakouts.

Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick, SPF 50, $20 at Macy's or online.