Mornings are tough. You have to get out of your warm bed, figure out what you’re going to wear, try to make yourself presentable, and get to the office before having your morning coffee without assaulting anyone on the subway. Okay, maybe that last part is just me, but you get what I mean. Sometimes, you just wish there was something you could do to make your mornings a little more stress-free.
Enter foundation and concealer hybrids. They’re exactly what they sound like: products that are foundation and concealer in one, making your morning beauty routine that much simpler. Some of these products are two separate products in one package, and others are a combination of the two, but no matter what, they cut down on the number of products you need to purchase. And really, all we want in the world is to be able to sleep in longer and spend less money on makeup, so these products are sort of a dream.
Read on for our favorite foundation and concealer hybrids!
This is a product from Milk Studios‘ debut makeup collection, Milk Makeup, which will launch a little bit later this month. It comes packaged with a rollerball applicator for the liquid makeup and a detachable pot filled with what they’re calling “marshmallow concealer.” I don’t know about you, but I need to know what qualifies it as a “marshmallow”-esque product.
I’ve seen this product a million times in my local Duane Reade, and it looks pretty slick. The bigger pot is, of course, the foundation, and the smaller is the slightly lighter-hued concealer. I’m a little concerned that there isn’t enough product in this palette, but as a longtime user of Revlon’s ColorStay foundation, I can promise you that the product, however much of it there is, is good.
Quite frankly, if you’re trying to decide between face makeup and you’re not quite sure where you want to go, Clinique should be your first stop. There’s a reason the brand has been around for so long: it just works.
This is a sneaky little product. The bottle is filled with Stila’s already highly-praised foundation, and the concealer is hidden in the cap! I’d buy this for the packaging alone.
Too Cool For School is good for more than just Korean skincare.
Okay, fine, this is technically just a concealer. But here’s the thing: on a normal work day, I don’t even bother with foundation, and instead opt for a more full coverage concealer (I use this one by bareMinerals, in case you were wondering). This one by L.A. Girl is obviously insanely budget-friendly at $5 per tube, and the coverage is nuts. If you don’t believe, head over to YouTube and search “L.A. Girl pro concealer.” You’ll find more tutorials than you can shake a stick at.
This foundation comes both in the bottle and as a spot treatment product. Basically, it’s doing all the work for you. Plus, it’s Lancome, and I have a soft spot in my heart for Lancome after using their Artliner liquid liner for a couple of years.
Cargo is one of those somewhat under-the-radar beauty brands that you might not know about, but their face products are a godsend.
You know all about my recent love affair with Milani after having tried their brow color, and I’m personally excited to get my hands on one of their face products. Also, you can’t really be mad at a $10 price tag. That’s on the cheaper side of even drugstore foundations.
Speaking of drugstore foundations, COVERGIRL’s primer, foundation, and concealer in one has a whole slew of shades to fit any skin tone. Also, it’ll make you one step closer to basically becoming Zendaya, and who doesn’t want that?
The great thing about foundation and concealer palettes is that you’re not limited to one particular shade. Rather, you can blend the different colors to create your own custom foundation color, which, in the end, is better. After all, if it’s good enough for the professional makeup artists, it’s good enough for me.