Let’s face it — some days you might not want a full face of makeup (we also get it if you never want a full face of makeup, period). And when you’re traveling, there’s no way you’re lugging around every product you own. But just like skincare can be multitasking, your makeup can be too. Blending one shade over your eyes, cheeks and lips can give you a soft, romantic look. When looking for multitasking makeup products, seek creamy formulas — products that are blendable and can be easily applied with your fingers. Good-bye to the days where you need a separate product for every inch of your face!
Cheek and Lip Tints
A good place to start is cheek and lip tints — the pop of color you blot onto your lips can be blended into your cheeks for a natural flush. A cult favorite is RMS’s Lip2Cheek, and for good reason, as the brand celebrates chemical- and synthetic-free formulas. Check out Smile and Paradise, perfect for the warmer months ahead.
While the Lip2Cheek comes as a solid in a small pot, the Boosting Lip + Cheek from Onomie is packaged as a user-friendly color stick. The balm is infused with cacay oil, shea butter and other collagen-boosting ingredients to give you a plump, fresh pop of color. Try Cruz, a rosy berry shade.
And if you want a little bit of luxury, Tata Harper’s Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint is formulated with botanical ingredients and packaged in the brand’s iconic gold and green — it’s definitely something you want to keep in your makeup bag.
One step up from the cheek and lip tints are multisticks, which can be used for eyes, lips and cheeks. Bite Beauty Multisticks have gotten a lot of buzz and for good reason — the bullets come in over 20 different shades and are formulated without petrochemicals and silicones. Try the multisticks in Cashew, Brioche and Praline for some universal, natural colors.
Use what you already have!
And if you really don’t want to buy any new products? You probably have something you can already blend out! Try cream blushes and poppy lipsticks. Glossier’s Cloud Paint is a perfect example — the sunset-colored blushes can be blended out on eyelids and pressed into lips. Your favorite bronzer can also be used as an instant eyeshadow, and your rosy lipsticks can also be used on your cheeks (an instant lip to cheek product). The possibilities are truly endless if you think outside typical makeup product uses.
Are we missing your favorite multitasking product? Tell us in the comments!