Sunday, July 15, 2012

Beauty Made Simple: Multitasking products

No one has time to spend hours primping every morning.  That is why I love products that do double duty and make my morning routine so much easier. 

Laura Mercier - Crème de Pistache Bath & Body Collection

Hand Lotion - I am never without hand lotion.  My hands get super dry no matter the season.  A light hand lotion also doubles to smooth frizz.  Whenever my hair gets unruly during the day, I apply some lotion to my hands, rub them together then pat them on my hair.  It also adds a nice scent to my hair.  My favorite is Laura Mercier's Crème de Pistache Hand Cream.  Since this is a cream and not a lotion, a little goes a long way. 

Maybelline New York Great Lash Clear Mascara for Lash and Brow 110, 0.44 Fluid Ounce

Clear Mascara - I'm lucky enough to have long dark lashes, so sometimes just some clear mascara is all I need.  I can then use that clear mascara to keep my brows in place.  Maybelline Great Lash Clear is perfect for this.

Lipstick - I typically like soft pink colors on my lips.  That same color looks great on cheeks.  I apply a small amount of the apples of my cheeks and rub like I would a cream blush, blending it well.  If you hesitant to use lipstick, try Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm.  This all in one, gives you all over color, multitasking as a lip tint, a blush, a highlighter and an eyeshadow.  This makes traveling a breeze as minimizing how many products you need to take with you. 

Benefit Cosmetics - CORALista

Benefit Cosmetic's CORALista - Benefit markets this has a blush but the hint of shimmer and subtle color also makes this a great highlighter.

Korres - Face Primer 

Vitamin E - I have acne prone skin so to combat hyperpigmentation, I use products with Vitamin E.  Since I would be using moisturizer and face primer anyway, I use Korres Face Primer with Vitamin E and JASON Revitalizing Vitamin E Crème 5,000 IU to fight hyperpigmentation.  These two products combined have worked better then any serum I have ever used.
Lush Cosmetics Lemony Flutter - Made to soften dry cuticles and nails, this butter also does double duty to soften all your dry spots.  I love to slather it on my heels, elbows and knees.  It also smells delicious!  If you are on a budget, good old Vaseline gives similar results.

BB Cream - A good BB Cream is the ultimate in multi-taskers.  BB Creams have been all over the place lately and for good reason. They can function as a primer, moisturizer, foundation, and sunscreen.  Not all American variations are the same, so do your research.  I like this one from Boscia that also helps fade fine lines, corrects skin tone.  What else do you need?

What products do you love to simplify your beauty routine?

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