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These Two-For-One Makeup Multitaskers Are Anything But Gimmicky

Multitasking beauty products are sometimes good for one thing and only so-so for another – but not these babies. Au revoir, overstuffed travel makeup pouches.

Having a tray full of makeup isn’t practical for every day use and certainly not for travelling. Think about all the time you could save in the morning if you didn’t have to fumble around your vanity trying to find your lip balm or eyeliner. Travelling would be so much lighter and easier as well if a couple of products were multitaskers, significantly reducing the number of products you need. While you’re at it, you’re saving money, too.

Take for example, this hand cream that doubles up as a lip balm or this lipstick that can also be used on the cheeks and eyes. Easy and convenient products like these that have multiple purposes are essential to the lazy girl since it saves time, effort and kechings. Two, three, or even four for the price of one. Below, we’ve rounded up seven of the most clever multitaskers we love that can help you do a lot with a little. (Or, you could just turn your current products into multitaskers. We for one like to use lipstick as eyeshadows.)

Ilia Multi-stick

Tackling the lip, cheek and eye trio is a sure way to nail a fresh and youthful look. This product from Ilia can be applied to the cheekbones with a few gentle taps, swatched onto the lips or dabbed lightly on the eyes. It’s formulated with vitamin E and shea butter, ensuring that it glides on and hydrates the skin without a cakey residue.


Burberry Beauty Cat Eye Liner

A winged eyeliner and a smokey eye, all in one pen? Now that’s what we call efficiency. Lightly smudging the colour into the outer corners of the eye and blending out with your fingers can easily give the sultry look without any effort. Top it off with the liquid liner and you’re ready for a girl’s night out. (Bonus: it can also be an eyebrow marker with light-handed strokes.)

Lano Lips Hands All Over Golden Dry Skin Salve

Travelling to a colder and drier climate can take a toll on your skin. Skip the hassle of fumbling for your lip balm and hand cream in your bag with this two-in-one product that can be used on both your lips and hands. It’s formulated with vitamin E, manuka honey and lanolin that will help to hydrate and soothe dry and cracked skin in a jiffy.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter

This liquid highlighter is no ordinary highlighter for it can be used in many different ways. Use it as a primer under foundation for that lit-from-within look, mixed into the foundation for a more all-over and even glow, or as the most intense highlight known to mankind by just tapping it onto your cheekbones. Whichever you choose, this is the product you’d want to have if you’re seeking the glow.


YSL Beauty Top Secrets All In One BB Cream

Nothing can beat a BB cream in multitasking since these babies basically hydrate, conceal, correct, prime and protect. This one from YSL Beauty can be worn on its own or under concealer or foundation for a higher coverage. It saves time and money since you can skip the moisturiser, sunscreen and primer.


NARS Illuminator 

This liquid illuminator is no ordinary one because of the special blend of pigments that gives a healthy glow and a good amount of colour on the face. Mix it in with a moisturiser, foundation or over your makeup as a highlighter or blusher. It can also be used on the body for that extra sun-kissed glow.

RMS Beauty Un Powder

This translucent powder by RMS Beauty has an extra smooth blend that helps your foundation to stay velvety and also helps to reduce pores. But that’s not all, because it also means that blending out your eyeshadow would be easier with the fine particles that help the pigments diffuse better.


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