- Save Time and Money with These 10 Double-Duty Beauty Products
- 7 Double-Duty Makeup & Beauty Products You Need
- Multipurpose Beauty Products
- 1. BB Cream
- 2. Lip Balm
- 3. Cream Blush
- 4. Mascara
- 5. Bronzer
- 6. Coconut Oil
- 7. Baby Wipes
- Final Word
- These 12 Beauty Products Are Way More Useful Than You Think
- 1. Lip Balm
- 2. Hairspray
- 3. Vaseline
- 4. Toothbrush
- 5. BB Cream
- 6. Mascara
- 7. Coconut Oil
- 8. Concealer
- 9. Eyeshadow
- 10. Body Wash
- 11. Eyebrow Pencil
- 12. Translucent Powder
- Two in One Beauty Products – Double Duty Makeup
- Beauty Products That Do Double Duty
Save Time and Money with These 10 Double-Duty Beauty Products
Cream-based cheek color looks way more natural than powder formulas and, as a bonus, it can double as lip color. Use your fingers, a brush, or a sponge to apply cream blush on the apples of your cheeks in a circular motion, and dab on lips throughout the day.
Try cult-favorite multitasker Nars The Multiple, in Orgasm, a creamy formula that adds warmth to all skin tones, or Laura Mercier Colour Dots Lip & Cheek Sheers for a dewy flush of color. Chosungah 22 So Tiny Lip & Cheek is a super-portable option, small enough to stash in your pocket.
(Related: Even as you do an express application, take care to avoid the makeup mistakes that make you look sloppy.)
Clean out your purse and replace your hand lotion, lip gloss, and lip balm with one clear ointment-based balm that you can use for dry skin anywhere on the body! We Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm (the Peach smells amazing) and Skinfix Lip Repair Blam for Dry, Chapped Lips.
Carmex Comfort Care Lip Balm is a great budget option. Rub the ointment into your knuckles in the dry winter months, and spread it on your lips for a moisture-filled glossy finish.
You can even massage a dab into the ends of your hair to hide damage and split ends, and tame frizzy flyaways.
An all-in-one product is not just for baby baths anymore! A shampoo and body wash mixed gloriously into one bottle will save time, money, and space in your shower or gym bag.
Try Kiehl's Body Fuel All-in-1 Wash, with caffeine and menthol for a refreshing zing, Philosophy Amazing Grace 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath for a more flowery scent, or Everyone Botanical 3-in-1 Mint & Coconut Soap, in combos Lavender and Aloe, Citrus and Mint, and Cucumber and Lemon. For extra express showering, you can grab a product from the men's aisle that also adds conditioner, but if you have dry hair, consider using a leave-in conditioner, spray, or oil that will seal in moisture post-shower. We Color Wow Coconut Cocktail Bionic Tonic, a leave-in lotion that adds a silky suppleness to strands.
If you run shaving gel, you probably reach for your body wash to do the job but, instead, grab your hair conditioner, which can actually soften course hair for a better shave. A little goes a long way and hair is hair, no matter where it is on your body, so this stand-in is no slouch. These pro tips will help you get your best shave ever.
Use your bronzer and an eye shadow applicator to smudge right along the lash line for a daytime-appropriate smoky eye and year-round glow. This works for both shimmery and matte bronzes.
We Jane Iredale Bronzer in Rose Dawn, with four mix-and-match pink and bronze shades, RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer, a sheer glowing cream bronzer that has zero orange overtones, and Stila Stay All Day Bronzer For Face & Body, a lightweight, matte-satin powder.
Don't have an eye shadow applicator handy? Try a bronzing stick, Mystic Tan's Bronzer Stick, or grab a Q-Tip instead. Check out 16 other ingenious uses for Q-Tips in your beauty routine and around the house.
You'll usually find BB creams in the makeup section of your favorite beauty store, since they can provide coverage similar to a lightweight foundation. But these pioneering products could just as easily fit into the skincare section, since you can also use them in place of both moisturizer and sunscreen.
There are so many amazing options and they won't all go by BB cream. One perennial beauty award winner is Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20—it's lightweight coverage in universal skin tones.
