If you’ve ever been caught with only minutes to spare while getting ready in the morning, multitasking beauty products might be exactly what you’ve been missing. Essentially, multitasking or multi-purpose beauty products are tools that can do more than one job. For lazy girls and budgeting babes alike, they'll stop you having to waste time and money switching between a ton of different products.
As impressive as it is to have a stunning vanity or collection of endless makeup and brushes, it’s not always the most practical thing in reality. The last thing anyone wants to do when getting ready to go to an event after work is lug around a huge makeup bag, right? I’ve been guilty of this, of course, but the truth is that I barely use the majority of products I carry around with me anyway. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wished for one cosmetic gem that I could incorporate into my beauty routine able to do it all.
For moments such as these, it makes sense to stash beauty products that can easily be stored away and have a number of different uses. Whether you have a particularly busy day ahead or just hit the snooze alarm a few too many times, these multitasking must-haves will get you out the door in no time.
If there’s any product that your beauty arsenal needs, it's without a doubt Urban Decay’s Naked Flushed Palette. The kit includes a bronzer, blush, and highlighter, subsequently giving you everything you require for a fresh-faced, glowing complexion. The best part is that it’s about the size of a stack of cards, making it perfect for throwing into your bag without taking up too much space.
If you’re looking for a different way to add hydration into your beauty routine, consider trading up for Josie Maran’s Nirvana Facial Spray. The light mist works as a primer, makeup setting spray, and can even be spritzed on top of your moisturizer for an extra boost. It’s also perfect for those times during the workday when you’re in desperate need of a refreshing pick-me-up.
To add some natural flush back into your skin, Stila’s Convertible Color is the way to go. Lightly dab this cream stain onto your cheekbones and lips for an instant pop of color. If you have a heavy hand like I do, you can easily build up coverage with this sheer formula.
Stila Convertible Color, $12.50
4. Argan Oil
A product that truly does it all, Josie Maran’s Argan Oil is the solution to your dry hair and skin. Aside from the fact that it smells amazing, you can apply it pretty much anywhere. Use it to touch up and revive dry, damaged tresses or press it onto your cuticles to avoid hangnails. You can even mix a drop or two into liquid foundation for a dewy look.
Instead of searching for a bunch of different brushes to complete your look, try using a dual-ended brush set. This one features all-in-one eyeshadow, eyebrow, and concealer brushes with tons of space to spare in a convenient roll-up pouch.
If you find yourself in a bind with only moments to spare, you can up your brow game by using a matte brown eyeshadow and applying it with an angled brush. Not only can you apply it into your eyelids for a hint of drama or glam, but it also doubles as a brow powder. From personal experience, I can tell you that no one will even know the difference.
7. Lipstick Duo
Go from day to night in a flash with a double-ended lipstick. Bite’s lipstick duo features different shade combinations (ideal whether you’re going for a neutral lip or are into a bold look). Stash this into your bag for days when you can’t pick just one color.
The beauty multitasker: Revolutionizing life for lazy girls everywhere.
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