Makeup With a Moisture Boost

Makeup with a Moisture Boost

Hydration and a perky pop of color? Get them both here, with creamy lipsticks, blushes that go on like silk, and velvety eye shadows. It's time to expect more from your makeup.

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Lips

You used to have to choose between rich, bold color or a moisturizing formula. Now there are balms, glosses, and even lipsticks that are saturated with pigment and loaded with luxurious oils like coconut, avocado, or moringa, as well as shea butter and hyaluronic acid to keep chapping at bay, says cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson. You'll love the look: Your favorite shade glides on evenly, softening dry spots so the color doesn't latch onto pesky flakes.

Hydration How-To

Run a clear lip liner like Sephora Collection Universal Lip Liner ($10, Sephora) around the edges of your lips before puckering up to your favorite color. The liner will keep a moisturizing formula from feathering and slipping into fine lines, says makeup artist Fiona Stiles.

The Winners

Left to right: Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in Pierced Petal ($30, Nordstrom); Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in Tourmaline ($9, drugstores); Burt's Bees Lipstick in Blush Basin ($9, drugstores); Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm in Sweet Guava ($25, lauramercier.com)

Cheeks

It's glow time: For a soft, lit-from-within look, you can't go wrong with a creamy blush. The ones here are packed with hydrators like ceramides, grapeseed oil, and argan oil to help plump fine lines and moisturize rough patches of skin. A stay-put tip: "Liquid and cream blushes fade faster when used over an oil-based face cream," says Stiles. So if that's what you use, give it a few minutes to sink in (brush your teeth, do your hair, blend your morning juice) before blushing up for a flush that sticks around all day long.

Hydration How-To

Using your fingers, dab three dots of blush onto the applesof your cheeks and swirl. The heat from your fingertips will warm up the product so it blends in with your skin.

The Winners

Left to right: Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon (in tube) and Grapefruit ($25 each, Sephora); Stowaway Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Rouge in Peony ($15, stowawaycosmetics.com); Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar ($24, Macy's); Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in Robust Rhubarb and Roly Poly Rosy ($22 each, clinique.com)

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Eyes

Many of us tap eye cream over our dark circles or crow's-feet but don't give our lids any love. You can and should anti-age this area with the newest liquid and cream eye shadows. They're formulated with water-preserving ingredients like sunflower seed oil and silicates to hold moisture in. And because the color is richer than everbefore, it doesn't take much to make eyes stand out.

Hydration How-To

Apply shadow all over lids with your finger or a fluffy eye shadow brush. Then use the same brush to dust a hint of translucent powder over your lids — it keeps color from creasing, says Jessica Scantlin, head makeup artist at Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge.

The Winners

Left to right: BareMinerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow in Candlelit Peach ($19, Sephora); Pacifica Super Powder Supernatural Eye Shadow Trio in Breathless/Glowing/Sunset ($12, Target); Giorgio Armani Beauty Eye Tint in Sunrise ($38, armanibeauty.com); Laura Geller Eye Dew Cream Shadow Crayon in Rose Gold and Opal ($16 each, laurageller.com)

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2016 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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