No-makeup makeup and bare faces are not only the trending looks in beauty, they’re also the product of current circumstances. For months, glitters and blush powders have laid quietly dormant in drawers, only seeing the light of day during a closet reorganization or before a rare social outing. And while most people say they haven’t worn any makeup all year, the business of “Zoom face” is still in full swing. Feeling refreshed and looking presentable for virtual calls has created a new demand for ring lights, glow sticks, and dewy skin.
But makeup-cum-skincare is not just a passing moment for the quarantine generation, it’s here for the long haul. Invest in one of these hybrid skin-boosting products before your next virtual meeting — your skin will thank you.
Kjaer Weis Invisible Touch Liquid Foundation
Ten years ago, world-renowned makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis set out to create a high-performing makeup line that looked like skin. The one caveat? The ingredients also had to be clean and mostly organic. With her newest launch, Kjaer Weis has achieved one of her ultimate goals: a liquid foundation that acts and feels like skincare, and the coveted organic certification by Italy’s strictest governing body, Controllo e Certificazione Prodotti Biologici.
Like all the highest-quality makeup, Kjaer Weis products are made in Italy. The new Invisible Touch Liquid Foundation features the brand’s proprietary biodynamic Dioscorea Batatas or “Root of Light” extract, a flower extract that Kjaer Weis calls “nature’s Botox”, hyaluronic acid, and organic chamomile water to soothe skin. Available in 24 shades, Kjaer Weis tells me that this light-medium coverage foundation can be applied all day, “It is like a high-quality moisturizer with a bit of color.”
Armani Neo Nude Foundation
Armani is the Per Se of foundations. Just like the famous Michelin-starred restaurant, the brand takes home a prestigious annual overall prize during its respective awards season. The Luminous Silk formula has long-been a favorite among both authorities and consumers. Reviews for the brand’s latest release of lightweight skincare-infused makeup are no different. A new star product, the Neo Nude Foundation is an ultra-light hydrating treatment perfect for blurring impurities and giving your skin the glow and healing you’re looking for.
Cover FX Luminous Tinted Moisturizer
This high-performing clean line is famous for its customization and beautiful products. A cult-favorite among makeup artists, Cover FX products combine all the benefits of powerful pigment with non-toxic ingredients. Their newest face tint is a light coverage blurring cream infused with prebiotics, probiotics, and buzzy adaptogens like Chaga and Ginseng to awaken and refresh your skin all day.
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint
In February of this year, clean and sustainable darling product line ILIA released a groundbreaking new product. With niacinamide to heal breakouts, hyaluronic acid to hydrate, and a proprietary non-nano micronized zinc sunscreen, the Super Serum Skin Tint creates a filter effect better than any app.
Kosas Super Creamy + Brightening Revealer Concealer
Even the darkest circles are no match for this medium coverage concealing treatment. With arnica and caffeine, the concealer will erase the puffiness of a sleepless night. This is also ideal for “good skin” days, when only a bit of micro-concealing is in-order.
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream
A veteran in the combination-skincare-makeup world, IT Cosmetics made this incredible color-correcting cream specifically to conceal and treat redness. Snail serum is a longtime Holy Grail product in Korean skincare, and it’s an active ingredient in this cream foundation. With a hygienic airtight pump component, this is best travel companion anyone could wish for.
Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation
A cult-favorite, Chantecaille’s lightweight medium-coverage foundation contains aloe, arnica, chamomile, and green tea to sooth irritation and redness while flawlessly concealing it. The vegan, oil-free, gel-based formula won’t set into facial creases or fine lines, and it melds seamlessly with skin as the day progresses. This entire family-owned French line of products is rich in botanicals, and Future Skin Foundation is a stand-out. Formulated specifically for sensitive skin types, even the most delicate faces will fall in love with this hero product.