Makeup used to feel like the antithesis to skincare. Cakey foundation would leave complexions irritated and you couldn’t remove your mascara without losing some lashes.
It’s a whole new world out there today, however, with light-weight products promising to nourish the skin rather than deplete it. The rise of makeup/skincare hybrids is evident in our shopping habits. The sales of foundation products containing a factor of 35 and above have risen by 73 percent over the last 6 months.
June Jensen, director at NPD UK Beauty, spoke with Harpers Bazar on how consumers are demanding more from their makeup. “The growth of make-up with skincare benefits demonstrates that today’s savvy consumers are looking for products that enhance the skin while protecting and perfecting at the same time.”
Discover our top ten makeup products with skincare benefits below!
This velvety formula is blended with soy protein, pearl powder, and natural earth minerals to even skin tone and boost radiance. It is also blended with potent peptides to help support skin firmness. It is formulated with SPF30 to protect your skin against pollution and the harmful effects of UVB rays on a daily basis.
It Cosmetics full-coverage foundation is packed with skin-loving ingredients. Collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and vitamins all work to nourish the skin, leaving you with a flawless complexion. It also protects you from UV rays, preventing signs of ageing and skin disease.
Rihanna infused this foundation with grape seed oil and sodium hyaluronate to reduce redness, treat breakouts, and retain moisture. This high-performance foundation deeply hydrates the complexion, keeping you fresh-faced all day long.
This eye concealer not only offers seamless coverage for brighter under-eyes, but also works to improve elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Amino acids and caffeine are blended into the formula to help alleviate puffiness and enhance firmness.
Bobbi Brown’s bestselling moisture balm energises and hydrates the skin. Natural ingredients such as grapefruit and rosemary oil work to rejuvenate a dull complexion, whilst pearl particles instantly leave you luminous.
This buildable gel-cream blush is changing the game not only for its natural effect but also for its skincare benefits. Glossier formulated the Cloud Paint with collagen which plumps the skin and improves elasticity.
Mark Jacob’s gel highlighter is infused with provitamin b5 and five different forms of coconut to boost skin health and vitality. The gold-peach hue of this highlight brings the ultimate warm glow to any makeup look.
You can now grow your lashes with mascara! Hello Lashes 5-1 mascara volumizes and curls whilst also conditioning the lashes. It is formulated with jojoba oil which has regenerative properties and is deeply moisturising, promoting lash growth.
These fruity lipstickscombinepomegranate, carrot, pomelos oils and E vitamins to nourish your lips. It’s rich moisturising texture will melt on your lips, effortlessly giving you the perfect pout.
10. Yves Saint Laurent Water Lip Stain
YSL’s light-weight and long-lasting bold lip stain is made from 40% water, giving it an ultra-thin texture. Keep your lips hydrated whilst achieving a demi-matte finish with these vibrant lip stains.
Words by Ella Calland