Who says your skincare routine has to stop once you put makeup on? These five products work overtime to treat your skin, too.

By Hana Hong and Chelsea Traber Burns
Updated February 05, 2020
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For so long, we’ve been told that applying makeup comes with the sacrifice of good skin. It’s not entirely wrong—many makeup products do have pore-clogging ingredients, like benzaldehyde and sodium chloride, that can lead to breakouts when slathered onto your face. Luckily, there are a handful of makeup formulas integrating ingredients that not only beautify your look, but are actually beneficial for your skin. Below, our edit of 8 makeup and skincare hybrids we can vouch for.


Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Power Primer Supercharged Essence

The newest from Laura Mercier is a primer and essence in one—the essence is infused with peptides to soothe and tighten, while the primer counterpart uses marimo pearls to reflect light and enhance the appearance of skin. The milky texture melts instantly into your pores upon impact and will feel like a total dream to apply in the morning. 

To buy: $55, nordstrom.com


Maybelline Dream Radiant Foundation

Maybelline’s foundation is formulated with hyaluronic acid and collagen to hydrate parched pores and help reduce fine lines. It has enough pigment to mask redness and smooth out bumpy skin, and its long-wear formula means there’s no need to reapply throughout the day.

To buy: $13, amazon.com


Thrive Causemetics Liquid Balm Lip Treatment

Consider this lip treatment Lip Smackers 2.0. The juicy formula has mustard sprout extract to enhance volume and plump lips for a fuller pout. But wait, there’s more! It also has a plethora of skin-nourishing vitamins and plant-derived antioxidants to hydrate lips in just one swipe.

To buy: $26, thrivecausemetics.com


IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50+

Though it truly feels like you're not wearing anything at all, this sheer tint protects skin from UVB and UVA rays and provides anti-aging benefits. Peptides help reduce the look of wrinkles, niacin repairs skin’s barrier, collagen gives a smooth appearance, and antioxidants protect from free radical damage. Wear it under makeup like a sunscreen or wear it alone for a one-step morning routine that quickly evens out your complexion (and gives it a glow, too).

To buy: $38, sephora.com.


Per-Fekt Cheek Perfection Gel

It may look like a lip gloss, but this tint glides onto your cheeks for a flattering flush that leaves skin radiant. Aloe vera soothes irritation, while sodium PCA (a powerful humectant) keeps your pores hydrated for a healthy and glowy finish.

To buy: $14, dermstore.com.


Perricone MD No Lipstick Lipstick

This universally flattering shade is also packed with nourishing ingredients for a better pout over time. Zinc oxide protects from the sun, neuropeptides smooth fine lines, and hyaluronic spheres keep them hydrated.

To buy: $30, sephora.com


Dr. Hauschka Eyeshadow Palette

With three wearable shades in the palette, there are endless opportunities to mix and match. Each color also contains silk powder to protect sensitive skin, black tea extract to help tighten, and witch hazel to soothe. Use the darker shades on your crease and the lighter shades on your lid to help eyes appear more open and awake.

To buy: $24, dr.hauschka.com.


Lashfood Browfood Tinted Brow Enhancing Gelfix

Rock bold brows and help them grow to great lengths at the same time with this multi-tasking formula. Micro fibers lend an instant thickening effect, while a peptide complex nourishes brows to promote hair growth for longer, thicker, and stronger brows.

To buy: $24, net-a-porter.com.