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Beauty Meets Skincare: The Ultimate Guide to Skincare Makeup Hybrids

Beauty Meets Skincare: The Ultimate Guide to Skincare Makeup Hybrids
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A new wave of modern-day makeup products known as skincare makeup hybrids exists. This innovative makeup-meets-skincare category makes it easier to achieve healthy, clean and youthful skin in one step. From simplifying your morning routine and shaving off time—there’s no need to use multiple products—to get more out of your everyday makeup. 

The trend of multi-tasking skincare makeup is gaining traction and for a good reason. The key benefit of makeup that’s good for your skin is that it improves the health of your skin and its appearance while providing color and coverage where it is needed the most. 

From brightening, soothing and smoothing the skin to protecting against environmental damage and clearing up breakouts, makeup with skincare benefits incorporates commonly used skincare ingredients in makeup formulas. These skincare makeup products often contain prevalent ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptides, ceramides, vitamins and nutrients, anti-acne agents, and skin-friendly oils. Simplified skincare makeup hybrid routines also reduce the risk of irritation and overstimulation from multi-step skincare product routines that can bring about pimples, rosacea and sensitivity issues. 

Below, shop the best skincare makeup hybrid products, from concealers to lip balms and even foundation and blush, that we can’t get enough of. 

Best Skincare Makeup Hybrid Products

The best skincare makeup hybrid products infuse cutting-edge science and active skincare ingredients with makeup artistry found in color. Together, these two worlds create a revolutionary new beauty product that nearly everyone can benefit from. While the demand for natural-looking makeup that lets your skin shine through still is in demand, skincare makeup delivers that look and then some. Naturally, each makeup product is different and provides a unique function—some concealers double as spot treatments to shrink pimples, while others, like mascaras, for example, are infused with growth-enhancing ingredients. No matter how you slice it, the benefits of makeup with skincare run the gamut from hydration and sun protection to controlling oil production and even brightening discoloration.

Perricone MD No Makeup Skincare Foundation Serum

A lightweight foundation that does a little more than the standard sits high on almost everyone’s wish list. This skin-enhancing foundation comes in eight skin-tone flattering shades, making it much easier to find your perfect color match. Plus, the makeup is chockfull of SPF20 and provides buildable coverage while working to help reduce the appearance of dark spots and visible wrinkles on the skin’s surface that can dull your complexion.

Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF45

Incorporate this breathable makeup into your morning routine for skin that looks flawless yet reaps the benefits of the famed Estée Lauder skincare formulations. The moisturizing factor in this product is unparalleled thanks to its proprietary and unique IonCharged Water Complex, which provides extreme hydration, probiotics to soothe stressed skin and a chia seed extract blend that nourishes. You can kiss any signs of redness goodbye while you protect your skin from the damaging effects of pollution with antioxidants. If a plump, glowy look is what you crave, this makeup makes it achievable.

By Terry Cellularose CC Serum

Powered by moisture-binding hyaluronic acid, which smoothes out fine lines, this dark circle-hiding concealer helps plump up the delicate under-eye area to blur away imperfections and make it look like you just got the best night’s sleep. The vegan, long-lasting concealer is also packed with horse chestnut seed extract to promote microcirculation so that any under-eye darkness fades away and those pesky small blood vessels under the eyes become less noticeable for brighter, more awake-looking eyes with a non-cakey and crease-resistant finish.

Natura Bissé Diamond Cocoon Sheer Eye Cream

The eyes are often the first part of the face to show their age, and often, a potent eye cream is necessary to keep the hands of time at bay. Consider this multitasking eye cream an easy solution for covering up evidence of dark under-eye circles while simultaneously taking down puffiness and fighting the signs of premature aging. With a potent cocktail of hydrating and rejuvenating active ingredients, such as peptides, high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid, water lily extract, and vitamin PP, this lightweight cream leaves the under-eye area with a light wash of an adaptable tint of color to help rejuvenate and revive tired-looking eyes. This eye cream is so good there’s no need to layer concealer over it.

By Terry Hyaluronic Tinted Hydra-Powder

Many loose powders can dry out the skin and leave your makeup looking like it is on the verge of cracking. That’s why moisture-infused powders are a must. This non-drying one is so much more than your standard loose-setting powder, and it works on contact to mattify oily spots while blurring imperfections. The powder is infused with hyaluronic acid to maintainoptimal skin moisture levels, and each shade of the setting powder leaves skin looking flawless while it evens out the skin tone and fills in fine lines and wrinkles. All we can say is PERFECTION! 

ColorescienceSunforgettable Total Protection Color Balm SPF50 Collection

The lips and eyes are prone to sunburns and sun damage, and these parts of the face deserve as adequate sun protection as the rest. Rather than resorting to boring white sunscreens, add a little color with protection on your lips and eyes with these all-mineral sunscreen balms. Packed with broad-spectrum SPF50 and free of oil, parabens and sulfates, these natural hues give a hint of a tint to the lips, eyes, and cheeks for a barely-there look while shielding the skin from the sun and other environmental damages.

Lumene Invisible Illumination Blush

Adding a pop of color to the cheeks can take the skin from drab to fab. And when blush is formulated with hydrating ingredients, it can also moisturize the skin for a healthy glow and natural plumpness. This buildable, vegan liquid blush formula leaves skin looking fresh-faced while acting like a skincare serum thanks to a blend of skin-friendly active ingredients such as Nordic algae to hydrate the skin, Nordic willowherb to boost the skin’s glow factor and vitamin E to soothe the skin and leave it more even looking.

Pai Skincare The Impossible Glow Hyaluronic Acid and Sea Kelp

With these certified organic glow drops, you can have perfectly illuminated, naturally glowy skin no matter your skin type—even super sensitive—or skin tone. Dial up the intensity of these customizable bronzing drops, which are infused with mica particles, hyaluronic acid and sea kelp, to hydrate and soften the skin for a beautiful lit-from-within luminosity. 

MDSolarSciences Hydrating Sheer Lip Balm SPF30

Finding a hydrating lip balm that packs the perfect punch of coverage and color isn’t always easy. This 100% vegan one is fortified with avocado and olive oils and shea butter for serious moisture for a creamy finish, a subtle wash of color, and a super supple pucker. Whether you wear it alone, pair it with a lip liner, or layer lip gloss for extra shine, the soft formula feels oh-so-good and comforting on the lips.

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