Let’s talk makeup-skin care hybrids. Their rise in popularity is only natural, seeing as if you love skin care products and makeup alike, the only thing that could be better is to combine the two. Instead of taking the time to go through an entire skin care routine, followed by a multitude of makeup application rituals, you can use products that serve double-duty—addressing your complexion concerns while covering up imperfections and playing up your best features. What’s not to like about that? Literally nothing! That’s what’s driven us to round up our best makeup-skin care hybrids—from moisturizers that also double as highlighters to makeup primers that also mattify—and why we’re sharing them with you now.
L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Luminous Serum Tint Tinted Moisturizer: With the right skin care-makeup hybrid, your skin might look so good you won’t even need to wear any other makeup. That’s exactly the case with this tinted moisturizer for mature skin, which can be worn alone or under makeup. The lightweight tinted moisturizer provides nourishing moisture to your mature skin with a touch of illuminating color. When you finish smoothing it on, skin’s comfort will be enhanced, with a lustrous look.
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer: Products that offer both skin care and makeup benefits are already multi-taskers, but some products take it to the next level—this being one of them. Depending on the shade you choose—there are four—you can use the glow enhancer to illuminate all over, highlight specific areas, bronze all over, or contour certain features. No matter what option you choose, it instantly hydrates and illuminates for a fresh, naked skin glow.
L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream: BB creams popped onto the scene years ago, and there’s no sign they’ll be leaving it anytime soon. One of the first makeup-skin care hybrids to make a splash, their popularity is well-deserved. This BB cream, which is an ultra-light lotion formulated with encapsulated pigments and antioxidant vitamin E, is a classic in the category. The 4-in-1 BB cream primes to smooth skin’s texture, corrects skin for an even-looking complexion, hydrates for all-day moisture, and perfects to hide imperfections.
L’Oréal Paris Magic BB Anti-Redness (For All Skin Tones): Color correcting concealers aren’t your only option for (temporarily) minimizing the appearance of redness. You can also hop on the color correcting bandwagon with a green tinted BB cream. This BB cream transforms from a green hue to a universal shade that helps reduce the look of redness. This BB cream has four beautifying actions: It helps neutralize the look of redness, corrects skin color for an even-looking complexion, hydrates for long-lasting moisture, and perfects the appearance of your complexion.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Lock Makeup Primer: If you firmly classify primer as makeup, think again. These multi-tasking products don’t only serve as a way to make your foundation look better and last longer, they can also benefit your skin—that’s why they fall somewhere in-between skin care and makeup. This one is a prime example. Not only does it prep skin for makeup, but it also smooths and blurs imperfections, and illuminates and hydrates skin for a glowing finish.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Lock Makeup Primer: We understand if glowing skin is the last thing you want, and thankfully, that won’t exclude you from using makeup with skin care benefits. Oily skin types may prefer to prime their skin without giving it a glow, and that’s no problem. This primer still preps skin for makeup by smoothing and blurring your “canvas,” but it leaves skin with a long lasting matte finish. You can even choose to target just your oil-prone areas to deflect shine, making it the perfect product for combination skin types, too.
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