The multi-tasking products you need in your make-up bag
Meet the 12 time-saving heroes that double (or triple!) up on use
From Fenty Beauty’s top-to-toe highlighter to Clinique’s got-to-have cheek and lip balm, we caught up with Health & Beauty magazine’s Beauty Director, Sarah-Jane Corfield-Smith, to discuss her favourite do-it-all, time-saving wonders.
First of all, Sarah-Jane told us why she adores multi-tasking beauty products: “What’s not to love about multi-tasking beauty products? They save you time, money and storage space.”
She’s got a good point, right? She continues: “Who wants to be wasting time inside faffing with lots of products, when one or two can get the job done and you can be out in the world having fun?
“In terms of how to use them, remember that every product can be multi-tasking. Just because it says blusher on the packaging doesn’t mean it can’t be swept across your eyes or over your lips.
“Bronzer makes the most amazing eye shadow or eyeliner. Highlighters can be used on your arms and legs. Mascara can be used on your brows or to cover any greys or roots. Just think slightly out of the box and get your make-up working harder for you.”
So, whether you’re looking to downsize your beauty bag or hoping to save a few precious minutes in the morning, here are some of the products Sarah-Jane is using on repeat this season.
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo
Endless ways to glow
Light up where you want, when you want, with Fenty Beauty’s Killawatt Highlighter. Weightless and long-wearing, this beauty effortlessly melts into your cheeks, eyes, collarbones… or anywhere you crave a touch of shimmer.
Sarah-Jane says: “I use it as an eyeshadow as well as on my cheeks – I wear the Girl Nxt Dr Chic Phr shade – and I use a flat brush to apply on both areas.”
Benefit Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain
We can’t talk about multi-tasking products without mentioning this! Benefit’s iconic (we don’t use that word lightly!) Lip and Cheek Stain is the smudge-proof, buildable formula that dreams are made of. The doe foot applicator glides onto lips for an extra pretty pout, or blends into cheeks for a gorgeous pop of colour.
Uoma Double Take Sculpt & Strobe Stick
From beginning to blend
Starring a highlighting and a contouring formula, Uoma’s double-ended stick is the ultimate multi-tasker. Use the highlighting side to build a luminous glow with a radiant shimmer, then use the contouring side for instant definition with a soft matte finish. There isn’t much that this little stick of magic doesn’t do!
Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm
One swipe wonder
Create a healthy-looking glow in an instant with Clinique’s Chubby Cheek Balm. Creamy and long-wearing, the oil-free formula adds depth and warmth to your features. Swipe it on your cheeks or lips and you’re good to go!
Sarah-Jane says: “I wear the Clinique Chubby Stick in Plumped Up Peony and I rub that onto the apples of my cheeks and across my lips.”
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit Sun Dipped
A collection of four powder highlighters, this all-star kit can be used to create a subtle glow or dramatic, all-out luminosity. Our advice? Use shade Marshmallow and Starburst on the highest points of your face to sculpt, then apply shade Gumdrop to the apples of your cheeks for a sun-kissed hint of colour. Finally, add shade Butterscotch to the perimeter of your face, nose and cheeks to add warmth and definition. Talk about a powerhouse product!
Iconic London Sheer Blush
Perfect for cheeks and lips, Iconic’s non-drying Sheer Blush is the key to achieving a soft-focus finish. A dream to blend, the lightweight gel-to-water formula melts into skin and can be easily layered for added intensity.
Stila Convertible Colour
Your flawless flush
Stila’s versatile favourite brightens cheeks and lips with creamy colour. Simply tap onto your cheeks for a subtle glow, or press onto your lips for fresh, radiant colour. The mirrored compact is perfect for touch-ups when you’re on-the-go.
S-J says: “I wear shade Ilium and put it on my eyes, lips and cheeks using my finger to dab it in place.”
Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blusher
Look fresh without the fuss
Light-as-air and non-greasy, Fenty Beauty’s Cream Blusher instantly melts into skin for a fresh-faced pop of colour. Easy to use and impossible to overdo, it’s available in a whole range of shades to suit every complexion. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also perfect for dabbing on your lips.
Barry M Fresh Face Cheek & Lip Tint
This way for a healthy, dewy sheen
Packed with aronia berry and hyaluronic acid, Barry M’s double trouble tint promises a hydrating, healthy finish on your lips or cheeks. Blend the sheer formula for a subtle flush of colour, or build it up for a brighter, bolder look.
Soap & Glory 3-in-1 Contour, Blush & Highlight Kit
Camera-ready skin in a flash
Super-blendable and oh-so-chic, Soap & Glory’s trio of shades come in a handy stackable compact. You can add definition with the dark shade, bring your best features forward with the highlighter and then get flush with the blush. It’s quite the multitasker!
XX Revolution Cloud Blush + Lip Tint
Head in the clouds
Part lip tint, part blush, XX Revolution’s multi-tasker is packed with marshmallow extract to soften and smoothe. The blendable formula promises a soft-focus glow that lasts.
No7 Lip & Cheek Tint
No make-up make-up
With a powdery soft-matte finish, No7’s tint blends seamlessly into the skin for a healthy glow and soft flush of colour. For a touch of glam, you can swipe this beauty across your lips.
There you have it – 12 multi-tasking products that’ll shave minutes off your morning regime. Yep, that means more time for snoozing…