While some brands excel at both, usually a cosmetics company focuses on either makeup or skincare. What do you typically think about buying makeup from a skincare line? Here are a few examples of skincare lines that have expanded into makeup products:
- DHC – A well-known and well-respected Japanese skincare company, their best-selling set starts with the quintessential dual-step cleansing method. But they also offer primers, powder foundation, mascara, eyeshadow, eyeliner, brow pencils, lip gloss, and lipstick. Some of the products do contain the same nourishing properties as their skincare line, but it seems that most of the products are just there as filler.
- Juice Beauty – One of their best-selling and best-known products is the Green Apple Peel (also available in a sensitive version). I was not aware until recently that this organic skincare line also offered a full line of organic makeup including foundation, BB and CC creams, concealer, powder, eyeliners, mascara, blush, and even multiple lip formulas.
- Origins – Another skincare line that has extended into makeup products, Origins offers foundations, concealers, blush, eye makeup, lip colors, two makeup brushes, and a brush cleaner. For this particular line, most of the color cosmetics seem like just an ‘add-on’ except for possibly the Hydrating Lip Balm which would be a treatment product with color.
Personally, it seems that some companies should just stick to what they know best. I think it depends on whether the makeup seems to be an extension of their skincare philosophies or just an added afterthought. Some products seem like they could be a natural extension of the skincare, such as a tinted moisturizer or a tinted lip treatment.
What do you think – can you get respectable and hard-working makeup products from a skincare brand?