Eye Makeup With Skin Care BenefitsDecember 20, 2016
When it comes to skin care-inspired makeup, it’s easy to think only of our complexions— especially when BB creams and SPF-infused foundations are so accessible. However, skin care doesn’t just stop at your face... so, why should your skin care-inspired makeup stop there, too? From a skin hydrating eyelid primer to color correctors that can reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles to a deep-conditioning 2-in-1 eyeliner and brow definer, we’re sharing our top picks for eye makeup with skin care benefits, ahead.
You wouldn’t put your face makeup on without prepping and priming your complexion, so why not prep your eyes, too? The Body Shop’s All-In-One Instablur Eye Primer is a unique formula created to reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles, neutralize redness on the eyelids, and enhance your eyeshadow. What’s more? It can help to create the illusion of well-rested eyes. Formulated with marula oil, the All-In-One Instablur Eye Primer can not only prep your eyelids for makeup application, it can provide them with moisture, too!
The Body Shop All-In-One Instablur Eye Primer, $15
Reduce the appearance of your dark circles and skin imperfections with NYX Professional Makeup’s Dark Circle Concealer. Its formula enriched with coconut oil, aloe vera leaf extract, and glycerin, this hydrating under-eye concealer uses a subtle hint of orange pigments combined with natural skin toned pigments to hide the look of dark under-eye circles.
NYX Professional Makeup Dark Circle Concealer, $6
Perhaps one of our favorite beauty techniques of 2016, color correcting is an easy, colorful way to hide the appearance of skin imperfections using—you guessed it—colored concealers. Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid concealers come in five pastel-colored formulas—yellow, lavender, green, pink, and peach—and are enriched with antioxidant-rich vitamin C and vitamin E.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid, $28
If you like your makeup served with a side of skin care, you’ll love The Body Shop’s Color Crush Wet & Dry Eyeshadow Palette. With a formula enriched with the brand’s Community Trade marula oil and coconut oil, the gorgeous eyeshadows in the palette have a silky-soft texture and can provide your lids with a pearlescent or matte finish (depending on your chosen color).
The Body Shop Color Crush Wet & Dry Eyeshadow Palette, $10
Perfect your cat eye with The Body Shop’s classic Liquid Eyeliner. Its formula enriched with the brand’s Community Trade marula oil from Namibia, this liquid eyeliner comes in two shades—black and brown—and glides on smooth to outline and define the eyes.
The Body Shop Liquid Eyeliner, $13.50
Don’t forget to prime your lashes! With just one swipe of the applicator wand, Lancôme’s Cils Booster XL, can smooth out your lashes so that you get the most out of your mascara application. Formulated with micro fibers and antioxidant-rich vitamin E, this luxe lash primer can help to condition your lashes.
Lancôme Cils Booster XL, $25.50
Bat your lashes for The Body Shop’s Super Volume Mascara. The formula enriched with the brand’s Community Trade beeswax, hydrating glycerin, and conditioning marula oil.
The Body Shop Super Volume Mascara, $15
Don’t forget about your eyebrows! The Body Shop’s 2-In-1 Smoky Gel Liner & Brow Definer is a 2-in-1 eyeliner and eyebrow definer than can intensify the look of your caterpillars. Its formula enriched with the brand’s Community Trade marula oil, the brow gel comes in two shades—brown and black—and can be used in a variety of ways to personalize your brow look.
The Body Shop 2-In-1 Smoky Gel Liner & Brow Definer, $13.50