For heavier duty coverage, reach for IT Cosmetics CC+ Illumination, a color correcting full coverage cream, anti-aging hydrating serum that also boasts SPF 50+ UVA and UVB coverage.
For a multitasker that also controls oil, we swear by Cosmedicine Medi-Matte Perfected Oil Control Tinted Moisturizer, which also has SPF 20 to protect against casual daily sun exposure. Just watch out for the makeup mistakes that can make you look older.
No eyeliner? No problem. There are at least two ways to line your eyes with mascara: You can use the tip of the wand as a liquid liner, or when applying mascara as usual, wiggle the wand back and forth a few times at the root to deposit extra mascara right on the lash line and create the illusion of liner.
This trick is especially easy with the delicate, tightline wand on Lash Star Beauty Full Control Lash Sculpting Mascara. If you're game to try a new kind of mascara experience, consider checking out Hourglass Curator, a makeup-artistry insipred lash instrument with a stainless steel tip that allows you to deposit the perfect, uniform amount of product on your lash line without clumping.
Don't miss the tips for applying eye makeup that will complement your glasses.
Choose a mascara that matches your natural eyebrow color to use as both traditional mascara and as eyebrow gel. A quick swipe of the brows, with no additional product necessary, will pull together a polished look without added time in the mirror each morning.
The obvious choice here is Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Tinted Lash Primer in a universal mink-brown. Wear it alone for a natural feathery lash look or under mascara for extra oomph. A quick swipe of this gel on the eyebrows gives you color, shape, and a hint of healthy provitamin B5.
This beauty guru's tips will land you the perfect brows every time.
Use a shimmery white or light shadow as both an eye shadow and a face highlighter.
Apply with a brush or fingers to the center of your forehead, just below your outer eyebrows, to the top of your cheeks and over the bridge of your nose—anywhere light naturally hits your face.
Try Extreme Shimmer Shadow Nude Palette from Physicians Formula or NYX Cosmetics Hot Singles Eyeshadow in Whipped Cream. These tricks will get your makeup to last all day.
If your roots are just a tad oily and there's no dry shampoo within reach, use your translucent setting powder to soak up oil. Tap it with a brush or your fingers onto the roots of your part and any face-framing layers.
We bareMinerals Mineral Veil, a luxe sheer powder that sops up extra oil and Fiona Stiles Invisible Finish Loose Setting Powder. A great budget option is Maybelline MasterFix, with micro-fine translucent powders for smooth, even application.
For more budget beauty options, check out these 20 ways to get lovely locks for less money.
Originally Published in Reader's Digest
7 Double-Duty Makeup & Beauty Products You Need
As a total beauty product junky, I make it my business to test-drive just about every new item on the market. That means my bathroom vanity is always covered with products and potions, much to my husband’s dismay.
Although I love trying out new things and having a huge beauty arsenal on-hand, I also recognize the importance of makeup minimalism. After all, I’m not going to put on a full face every time I go to the grocery store.
That’s why I love products that can do more than just one thing.
Not only do they save you counter space, they allow you to streamline your morning routine so you’re not stuck shuffling between 10 different colors, products, and brushes as you rush to get ready.
By filling your makeup bag with products that pull double duty, you can easily travel with, use, and store a smaller number of them without sacrificing your look.
Multipurpose Beauty Products
Whether you’re headed for a weekend getaway or you have a serious case of makeup overload, simplifying your routine – and de-cluttering your bathroom counter – means stashing all of your specialty items in favor of more efficient products. Check out some of the ways I use my favorite cosmetics, and you may discover that some of your own can perform double duty too.
1. BB Cream
You’ve probably heard a lot about BB (beauty balm) cream in the last few months. Originating in Asia, it’s made its way West and into makeup bags across the country.
BB cream is a mixture of sunscreen, moisturizer, and foundation, making it a light alternative to heavier creams and foundations.
While I love BB cream to help even out my complexion, I love it even more as a way to flatter my legs while wearing skirts and dresses.
BB cream usually features some type of shimmer in the formula, which can highlight your legs to make them look long and lean when wearing skirts or shorts.
Just squeeze a little bit of the cream onto your fingertips – my favorite is Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream – and then smooth it down your shin bone only, blending well.
