Putting on makeup may seem like something you’d stray away from if you’ve got a growing list of skin concerns that you’re already worried about. For some, you’d avoid makeup at all cost, and for others, layering on makeup may be the least of your worries — despite your skin being against it. Is there ever something that’s in-between?
Heck, you might not even have any skin concerns but the thought of going through your skincare routine before slapping on some foundation already tires you out. In a recent interview with Shannon Prie, Vice President of Global Education at IT Cosmetics, she mentioned that skincare hybrids are “more than just a trend, it’s more like a solution. When you’re not putting bad stuff, your skin will actually look better” as she explained more about her holy grail favourite — the CC Cream — and how IT Cosmetics (and its products) has worked well for her skin over the years.
Thankfully enough, the beauty industry has seen explosive growth over the years, with new innovations springing up ever so often. In this case, it sits somewhere between makeup and skincare. Here, we’re introducing to you some of the latest skincare-makeup hybrids, featuring some cult favourites and HGs that can pull double duty and get us out of the door faster.
Concealers are a must, especially if you’re trying to cover up telltale signs of Netflix marathons or even your late-night partying habits. The best way to get rid of those dark rings under your eyes? A trustworthy concealer that not only conceals but is good for your skin.
Enter IT Cosmetics. Otherwise known for its highly raved CC Cream, the brand just relaunched its Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer that precedes its former formula thanks to its Expression Proof Technology that stays fresh and crease-free. Shannon Prie says that “this concealer will help with lines and wrinkles and making things look smoother. Or if you’re someone who has acne, it’ll help to smooth it out which makes your complexion so much better.”
Nevertheless, it’s also important to note that it stays on longer when you follow up with IT Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder, considering how hot the temperatures are turning up this season.
Dry, chapped lips? Not on our watch. Add a wash of colour to your lips with this number that looks good, feels good and IS good for your lips. For starters, peep Guerlain’s Rouge G De Guerlain. Enriched with plant-based polymers, these lipsticks don’t just cloak your lips with intense colour, but they’re also rich in jojoba and mango butter to nourish and moisturise your lips, while hyaluronic acid and guggul resin plump your lips for that perfect kissable pout.
3. LIP GLOSS
This tinted petroleum-free lip gloss is about to kick your basic lip glosses to the curb. Formulated with squalane — a powerful anti-ageing ingredient that not only protects but moisturises and heals dry skin, this lip gloss leaves your lips feeling its best with a smooth and non-sticky finish. Besides its lip-smacking properties, this lip gloss also functions as an eye or cheek gloss too!
Don’t leave your next night out without this lip gloss by NARS! Despite its limited range of shades, this Multi-Use Gloss comes with coconut oil and Vitamin E to hydrate and soothe your lips for a soft, supple finish. It works perfectly as a lip topper or you can add a few dabs on your eyelids (and cheeks!) for that cute glossy sheen to your look.
4. CUSHION COMPACT
If Dior’s coveted Forever Foundation were to have a twin sister, it’d be this. With a formula that’s synonymous to its former glory, Dior’s Forever Couture Perfect Cushion goes far beyond than just delivering high coverage. Made with Wild Pansy Extract that provides hydration on the outer and inner layers of the skin, the cushion is also made with Rose Fruit Extract which helps eliminate external stress factors and diminish large pores for a look that’s visibly beautiful and smooth. Besides, it comes in a sleek, luxe leather compact that works as an accessory and would look stunning in anyone’s purse!
Naturally, you’d assume that as time passes, your foundation starts to fade away — and by mid-day, you’d be searching for the nearest Sephora for a quick touch-up. But that isn’t the case for this cushion. In fact, this medium-to-full coverage cushion comes with NARS’ Powerful Protection Complex that protects the skin from the Sun and other environmental aggressors while its Radiance Reviving Technology ensures makeup stays fresh and radiant throughout the day.
This game-changing cushion compact doesn’t just cover but it also hydrates and protects your skin from the urban aggressors you’re exposed to! Made with Aeragel, otherwise known as Lancôme’s breathable technology, this cushion is twice as light as your conventional cushion, offering a finish that’s light and luminous, while Moringa extract and Baicalin help to protect your skin against other oxidative stress. Plus, it comes with a good dose of SPF (29, to be exact).
Primers tend to usually come in the form of textured creams that (presumably) adhere better to your skin for better application. But what about oils? Be that as it may, oils like Farsali’s Skintune Primer might just (surprisingly) do you good. Infused with Vitamin C, the oil is said to brighten and even skin tone, while Poria Cocos and Cucumber Extract work to soothe and condition the skin respectively.
Before you take the time to blend out your foundation, start by prepping your base by adding a few drops of this primer, which essentially acts as a veil over the skin. Use it as its own or mix it up with your foundation or some of Farsali’s other facial oils for a different finish!
Whoever said sunscreens can’t come in the form of eyeshadows obviously hasn’t seen Supergoop!’s Shimmer Shade Eyeshadows. Formulated with SPF 30, this eyeshadow gives you the perfect natural base with just a dab or two while protecting your eyelids from wrinkles, ageing, UV damage, sun spots and fine lines.