We’ve seen numerous makeup with skincare properties (foundation and powder containing serum, lipstick with antiaging ingredients etc) but lately I’ve been trying out new skincare which works as makeup too.
Not that it’s not been done before (think tinted moisturizer) but I do see a trend here….
1⃣Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective™ Dark Circle Perfector SPF 30 (S$65)
With this, I skip under eye concealer at times. Apply over eyecream every morning under the eye and on the upper lid. It instantly help diminish the appearance of dark circles and brighten the under eye area. Over time, it reduces the appearance of pigmentation and improve circulation. Contains SPF30 for sun protection. I’ve used it for months now, adore it!
2⃣Guerlain’s Meteorites Oxygen Care (S$96)
A moisturizer that can be used as a makeup base/primer. I prefer wearing it alone as a skincare, a day moisturizer; brightening and has that slight baby pink glow (could be the effects of O2 Light and diamond powder as listed in the Ingredient List above).
As a base, my combi skin still needs a layer of primer to even out skin tone further and to help keep my shine at bay. Thrilled to be using one of the latest in oxygenating skin care and with my favourite meteorites scent.
3⃣Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE® Anti-aging Wrinkle Smoother (S$120)
Just started trying this and was quite surprised on my first try. I was expecting a white cream/fluid skincare but it came tinted (like a concealer) and disperse through a flat spatula tip for precise application. It comes with a twist lock too. Really handy. Safe to use around the eyes, it fills and smoothes out fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, forehead lines, laugh lines and pores. The formulation helps support skin’s natural collagen to minimize the appearance of wrinkles overtime. Apply it as the last step of skincare for that perfect canvas.
In short, these are perfect on days when you don’t want make up on but still look presentable. Most importantly, they have both instant and long term effects which I am looking forward to.
Term it “skincare as make up” or “no make up skincare”, I’m intrigued!