Hybrid makeup products have changed the face of beauty trends over the last few years
Words: Jamal Grootboom | Images: Getty Images
In recent times, skincare has become a major driving force in the beauty space. The Covid pandemic heavily propelled the rise in people taking skincare and grooming seriously.
We saw the rise of 'skinfluencers' on TikTok and YouTube, but as normalcy started making a return, makeup wearers might be looking for a way to get the best of both worlds.
No-makeup makeup has become one of the biggest trends for people who want to wear makeup but still want that “your skin, but better” look.
Even those who love full glam have days where they still want to have a little something on their faces without it looking like makeup.
Superbalist's Beauty Week, running from 25 May to 1 June this year is the best time to nab some skincare + makeup hybrid products to give you a skincare boost.
Putting on primer as the first step is one of the best ways to have a barrier between your skin and the rest of your base routine. Whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin, how you prep your skin for makeup makes a big difference.
However, no matter your skin type, using a moisturiser is paramount. For people with oily skin, using a mattifying primer on top might seem like the only way for oil control but give a serum, strobe cream or tacky moisturiser a try and see how things go.
While having a light coverage foundation or tinted moisturiser gives the appearance of an even skin tone, where you do want to get more coverage is from your concealer. And with a no-makeup makeup routine - spot concealing instead of using it to highlight the eye area - is your best bet.
Ingredients to look out for are vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C when using it to cover bags for discolouration underneath the eye. The Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage Under Eye Concealer and Clinique Even Better™ All-Over Concealer + Eraser are your best bet, available at Superbalist.
Having the right ingredients for your skin type in your foundation or tinted moisturiser plays the most important role in your base routine since it covers the largest surface of your face. Hydration is key here for that glowy skin look.
Hydrating products are especially important for people with oily skin since oiliness is a result of your skin producing excess oil in an attempt to get hydrated. Ingredients to look out for here are SPF, salicylic, and hyaluronic acid.
Check out the Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating Foundation or Estee Lauder Double Wear Sheer Long-Wear Foundation, available at Superbalist.
When it comes to keeping your lashes and brows looking and feeling healthy, a good serum is the way to go. For lips, hydration is paramount.
A mix of vitamins and proteins is for your serum, while jojoba oil is for your lip products.
Setting sprays are generally used at the end of your makeup routine, but can be used in-between steps or on their own. Ingredients often found in setting sprays can include fruit extracts, aloe vera, and rose water, which blend the powder and liquid products together while adding radiance to your skin.