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    24 Makeup Products That Also Help You Take Care Of Your Skin

    Behold my friend, these hybrid products that get you all dolled up ~and~ effectively take care of your skin.

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    1. Acwell Licorice Essence Mist sets your makeup, gives you that coveted dewy glow, and refreshes your look during those midday slumps — but wait! With its balancing blend of nutrients, including licorice, bamboo water, and hyaluronic acid, it brightens, soothes, *and* gives dull skin a dose of moisture. Need I say more?

    Soko Glam

    This spray is so versatile. You can use it as an essence, toner, mix it with your daytime or nighttime moisturizer for added hydration, or spray it on your body! It has no fragrance and works for all skin types. Due to its hydrating ingredients, your skin won't feel tight after using. Licorice and hyaluronic acid brighten, bamboo water locks in moisture, and centella asiatica leaf soothes your skin. Shake the bottle before spraying. This spray has a balancing pH level of 5.5-6.

    Promising review: "Extremely brightening and hydrating. Absorbs quickly without being sticky or oily and is a great midday boost for tired skin." —David

    Get it from Soko Glam for $24.

    2. Maybelline Dream BB Cream actually ~adjusts~ to your skin tone, and has two formulas chock-full of benefits like hydration, SPF 30 (sunscreen is important, people!), acne-fighting salicylic acid, and the ability to blur imperfections while imparting your skin with lightweight coverage and a healthy glow without the oil. Oof, what a ~dream~ indeed.

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    I actually wear this every day to work — it's just so easy, quick, and blends right into your skin like lotion so there's no hassle of tools. Just use your hands! Plus, the fact that it adjusts to your skin tone means you don't have to worry about whether you blended enough like you have to with foundation. It's sheer with no cakey-ness and leaves you glowing while also taking care of your skin! There are two to choose from based on your skin's needs; choose the shade that's closest to your skin tone and the cream will adjust. Check out our full review of Maybelline Dream BB Cream.

    The pink "Fresh" BB cream smooths, brightens, and hydrates your skin with a refreshing water-gel formula. It also blurs pores and reduces redness. It is oil-free and leaves a dewy glow.

    The blue "Pure" BB cream fights blemishes with 2% salicylic acid in addition to concealing imperfections and clarifying and smoothing your skin. It's also oil-free and non-comedogenic. I've used both!

    Promising review: "My face is prone to breakouts but this is lightweight and doesn't clog my pores at all, even when working outside, hot and perspiring. It can be worn all day without turning into a mess on oily skin, and it provides some moisture for dry areas, too. The coverage is excellent but not at all heavy, the color doesn't turn, and it just feels really good on my skin. It gives me none of the foundation sensation. It feels clean." —WindRider

    Get them from Amazon for $6.25+: the pink "Fresh" one here (available in three shades), and the blue "Pure" one here (available in three shades).

    3. MISSHA M Magic Cushion Foundation offers everything from light, breathable coverage to moisture through bamboo water, baobab fruit, and witch hazel. It also brightens, conceals blemishes, absorbs sebum, has SPF 50 (50!!), and is super easy to apply. You're left with supple, fresh skin that ensures you'll look as radiant as the moon 🌙.

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    I've used this for ages and absolutely love how it feels on my skin and leaves it with such a clean and pretty glow! It doesn't get cakey and just settles in and becomes part of your skin. With this cushion's sponge applicator and weightless foundation, all you do is dab, dab, dab and you're done! It conceals dark circles as well, while witch hazel soothes your skin and bamboo water and baobab fruit hydrate. AND it has sun protection. What more do you need?

    Promising review (for No. 21): "My new holy grail foundation. It left a beautiful, natural finish on my skin that made my skin look radiant and glowing. I used both cream and powder products on top and they didn’t move the foundation at all. This lasts me almost all day on my combo skin type. By the end of the day, some oil peeks through but there’s no separation and it just looks glowy rather than greasy."Margaret D.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.30+ (available in shades No. 21, No. 23, and No. 27).

    4. Australian Gold Botanical Tinted Sunscreen shields your skin from UVA and UVB rays with SPF 50, and evens your tone with a natural tint that prevents the dreaded ghostly white cast. It's also rich with skin-loving botanicals like eucalyptus and red algae, and helps blur imperfections.

