11 Clever Dermatologist-Developed Makeup Products

As a beauty and wellness writer, I’ve spent a good amount of time talking to dermatologists on all things skin care, and over the years, I’ve grown more conscious about the makeup that goes onto my skin. I read ingredients and reviews, and talk to my dermatologist about beauty brands before I buy. And this is precisely why I tend to lean towards makeup products developed by dermatologists: I know they wouldn’t put anything in them that would damage my skin.

When it comes to makeup, skin care, and other beauty products, derms know best. They’re at the forefront on the latest skin care formulas and treatments, so why not trust their products? As someone who’s also prone to breakouts, many makeup brands cause a reaction to my face. And after researching this stellar roundup, I’m totally revamping my routine to include these dermatologist-developed cosmetics. From blushes that double as serums to lipsticks with nourishing ingredients, and even a tinted moisturizer that will help me withstand my dry skin caused by winter’s brutal cold, these products can't be beat.

Whether you’re skin conscious or just want to try a new beauty product, you won’t be disappointed by these dermatologist makeup brands. Not only are they excellent formulas, they’ll also nourish the skin, so you’ll always look your very best, even without makeup.

1. An Eyeliner For Sensitive Eyes

Dr. Hauschka EyeLiner Liquid, $19, Amazon

Dr. Hauschka's beauty line is focused on using natural ingredients to benefit the skin. This long-wearing eyeliner's rose wax formula combined with its thin, user-friendly brush allows for an easy, smooth application. Did I mention it strengthens your lashes, too?

2. A Lipstick That Nourishes Lips

Perricone MD No Lipstick Lipstick, $30, Amazon

Perricone MD just kills it with skin care products disguised as makeup. This gorgeous lipstick gives your pout a natural rose color that can be layered on for more opaque coverage, if desired. But what makes this pick really stand out is what's inside: hydrating serums that diminish fine lines on your lips.

3. A Primer That Makes Pores Disappear

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner, $38, Amazon

Beloved dermatologist Dr. Brandt founded his company based on the latest skin care research and technology to create highly effective beauty products. This primer not only makes your pores invisible, but it also controls oil production. The formula goes on smooth and blends well, leaving you with a velvety-matte finish.

4. A Nail Polish That Strengthens Nails

Dermelect ME Nail Lacquers, $10, Amazon

This dermatologist-created nail polish provides plenty of benefits to your nails to keep them as healthy as possible. It's the perfect pink shade that goes with any outfit, and the formula contains peptides and anti-aging color treatment to help strengthen your nails so they can grow long and strong. And on top of all that, it also protects against harmful UV light.

5. A Radiant Blush That's Secretly A Serum

Perricone MD No Blush Blush, $35, Amazon

Dr. Nicholas Perricone's fuses cosmetics and skincare to create the perfect blend that keeps you looking good and feeling good. His "No Makeup" makeup line contains high-quality ingredients to help fight the signs of aging and restore radiance in your complexion. In fact, his No Blush Blush is actually a serum that you apply to your cheeks for a natural rosy look so your skin can glow from the inside out.

6. A Loose Powder That's Not Cakey

Dermablend Loose Setting Powder, $22, Amazon

Founded by an American dermatologist, Dermablend creates high-quality foundations and other products for maximum coverage that won't break out your face, including this setting powder. To finish your makeup and make it last up to 16 hours, lightly dust this over your face. It's also smudge-free, so you don't have to worry about touchups — perfect for busy women who want to stave off shine without heading to the bathroom every hour.

7. A Mascara That Packs On The Volume

Clinique High Impact Mascara, $21, Amazon

A brand known for its fragrance-free formulas and renowned skincare, it's no surprise that Clinique was developed by a team a dermatologists. Their volumizing mascara will give you voluminous lashes for days using a special brush that thickens and separates each one. Another fun fact: this mascara is ophthalmologist tested, meaning it won't harm your eyes, so if you have sensitive peepers, give it a go.

8. A BB Cream With Anti-Aging Benefits

Dr. Brandt BB Cream, $30, Amazon

Dr. Brandt's BB cream is as innovative as it gets, providing his signature Flexitone technology for easy blending and application to even out any inconsistencies in your skin tone without clogging your pores. The formula also features SPF 30, protecting your skin from being subjected to the sun's harmful rays, and contains anti-aging ingredients to help fight fine lines and wrinkles. What more could you ask for?

9. An Ultra-Hydrating Tinted Moisturizer

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Day Tint, $35, Amazon

Providing hydration and a light coverage, this tinted moisturizer is serious business. Writer's note: I use this during winter for my super dry skin and it has been my saving grace! I couldn't expect anything less from the dermatologist who brought BB creams into the scene in America.

10. A Lipstick That Won't Dry Your Lips Out

Clinique Chubby Sticks Moisturizing Lip Balm, $15, Amazon

Clinique's Chubby Sticks give off just the right about of color to the lips while moisturizing them with mango and shea butter, making your pout look soft and delicately tinted. Plus, the beloved Chubby Stick reminds me of an oversized crayon, which makes it that much more fun to use than typical lipsticks.

11. An All-Purpose DD Cream

DERMAdoctor DD Cream, $38, Amazon

I'm sure you've heard of BB creams, but what about DD creams? This cream from DERMAdoctor promises to minimize pores, soothe blemishes, even out skin tone, and more. In fact, there are 15 skin benefits that this product provides, ensuring that your skin looks perfect all day — and even helps it look better when you're not wearing it.

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