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Skinamalism has seen a surge in popularity since the pandemic hit. Not going into the office or socialising put a stop to full faces of make-up. And having more time to spend on our skin meant that our demands changed. In stepped the skincare make-up hybrids. The barely-there, stripped-back, sheer multi-taskers.
Instead of a full-coverage foundation, we opted for products that allowed our skin’s natural texture to shine through. We’re talking tinted skincare and make-up with skincare benefits. We wanted whatever we were putting on our skin to serve a purpose. We wanted washes of colour on our lips rather than a bold slick of the best red lipstick. We wanted minimal effort that allowed for a subtle effect. And these products allowed for that.
Now as we enter a post-Lockdown world, these multitaskers show no signs of going anywhere. We’ve rounded up the best skincare make-up hybrids on offer…
Rose Inc Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum
Rose Inc Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum, £36 | Space NK
This glorious skin tint gives you the most beautiful coverage that makes skin its best. It’s super hydrating, so ideal for dry skin types and doesn’t clog the pores, so those with blemish-pronse skin will be fans too. It’s quite like the Chanel Les Beiges Eau de Teint. So if you like that, you’ll love this. Comes in 14 shades.
Drunk Elephant O-Bloos Rosi Drops
Bareminerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30
Max Factor Miracle Pure Skin Improving Foundation
Trinny London Lip 2 Cheek Sheer Shimmer
Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation
Erborian Skin Hero Bare Skin Perfector Cream
Erborian Skin Hero Bare Skin Perfector Cream, £39 | BootsIf you really want to rock the no make-up make-up look, then this is the product for you. It’s not tinted, it just blurs, perfects and enhances. It’s your skin, but on a really good day. Inside is Korean White Ginseng, which retexturises the skin so after just seven days, you’ll noticed a more refined appearance.
Jones Road Miracle Balm
Jones Road Miracle Balm, £34
This has been all over Instagram. Make-up artists are loving it for its soft-focus and moisture boosting capabilities. The trouble is, lots of people were using it wrongly at first. To properly nail the application, you need to break the product (use the end of your brush) and then buff it into skin. It can be worn alone or on top of foundation.