I’m always seeking out makeup with skincare benefits. The base formulations that enhance your complexion, deliver hydration and promote healthy, glowing skin. This week’s 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.