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A Perfect Pair: Skincare & Makeup Duos That Work Better Together

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Romeo and Juliet, ice cream cones and rainbow sprinkles, a flickering campfire and gooey s’mores… some things are just better together. The same rings true when it comes to certain skincare and makeup products.

Whether you’re aiming for a natural beauty look or going full glam, our skin often looks better when it’s prepped and primed! Think a radiance-boosting face serum paired with an illuminating CC cream, or plumping lipstick layered over a lip-loving treatment. Check out our favorite dynamic skincare and makeup duos!

Moisturizer + CC Cream

The Duo: Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer & CC+ Cream with SPF 50+

Our first makeup and skincare couple features two top-selling products, naturally! Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer delivers 7 anti-aging benefits in one cream. This velvety cream reduces the look of fine lines, minimizes the look of large pores, and even helps visibly brighten your complexion.

All the above makes it the perfect skincare preparation for CC+ Cream with SPF 50+, a full-coverage color-correcting cream infused with an anti-aging serum and SPF 50+ physical sunscreen. Paired together, your skin will look and feel hydrated, smooth, even, and youthful.

Vitamin C Serum + Illuminating Foundation

The Duo: Bye Bye Dullness Vitamin C Serum & CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+

On a mission to nix dull, tired-looking skin? A combination of a vitamin C serum and radiance-boosting CC+ cream will have you absolutely glowing. Bye Bye Dullness Vitamin C Serum helps shield your skin from free radical damage, which is notoriously responsible for premature signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, and discoloration.

While the serum works over time, you’ll get an instant boost of radiance with CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+. It's formulated with micronized light-reflecting particles that create radiantly beautiful skin—sans glitter and shimmer.

Brow Pencil + Gel

The Duo: Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil & Brow Power Filler Eyebrow Gel

Achieving the perfect brow arch doesn’t have to be a total chore. The key is to use eye products that do the work for you, which is exactly what you’ll get with this dynamic duo. After brushing your brows, simply use your Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil to fill in sparse areas. After, use the Brow Power Filler Eyebrow Gel to instantly add the look of volume while setting your brows in place.

Pro Tip: Check out our eyebrow shaping tutorial if you’re not sure how to create flawless, ‘natural makeup’ brows.

Eye Cream + Concealer

The Duo: Confidence in an Eye Cream + Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer

This skincare makeup duo is a must-try for anyone who deals with tired-looking eyes, including crow’s feet or dark under-eye circles. (Umm… is that #allofus?)

Confidence in an Eye Cream features the same hydrating, firming, and wrinkle-smoothing benefits of the original face cream, only it's infused with Drops of Light Technology™ to visible color-correct and brighten your under-eye area. It's also formulated with Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate™ and ceramides to double down on the visible line-smoothing and hydrating.

Once you’ve applied the eye cream, you can go in with Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer. One dot is all you need to instantly brighten the look of dark circles and imperfections.

Lip Treatment + Lipstick

The Duo: Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Lip Balm Treatment & Pillow Lips Lipstick

Your lips deserve a little skincare and makeup combo action, too. Start with Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment, a hydrating balm that's infused with skincare ingredients such as hyaluronic acid filling spheres (which help visibly plump your pout!), antioxidants, and nourishing essential oils and butters. Once your lips are prepped, apply your favorite shade of Pillow Lips Lipstick. Each of the 14 colors is available in both a cream and matte finish.

Pro Tip: Apply the balm before doing the rest of your makeup routine so your lips have lots of time to enjoy the goodness.

Gentle Nightly Peel + Night Cream

The Duo: Hello Results Baby-Smooth Glycolic Acid Peel + Caring Oil & Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream

The perfect nighttime skincare routine doesn’t exi—but it does! Exfoliation is arguably one of the best things you can do for your skin, but finding the right product is essential. Hello Results Baby-Smooth Glycolic Acid Peel + Caring Oil is so gentle you can use it every single day without worrying about redness or irritation. It features a unique bi-phase formula that visibly improves uneven texture—including fine lines and large pores—in just four weeks. Meanwhile, skin-loving argan oil and meadowfoam seed oil moisturize.

It pairs beautifully with Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream, a lavender-scented cream that works the nightshift for your skin by targeting common signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, dullness, and loss of firmness. Bonus: it’s pillow-proof!

Speaking of skincare makeup duos, IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare is a hybrid of the two. We wrote this article singing the product’s praises, including the fact that it can create better-looking skin in just two weeks.

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