Is it makeup? Is it skin care? Yes and yes! These days, high-tech makeup offers more than just coverage and color.

Is it makeup? Is it skin care? Yes and yes! These days, high-tech makeup offers more than just coverage and color.

Story by Anna M. Park

  • It’s a light-as-air matte tint that goes on like a fluid and transforms into a sheer wash of powder color. But the real magic is its infusion of anti-aging peptides to smooth fine lines and make crepiness disappear. Butter London Sheer Wisdom Serum Shadow, $24, butterlondon.com
  • You wear concealer all day to cover those dark circles — why not treat them at the same time with peptides, vitamin C, and bamboo grass extract? Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer, $40, bobbibrown.com
  • The gold standard in cushion compacts just got better with rare red pine extract to boost elasticity, plum blossom extract to fight free radicals, and pearl powder to brighten skin. Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense, $80, us.sulwhasoo.com
  • It’s almost too high-tech for a lipgloss: Neuropeptides act as messenger molecules to help boost suppleness and firmness, jojoba seed oil nourishes lips, and SPF15 protects. Perricone MD No Lipgloss Lipgloss, $30, perriconemd.com
  • The latest from the sun protection makeup experts, this mineral foundation, infused with vitamin E and antioxidant-rich botanical extracts and oils, is now in a pressed powder format. Colorscience Natural Finish Pressed Foundation SPF20, $55, colorscience.com
  • Half skin care, half color corrector, this selfadjusting color treatment harnesses Centella asiatica extract (or tiger grass — tigers are known to roll around in it when wounded) to protect and heal skin. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment, $52, sephora.com
  • This is a serious anti-aging treatment, with skin-identical proteins to help renew cells, all in the form of a tinted oil that absorbs quickly, blurs imperfections, and feels like nothing on. RéVive Le Tint Moisturizing Veil, $105, reviveskincare.com

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