As women-on-the-go, balancing careers, motherhood and the daunting task of wife/girlfriend/partner—we don’t have a moment to waste. A few minutes saved here and there with multi-tasking beauty products amounts to more time we can dedicate to higher priorties, like family, work and of course shopping.
Double, even triple-duty products that cut to the chase are must-haves for morning beauty rituals. Not only do these time-savers allow us to bank some extra moments for ourselves at the end of the day, but they also give us extra cash for more important purchases—like shoes.
So, I have compiled the best double-duty beauty products that I tested over the year. It’s been very, very difficult to round out my faves to a top 10, because I have so many. But these stand out as the ones that I will go back to for years to come.
Top 10 Double Duty-Beauty Products
1. Black Opal Beauty Brightening Mask Scrub $8.95
Deep cleanser, exfoliator and brightening in one fell swoop.
2. Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer $38
A protective and preventative lightweight moisturizer, sheer foundation, and sunscreen in one.
3. Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi-Use Stain $28
Gives gorgeous and powerful color to the cheeks, lips, and eyes. In three easy-to-wear shades.
4. Lierac Diopti Démaq Eye Makeup Remover $24
Helps prevent the loss of lashes and restore their strength, suppleness and thickness while gently removing makeup.
5. Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer $35
Oil-free primers that balance oil production, even skin tone and texture, and minimize the look of pores.
6. Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner Duo $25
Versatile cream-to-powder shadow liner—wear it as a won’t-budge smudged liner or a radiant all-over shadow.
7. Laura Geller Blush n Brighten in Sunswept (with brush) $35
This baked delight mixes shimmer, bronzer and color so that your cheeks are defined and highlighted with the stroke of your brush.
8. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara $19
A 4-in-1 (lengthening, curling, volumizing, and conditioning) mascara that is clinically proven to increase the appearance of lash volume by 424%.
9. IMAN Second to None Luxury Radiance Liquid Makeup $15
Tones and retexturizes skin while giving it a luminous high-definition finish.
10. Phytospecific Moisturizing Styling Balm $24
A daily conditioner that strengthens, hydrates, softens, repairs split ends and holds your style in place. Plus it’s made from quinoa oil and plant extracts.