9 Products That Prove Skin Care and Makeup are in a Committed Relationship
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’re turning the spotlight on what we believe is a match made in beauty heaven. Ahead, we share a roundup of makeup that doubles as skin care, proving once and for all that skin care and makeup are the ultimate power couple.
With products like BB cream, color correcting concealers, and foundations that help to camouflage the appearance of fine lines and other signs of skin aging taking the world of beauty by storm, it’s no secret that skin care and makeup have made their love affair official—and we couldn’t be more excited for the happy couple. In celebration of the season of love—and skin care-inspired makeup—we’re sharing some of our favorite, must-try makeup items that double as skin care products.
Dermablend’s jelly-textured primer boasts multiple benefits: it’s a tightening mask that moisturizes the skin and helps keep makeup in place at the same time. The formula is clear, making it compatible with all makeup shades so you won’t have to think twice about your look.
Dermablend Insta-Grip Jelly Primer, $33 MSRP
ICYMI: Color correction is a must-try makeup technique that can help to temporarily conceal various skin imperfections. The various—and often pastel-tinted—concealers can be used to hide everything from dark circles to redness to a sallow-looking complexion depending on the color you reach for. Layer this product under your foundation and skin-colored concealer and you’re one step closer to having a flawless, even-looking skin tone. One collection of color correctors we can’t get enough of is the Dermablend Quick Fix Color-Correcting Powder Pigments. These portable color-correcting concealers have an advanced technology that allows for the powder to transform into cream on skin. Plus, the color-correctors come in four different shades and are totally suitable for all skin types. Who says makeup and skin care can’t play nice?
We don’t know about you, but when it comes to covering up pesky dark circles, we like to come for them full force with a rich, opaque concealer that can mask their appearance and provide some skin nourishment, too. With that being said, the next time you’re scanning the drugstore makeup aisle, do yourself—and your under-eye shadows—a favor and toss the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Concealer in your shopping cart. Finishing with a seamless application, the concealer is formulated with sulfur, witch hazel, and kaolin clay for the dual purpose of combatting blemishes while lessening their appearance. Not to mention its packaging is small and light enough to toss into a carry-on bag (or to even keep as an accessory on your desk at work).
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Concealer, $28 MSRP
Nothing screams skin care-inspired makeup more than BB cream—especially when the BB cream in question is the Maybelline Dream Pure BB. Not only is this BB cream one of many wonderful Maybelline BB creams available at a drugstore by you, but it’s formulated with salicylic acid to both clear and cover breakouts. Plus it comes at a completely affordable price so your skin and your bank account can feel good. Check out our reviews on each of the Maybelline BB creams, right here!
Maybelline Dream Pure BB, $8.99 MSRP
Want slightly more coverage than a lightweight BB cream can provide? Turn to the experts at Giorgio Armani Beauty. The brand’s Power Fabric Foundation is a fan favorite—and for good reason! Coming in your choice of over 20 tones, this matte-finish foundation can provide the skin with coverage, promoting an even-looking skin tone for a perfect blend that’s easily applied with fingertips. What’s more? The luxe foundation is formulated with SPF 25 to help protect your precious skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Read up on each of the Giorgio Armani foundations out now by clicking here!
Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation, $64 MSRP
Want a highlighter that can illuminate your facial features, promote a healthy-looking glow, and leave the skin looking fresh? Look no further than the Lancôme Click & Glow Liquid Highlighter. Along with ticking off quite a number of highlighter benefits, the Lancôme Click & Glow Liquid Highlighter in particular can provide skin with an added dose of hydration thanks to the glycerin and vitamin E found in its formula. Your favorite features will be flaunted and your complexion flawless!
Lancôme Click & Glow Liquid Highlighter, $23 MSRP
When it comes to eyeshadows, we love having options. With the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24-Hr Eye Shadow collection, you have your choice of over 20 vibrant hues to choose from for a sleek, eye-popping look.
The L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24-Hr Eye Shadow, $7.99 MSRP
EYEBROW GEL + EYELINER
As beauty editors, perfecting our cat-eye and defining our eyebrows are just as important to us as taking good care of our skin—and luckily, the NYX Professional Makeup Control Freak Eyebrow Gel can take care of all that in two swipes of an eyebrow hair. Its non-sticky formula can tame unruly brows and work over any type of makeup you already have on. If you’re interested in a DIY eyebrow gel hack, click here!
Lipstick lovers, listen up! When it comes to our pouts, we want a lipstick that can provide a pop of color and hydration, too! Which is why we turn to Urban Decay’s coveted Vice Lipstick. With 100 shades to choose from and a formula with ingredients like aloe vera, jojoba oil, avocado oil, and vitamin C and E—the knockout lipstick can provide our pouts with a burst of color and skin care at the same time. Also take the time to check out five genius ways to remove your lipstick, right here!
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick, $17 MSRP