The slight color and shimmer create a nice, long line down the legs, which can help hide imperfections and leave them looking amazing. You can also use BB cream to highlight your collarbone when wearing lower-cut shirts.
2. Lip Balm
I have a theory that women’s purses eat lip balm. That’s the only way to explain how I continually purchase it, yet never seem able to find it. I beeswax-based formulas with plenty of vitamin E, such as Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, to help ward of chapped lips and prevent sunburns. High-quality lip balms are a perfect way to combat the harsh summer sun, which tends to dry out and burn lips.
Come winter, there’s another use for your lip balm that might help save you from a bad hair day. Indoor heating can make your hair dry and frizzy, but lip balm can help tame your tresses in a pinch.
Just rub some on your hands and smooth them over your hair to help tame those flyaways by adding weight and moisture. Lip balm can also stand in for cuticle cream when your nails are looking ragged.
3. Cream Blush
Cream blush is amazing when you want your color to look natural, not powdery. Look for a formula that is super-sheer so you can add layers of blush to customize your look from slight glow to “I just came in from a blizzard.”
However, don’t make the mistake of assuming that cream blush is just a one-trick pony. I use my favorite, e.l.f. Studio Cream Blush, as a way to freshen up my lips as well as my cheeks.
Cream blush works as a great lip gloss. Just dip your middle finger in it and lightly tap the cream onto your lips, starting from the center and moving outward.
The result is a sheer wash of color that complements your cheeks for an all-over natural look.
Mascara may be one of the most popular makeup products. It helps define your eyelashes and makes them look fuller and longer. However, it doesn’t have to be used on eyelashes only. In a makeup emergency – or if you simply prefer a less-fussy look – it can sub for eyeliner.
Here’s how to make it work: Using a quality mascara (I love L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes) bring the wand up to your lash line.
Get the brush as close to the eyelid as possible and instead of simply sweeping upward, wiggle the brush back and forth at the lash line a few times. This deposits color to make it look your eyes are lined.
Then, sweep up and repeat on the bottom lash line. As a bonus, if you use waterproof mascara, it makes your “eyeliner” positively budge-proof.
Bronzer is the one product I never leave home without. Not only does it chase away winter pallor, but it’s a must-have for contouring your cheeks and nose. I specifically look for bronzer without the shimmer, Too Faced Tan Without the Twinkle, which works for more natural contouring over its sparkly counterparts.
Bronzer is also a great fill-in for eyeshadow in a pinch. The trick is to increase the concentration of pigments. When you apply it to your cheeks with a wide, fluffy brush, the pigments are more widely distributed, making for less color and a more natural look.
A smaller eyeshadow brush, on the other hand, can concentrate the color for a more dramatic look. Try using a wider brush to coat your lids in bronzer and then run a small eyeliner brush along your lower lash line.
The beauty bonus is that the color already complements your skin tone and makes your iris pop.
6. Coconut Oil
Do you have a tub of coconut oil on your vanity yet? If not, you should. It’s cheap, comes in huge quantities, and works for just about everything. Most people I know use coconut oil as a moisturizer. It works wonders on chapped knees and elbows. However, my favorite way to use the solid-based oil is as a pre-blow drying treatment.
Blow drying seriously dries out your hair and can leave those formerly smooth, sleek locks looking rough. That problem can be solved by smoothing a dollop of coconut oil through damp hair before you begin – I’ve found that a teaspoon works well on medium-length hair.
Work it into your ends and then continue moving up until the oil has been distributed. It creates a protective barrier so the heat from your blow dryer doesn’t cause damage and leaves you hair smooth and shiny.
Find coconut oil in the baking section of your grocery or health and wellness store.
7. Baby Wipes
My friends are always teasing me because I keep a package of baby wipes in my purse – despite the fact that my kids are much too old to use them – because they’re a must for cleaning up a messy face, car spills, and – my favorite – wayward makeup.
Not only do I use baby wipes to take off stubborn makeup, such as waterproof mascara, but also as a gentle way to touch up cosmetics if they smudge or dab excess lipstick.
Just look for baby wipes labeled “unscented” – otherwise, you’re going to end up smelling a baby all day.
