5 Skin Care Products That Double as Makeup PrimerNovember 05, 2018
With just a few minutes to get out of your apartment or house in the morning, there’s a chance you might skip a few steps in your beauty routine. We’ve been there, too, so we get it — but some steps just aren’t avoidable. And that’s where multipurpose makeup works to your benefit: like a lip and cheek stain that can quickly get the job done, a foundation or tinted moisturizer with SPF and skin care products that double as makeup primer to prep your complexion. We’ve seen plenty of makeup artists do this behind the scenes at Fashion Week or just for a normal day on the job, so why aren’t we doing it more IRL, too?
Click through for six skin care products that double as makeup primer to make your beauty routine even shorter.
Feel like skipping nearly every step in your skincare routine? This skin prep from eos is a toner, serum and moisturizer in one that goes on as a cream and transforms to water when you rub it in. Choose a complexion product that contains SPF if you’re looking to simplify your routine.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, $29.50
Let us introduce you to the best selling product at Kiehl’s. Makeup artists like Mario Dedivanovic use this moisturizer in place of a primer to make foundation look natural. For best results, use your favorite powder foundation over the moisturizer for a hydrated finish that looks like your own skin; however, it’s an excellent canvas for all formulas.
If you’ve played with the formula of this moisturizer before, then you’ve experienced its lightweight, hydrating texture. This no-fuss formula leaves your skin feeling clean, hydrated, dewy and ready for foundation — or ready to tackle the day as is.
We all know Urban Decay has a good thing going with their makeup (helloooo Naked palettes), but did you know they offer makeup prep products, too? This hydrating gel, for example, is beloved for the way it absorbs into skin quickly so it doesn’t interfere with makeup. All skin types can benefit from this instant surge of hydration.
Glycerin is an important ingredient to look for in your skin care products if you want your makeup to be long lasting. This formula, for example, will quickly absorb into your skin and will create a healthy base for your foundation.