Makeup trends have evolved rapidly over the past few years, from full-glam faces being the norm in 2016 to dewy minimal makeup taking over TikTok in the 2020s. With the many beauty changes came a highlight of makeup skin care hybrids that offer the benefits of nourishing and moisturizing skin care rolled into a makeup product. It’s the perfect solution for those who like to wear makeup but don’t want to use products that clog their pores or when skin needs extra TLC. Below, discover 12 makeup skin care products to refresh your makeup routine for added skin care nutrients with a touch of pigment that makeup provides.
What Are the Benefits of Makeup With Skin Care?
Makeup skin care hybrids are a great way to enjoy the coverage and color of makeup with added skin care benefits. The benefits of makeup with skin care are similar to nourishing skin care items like serums and moisturizers to help minimize pore size, repair uneven skin tones and minimize dehydration by keeping skin hydrated. Keep in mind that the individual benefits of makeup with skin care will vary depending on the specific product and brand you use.
The products mentioned below are all formulated with the skin in mind, for added hydration that lasts long after the product has been removed. Additionally, if you still like the look and application of traditional makeup without the skin concerns, reach for the roster of non-comedogenic (non-pore clogging) makeup from L’Oréal Paris. Update your makeup favorites with traditional makeup and makeup skin care hybrids from the drugstore favorite that cares for your skin with a powerful payoff.
12 Makeup Skin Care Hybrid Products to Add to Your Routine
Adding a layer of makeup primer with skin care benefits is a great way to protect your skin from heavy makeup while extending the longevity of your beauty products. If you’re dealing with a lot of redness in the face that peaks through any foundation, reach for a color-correcting primer like this. This primer neutralizes redness on fair to medium skin tones with a subtle green tint that blends into the skin and helps even skin over time with the infused niacinamide.
Use this mattifying primer if you have acne-prone skin, oily skin or an overactive T-zone (forehead, inner cheeks, chin and nose) that produces a lot of sebum (oil) on the skin. This primer leaves skin with a grease-free and shine-free finish with the mattifying formula of salicylic acid (acne-fighting ingredient) and lipo hydroxy acid (another exfoliant) that doesn’t dry out the skin.
To combat tired-looking skin on tan to deep skin tones, prepare your face for makeup with this primer. It brightens skin instantly with a slight orange tint and restores luster to the skin. After several uses, this primer visibly evens skin tone thanks to the formulation infused with niacinamide.
For all skin types that want a blurred, airbrushed skin effect, try this primer that combats shiny skin and uneven skin tone for a perfect makeup base. Gentle exfoliants are added to the formula to visibly improve skin texture over time, for a smoother base with minimized pores.
There’s a reason why beauty gurus and A-listers alike can’t get enough of tinted serums. Not only can this offering provide your skin with long-lasting hydration, but it also helps you create a lightweight base that embraces your natural complexion. The formulation is infused with hyaluronic acid to offer nourishing and hydrating properties for the skin.
You can choose from 14 nude shades that blend into the skin to match a range of complexions for sheer coverage. If you’re dealing with dehydrated skin but still want light coverage, then this is the product for you as skin will feel more hydrated and smoother over time.
Specially designed for mature skin, this pick is formulated with a hydrating firming serum to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while layering skin with a tint of color. Pull out your makeup brush and swipe this tinted balm onto your skin to see how it evens tone with natural, radiant coverage without settling into lines.
There is no better way to complement a serum foundation than with a serum concealer like this radiant cover-up. Choose from 15 shades of this creamy concealer to cover up any blemishes, dark circles or other imperfections while caring for them with the formulation of hydrating serums and glycerin (a moisture-absorbing humectant). This hybrid product combines the benefits of a face serum and concealer into one to give skin coverage that’s both hydrating and brightening with a gorgeous glow to match.
Combine your concealer and eye cream with this makeup skin care hybrid that provides instant dark circle coverage without caking into fine lines or crow's feet. hyaluronic acid in the formula offers skin up to 24 hours of hydration for fresher, less puffy under-eyes. After continuous use, eyes are more hydrated and look fresher without makeup.
If you want to achieve a head-turning glow while giving your skin the TLC that it needs try this influencer-loved and Tik-Tok trending highlighter. A true skin care makeup hybrid, this multitasking product allows you to take your beauty game to the next level while paring down your routine.
Depending on the shade you choose — there are four — you can use the glow enhancer to highlight specific areas, give skin a sun-kissed-looking, bronze glow or contour certain features. No matter what option you choose, it instantly hydrates and adds a dewy finish, for fresh, glowy skin.
Before adding a layer of mascara to your lashes, prime your eyelashes with this voluminous lash primer. The formula includes rose oil and a conditioner that helps thicken eyelashes to enhance mascara and offer a more voluminous look. Apply this pink-tinted mascara primer to prepare your lashes for mascara for soft-looking, wispy lashes.
You don’t have to stick with your usual lip balm to hydrate lips whenever the temperature drops or when your lips start to get flaky. Instead, nourish lips and add a touch of color with this balm-in-lipstick makeup skin care hybrid. Available in 10 buildable colors, this lipstick balm hydrates lips with pomegranate extract (an ingredient known to promote skin regeneration). Lips will feel smoother after four weeks of daily use.
If you like the shiny look of a lip gloss but want the skin care benefits of a lip gloss, add one (or several) tubes of this lip gloss to your bag. Once you start using this nourishing, non-sticky lip gloss balm you’ll want all 12 pink, purple and orange shades. Similar to the lipstick balm above, this lip gloss is formulated with pomegranate extract and hyaluronic acid to moisturize and condition lips for a soft pout.
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