Minimalist beauty means you can streamline your morning routine and, even better, spend less time digging through your makeup bag to find the right products.
Cosmetics companies are becoming more sensitive to the fact that women lead busy lives and may not have time for an extensive makeup routine everyday.
By adding double-duty products into your arsenal, you can spend less time in front of the mirror and less money on items you don’t really use.
What’s your favorite double-duty makeup product?
These 12 Beauty Products Are Way More Useful Than You Think
Whenever I venture into makeup or beauty stores these days, I’m almost overwhelmed by how many different types of products there are for sale. My personal makeup routine has always been pretty streamlined, but I can easily imagine getting swept up in the “I need one of everything” mentality.
But the reality is that many of your favorite beauty products can serve multiple purposes, even if they aren’t advertised that way.
Knowing what those other uses are could help you cut back your makeup collection significantly! So to that end, today I’ll be sharing alternative uses for 12 common makeup products.
And just to clarify, I don’t mean this as an attack against people who love makeup.
If you’re the type who has every shade of eyeshadow and every makeup tool under the sun, more power to you! 🙂 My goal is to simply share alternative uses for people who could benefit from cutting back on the amount of beauty products they own.
So whether you’re short on storage space, looking to save some money, or even if you just want to be prepared for beauty emergencies, I think you’ll find these tips as useful as I do!
1. Lip Balm
You use your trusty tube of lip balm to keep your lips soft and smooth, but that’s not all it can do! You can use lip balm to soothe cracked cuticles, prevent blisters, minimize mess while you’re coloring your hair, tame flyaways and rogue brows, and erase mascara smudges. Learn even more ways to use lip balm at the link below!
Related: 19 Unusual Uses For Ordinary Lip Balm
There are plenty of useful things you can do with hairspray! Spray your bobby pins before putting them in your hair to help them stay put. Spray your tights before wearing them to prevent runs. And spray your freshly-painted fingernails to make the polish dry faster! You can also use it to tame unruly brows! For more uses for hairspray, check out the link below.
Related: 12 Uses For Hairspray That Will Amaze!
Vaseline (or my homemade non-petroleum jelly) is a serious multitasker. Use it to keep lipstick off your teeth, or use it mascara to define and add volume to your lashes. You can also use it to relieve razor burn, mask split ends, and give matte lipstick a glossy finish! Get more details and more uses for Vaseline at the link below.
Related: 45 Totally Brilliant Things You Can Do With Vaseline
I to keep a few inexpensive toothbrushes in my bathroom to use for non-teeth-cleaning purposes. You can use a toothbrush to gently exfoliate lips, to separate and fan your lashes, and even to help re-dye your roots. (Use a separate toothbrush for each different use, and preferably not the one you use to clean your teeth!) 😉
5. BB Cream
Your favorite multi-purpose BB cream just got even more useful! Apply BB cream to your legs to make them look even better while wearing skirts and dresses. The cream will hide imperfections and highlight the definition in your legs, making them look long, lean, and shimmery! You can also use it around your collarbone for the same effect when wearing shirts with lower necklines.
Your mascara can double as an eyeliner if you know this easy trick! Place your mascara wand at the base of your lashes, but instead of sweeping up, move the wand side to side. This creates an artfully smudged eyeliner effect without actually using eyeliner.
7. Coconut Oil
You might already use coconut oil as a conditioning hair mask or as a moisturizer, but you can also use it to help nourish your lashes! Use a clean mascara wand to apply coconut oil to your lashes (and brows, if desired) to moisturize, strengthen, and promote growth. It’s much cheaper than any lash & brow serum!
Related: The Best Carrier Oils For Health & Beauty
If you’re foundation or you misplaced it, you can use your concealer as a stand-in. Just apply some of your concealer to the back of your hand and mix in some of your moisturizer. Use a sponge or brush to apply the concealer mixture a foundation, and voila! Beauty crisis averted. 🙂
Mix your favorite shade of eyeshadow with a small amount of vaseline to create a custom lip color! The color options are endless, and it’s a great way to put eyeshadows you don’t use often to good use.
