The Best Skincare-Makeup Hybrid Products

With the rise of the ‘clean girl’ aesthetic and increasing searches for ‘no-makeup makeup’, it’s easy to see why people are buying less makeup and spending more money on skincare in pursuit of a more natural and minimal look. We’re constantly on the lookout for multitasking products that can do double-duty, looking good as well as doing good – so you get benefits from them in both the short term and the long-run. 

While makeup isn’t necessarily bad for your skin (especially if you remove it properly), it’s not necessarily doing anything good. But this new generation of skincare-makeup hybrids sees makeup products like primers, skin tints, lipsticks, and even mascaras infused with skincare benefits in order to make a positive impact on skin over time.

As well as blurring the lines between makeup and skincare, these multifunctional products also serve to make our beauty routines more streamlined, which means your daily makeup applicaton is about to get a whole lot quicker, easier, and more affordable.

Intrigued? Scroll down to meet our favourite multitasking skincare-makeup hybrids. 

1. Dr Jart Cicapair Cream

Not only does this smart solution have a subtle green tint which cancels out redness, it’s also formulated with cica, which helps to soothe irritation and calm inflammation. The result is a light coverage that reduces the appearance of breakouts and pigmentation but leaves skin still looking like skin. 

2. Ultra Violette Daydream Screen Tinted Veil SPF50

A weightless skin tint which has buildable coverage, this is the base you’ll want to use if you don’t want anyone to know you’re wearing makeup… It looks (and feels) totally invisible, while helping to blur imperfections and tone down redness. What’s more, it goes above and beyond on the skin protection front, thanks to SPF50. 

3. NIOD Photography Fluid

Skin looking a bit dull and flat without makeup? Not only does this serum blur the skin for a soft-focus, Facetune-style finish, the soothing antioxidant-rich formula intensely moisturises and brightens for a natural glow.  

4. Florence by Mills Skin Tint

Swapping your foundation for a skin tint or BB cream will make a huge difference if you want to embrace a more natural look. This weightless formula is particularly kind to skin, since it’s packed with the likes of squalane, glycerin, and jojoba oil. 

5. By BEAUTY BAY Sheer Tinted Lip Balm

These lightweight tinted lip balms deliver just the right amount of colour that you can apply them mirrorless without worrying about messing up the application – think ‘my lips but better’. What’s more, they’re packed with vitamin E and jojoba oil to soften and nourish dry, flaky lips. 

6. Urban Decay Wild Lash Mascara

Infused with nourishing avocado, coconut, and sunflower seed oils, this mascara has a 99% natural formula which helps to condition your lashes and boost their health – all while delivering impressive results when it comes to lifting, lengthening, and volumising. 

7. Laniege Glowy Makeup Serum

For an instantly bright, dewy skin finish and more permanently hydrated skin in the long-run, this ceramide-packed moisturiser strengthens the skin barrier while giving skin an illuminated finish. Highlighter, who? 

8. Youthforia BYO Blush

If ‘no-makeup makeup’ is your goal, Youthforia has more or less bottled it in this glow-giving liquid blush, which is far more than just your average blusher… 20 plant-based antioxidant oils hydrate and soften skin while the innovative colour-changing formula cleverly adapts to suit your skin tone. 

9. Revolution Pro Glossy Plump Lip Oil

This gamechanging lip oil not only delivers a punchy pop of colour and mega shine, it also intensely moisturises even the most dry and chapped lips, thanks to nourishing ingredients like cherry, raspberry, and jojoba oils.  

10. By BEAUTY BAY 5% Squalane + Grapeseed Oil Serum

Perfecti for priming skin before makeup application, this light gel-cream is packed with hydrating ingredients – like squalane, kakadu oil, and grapeseed oil – which nourish and boost skin’s radiance.