Consider These Product Pairings the Beauty Version of a BFF Necklace

June 01, 2020
Sarah Ferguson
By: Sarah Ferguson | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

We’d like to imagine that if our beauty products could celebrate National Best Friend’s Day, they would. After all, there are certain product pairs in our stash that just work better together. Like, without a setting powder, our foundation just wouldn’t be as budge-proof. Without a solid eye cream, our under-eye concealer wouldn’t go on so smoothly. And without an exfoliator, our body bronzing game would not be as strong. In honor of National Best Friend’s Day on June 8, keep reading to shop all of our favorite makeup and skin-care pairings. 

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer with SPF 50 + IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed

We love the Bye Bye Foundation formula for its full-coverage finish that feels weightless and comfortable on our skin. After application, you may not think that your skin could look any more flawless, but if you swipe the Bye Bye Pores Pressed powder on top, you’ll get an airbrushed finish you didn’t know was possible. It minimizes the appearance of pores and blurs any and all imperfections without being cakey. 

Editor’s tip: IT Cosmetics is celebrating National Best Friend’s Day all week long by offering iconic product pairs at buy one, get one 50% off. Each day this week, a new pair will be discounted, so keep your eyes on the brand’s website for the daily reveal. Keep ’em both for yourself or better yet, gift one to your bestie because we could all use an extra dose of makeup joy these days.

Editor’s tip: IT Cosmetics is celebrating National Best Friend’s Day all week long by offering iconic product pairs at buy one, get one 50% off. Each day this week, a new pair will be discounted, so keep your eyes on the brand’s website for the daily reveal. Keep ’em both for yourself or better yet, gift one to your bestie because we could all use an extra dose of makeup joy these days.

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Vitamin C + Vichy Capital Soleil Tinted 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 60

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can protect your skin from environmental damage, like that from the sun. Pair it with SPF and you’ve got one powerful, UV-fighting combination. We like the L’Oréal Paris Vitamin C serum because it contains 10% pure vitamin C, an optimal percentage, and the Vichy Tinted 100% Mineral Sunscreen because it doubles as a lightweight foundation.


Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado + Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Concealer

Because this Kiehl’s eye cream is hydrating yet fast-absorbing, it serves as the perfect primer for concealer. We like to pair it with the Giorgio Armani Beauty concealer because it contains soft focus pearls to brighten dark under-eye circles. 


Lancôme L'Absolu Mademoiselle Balm in Mint Fresh Blue  + Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

Even the most non-drying liquid matte lipsticks can feel tight and appear cakey or cracked after a while if you don’t properly prep your lips with a nourishing treatment. We recommend applying a thin layer of the Lancôme L'Absolu Mademoiselle Balm to plump, smooth and moisturize before using a lippie like the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick for a flawless finish. 


CeraVe Body Wash With Salicylic Acid + NYX Professional Makeup California Beamin’ Face & Body Liquid Highlighter 

Whether you’re using a body bronzer like the California Beamin’ formula or a self-tanner, the secret to an even, streak-free faux glow is to exfoliate first. This CeraVe body wash contains salicylic acid to keep skin smooth and primed for you to get your bronze on.