The hybrid trend that's turning back the clock.
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I'm going to let you in on a little secret that you already know: Women are multitaskers. We're not here to do one thing at a time—we manage to juggle more than a few plates simultaneously and never drop one (okay, well, maybe there's the occasional slip). The point is, we've become masters at getting it all done and that means we need the products in our lives to do just the same.

Whether we're talking skincare products with a makeup finish or makeup products with a skincare feel, there's a whole new category of hybrids that are taking the beauty aisles by storm—and for good reason. These multitasking wonders bring the results that you might expect from a number of products, with the bonus of requiring just one purchase. From acne-clearing concealer to fine-line-smoothing foundation, here are a few of our favorite makeup-skincare hybrids that come highly recommended by Southern Living staffers.


Powder is admittedly not for everyone—unless we're talking about a formula that conceals pores, blends imperfections, and provides a dose of anti-aging benefits. The long-term results might convince you of the importance of a good dusting after all.

Try This Editor Favorite:
IT Cosmetics CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder, $35;


If even a tinted moisturizer is too much for your au naturale-loving heart, opt for a hydrating solution with skin-brightening benefits. An antioxidant-rich formula will help achieve a fresh, illuminated look.

Try This Editor Favorite:
Kiehl's Formula Skin Hydrator – Brightening Moisturizer, $38;

Tinted Moisturizer

When foundation isn't required—or desired—a tinted moisturizer is just the ticket. It'll go to work giving skin a hit of lightweight hydration, while providing anywhere from light to medium coverage. Most also provide a dose of SPF. Some of our favorite formulas include anti-aging power players like hyaluronic acid, collagen, and peptides.

Try These Editor Favorites:
Lancome Skin Feels Good, $35;
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, $48;
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40, $39;


A good foundation camouflages skin concerns. A great foundation solves skin issues. Finding a full coverage formula that doesn't leave skin feeling suffocated is key. Our picks for skincare-like foundations are lightweight, oil-free, and provide plenty of nourishment throughout the day's wear. Look for skin-soothing ingredients like aloe and chamomile to help reduce skin redness and irritation at the source.

Try These Editor Favorites:
Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation, $66;
Chantecaille Future Skin Gel, $78;


If you pull out the concealer daily in order to reduce the appearance of blemishes, consider a product that helps clear skin too. Look for gentle exfoliants like salicylic acid in the ingredient list.

Try This Editor Favorite:
Neutrogena Skinclearing Blemish Concealer, $7.57;

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Have you tried any makeup-skincare hybrids yet? If so, what are your favorites? We want you to spill all your beauty secrets. We won't tell.