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Your Skin Will Thank You For These Nourishing Makeup Products

No need to make a decision between colour payoff and skin health with these Nourishing Makeup Products.

This article first appeared on Her World. 

Considering that many of us wear a full face of makeup almost daily and for at least 10 hours each time, we should ensure that our makeup cares for our skin too. Base makeup, especially foundations, now contain everything from anti-ageing ceramides to moisture-attracting humectants to keep your complexion flawless and smooth.

Lipsticks are also getting in on the action, enriched with nourishing oils to condition lips, keeping them soft and supple. Even mascaras are infused with vitamins to prevent lash breakage and strengthen the lashes.

So you don’t need to compromise skin health with colour and coverage, thanks to these 15 skin-loving makeup products that are packed with skin-loving and -boosting ingredients.

Clinique Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15
With medium-to-full coverage, this is Clinique’s best-selling liquid foundation that is said to be rather long-lasting of up to 24 hours, according to the brand. Available in 30 shades in Singapore, this creamy formula has a “natural finish” and it is said to improve skin with each wear as it hydrates and evens out skin tone. The broad spectrum SPF 15 protects against discoloration. Its sweat- and humidity-resistant formula is also perfect for those who lead active lifestyles and are always out and about in Singapore’s tropical weather. Chantecaille Real Skin+ Eye and Face Stick, $104
Skin-loving ingredients: Raspberry stem cell and hibiscus extracts minimise signs of ageing. The lightweight formula delivers a second-skin finish, so you look like you, just better. Best bit? This foundation-concealer in one is all you need to even out skin tone as well as unsightly dark circles. Comes in 12 shades. Available at the Chantecaille counter, Takashimaya D.S. Dior Prestige Le Micro-Fluide Teint de Rose SPF25/PA+++, $155
Skin-loving ingredients: Dior’s exclusive Rose de Granville micro-nutrients, rich in minerals, vitamins and omega 3, give tired complexions a rosy glow. Rich in corrective and illuminative properties, this foundation nourishes and revitalises the complexion, leaving it radiant and smooth instantly. Comes in four shades. Available at all Dior boutiques and counters. Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Concealer, $46
Skin-loving ingredients: Innovative skin tech that wicks away sweat and oil, protects against air pollution and infuses skin with moisture. All in a concealer, yes. A long-lasting concealer that is smudge-proof as well as sweat-, humidity- and crease-resistant, so any imperfection you need to conceal – dark circles and blemishes – stays hidden. Plus, it is also ophthalmologist- and dermatologist-tested so it’s safe to use around the eye area too. Comes in eight shades. Available at Shiseido counters. Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid SPF15/PA+++, $62
Skin-loving ingredients: Konjac micropearls moisturise and plump the skin, organic oat sugars lift skin, and chicory and red jania extracts enhance luminosity. Restores skin’s lost glow, diminished with age, while keeping the complexion smooth and supple. This fluid foundation comes in 24 shades. Available at Clarins boutiques and counters. Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40/PA+++, $92
Skin-loving ingredients: Cordyceps and a blend of lychee and green apple extracts to keep skin radiant and youthful. A lightweight foundation that infuses the skin with hydration so the complexion looks even, glowing and flawless. It is available in 17 shades. Available at Bobbi Brown boutiques and counters. Etude House Double Lasting Serum Foundation SPF25/PA++, $33.90
Skin-loving ingredients: Ceramides, hyaluronic acid and panthenol give dry skin a burst of moisture. This foundation not only gives you a healthy and natural looking complexion but also strengthens the skin barrier while attracting and locking in hydration to revitalise and re-balance skin’s moisture functions. Comes in 12 shades. Available at Etude House boutiques. Dr. TWL Lip Serum Stick, $96.30
Skin-loving ingredients: Phytoceramides for all-day hydration, vitamin E to protect against free radical damage, and a salmon DNA complex for anti-ageing and regenerative benefits. Custom-blended to suit your skin tone or to create a uniquely-yours shade, it marries vibrant colour with anti-ageing ingredients to keep lips smooth, supple and youthful looking always. The brand’s founder is Dr Teo Wan Lin, founder and medical director of TWL Specialist Skin & Laser Centre. Having come across many patients who’ve developed allergies to the chemical ingredients in makeup, Dr Teo launched her own cosmeceutical line (it combines cosmetics and pharmaceuticals) in response. Available exclusively at www.drtwlderma.com Cle de Peau Beaute Radiant Liquid Rouge Matte, $70
Skin-loving ingredients: Illuminating hydro-wrap complex and premium argan tree oil improve dryness and prevent chapped lips, safflower oil moistures, and hydroxproline keeps lips supple and youthful looking. Just one swipe delivers rich colour, plumping lips subtly for a smooth and kissable pout. It sits comfortably on the lips, keeping them hydrated for up to eight hours. It’s available in eight shades. Available at the Cle de Peau Beaute boutique and counters. Laneige Layering Lip Bar, $39
Skin-loving ingredients: It infuses lips with beta-glucan, hydro-ionised mineral water, evening primrose root and hunza apricot extracts, keeping them soft. Each lipstick comes in a six-shade gradated lip bullet to help you achieve that “just-bitten” gradient look with ease. Choose from 20 vivid shades. Available at Laneige boutiques and counters. Albion Elegance Bliss Aura, $99
Skin-loving ingredients: Centifolia rose extract hydrates, tocopherol acetate boosts micro-circulation and horse chestnut protects against UV damage. This fine-powdered blusher gives cheeks a soft, healthy flush and a lit-from-within glow. Plus, it also keeps over-active sebaceous glands in check, ensuring that your blusher stays in place. Choose from three shades. Milani Highly Rated 10-in-1 Volume Mascara, $21.70
Skin-loving ingredients: Acacia jojoba complex protects and conditions lashes. Transform short and poker straight lashes into beautiful and luscious ones with this bold and intense mascara that lifts and volumises. Available exclusively at Watsons. Tarte Big Ego Vegan Mascara, $35
Skin-loving ingredients: Babassu nourishes while glycerin conditions lashes, and panthenol protects against free radicals. Get voluminous, flutter-worthy lashes thanks to a unique brush that builds volume from root to tip. Available at Sephora stores. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder, $60
Skin-loving ingredients: Hydrolysed silk, hydrolysed collagen, niacin and peptides work together to hydrate and protect the skin for a smoother complexion. A lightweight powder that contains optical-blurring pigments to hide imperfections – enlarged pores, dark spots and roughness – with ease. Use alone or over foundation to give skin a flawless finish. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation, $76
Skin-loving ingredients: Replexium to boost collagen production and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 22 per cent after eight weeks, MossCellTec to increase hydration and C.T. Defence to protect skin against environmental pollutants. A lightweight yet full-coverage foundation that covers imperfections for a flawless complexion. Doesn’t cake and leaves skin still looking natural, just better. Comes in 44 shades. Available exclusively at select Sephora stores and www.sephora.sg