10. Body Wash
In a pinch, a good moisturizing body wash makes a fine substitute for shaving cream. Why spend the extra money for a fancy shaving cream if you don’t have to? You can even make sure it is all-natural by making your own hydrating body wash.
11. Eyebrow Pencil
Your brow pencil can serve double duty as an eyeliner. Using a brown shade for eyeliner is a great daytime look, and makes a great alternative to traditional black eyeliner.
12. Translucent Powder
A translucent powder is great for setting makeup and creating a flawless matte finish. You can also use it to add extra body to your lashes! Just dust a bit of powder into your lashes, then apply mascara as usual. The mascara will cover the powder and make your lashes look larger and fuller.
Two in One Beauty Products – Double Duty Makeup
Make space in your makeup bag and save cash with these awesome 2-in-1 must-haves.
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Highlight & Contour Palette
Instead of bulking up with your makeup bag with a separate blush, bronzer, and highlighting powder, choose a multi-purpose palette that does it all! At $19, this 3-in-1 is a total steal.
NP Set Contour & Highlight Palette, $19, Target stores
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Body Scrub & Wash
This 2-in-1 body wash exfoliates and cleanses to leave your skin feeling super soft and smooth after the shower! Plus it contains antioxidant-rich pomegranate, blueberry, and cranberry seeds which give you a healthy, natural glow.
2-in-1 Superfruit Body Scrub and Wash, $14, bathandbodyworks.com
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Smile Brightening Lip Gloss
Don’t just settle for plain old lip color any more, pack in an extra punch of care with balms that do it all! Hard Candy's gloss and teeth whitener even comes with a handy brush. Got a date? Bliss has you covered with parsley and peppermint oil infused lip balms to banish bad breath.
Hard Candy Megawatt Smile Lipstick + Tooth Whitener, $6, walmart.com
bliss fabulips glossy balms, $14, blissworld.com
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Basically a miracle product, BB creams are a foundation, moisturizer, and sunscreen all in one! Topshop’s version offers weightless, medium coverage that’s totally hydrating without looking shiny.
BB Cream SPF20, $20, topshop.com
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This all-in-one palette has everything you need to keep your eyebrows under control! Along with tweezers and brushes, it has two powders to create the perfect shade for filling in your brows and wax to keep everything in place all day long.
Urban Decay Brow Box, $29, macys.com
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Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes
On nights when you don’t have time to wash your face, these handy wipes are a perfect quick fix. They’re textured to gently exfoliate, and contain grapefruit which helps naturally brighten your skin! Plus, the soft package means you can throw them in your gym bag for an after-practice cleanup.
Yes To Grapefruit Brightening Facial Towlettes, $6.95, Ulta.com
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For the morning after an all-night cram sesh, this double-duty eye makeup will fool everyone into thinking you got your full eight hours! One end has matte shadow to give a lift to your outer corners and under your brow while the pointed tip on the other end applies shimmering shadow to your inner corners to make your peepers pop. Plus, it contains Vitamin E, which conditions the delicate skin under your eyes!
CARGO EyeLighter, $20, dermstore.com
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Lip & Cheek Color
For quick touch-ups between classes, throw this combo tint in your backpack! It creates a fresh wash of color for both your lips and cheeks. And with a different color on either end—this guy is a four for one!
Philosophy Divine Color Tint for Cheek and Lips, $14.97, qvc.com
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Amp up your skincare routine and get a cleanser with tons of extra benefits! Along with removing makeup, this face wash contains toner, which makes your pores look smaller and softens your skin!
AHAVA All in 1 Toning Cleanser, $30, ulta.com
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This oil-free concealer stick contains salicylic acid to help clear up blemishes instead of just covering them! Plus, it comes in a ton of shades so you can find one that perfectly matches your skintone.
Save The Day Anti-Acne Concealer Stick, $10, meetmark.com
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Hair and body oils are all the rage for their awesome moisturizing abilities, but they can leave your skin feeling a little greasy and your strands falling flat. This one protects from UV rays and has a dry finish so you get all the benefits without a slick finish!
