Top 5 Multitasking Cosmetics
If you are tired of rummaging through your overstuffed makeup drawers to find all the items you need to do your makeup each day, it’s time to think about buying some smarter cosmetics. There are many items on the market that accomplish several tasks with just one application, saving you time, money, and precious drawer space. Here are our top five picks.
Convertible Color is a product that is suitable for several areas of the face. You wouldn’t want to put just any lipstick on your cheeks. This one is different, however. It’s a product that is designed to be worn on cheeks, lips, and eyes without causing irritation to any of these areas. Colors like Rose, Poppy, and Petunia give cheeks a flush and lips some color. They come packed in a convenient mirrored compact which lets you apply them easily on the go.
2. Almay Pure Blends Brush/Bronzer This product serves as both a blush and a bronzer. A light dusting on the places of your face where sun would naturally hit gives you a healthy glow. A deeper application on the cheekbones adds definition. Plus it’s packed with antioxidants to help your skin fight the damage from free radicals, making it a great multifunction product.
3. MAC Pigments MAC Pigments are highly pigmented powders that can be used to add color all over the face. They can be mixed into clear or colored glosses, nail polishes, or added to foundation. They can also be applied directly as eyeshadows or blushes. The shade Frost adds shimmer to eyes, lips, and nails and can also be used as a highlighter. Melon is a golden pink that works equally well as a blush, eye shadow, or on the lips.
4. Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15 This powerhouse foundation accomplishes several tasks at once. Not only does it provide medium coverage as a foundation, it contains vitamins that work to enhance your skin at the same time. It also has ingredients that work to even out your skin tone and fade acne marks. Just in case that’s not enough to sell you, Clinique also added SPF 15 for sun protection. That means you get a foundation, skin smoother, acne mark fader, and sunscreen all in one.
5. Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer This concealer does more than just cover up blemishes. It also helps fight them thanks to the inclusion of salicylic acid, an effective acne treatment. In addition to covering up pimples, it covers up redness and can be used to conceal dark circles under the eyes as well. It can even be mixed with moisturizer to create a light foundation or tinted moisturizer on days you don’t need full coverage foundation. In addition the items we chose for our top five, there are plenty of other options that do similar jobs.
There really is no reason to keep all that makeup in your drawer. Get rid of any item you haven’t touched in the last two months and replace it with these smarter choices. Just think, now you can finally let your boyfriend have one of the drawers in the bathroom!