7 Time-Saving Beauty Products With Multiple Uses, Because No One Has Enough Space In Their Makeup Cabinet As It Is
In my opinion, spending hours upon hours on perfecting a look isn't quite as great as being a little lazy and using time-saving beauty tools on the daily. You still invest in your appearance with one minute facials and a little bit of mascara, but you're out the door in 10 minutes flat. None of that intensive prep for a night out is ideal for us lazy beauty lovers — I'm all about working with what you've got and emphasizing your best features with as little [work]EFFORT as possible. At heart, I'm just a product minimalist and prefer to keep my beauty bag as light as possible. Instead of splurging on a few key designer products, why not get more for your dollar? Beauty products that have several different uses make for a more organized cabinet and a more diverse range of looks at your disposal, with little added effort.
Although you can use plenty of the products you already own in a multitude of ways (lipliner as unique-colored eyeliner, lip balm as cheek gloss, body oil on your split ends), multi-purpose products can make your makeup techniques even simpler. You can transition from lips to hair to body in a matter of moments with the right collection of beauty tools, while still maintaining that effortlessly glowing demeanor. Check out a few multi-use beauty favorites of mine that will help refresh your beauty routine.
1. For Changing Your Lipstick From Day to Night
When I saw these Luminous Creme Stick Duos from Bite Beauty, I felt as though I was in the presence of beauty genius. Never again will you accidentally have six different lipsticks in your purse, just because your indecisiveness has taken hold. With two very different (yet equally gorgeous) shades on one stick, you can transition from work to play with a single swipe.
Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Stick Duo, $12, sephora.com
2. For Brightening And Concealing
When you wake up with dark circles under your eyes, the best way to disguise your lack of sleep is by making sure the rest of your skin looks as fresh as possible. The quickest way to do that is to highlight your cheek and brow bones. With Susan Posnick's Color Correct sticks, you can cover up your dark circles with one end and bright up the rest of your face with the other!
Susan Posnick Color Correct, $22, susanposnick.com
3. For Softer Lips and Cuticles + A Dewy Complexion
There is nothing I love more than a multi-purpose balm, especially when it smells like the tropics. Glossier's Coconut Balm Dot Calm is designed to take on nearly all of your beauty woes, from rough skin to dull lips. Plus, if you want to try out that wet-chic makeup look everyone is obsessing over at the moment, apply it to your lids and cheeks. Made with castor seed oil and beeswax, this little tube is all about greasing your body up in the best way imaginable.
Glossier Coconut Balm Dot Calm, $12, glossier.com
4. For Glowing Cheeks, Lips, and Eyes
Nars' The Multiple (in Orgasm, obviously) is the ultimate beauty product. You can swipe it from cheeks to lips to eyes, and not look like you just applied a layer of sparkly pink foundation to your entire face. It achieves the type of glow that usually requires a beach day.
Nars The Multiple, $39, narscosmetics.com
5. For Quality Nail Color + A Sparkly Finish
For a one-stop manicure that's a little funkier than the usual, try Laqa & Co.'s Manicure Duos. They are super long-lasting and provide gorgeous color to a naked set of nails.
Laqa & Co. Manicure Duo, $17, laqaandco.com
6. For Different Kinds Of Dramatic Lashes
This Korean beauty goldmine is too cute to pass up! Not only is the Dinoplatz Escalator Mascara an amazing lengthening formula, but the head is adjustable and allows you to turn up the volume as much or as little as you want. Twist the nob once and the head lengthens to create longer, curled lashes. Twist again and you'll get a narrow head for a bolder, more volumized look.
Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Escalator Mascara, $21, bisoubeautybar.com
7. For Removing Eye Makeup + Moisturizing Skin
After wiping your face down with some makeup remover, does your skin ever feel super tight and stingy? That's probably because your makeup wipes aren't contributing any moisture to your skin. For a more soothing feel, try The Body Shop's Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. Not only does it fully remove your eye makeup, but it conditions the skin around the eye leaving it soft and irritation-free.
Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, $17, thebodyshop-usa.com