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    The tint is universal and the sunscreen has a matte finish, meaning it'll keep oil at bay. Reviewers note that once it's rubbed in, it blends right into the skin. Which means it's formulated to work great under makeup. It's also plenty affordable. One reviewer even notes that it helped cover her under-eye circles! The sunscreen is water-resistant for 80 minutes and approved by the National Eczema Association! Basically, this is THE tinted sunscreen of all tinted sunscreens. Check out more of the best tinted moisturizers here!

    Promising review: "I switched to this sunscreen because I wanted a tinted one that didn’t break my bank! It’s super easy to blend in, doesn’t clog my pores or feel greasy, doesn’t have that sunscreen smell. My sensitive skin loves it!" —Alisa Lani

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    5. Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm moisturizes dry, chapped lips with ingredients like shea butter and aloe while providing buildable color that's long-lasting. All at a price point you'll love. Flaky, washed-out lips? No thanks!

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    With over 1,900 five-star reviews for this little guy, it's definitely a beloved balm. It's also a true staple for me — I've been using it for years (I always get the cherry color, if you were wondering!). Plus, it has so much in the tube that it lasts forever until you need to replace it. With how effective it is and at such a great price point, it's a given really.

    Promising review: "This stuff is great, made my lips soft, and gives a natural looking tint to lips. I've let other friends use it in lieu of chapstick, and it's looked great on a variety of skin tones. Doesn't feel heavy or waxy, but gives a nice moisturizing boost to even the driest lips. I have naturally dry skin, and live in the desert, so this stuff is awesome. And cheap!"—Jessie

    Get it from Amazon for $2.83 (available in seven shades).

    6. Erborian Ginseng BB Cream uses ginseng, licorice, and wild yam to refine skin texture, and reduce blemishes, dark spots, and under-eye circles. It also has collagen ingredients that moisturize and plump, leaving you with bouncy, silky skin. Um, okay. You have convinced me to buy this. I’m sold.

    Soko Glam

    This cream includes SPF 20 and has a matte, satin-like finish. Soko Glam compares the shades to specific MAC foundation shades to help you find your color!

    Promising review: "I was using another BB cream as foundation before this and it felt really dry. Switching to this, my skin feels much more moist and healthy, and I'm surprised by the coverage — it helps hide a lot of the redness in my skin. I don't feel it after applying and I think it might be helping improve my skin. I'll keep using this as my foundation for sure." —Beth D.

    Get it from Soko Glam for $39 (available in three shades).

    7. Colourpop Lux Lipstick gives your lips some much-needed TLC with a rich blend of hydrating butters that makes sure you don't have to sacrifice long-lasting color for a healthy pout. It also protects against premature aging and environmental elements with antioxidants. What do you mean it's just a lipstick?!


    This creamy lipstick is full-coverage but lightweight so it won't settle into fine lines. Colourpop's lipsticks are vegan and cruelty-free. The crème finish provides hydration through a combo of acai, jojoba and pomegranate seed butters while the matte finish is packed with pomegranate, goji fruit, and grape seed extracts for non-drying pigmentation.

    Promising review (for crème finish in 27): "Such a pretty shade and great formula. It's very nice, creamy and smooth. I think this is a shade that would look great with all skin tones!" —Sonali

    Get them from Colourpop for $7.50 (available in 30+ shades): the crème one here and the matte one here

    8. First Aid Beauty Avocado Concealer nourishes your skin with — you guessed it — avocado! Caffeine diminishes your dark circles and mushroom plumps up your skin with moisture, all while giving you full, buildable coverage that bends with your skin (no creases!). Beware: this concealer will spoil you!

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    This creamy concealer includes Vitamin E to soothe, and the fact that it moves and stretches with your skin means you won't have to worry about dry patches or cakey-ness! It's also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

    Promising review: "Moves-with-you concealer! Love how lightweight It is and how it blended into my skin. So easy and so natural-looking under my eyes. Non-drying and set like a second skin. In love with my new concealer!" —beauty728

    Get it from Sephora for $22.

    9. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Foundation improves your skin's tone and texture, and enhances your natural glow with soy, vitamin E, and feverfew, a plant that soothes. Plus, all of these have antioxidant properties for some good ol' skin-loving. It also has SPF 20! Seems like it takes its name quite seriously...


    This foundation goes on silky smooth and is lightweight!

