I’m always seeking out makeup with skincare benefits. The base formulations that enhance your complexion, deliver hydration and promote healthy, glowing skin. This Alex Edit explores some of my favourite skincare-infused makeup products that don’t compromise on performance.
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The secret to a long-lasting flawless base lies with Cle de Peau’s Correcting Cream Veil. It’s a global bestseller for a reason! It truly feels like an additional skincare step – smoothing over pores and fine lines, evening skin tone and preparing a fresh, radiant and hydrated skin canvas ready for makeup.
With face coverings drawing all the attention to our eyes, a good under eye concealer is essential. This highstreet pick is a favourite for covering dark circles and fine lines. It contains coloured pigments to cancel out shadows and redness and delivers on brilliant coverage without feeling heavy. For more under-eye concealer favourites read my edit of lightweight long lasting concealers.
A hydrating powder sounds contradictory but By Terry has truly achieved this – perfect for drier skin types. It eliminates excess shine but maintains that soft focus effect without caking or emphasising fine lines. I love the pressed powder version too which is just as soft and silky in texture.
I may not be wearing a lot of makeup at the moment but this is a base I reached for a lot last year. It’s that “your skin but better” look. Estee Lauder’s Futurist Foundation is an all-rounder – it deeply hydrates, delivers buildable coverage and offers protection from UV light, blue light and pollution. It effortlessly covers up redness and revives a dull complexion. Honestly, this is actually more like skincare with added makeup benefits.
I love a good hydrating balm with a hint of colour for effortless everyday wear. The Clinique Moisture Surge Pop Triple Balm has a subtle shimmery finish but most importantly it nourishes lips with shea butter, vitamin E and humectants.