A balm or liner is nice, but one that pulls double, or even triple duty, is divine! You can get more bang for your buck with these great multipurpose makeup suggestions. These beauty items prove the old adage: less really can be more. —Jennifer Cox
The ILIA Multi-Stick ($34) is made for minimalist beauty-lovers who are looking for makeup with an ultra-clean formula. Available in 12 dewy and luminous shades, this multi-tasking go-to stick will streamline your routine by colouring your cheeks, lips, and eyes, bringing your face to life all in one go.
NYX Cosmetics’ Wonder Stick ($18) lets you shape, brighten and blend with a multifunctional dual-ended contour stick. It comes in eight new colour-coordinated shade pairings and fits discretely in a purse or pocket. Just swipe the deeper shade along the face’s natural contours, apply the lighter shade to the highest points of the face to instantly brighten and highlight, and then blend well with a sculpting brush for a gorgeous finish.
This summer get your hands on NARS’ Blush and Bronzer Duo ($50), which is specifically designed for seasonal sun-kissed beauty. Its superfine micronized blush pigments ensure an irresistibly soft, blendable application, and diffused bronzing powders create warmth, perfect for contouring or enhancing the look of naturally tanned skin.
The Clear Mascara from Maybelline ($7) is every gal’s must-have. Not only is it a great and easy way to lengthen lashes, but it can also be used for hair blowaways and to help tame and shape eyebrows. It’s the perfect addition to your makeup arsenal, at home or on-the-go.
Cloud Paint from Glossier ($26) is a seamless, buildable gel-cream blush that’s easy to apply and wear. Simply dab it on cheeks and tap into skin for a natural, flushed-from-within glow. Special blurring pigments give a soft-focus effect that doesn’t accentuate texture or pores, and the lightweight gel-cream formula has a pillowy, bouncy feel that blends seamlessly and leaves cheeks dewy.