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Two-In-One For The Win: Products That Are Both Primer and Moisturizer

Although two completely different things, primers and moisturizers have become staples in their own right. Moisturizers are now the bare minimum of a woman’s skincare regimen, while primers are now the starting point of any makeup routine. Both are necessities to complete a woman’s daily glow; and while she’s free to layer as much product as she sees fit, there’s something exciting in one product that can be both skincare and makeup.

Who doesn’t like multi-purpose products, right? If you want to cut to the chase with your beauty routine, or you’re stepping up that skincare with your makeup, here’s our top picks for primers that double as moisturizers—or, vice versa.


1.Charlotte Tilburry Wonderglow Face Primer


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This shimmery gel spreads like fluid to create a soft, transparent finish on the skin, with just barely a hint of sparkle. Perfect for a dewy look, and it’s loaded with anti-aging peptides to boost your skin’s collagen.


2. IT Cosmetics Feel The Moment 


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Dubbed as ‘spa in a bottle’, this primer has been specially blended with anti-aging goodies, like caviar extract, collage, hyaluronic acid and peptides. It’s ultra-hydrating, too.


3.Farsali Unicorn Essence  

Sounds quirky, but it works! This dual-purpose serum is a water-based concoction of fruit extracts to protect skin from free-radical damage, while also prepping the skin for makeup application.


4. Pixi Rose Flash Balm

This oil-free, radiance boosting primer is made from rose water for that decadent, moisturizing feel. Signs of fatigue will blur away, before you even apply your makeup.


5.Moonshot Moonbright Cream  

This lightweight formula is a hybrid of skincare and makeup base that’s perfect for every skin type. While flower extracts work to rejuvenate your skin, the pearl extracts help boost that moonlight glow under your makeup.



Cover and thumbnail photo by Rxandy Capinpin, from Metro Magazine July 2017.

Makeup by Raf Manosca for MAC

Hair by Dave Grona for Revlon Professional

Nails by Luz Fortuno of Triple Luck Brow & Nail Salon

Model is Danica Magpantay of IM Agency