Caffeine wakes us up in the morning, but its energizing properties also extend to beauty. Many of us are familiar with how tea- and coffee-rich skin care products can wake up our faces and eyes. But caffeine can also be found in makeup products to provide an extra boost, or should we say shot?
Makeup products with skin care benefits are becoming more popular with beauty brands combining color cosmetics with good-for-skin formulas so we get a gorgeous finish plus a little nourishment. Makeup products boasting caffeine are excellent examples. Eye makeup with caffeine is undoubtedly the most popular, but the ingredient can also be found in primers, setting sprays and even nail polishes.
The perks of caffeine in makeup are increased circulation, reduced puffiness and faster cellular activity, according to celebrity facialist and founder of the Joanna Vargas Salon and skin care collection Joanna Vargas. Caffeine is suitable for all skin types, but she cautions that it can sometimes have a dehydrating effect. Makeup products with caffeine aren't made to penetrate skin so they won't deliver as noticeable results compared to skin care products.
Those dealing with puffiness and fatigued complexions can look for moisturizing makeup and skin care formulas to invigorate skin. Go for a double shot by adding these 13 caffeine-rich makeup products to your beauty look.
This is more than a lash-boosting mascara. It's a treatment enriched with caffeine and botanicals to make lashes naturally thicker, more elastic and stronger. Besides the caffeine hit, the formula has a double dose of fibers to lift and curl lashes so there's no need for an eyelash curler.
Finish a makeup look with a boost by applying a few squirts of GLAMGLOW's makeup setting spray. It's made out of charged waters, caffeine and a TEAOXI complex featuring white, red and green tea to perk up and hydrate complexions. It even increases skin's radiance so adjust highlighter applications accordingly.
Worried a caffeine-infused foundation will be too drying? Don't be. This lightweight foundation nourishes skin since the water-based formula contains hyaluronic acid, a caffeine complex and flat reflective pigments for a soft-focus, filtered glow. Think of it as a step up from BB cream.
What's the best thing to beat fatigue besides sleep? A dose of caffeine. This formula takes peepers from tired to vibrant thanks to matcha green tea, chamomile and cucumber. Tap the cream around your eyes and it will cool, soothe and rehydrate while creating a smooth base for concealer. Stash the primer in your purse to apply throughout the day for a quick refresh.