Body Drench Argan Oil Collection Emulsifying Body Dry Oil, $13.99, folica.com
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Texturizing Dry Shampoo
As you’re readjust to waking up at the crack of dawn to get to school, dry shampoo can be a beauty lifesaver. If you don’t have time to wash your hair, spritz on this grit-free spray to soak up any excess oils. This one pumps up your strands with extra volume and texture to make styling way easier.
Kerastase Powder Bluff, $36, kerastase-usa.com
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Eyeliner & Shadow
With perfectly matched shades, this 2-in-1 shadow and liner stick makes creating a pretty daytime look a total breeze! The liner end can be drawn on super thick or thin and blends easily to create a smokey look. Plus the shadow at the other end is self-dispensing, so you don’t even need a separate brush!
Susan Posnick ColorEyeDefine, $26, dermstore.com
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Hand & Nail Balm
As the weather gets cooler this fall, it’s important to keep your hands moisturized to avoid getting them painfully chapped. This lotion for sensitive skin also contains vitamin B5 and keratin which helps your nails grow long and strong for a flawless #manicuremonday pic!
Sebamed Hand and Nail Balm, $12.99, sebamedusa.com
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Lipstick & Liner
The best way to a long-lasting lip color is to line and then apply lipstick, but if you’re running late to class every second counts! This awesome 2-in-1 has a pointed tip so it works a liner, but is creamy enough to stand alone as a lip color, so you get a perfect pout in a flash.
Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick, $19, sephora.com
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If you’re going to spend money on nail strips, why shouldn’t you get to choose from more than one type of design? These stickers can be applied on your full nail or French mani style on just the tip so you can mix and match to create a totally unique look!
Kiss 2 Looks Nail Dress, $7, drugstores
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Give your bathroom shelves a major makeover by swapping out your collection of cleansers for this one, seriously amazing soap. It can be used as shampoo, hand soap, body wash, surface cleaner, and so much more! It’s even safe to use in a bath for your pets.
Kiss My Face Peace Soap, $6.49, walgreens.com
Beauty Products That Do Double Duty
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Multitasking beauty products can save you money, time, and space in your makeup bag. Whether you're looking to streamline your skincare routine at home or on the go, here are ten products to help you do it.
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.
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As much as we'd to sit at a vanity table every morning, leisurely sipping a cup of tea and eating a croissant while applying an extensive skincare and makeup routine, the fact of the matter is that our busy schedules don't always allow it.
And honestly, who doesn't want to press the snooze button a few more times? Sleep is an important part of any good beauty regimen, after all.
In fact, experts say that when you're in a deep, restful state, and not under attack by UV rays and pollution, cell turnover and collagen production can work their magic on your skin.
Furthermore, after an initial dip—during that early phase of dozing off—your body temperature rises while you sleep, making skin more receptive to the active ingredients you put on top ( retinol, serums, and hydrating moisturizers, which are all best applied overnight).
Another point in favor of more sleep: There are so many effective, high-quality multitasking beauty products out there, and using them regularly means you won't need to allot that much time to getting ready each the morning. Using products that do double-duty can save you a lot of things, actually: money, time, space in your makeup bag, and weight when you're taking them with you on a flight.
Believe it or not, some of the best multitaskers today are blushes. They'll help you pare down your routine in a modern, monochromatic way—and a single cream blush that can deliver an all-over glow.
Dab it on your cheeks, lids, and lips with your ring finger, and vary the intensity, says Chicago-based makeup artist Sophia Porter: “Play up one feature, while giving the others a more muted tint.” Then gently tap to blend it in and lift away any excess. The right shade will make you look fresh, not overly flushed.
Warm terra-cotta or peach looks natural on skin with golden or yellow undertones; cool roses flatter pink complexions; and plums are prettiest on olive or darker ones.
Here, we've rounded up several more of our favorite multitasking items (blushes and beyond!) that you'll love to use. Plus, they're also super portable, easy to apply, and a joy to use, which means you can touch up your face quickly without making a mess.
Courtesy of Smith & Cult
Matte-lovers, this cream-to-powder blush—that doubles as a mod eyeshadow—is for you.
Shop Now: Smith & Cult “Fast Flush” Velvet Cream Blush, $24, ulta.com.
