November 15, 2014 Angela Melero Spotlight

Multitasking Makeup Products That Make Life a Little Easier

Have you looked at your beauty drawer lately? It’s probably overflowing with products that haven’t been used because you have yet to find the right purpose or occasion for them. Truth is, pigeon-holding products not only limits them from fulfilling their face-perfecting destiny, but also limits us from trying new looks and broadening our beauty horizons. Let us enlighten you with some key makeup items that are dynamite multitaskers!

Multitasking Makeup
BB Cream
Many see BB cream as a base product, used to prime your face prior to applying foundation and lend some added moisture and hydration. However, these days, BB cream formulas are getting fancier and are packaged with a range of benefits that allow you to cut back on a few steps in your skincare routine: SPF, moisture, makeup coverage, redness-reducer, etc. For everyday use, BB cream can also serve as your foundation. MDC Quick Tip: Mix a little liquid highlighter in with your BB cream before applying to your face. This lends your face a subtle glow and ample coverage of blemishes and imperfections!
Product Recommendations: The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream, L’Oréal Paris Magic BB Anti-Redness 

Lip Stain
The team here at MDC is all about that little pop of color. Whether it’s on your cheeks or on your lips (or both), a little rouge goes a long way. No need to go out and buy blush and lipstick, when there are plenty of options out there that offer both in one little package. 
Product Recommendations: YSL Beauty Kiss & Blush , Tarte Cheek Stain

Tinted Lip Balm
Tired of constantly repeating your chapstick and lipstick song and dance every hour? Combine forces by investing in a tinted lip balm that delivers both hydration and nourishment as well as kickin’ color, all in one easy step. 
Product Recommendations: Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Lip Balm, L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm

Liquid Highlighter
Ahhhh, the wonders of highlighter. In addition to adding a touch of shimmer and light to your complexion, this little wonder also serves as a great primer or easy mix-in with your foundation. It also works well as a natural-looking eye shadow. Just dab a little on your eyelid to make your eyes pop and make you look more awake. 
Product Recommendations: Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer, The Body Shop Shimmer Waves

Brown Liner
Cut down on your brow and liner budget by getting one product that shows them both a little love. Get yourself a product specifically designed for brows and eyes or just grab an eyeliner that matches your natural hair color to fill in those brows while giving your eyes a little definition at the same time!
Product Recommendation: Urban Decay Naked 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencil, Maybelline ExpertWear Brow & Eye Pencil in Dark Brown

Translucent Powder
Did you know that lovely powder that sets and perfects your makeup can also work wonders on your lashes and lips? Talk about a magic multitasker! To thicken your lashes, just dust a bit onto a spoolie brush and run it through your lashes in between mascara coats. You can also dab some onto your lips to give your lip color more of a matte look. 
Product Recommendations: DermaBlend Setting Powder, L’Oréal Paris Translucide Naturally Luminous Loose Powder

Which of these multitaskers is your fave? Tell us in the comments below!


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