    Promising review: "This actually does make my skin look healthier and younger. It goes on easily and evenly - Not too thick and not too thin. And it looks totally natural. People have asked me what I do to my skin to make it look so young (I'm in my early 60s). It's hard to find products for dry, sensitive skin that are not greasy. This covers well without looking thick. Love it!" —meowsker

    Get it from Walmart for $12.77 (available in 15 shades)

    10. SUPERGOOP Sunscreen Primer effectively holds your makeup in place, offers SPF 40, and — wait for it — protects your skin from your laptop and phone's blue light (thank you, red algae)! It's also completely transparent (NO! White! Cast!), and is loaded with antioxidants. *Cue happy dance.*

    Supergoop / Via, Sephora

    This formula includes meadowfoam seed for hydration and frankincense for soothing. It offers shine control, works with all skin types, and targets concerns like dullness and uneven texture. The lightweight, scentless, and invisible texture makes it perfect as a daily primer! It's also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

    Promising review: "Love, love, LOVE. This is what I have been waiting for as a black woman. I love protecting my skin from the sun but I hate sunscreen because it is always so white. This is brilliant as it goes on light and clear; you don't even know it is there. It is also perfect for priming makeup. I also love that it doesn't smell. How do you even make something like this?" —travelingfro

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    11. Glossier Cloud Paint Blush tints your skin with a healthy and pretty flush of color that's sheer, blendable, and buildable. It's formulated with collagen and retains a high amount of water so it visibly plumps and hydrates your skin with a dose of moisture. I've been making heart eyes at this for ages.


    We can completely vouch for this as we've tried it for ourselves right here at BuzzFeed! Check out our full review of Glossier Cloud Paint. Reviewers note that you only need a little bit, as it goes a long way, which is great because it means the tube will last you a long time! It's so seamless and hydrating that it almost feels like a moisturizer. It's also hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, paraben free, fragrance free, and cruelty free.

    Promising review: "Literally incredible. Cloud Paint makes me instantly look alive. So easy to put on. I didn't realize how lifeless I looked before I put it on. It doesn't get better than this. Seamless, intriguing, and lasts forever. I am in love." —J

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).

    12. Skinfood Peach Cotton Multi-Finish Powder sets your makeup, absorbs oil and sweat, and gives you a matte look that's silky, not dry. What makes it different? It's the peach and sake extracts that soothe troubled skin, prevent dryness, and promote skin elasticity, making it perfect for oily and acne-prone types. The sweet peach scent doesn't hurt either!


    You can use this powder in different ways: before your foundation, to set your makeup, for touchups throughout the day, as a primer for eyes and lips for longer-lasting color, and even to refresh your oily bangs and scalp! For hair, just pat the powder on top of your head and around your hairline to soak up the oil.

    Promising review: "This powder is magic for oily skin. I've added this to my morning routine every day, makeup or not, because of the difference it makes. I put it on in the morning and my face is oil-free ALL DAY. I used to battle oil and shine daily with neverending breakouts. In addition to my new cleansing products, this has helped keep my skin issues under control. So glad I found this!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11 (available in two sizes).

    13. Mamonde Watery Cushion Foundation delivers some serious TLC to your skin with its narcissus bulb extract and vegan formula. The moisture that the flower stores in the winter for hydration in the summer is used here to give you supple, even-toned skin and a naturally luminous water-light finish (with SPF 50!!). Sounds like a dream but it's totally real.


    This foundation has buildable, lightweight coverage, is suitable for all skin types, and is vegan-certified, using naturally harvested plants and flowers.

    Promising review: "My skin but better. It looks so beautiful and natural but it does have good coverage and covers my redness and spots. It's light to medium coverage but you can build it up. It feels so moisturizing on the skin. It has a slight dewy look, which makes your skin look healthy. My fave everyday foundation." —Maja

    Get it from Ulta for $36 (available in three shades).

    14. Mizon Snail Repair BB Cream contains 45% snail mucin, as well as peptides, which come together to fight hyperpigmentation, acne, and skin damage. More reason this is good for you? Snail mucin helps stimulate collagen, diminish wrinkles, and strengthen skin elasticity. It also protects from free radicals and soothes dryness and rosacea. And you get that smooth, bouncy skin that the world will envy.


    This BB cream adjusts to your skin tone, provides natural coverage, and has SPF 32! It covers dark spots while working to lighten them with snail mucin. It also tightens pores. Make sure to let the cream absorb into your skin so that it adjusts. Reviewers note that it has helped them break out less, does not oxidize, nor does it cake. It's free of fragrance, parabens, and artificial colors, and is good for sensitive skin types.