Courtesy of NARS
This product's multipurpose efficacy is built right into its name; it's actually one of the brand's founder François Nars' most iconic products (and the first of its kind)—one that can be used even beyond the face. Use it on your eyes, cheeks, lips, or body for a sheer wash of natural color.
Shop Now: NARS The Multiple, $39, ulta.com.
Courtesy of Wander Beauty
Wander Beauty was created by model Lindsay Ellingson because she wanted multitasking products that were easy to travel with. One of our favorites is the double-sided blush and illuminator stick. Use the blush on your cheeks and lips, and the illuminator anywhere you want a little glow— your cheekbones, bridge of nose, eyelids, and inner corners of your eyes.
Shop Now: Wander Beauty “On-the-Glow” Blush and Illuminator, $42, sephora.com.
Courtesy of Kevyn Aucoin
This waterproof, sink-into-your skin product is formulated to perfect your complexion in a myriad of ways: whether as a full-coverage foundation, a pigmented concealer, or as a tinted moisturizer (for that, just mix it in with your lotion).
Shop Now: Kevyn Aucoin “The Sensual” Skin Enhancer, $48, dermstore.com.
Courtesy of It Cosmetics
The super tiny bristles on this mascara wand make it easy to get at the base of your lash to both tightline and coat every last lash. The formula also doubles as a primer, making the mascara stay put for hours without smearing.
Shop Now: It Cosmetics “Tightline” Waterproof 3-in-1 Black Primer, Eyeliner, and Mascara, $24, ulta.com.
Courtesy of Bloomingdales
This isn't just a highlighting stick that you can use on your eyes, cheeks, and cupid's bow, it's also a hydrating balm so that while you're making your complexion more radiant, you're also keeping it moisturized and dewy.
Shop Now: Chanel “Baume Essentiel” Multi-Use Glow Stick, $45, bloomingdales.com.
Courtesy of Dior
You know when you apply lip balm to get rid of dry skin, but it just moves the dry skin around your lips? Yeah. This genius product is a lip exfoliator and balm in one, so that while it hydrates and moisturizes your lips, it also scrubs away dry skin to make your lips super soft and smooth. It also imparts a pretty pink tint, too.
Shop Now: Dior Lip Sugar Scrub, $34, sephora.com.
Courtesy of Credo Beauty
This is both a concealer and eye primer; it contains sea fennel to add oxygen, moisture, and radiance to your skin, and comes in three blendable shades. (If you don't feel adding eye shadow on top, it also adds a polished finish to your eyes, perfect for creating that “no-makeup” look.)
Shop Now: Lilah B. “Virtuous Veil” Concealer & Eye Primer, $44, sephora.com.
Courtesy of Credo Beauty
Usually, with a skincare product, it takes a little while to see results. Not so with this eye cream, which, while working in the long-term to reduce wrinkles and dark circles, immediately adds an illuminating glow, thanks to literal diamond dust.
Shop Now: Tata Harper Illuminating Eye Cream, $105, sephora.com.
Courtesy of RMS Beauty
Spread this buildable coconut oil-based formula across your lips and cheeks for a wash of lit-from-within color. The best part however, isn't the fact that the product works double duty—it's actually full of nourishing ingredients that leaves your skin better than it was before.
Shop Now: RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, $36, shop.nordstrom.com.
Courtesy of Westman-Atelier
This product works harder than most on this list; suitable for lips, cheeks, and lids, this stick's creamy texture hydrates and plumps (hence its apt name!), as well as brings romantic color to the skin.
Shop Now: Westman Atelier “Baby Cheeks” Blush Stick, $50, net-a-porter.com.
Courtesy of Follain
This facial spray hydrates, sets makeup, plumps the skin, and contains a plethora of skin-loving nutrients that make your complexion healthy and radiant. Keep it in your bag or on your desk at work for a few refreshing spritzes throughout the day.
Shop Now: Josh Rosebrook “Hydrating Accelerator,” $35, follain.com.
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We use this luxurious body oil basically everywhere, and for everything: as a facial and body moisturizer, as natural fragrance on our pulse points, and on our hair to prevent split ends. (And the scent is amazing, too.)
Shop Now: Senteur D'Orient “Fleurs d'Oasis” Body Oil, $40, net-a-porter.com.