Monday 14 February 2022

Skincare Infused Makeup

If there has been one slow-to-grow beauty trend that has really sparked my interest, it is skincare infused makeup. It is the beauty hybrid I never knew I needed.

When I was younger, I would shovel makeup on without a care in the world for my skin. I would regularly avoid cleansing before bed but, by some miracle, would never suffer the consequences. Sadly times have changed and, since hitting my thirties, prolonged makeup wear causes my skin to become dry, irritated, and dull.

Now more than ever I need skincare infused makeup - products that cover, correct, and enhance, all while benefitting my skin through enriching ingredients. Here are some of my favourites...

3LAB | Perfect BB SPF 40

Key ingredients: Apple Stem Cell Technology - Bio-Engineered Renewal Complex - Ascorbyl Glucoside - Titanium Dioxide

BB creams are the OGs of skincare infused makeup and one of my favourites is the 3LAB Perfect BB SPF 40 (£100 Featuring the brand's Bio-Engineered Renewal Complex and Apple Stem Cell Technology, this sheer tinted moisturiser is able to brighten, moisturise, and protect the skin, all while providing the perfect makeup base.

The Perfect BB provides great coverage, concealing age spots and blemishes and evening out skintone. It also softens and calms irritated skin and protects from harmful UV rays and oxidative stress.

BareMinerals | BAREPRO 24-Hour Full Coverage Liquid Foundation SPF20

Key ingredients: Bamboo Stem Extract - Papaya Enzymes

This full-coverage foundation cares for skin while it covers. It creates a flawless makeup base, blurring pores and imperfections instantly, all while improving the appearance of skin texture over time. It has a creamy consistency that feels comfortable on the skin, as well as a natural matte finish that is available in 35 shades. It is long-lasting - boasting 24-hours worth of wear - and it is lightweight and breathable.

The BAREPRO 24-Hour Full Coverage Liquid Foundation (£29 is heat, humidity, water and sweat-resistant and provides broad spectrum non-chemical SPF 20. It is also formulated with Mineral Lock™ Long-Wear Technology that blends mineral pigments with lipids naturally found in skin to lock in transfer-resistant coverage.

This luxuriously creamy foundation is formulated using bamboo stem extract for a naturally matte, soft focus finish, while papaya enzymes gently improve skin's texture both immediately and over time.

Typology | Tinted Concealer

Key ingredients: Caffeine - Niacinamide - Blueberry Hydrosol

Typology is one of a few brands that has a dedicated skincare-infused makeup collection. Aptly named Tinted Care, the collection features hybrid products that combine skincare and make-up. It is an edit of tinted skincare products that are concentrated in active ingredients for immediate results and long term care.

My favourite products in the Tinted Care range is the Tinted Concealer (£18.90 Available in six shades that cater to the Fitzpatrick phototype scale, the Tinted Concealer is able to suit a wide spectrum of different skin tones. It provides high coverage, fading dark circles and puffiness in one application. Thanks to the inclusion of niacinamide and blueberry hydrosol, it is able to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness over the long term The finish is natural and the texture lightweight, avoiding creasing in the eye area.

Oskia | Nutri Bronze

Key ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid - Bakuchiol - Milk Peptides - Pro-Vitamin B5 - Vitamin E

This is an innovative serum for the girls that love a healthy glow. It is a bronzing skin tint and anti-ageing serum in one and is designed to give skin a wash of sun soaked colour whilst caring for the skin and addressing complexion concerns.

Nutri Bronze (£62 provides hydration and essential nutrients to protect, repair, and improve the skin. It also firms and lifts skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines, all whilst delivering sheer coverage and a glowing complexion. Impressively, it also utilises Adaptive Tone technology, making it suitable for a diverse range of skin tones.

How you use the Nutri Bronze is up to you. Some use it as a daily base, others apply it to specific areas of the face for a natural-looking highlight, and the rest mix it in with a moisturiser for a subtle overall glow.

Kevyn Aucoin | Indecent Mascara

Key ingredients: Red Clover - Mung Bean Extract

Kevyn Aucoin Indecent Mascara delivers high-impact luxurious lashes whilst promoting healthy eyelash growth and improve the appearance of eyelash density.

Formulated with a blend of waxes, the Kevyn Aucoin Indecent Mascara (£22 features a soft, creamy texture that is lightweight. With easy, buildable coverage, it coats each individual lash, making them appear defined and luxuriously full.

Its cone-shaped bristle brush helps creates a fuller appearance. It allows precise application even on hard-to-reach lashes for a bold, high-impact look.

IT Cosmetics | Pillow Lips Solid Serum

Key ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid - Jojoba Oil - Shea Butter - Castor Oil

This 5-in-1 high-shine tinted gloss delivers instant hydration and nourishment for gorgeous-looking healthy lips. It boasts comfortable shine without any stickiness! It delivers the perfect amount of colour to the lips without settling into fine lines or lip wrinkles.

The Pillow Lips Solid Serum (£25 doubles as a game-changing lip moisturiser that is enriched with collagen, hyaluronic acid, a tri-oil complex to hydrate, smooth, and nourish the lips.

Drunk Elephant | O-Bloos Rosi Drops

Key ingredients: Cocoa Extract - Matrixyl 3000 Peptide Blend - Vitamin E - Virgin Marula Oil - Black Currant Seed Oil

This skin-benefitting liquid blusher delivers a golden peachy-pink watercolour-light colour to the cheeks, or any area of the face you fancy. It can also be added to serums, creams, or oils to give an allover rosy wash of colour.

O-Bloos Rosi Drops (£30 comes in the form of concentrated buildable drops that feel lightweight on the skin and compliment most skin tones. The formula features a nourishing mix of barrier-replenishing omega oils and essential fatty acids that support the skin barrier and provide moisture and comfort. Powerful antioxidants are also included to help protect against environmental damage.

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