Why is it that we have no problem spending hundreds of dollars on makeup, but often don't want to put the finances into creating a solid skin care routine? Truth be told: Makeup will never look the way we want it to if we're not properly taking care of our skin. But it's not only about saving money, sometimes we're just too lazy or pressed for time for a full 10-step skin care regimen.
Luckily, there's a simple solution: Take care of your skin with your makeup. Many of our favorite brands, from It Cosmetics to Neutrogena, have recognized that time, money and effort can keep us from properly taking care of our skin, so they've made it easier by creating makeup that's packed full of skin care benefits.
Now, we're not recommending that you completely ditch your skin care routine and use powder foundation instead, but these good-for-you powder foundations can be the cherry on top that you need to boost your beauty routine. Ready to get your skin in tip-top shape? Click through to see our favorite picks.
When on the hunt for a lightweight powder that will give you an airbrushed filter IRL and minimize shine with a single sweep of your brush, look no further than this gem. The luxury complexion product was created with a powerful antioxidant lime tea concentrate to protect skin from environmental stressors. Also inside is raw ocean clay paired with La Mer's Miracle Broth that heals skin and helps to retain moisture for even the driest skin types.
It Cosmetics is famous for makeup that double as skin care saviors and this face powder is no exception. Start off with a sheer layer and build to your desired coverage. No matter how much you apply, just know that the infused collagen, peptides, niacin and silk will be working wonders on your skin underneath it all.
Applied wet for serious coverage or dry for a sheer wash of airbrushed beauty, this foundation powder gives you the sun protection your skin needs, reduces shine throughout the entire day and makes pores virtually invisible. On the skin care side of things, Shiseido has formulated this product with an advanced moisturizer to keep your face in tip-top shape.
This exclusive-to-ULTA 2-in-1 powder foundation is a multitasking genius. After application, your skin will soak up all the moisture and anti-aging benefits. Even 12 hours later, you'll still look and feel like you just applied the medium-to-full coverage magic weapon.