Best skincare-makeup hybrids to save on time, money, and effort: Glow Recipe, Dr. Jart+, and more

Best skincare-makeup hybrids to save on time, money, and effort: Glow Recipe, Dr. Jart+, and more

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Text: Emily Heng

Image: Instagram | @iliabeauty

Dedicated and fastidious as you might be about your beauty regime, there comes a point where time may be of the essence. That's not to say you should be foregoing essential steps in your routine — but rather, to compromise with all-in-one products that fulfill numerous purposes. As avid readers of Buro. Singapore would know, we've been advocates of multi-tasking products since their entry into the market; a varied ensemble comprising serum-highlighters, tinted moisturisers, and the like.

With the further advent of technology in recent years, it seems we've been given more options than ever of that ilk. On that note, it stands to reason that we share our new findings with you guys come 2021. Whether you're on-board the skin-minimalism trend or just looking to save on some coin, we promise we got ya covered. Spy the goods, below.

Cle Cosmetics CCC Cream

It's impossible to find a single product that encompasses all complexion needs, but we'll say this one by Cle Cosmetics comes pretty close. Touted as a primer, foundation, and BB Cream, it even (conveniently) comes with SPF50 to shield your delicate visage from the sun's rays. Available in 10 hues, we've been skipping out on concealer and highlighter in lieu of this bad boy — where it grants a barely-there sheen that enhances clear, radiant skin. On days where our moneymaker isn't quite as cooperative, however...


Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment

... that's when we reach for this lifesaver. Think of it as an instantaneous way to reduce redness and inflammation incurred from breakouts or sensitivity; a lightweight, green-tinged paste that slowly adapts to your natural complexion once it is massaged onto skin. Its hydrating properties allows it to double as a moisturiser, too, where it proves capable of creating a smooth, even canvas perfect for makeup application.


Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops

It's no hangover cure, but it sure is a quick fix for sallow, puffy skin caused by one too many glasses of wine the night before. Its combination of miniscule light-reflecting pigments and purslane (a ridiculously nourishing antioxidant) makes this a potent highlighter and anti-ageing serum, where sustained use helps improve overall skin texture and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. A little goes a long way with this one — we found that just two drops was enough to cover our entire face.


Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint

For those who can't seem to find their exact shade-match for Cle's CCC Cream offering, we'd recommend Ilia's variant instead. While both are similar in functionality, this one comes in 30 hues and boasts a knack for brightening and plumping skin. Beyond that, it has the added bonus of being silicone- and fragrance-free. We'd be remiss not to point out, though, that it comes in a dewier finish that could sometimes pass off as greasy, particularly if you already have an oily complexion. Keep that in mind before hitting add to cart.


Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Lip Pop

It might technically not be a skincare makeup hybrid, but this baby does do wonders for your pout while adding a tinge of colour to it. And so, we'd say it qualifies as a time- and money-saving buy that would prove indispensable to your arsenal. Its slim, bright-pink bullet comprises a scrub, balm, and lipstick, with coconut flower sugar scouring off dead skin cells and hydrating watermelon extract soothing it after. Neat. Layer it on for a glossy, lacquered finish that clings on for hours on end.