8 Makeup With Skincare Benefits
Why is skin care important for makeup products?
Can makeup make your skin better?
It’s no surprise that we now see a barrage of makeup products that double as skin care. With more and more people prioritizing nourishment that is skin-deep, brands have started to adapt to the public’s growing demand for more skin-friendly products. From tinted moisturizers with hyaluronic acid, to lippies with argan oil, to full coverage foundations with broad spectrum SPF 50, makeup products have started to market themselves as skincare doubles with the goal of improving our skin from the inside out.
Makeup can improve your skin with the right formulation, especially now that brands know this generation of beauty aficionados value skin care above all. Everything from BB creams, concealers, and primers have been infused with skin-nourishing ingredients, including salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, coconut water, and more. All of these skincare-makeup hybrids have a much more skin-friendly ingredient list, thus making them suitable for everyone of different skin types, and they’re also less likely to break you out.
Some makeup with skin care benefits you might have heard of are the IT Cosmetics BB Cream, Perricone MD Foundation & BB Cream, and the Juice Beauty lineup of skin-friendly cosmetics, all of which have made a name in the United States. But did you know there are some great ones that are just a few clicks away? Read on to see which products deserve a spot in your makeup bag!
What are some of the products I should be using for skin care?
To save you the hassle of looking up categories of cosmetics and going through ingredients, we’ve compiled a list of skincare-worthy beauty products to add to your arsenal. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the makeup with skincare benefits that deserve a spot in your routine. Check them out!
1. BYS Face Primer (with Vitamin E & Chamomile Extract)
First things first: invest in a primer. You can’t have a beauty routine without a primer, and this one is as good as a skincare product for all the benefits it offers. Formulated with Vitamin E and Chamomile Extract, the BYS Face Primer is an ultra-affordable item that provides hydration, reduces dark circles, and keeps the complexion smooth and soft so the makeup, full coverage or not, glides on without a hitch.
2. Quick FX Tinted Moisturizer
Pressed for time and can’t afford to apply a full-coverage foundation? The QuickFX Tinted Moisturizer is a great go-to for busy gals. Great for low-key no-makeup makeup days, this formula can hide blemishes and keep the skin tone even without removing any natural hydration. Perfect for that quick coffee shop study session or work-from-home Zoom meetings!
3. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation
One of the more popular drugstore brands, Maybelline is perhaps already a staple in our beauty routines. Their Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation is a must-have for a reason: it’s great at keeping the face oil-free throughout the day, without drying it out. Oily skin types will see the most prominent results. It also comes in all different shades to match each and every Filipina complexion to a tee.
4. The Face Shop Ink Lasting Cushion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++
The Face Shop’s Ink Lasting Cushion comes with an SPF 30 and PA+++ to give your face a full coverage, extra layer of protection against harmful UV rays. The formula keeps you oil-free and sun damage-free no matter where you are. Consider this a must-have in your beauty regimen, especially if you’re using products that include acids or actives in their formula.
5. COVERGIRL + Olay Simply Ageless Wrinkle Defying Foundation
Covergirl is one of the few beauty brands known everywhere for their foundations. For this product, the brand has teamed up with Olay to create the Simply Ageless Wrinkle Defying Foundation, a skincare-slash-beauty product that promises to reduce fine lines and wrinkles even when removed. The anti-aging formula is infused with niacinamide and butylene glycol to give your complexion a plumper, more youthful appearance, and it also helps young adults incorporate anti-aging elements into the mix as early as now.
6. HAPPY SKIN Good to Go Foundation and Concealer Light
Infused with jojoba oil and castor oil, the HAPPY SKIN Good to Go Foundation and Concealer is one of our favorite skincare-makeup hybrids for its nourishing properties. Often, concealers can be drying or cosmetically harsh towards our skin. This one makes sure you can cover up dark circles, blemishes, and red spots in just a few easy steps, without all the bad things that come with heavy-duty concealers. Definitely a product that deserves a spot in your makeup bag.
7. TOO FACED La Creme Lipstick
Don’t forget to keep your lips moisturized. Ever tried a matte lipstick that stayed on forever, but wanted to take it off anyway because it was too drying? Well, that’s one of the things you won’t have to worry about with this lippie. The TOO FACED La Creme Lipstick is a great way to look pucker-ready without chapping after just a few hours. The application is creamy and lightweight, and it stays on all day, too.
Pro tip: pair your lipstick with a moisturizing lip balm. Look for ones with coconut oil or jojoba oil for the best results
8. Generation Happy Skin My Lips But Better Ultra Matte Lippie
Happy Skin is also quite known for their lipsticks, and the My Lips But Better Ultra Matte Lippie is an all-time favorite for a reason. You’ve probably seen this on Facebook or in an advertisement (their celebrity endorser definitely helps), but the hype is earned. This lipstick doesn’t feel heavy at all, and as the name suggests, it feels like your lips are bare, but better. The sunflower oil extract helps lock in moisture all day, preventing your lips from chapping or cracking.
There you have it. Your skin is sure to love these products, and paired with the right skincare routine, you’ll be set for life.
FAQ: Is skincare more important than makeup?
Skincare can provide long-term solutions, whereas makeup is a temporary fix. Before you could even build your beauty routine, you need to keep your face primed in order to avoid breakouts or allergic reactions to cosmetic products.
But if you think a regular skincare routine is too high-maintenance, think again. We’ve even made an article about a quick and simple skincare routine that anyone can try, because at the end of the day, the basics are what we need! Once you’ve started self-care as a lifestyle, it’s hard to go back!
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Joey is an AB Psychology graduate of the University of St. La Salle – Bacolod. Her life’s passions include writing, film, and spending hours on end binge-watching fashion vloggers on Youtube.