I never jumped on the Bare Minerals bandwagon, though not for lack of watching the infomercials repeatedly in an entranced state. I couldn’t find a shade that matched my skin tone, and I prefer a sheer, dewy finish to the rich, powdery coverage synonymous with mineral makeup. Ironically, I’m crazy about the Bare Escentuals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen ($28). For one thing, the powder has a built-in twist-up brush—an engineering feat I’ve always yearned to experience. For another, who wants to schmear a fresh coat of sunscreen over her makeup every recommended 4 hours? I’d much rather pop this sleek bullet into my handbag for touch-ups throughout the day. The micronized titanium dioxide mineral powder not only physically shields against UVA/UVB rays (a great alternative to anyone who is sensitive to chemical sunscreens) but sets makeup, blots oil, and has just enough tint to even out skin tone. On hot summer days it’s all I’ll be wearing on top of a light-weight moisturizer, which is about as low-maintenance as I get. Have you tried a powder sunscreen? Do share.