    Promising review: "This BB cream was perfect. It looks natural and dewy. Let me clarify: it's not that sweaty, I-haven't-showered-in-5-days dewy, it's the natural bright look. It gives your face a lighter, sweeter look. But it's not so dewy that you look greasy. It's a nice balance. It stays on quite well and I don't really need powder. I had acne going up and down my cheeks. It would NOT go away. After using this product, it went away or at least got significantly reduced. Overall, I love it :) ." —Katelyn

    Get it from Amazon for $13.89 (available in three shades).

    15. Glossier Haloscope Highlighter combines real crystal extracts with vitamin-rich oils like coconut, castor seed, and sweet almond for a dewy and natural (but never oily!) non-glittery ✨glow✨ that's all ~you.~


    The crystals in the outer ring of the highlighter are real rose quartz and golden topaz, depending on which shade you get — pretty cool, even if you’re not a crystal person. Sweet almond oil is rich in fatty acids, making it super moisturizing for your skin. The highlighter being in stick form also means you can just sweep it on your cheekbones and blend with your fingers! Added bonus: this is hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, paraben free, fragrance free AND cruelty free. Whew, what a mouthful!

    Promising review: "I use Haloscope in Quartz everyday and love how I glow without looking greasy. The finish is a subtle sparkle that makes your skin look absolutely incredible. I have received so many compliments on how healthy and beautiful my skin looks while wearing this." —Lena

    Get it from Glossier for $22 (available in three shades).

    16. Physician's Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer delivers a cream-to-powder finish that leaves you just about ready for a photoshoot on the beach. It's loved by more than 1,000 people for its ~buttery~ texture and sensitive skin-approved ingredients like murumuru, cupuaçu, and tucuma butter sourced from the lush Amazon forest.

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    Promising review: "This bronzer doesn't disappoint. It's a beautiful warm color with a bit of shimmer in it. It gives me a sun-kissed glow with no orange tones at all. The texture is velvety smooth and feels really nice on my skin. I also have acne-prone skin but it doesn't make me break out. Definitely recommend." —Jheneya

    Get it from Amazon for $12.89 (available in four shades).

    17. MISSHA BB Boomer Primer treats your skin to a loving concoction of chrysanthemum, jasmine, and moringa that hydrates, prevents wrinkles, reduces inflammation, and boosts collagen. Niacinamide and diamond powder can help give you radiant skin!

    Soko Glam

    This primer also has squalene, adenosine, and arbutin to plump and brighten your skin, along with a creamy texture that absorbs easily.

    Promising review: "Let's just say wow! My makeup looks amazing. I love the extra glow. Little goes a long way. Definitely will purchase again!" —Lucy Y.

    Get it from Soko Glam for $12 (originally $15).

    18. IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream supports your skin with collagen, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. It gives FULL matte coverage, reduces pores and other imperfections, brightens, hydrates, and protects with SPF 50+. So what do you get? A plump and glowy complexion that's ready to take on the world.

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    This cream does the job of serum, primer, concealer, sunscreen, and day cream all in one. It reduces hyperpigmentation, and redness. Its skin-loving formula includes snail secretion, collagen, and peptides and hyaluronic acid, all of which boost your skin's suppleness while smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. Flower and fruit extracts like lemon, orange, olive, and honeysuckle brighten and even out your skin tone over time. AND you get protection from the sun. Take a peek at more of the best tinted moisturizers here!

    Promising review: "The coverage is beautiful, hydrating, great SPF protection. It also does NOT smudge off and stays on all day without creasing or making my T-zone too oily." —ScarletSA

    Get it from Sephora for $39.

    19. Glossier Boy Brow Gel amplifies your brows by thickening and shaping them while adding a tint of color to fill them in. With organic waxes that provide a flexible hold, olive oil for nourishment, and collagen to condition and strengthen, you get full brows that are still natural and healthy because yes, brows need some lovin' too!


    We also love this at BuzzFeed! Check out our full review of Glossier Boy Brow (#5). This gel is free of alcohol, fragrance, and parabens. It's also cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist-tested, and dermatologist-tested.

    Promising review: "This is by far the best brow product that has ever existed. The formula isn’t too crunchy, it doesn’t smell weird, and it doesn’t smear. It makes my brows look beyond what I ever dreamed they would look like. This product volumizes and thickens my brows perfectly. I’ve already recommended the boy brow to everyone I know!" —Jade

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in four shades).

