Bye, BB Cream: These Korean Skincare-Makeup Hybrids Are the Next Big Thing
We saw the blurring of skincare and makeup with the rise of BB creams. One of the trends we’re loving at Peach & Lily is the continued combining of skincare and makeup into one product.
The idea is that if you’ve spent effort investing in your morning and evening skincare routines, it shouldn’t be “undone” by unhealthy ingredients found in your makeup products that are worn through the vast majority of the day. And, in fact, you might want the makeup you’re wearing all day to actually go to work helping your skin. If a product can do both well—be great makeup and help your skin—why not, right?
Enter: products that truly can’t be defined as skincare or makeup—they’re really both. This trend makes so much sense to me, and I’m an avid user of these products. Keep scrolling to see my favorite Korean skincare-and-makeup-in-one picks!
It’s a BB cream with natural coverage—and it’s a sebum-fighting, pore-clearing product that helps keep your skin clean throughout the day. Apropos for summer.
Twenty Four/Seven Touch Up Skin-Perfecting Cream ($22)
This is an instant dew-making highlighter cream. It’s perfect for dabbing wherever light naturally hits your face to create a very subtly shimmery dew, or to highlight wherever you want. It helps create that signature Korean beauty “bare-faced” glow that you see on the streets of Seoul. At the same time, it’s an anti-aging cream of sorts, packed with serious skincare ingredients to multitask and go to work for your skin while it’s looking flawless.
Skinfood Banana Concealer ($6)
This product comes in two shades—#1 Light Banana and #2 Natural Banana—and is a great concealer while also moisturizing and nourishing the skin with banana extracts. The eye area is so delicate, and the eyelids have the thinnest skin on our bodies. When we dry it out with makeup, it does, unfortunately, lead to more fine lines, wrinkling, crêpe-ing, and sagging. I love that this product helps us infuse the skin first with great ingredients while creating a makeup base for eye shadow.
And, of course, there’s the oldie but goodie cushion compact. Truly a standout makeup product for creating that instant dewy face, these come packed with SPF as well as skin-cooling and skin-firming ingredients. My go-to remains the Hera UV Mist Cushion when it comes to cushion compacts, for its super-long-lasting wear. You dab on in the morning, and it looks exactly the same—flawless, dewy, and effortless—until it’s washed off at night.
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