Let us be transparent: The pandemic has allowed us to skip applying full-face makeup every day. It used to be something we loved before, but it now feels redundant. And, annoyingly, it always gets on the face mask anyway. Our go-to for no-makeup makeup days is no-makeup day, which was once reserved for weekends. We use a little concealer and color to brighten the look for Zooms, coffee runs or any other occasion that may arise.
If the most recent crop of product offerings are any indication, it seems that we are not the only one. Hybrid products that combine makeup and skincare are very popular. We are now settling into a new “skinimalism” routine. It’s all about subtle skin tints, barely noticeable lash tints, or any other product that includes the word “tint”. These products are worth the extra skincare benefits. Scroll down to see the 15 makeup-skincare combinations that fill our cosmetic bag.
Here’s a peek at our no-makeup look: tinted moisturizer with a touch concealer, lash tint and tinted lips balm.
Tinted Lip Treatments
- Merit Beauty Shade Slick ($24)
These vitamin-enriched lip oils are as soft as a balm, and as shiny as a gloss. There are seven shades available, and a clear option that will take your back to middle school in the best possible way.
- Jones Road Miracle Balm ($38)
This multipurpose pot is part of Bobbi Brown’s Jones Road beauty line. It can be used to moisturize your lips, or to give your cheeks and eyes a subtle color.
- Kosas Kosasport LipFuel Lip Balm with Hyaluronic Acid ($18)
This balm is made with hyaluronic acids, which gives it a plumping effect that you won’t find in many balms. The tube is adorable!
- Sun Bum Tinted Lip Balm SPF15 ($6)
Don’t forget: Lips need sun protection too! This little balm is SPF 15, and it comes in four flattering shades, which look great even if you’re not at the beach.
- Glossier Balm Dotcom ($12)
Every time Glossier releases a new flavor, the crowds go crazy. What’s the latest?Sweet Cookie Butter with a caramel-colored hue.
Sheer Complexion Enhancers
- BareMinerals Complexion Repair Tinted Moisturizer Hydrating Cream SPF30 ($33)
This gel-like tinted moisturizer gives just enough coverage on days when we need it.
- Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 Sunscreen ($32)
This tinted moisturizer is a great option for those who prefer mineral sunscreens. It also contains hyaluronic and brightening extracts of licorice root.
- Versed Mood Lighting and Luminizing Glow Drops ($18)
While many face serums can give your skin a glow or even radiance, this one actually contains light-reflecting pigment. Apply a little to your cheekbones and use it as a highlighter. You can also mix a few drops of the serum with your tinted moisturizer to increase radiance, hydration, and overall skin health.
- Laneige Glowy Makeup Serum ($32)
You can use this serum as a primer before applying tinted moisturizer or skip it entirely for a flawless skin look thanks to diamond mineral powder.
- Supergoop! Glowscreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 ($17)
Glowscreen is a different kind of sunscreen. It gives skin a sheer, peachy tint that evens out skin tones. If you prefer makeup, it can also be used over sunscreen.
Eye Products with Benefits
- Tula Skincare Rose Glow &. Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm ($30)
This under-eye balm is a huge hit! There are many reasons this under-eye balm is so popular. It instantly hydrates and cools the skin, brightens dark circles and contains skin-loving ingredients. It can also be used as a highlighter on your cheekbones.
- Milk Makeup Sunshine Under Eye Brightening Light Coverage Concealer ($28)
This serum-like, vitamin-packed concealer is perfect for those days when you need just a touch of concealer. The rollerball applicator is genius! Genius.
- Tatcha The Pearl Tinted Eye Illuminating Treatment ($48)
Tinted eye cream. Tatcha combined the anti-aging qualities of hyaluronic acids and its proprietary Hadasei-3 superfood mix with light-reflecting colors and pearl extract to create a formula that instantly wakes up your under-eyes.
- Honest, Honestly Healthy Lash Tint ($20)
This lash tint uses castor oil, jojoba esters and plant-derived proteins. It’s like using mascara instead. It comes in clear, black, and brown so you can choose a little or a lot of color.
- 19/99 Beauty Tint Mascara ($18)
While we love a Too Faced Better Than Sex moment on special occasions, we prefer a little color to make lashes stand out. The moisturizing mascara is just right. And the tiny brush really gets to every lash.