7 Makeup Products That Are Good For Your Skin When You Need A Double-Duty Fix


These days, makeup isn't just meant for covering skin "imperfections" anymore. If that were the case, things like Unicorn Highlighter and chocolate-scented eyeshadow probably wouldn't exist. But every once in a while, whether it's after a late night, a long flight, or a brutal bout of PMS, our skin will rebel against us and we are thankful AF that there are products out there to help us do some damage control. Enter: Makeup with skin care.

In these dehydrated, acne-prone days, we need our makeup to perform even better than it normally does — namely, we need it to simultaneously fix our skincare problems while covering them up. Thankfully, the cosmetic gods have got us covered with makeup that operates at double duty, max capacity. Whether it's a concealer that also helps fight zits, or a moisturizer that hydrates your skin from within, there are options out there for whatever quick (or, in this case "all day") fix you might need.

Here are seven makeup products that with skin care in them, for those days when you don't want to leave the house without something that does both. And don't worry — you can layer your unicorn highlighter over them and still get the same results.

1. Primer

Cover FX Mattifying Primer With Acne Treatment, $38, Sephora

Not only will Cover FX primer make your makeup go on more smoothly and last all day, but the salicylic acid and vitamins E, F and C in it will help fight any underlying blemishes.

2. Concealer

Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Concealer, $18, Sephora

When it comes to acne-treating makeup, this is pretty much the OG. It's oil-free and medicated to help clear acne, and comes in three skin tone shades to help conceal it.

3. Tinted Moisturizer

Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint, $56, Sephora

Moisturizer that makes your skin look straight-up radiant and younger at the same time? #Must. Hourglass's Hyaluronic Skin Tint is hydrating and firming, and is formulated with hyaluronic acid that plumps and tightens skin while filling deep wrinkles.

4. Foundation

E.L.F. Acne Fighting Foundation, $6, Elf Cosmetics

This lightweight, yet full coverage supplying foundation is infused with salicylic acid, witch hazel, tea tree oil, camphor, and aloe that will fight acne while also disguising redness. Plus, it's only $6 — potentially the most affordable acne treatment ever.

2. Bronzer

Pressed Mineral Bronzer, $49, Colorescience

This bronzer, like all of Colorscience's products, is infused with nutrients and designed to let your skin breathe through it throughout the day.

6. Powder

Translucent Face Powder, $36, Dr.Hauschka

Top your makeup routine off with this powder from Dr. Hauschka, which has Anthyllis, witch hazel, and black tea extract soothe skin, reduce redness, and tone your complexion.

7. Lipstick

Bite Beauty Cava Lip Collection, $24, Sephora

All of Bite's lip products are amazing for the health and appearance of your pout, but this one in particular is formulated with the antioxidant resveratrol, which helps to target free radicals with potent, long-term anti-aging benefits.