    20. Skinfood Tomato Jelly Tint Lip uses tomato seed oil to condition your lips with all-day moisture and a long-wearing rosy tint that looks sweet, kissable, and natural. ~Kiss~ those dry lips goodbye!

    Soko Glam

    This is touted as a balm-gloss hybrid and gives you a slight sheen to your lips that's not overly glossy but just right.

    Promising review: "I've been searching high and low for a tinted balm that's not $30 and I've found The One. The tomato jelly tint lip is truly That Girl — she's moisturizing, her color's buildable, her texture is glossy without being sticky, and she lasts. This is the type of lip tint that I'm buying multiples of just in case Skinfood decides to absolutely devastate my life by discontinuing it." —Layla H.

    Get it from Soko Glam for $9 (available in four colors).

    21. Burt's Bees Matte Lip Crayon imparts flattering color that stays matte but never dry due to creamy, moisturizing agents that pamper your lips like shea butter, jojoba oil, and kendi oil. So if you like a matte look, no need to despair! But remember: Matte + nourished = in. Matte + cracked = out.

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    This lip crayon is long-lasting, made with natural ingredients, and has no flavor or fragrance.

    Promising review: "Rich color for dry lips. With the extreme cold of outside and the dry, artificial heat of inside, my lips needed more TLC than my usual matte lip shades but more color than a lip balm. These lip crayons are the perfect solution, with a thick formula to provide some therapeutic moisture and a barrier from the harsh, wintry environment. The color fades evenly and is easy to apply. Even better, if lips are already dry, this doesn't settle into lines or create any flakiness, it's buttery and comfortable."Lid

    Get it from Amazon for $7.52 (available in five colors).

    22. First Aid Beauty Tinted Moisturizer hydrates deeply thanks to hyaluronic acid, tackles uneven texture and fine lines with antioxidants (yay for vitamin E!), and soothes dry skin with oatmeal. Oh, and it has SPF 30 and buildable, glowy coverage. How's that for hardworking?


    This moisturizer also uses these ingredients to fight against environmental aggressors, reduce redness, and calm sensitive skin. Natural mineral pigments and micro-pearls work to give your skin that pretty, glowy finish. It's lightweight and works for normal, dry, and combo skin types. It's also vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and noncomedogenic.

    Promising review: "I love this product! It's lightweight while maintaining full coverage and doesn't get greasy or oily throughout the day. I use tinted moisturizer as part of my daily makeup routine and haven't found one that doesn't leave me shining hours later until I tried this! I also love the fact that it has SPF in it and doesn't feel thick or smell of sunscreen as some can."—sil511

    Get it from Sephora for $28 (available in 10 shades).

    23. Skinfood Fresh Fruit Juice Blush gives your cheeks a vibrant and ~fruity~ burst of color that's natural and not at all overbearing. It's enriched with fruit (surprise!) and vegetable extracts like carrot, lemon, wheat, apple, and celery to ensure your cheeks are blushing healthily. Happy skin = happy me.

    Soko Glam

    This blush is buildable. It goes on the cheeks like water and dries down to a slightly dewy finish.

    Promising review: "I really like this blush. It looks very natural. It goes on nice and is very blendable. Smells really amazing too." —Lucia

    Get it from Soko Glam for $16.56 (originally $18).

    24. 100 Percent Pure Liquid Eye Liner proves that even eyeliners can be good for your eyes and have an awesome formula that works! This one uses antioxidant-rich black tea leaves to get its dramatic (non-toxic) black color, along with aloe and cocoa butter to hydrate your lids sans greasiness, and herbs like rosemary and thyme to soothe. The eyes are important too, guys!

    100 Percent Pure

    The fact that black tea is high in antioxidant content means it's great at nourishing your lids and lashes. This eyeliner is smudge-proof and water-resistant. It's also free of artificial fragrances, chemical preservatives, and toxic dyes, making it gentle for sensitive eyes.

    Promising review: "This eyeliner is great. Goes on evenly and has good staying power. It arrived during summer months and even with the heat, I have no problem getting it to last all day when my makeup usually melts off at this time of year. I really like the ingredients because I dislike any chemicals around my eyes. I will be ordering it again!" —Chanson

    Get it from Amazon for $30 (available in two shades).

    Congrats! Now you are an educated makeup + skincare aficionado. Remember to look for skin-loving ingredients! Now ~let go~ of your old makeup products because it's time to let your skin ✨shine.✨

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