Hands up if you feel personally victimized by never having enough time to blend in your foundation or work a red carpet-worthy contour. Us too, babe! That’s why having multi-purpose beauty products is essential to your routine.
Whether it’s a serum that doubles up as a highlighter and primer or blush that also gives you popping cheek and lip color or a brow gel that defines your lashes, multi-purpose beauty, and skincare essentials are just so handy.
So, the next time you require a quick touch-up while out with the girls or glow-up for an impromptu Zoom meeting, consider investing in one of the following tried-and-true multi-purpose beauty items. They’ll def streamline your routine.
This 4-in-1 multi-purpose beauty brush combines your most important makeup essentials –a latex-free sponge and three different-sized brushes – into one multitasking, space-saving tool.
The sponge helps you blend in your concealer and foundation, the fluffy brush layers in bronzer and blush, the small-rounded brush defines your eyeshadow, while the small angled brush fills in brows like a dream.
Fact: We all have busy schedules – trying to keep up with the economy is a hassle. So, you might not get the time to cleanse, exfoliate, and mask (unless you skip your yoga class).
But there is some good news. By investing in this 2-in-1 face wash, you can cleanse and exfoliate your face in one go and still get some time to work in some child poses. Loaded with diamond powder, rose water, and coconut oil, the multi-purpose beauty cleanser removes dirt and impurities while nourishing your skin.
The probiotic enzymes gently slough off dead cells to give you a softer, suppler, and radiance glow.
When battling parched skin for what seems like a century, you can feel as though no moisturizer can stop the thirstiness or instill a much-yearned-for radiant glow. Which brings us to this multi-purpose, dermatologist-approved sensitive skin-loving cream from CeraVe.
Unlike most moisturizers, this cream is loaded with hyaluronic acid and ceramides that smooth and restore the skin while allowing you to keep it hydrated for up to 24 hours.
Plus, it’s hypoallergenic, dyes and fragrance-free, and non-comedogenic, making it the perfect face and body product for anyone battling dehydrated and sensitive skin.
You don’t have to break the bank to make your mane look like a sexy crown. With this 3-in-1 hair mask from Garnier, you can quickly condition, mask, and treat your parched strands in one go. And with its banana and shea butter enriched formula, you can be sure your hair will smell like heaven all day long.
Bobbi Brown is undoubtedly the queen of “me, but better” beauty, and this miracle balm proves it. The light-reflecting super product is packed with a glowy balm formula that features complexion-popping, skin-adoring, ultra-hydrating oils, and vitamin E.
It’s also an incredible all-purpose makeup essential that you can rock solo for a sexy glow or layer on top of your foundation for a stunning tint.
To Use It: Apply the multi-purpose beauty balm using your fingertips, a brush, or a sponge onto your cheeks, eyelids, lips, or anywhere else you want to highlight or glow.
Inspired by IG filters, this tinted, glossy, serum-like filter moonlights as a highlighter and makes for a confidence-boosting, glowy primer on days when you’re looking to pull off the lit-from-within, ‘no-makeup’ makeup look.
You can also use it to achieve a gorgeous, soft radiant-looking glow by mixing it with your foundation.
The multi-purpose beauty filter also gives off a highlighted radiance when applied (on top of your foundation) to your cheekbones, down your nose, and cupid bows. It’s literally all you need to look put together for any high-fashion event.
There’s no arguing it. Vaseline is the OG moisturizer. Its thick consistency works magic on your skin, especially during those cold winter days.
From basic beauty needs (it’s a killer highlighter) to helping you slide in your earrings painlessly, holding scents better, and taming frizz and split ends, good old-fashioned Vaseline is that one multi-purpose beauty product you can’t afford not to own.
There’s a reason this multitasking moisturizer is the most sought-after product on the market.
Lauded as a skin tint, serum, and sunscreen, Ilia Super Serum evens out your skin tone, nourishes your skin thanks to ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and squalane, and safeguards your skin from damaging blue light, UVA-, UVB- and UVC- rays without causing any irritation.
Need more proof? The multi-purpose beauty product Cindy Crawford and Taylor Hill-approved, so you know it’s the real deal.
Part serum, part moisturizer, and part highlighter, this oil-serum crossover from Glossier makes achieving an instant dewy glow easier than before. Niacinamide and watermelon extract help fade dark spots, while hyaluronic acid helps instantly supercharge your skincare routine for a glass-like glow.
So, next time you need a quick pick-me-up for your Tinder date, grab this multi-purpose beauty serum hybrid, and you’ll have a gleaming, well-cared-for look that lasts up to 14 hours in no time.
If you looovee the idea of using a hydration-rich, creamy cheek palette, allow me to introduce you to this Danessa Myricks-approved palette. Its four lightweight creams melt right into your skin, leaving behind a healthy splash of color for the ultimate “I woke up like this” monochromatic look.
What’s more, dark-skinned beauties will find these rich hues oh-so-gorge on their cheeks and lips.
To Use: Use your fingers or blush brush, tap the hues onto your lips and cheek for a sexy flush
Word on the street is that this is the only eyeliner pencil you need to create a sultry smokey eye makeup look or glamourous cat eye.
It can comfortably take you from your keyboard to the dance floor and into a breakfast meeting with your business partner the following day, thanks to its 24+ hours of wear and smudgeable, long-lasting color payoff.
Psstt… you can also use it on your lips for days when you need to pull off your villain-era makeup look.
We get it: sometimes you crave full-coverage lip color, even when the heat wave strikes. Enter this tinted, moisture-packed lip balm from MDSolarSciences, which gives your lips lustrous color without any dryness (thanks to the lip balm’s moisturizing avocado, olive, and shea butter ingredients).
The multi-purpose beauty balm also comes with SPF 30, meaning your lips will be UV-damage and pollution-free.
Top Tip: Apply the lip balm liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure, then reapply at least every two hours.