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10 Multi-Use Makeup Products Everyone Needs

Save money and get the job done quickly with multi-use makeup products.

By Lorna VausePublished 5 years ago 5 min read

Let's face it, makeup can be expensive. For a high quality makeup brand, we're talking around $50 for bronzer and $125 for a good eyeshadow palette. When you want quality makeup but can't afford it though, it makes complete sense to go for multi-use makeup products instead.

With multi-use makeup products, one can simplify their makeup routine, make storage and travel easier and light weight, and, of course, save upfront costs on their makeup. For many, it sure beats having to buy several individual, single-use products!

You'd be surprised at how many multi-use beauty products are out there, from color sticks for both the lips and eyes to beautiful, shimmery palettes for use on all parts of the face.

Whether you want natural color on your cheeks, decked out lids, or a healthy glow, you can get it all with the Shimmers Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Kit from Physician's Formula. This kit is versatile, in that it can be used as a bronzer, blush, and eyeshadow all in one.

This kit can add a beautiful sheen and a natural flush to many skin tones. This kit is easy to apply, blends easily, and doesn't provide too much shimmer. On top of that, for those who are health-savvy, this product is both fragrance-free and hypoallergenic.

The NARS Blush/Bronzer Duo offers the perfect balance of color and shimmer with its long lasting, beautiful pigmentation. While this two-in-one kit from NARS is primarily for providing a sun-kissed look on the cheeks, this is a kit that can also double up as eye makeup if you wish.

With its strong color, you can ensure you won't have to replace this kit often. Also, rest assured that if you suffer with acne, this kit won't worsen such. No matter your needs, this duo is for you. You can find this kit in the colors Orgasm/Laguna (pictured) and Sin/Casino for a darker skin tone.

If you wear both lipstick and blush, this multi-purpose ULTA Lip + Cheek Color Stick is a great buy for just $10n already showing you signs that ULTA beauty saving tips will be the only beauty tips you need. Featured in three different colors including Peachy, Punchy, and Mauve, any skin tone would be suitable for this product.

The sheer, lightweight formula provided by this gluten-, paraben-, and sulfate-free product provides a beautiful shimmer, which also makes it great to use to highlight or contour the face. Best of all, this ULTA stick slips easily in a makeup bag or purse, taking up minimal space!

The ULTA Lip + Cheek Color Stick applies beautifully even on pores and wrinkles. This stick is also highly noted for its quick and smooth application, affordable cost, and longevity.

It's hard to find a quality concealer that doesn't look cakey, create a crinkly texture on the face, worsen acne, or dry out delicate skin. Fortunately, Too Faced has come out with an all-in-one beauty product: the Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer.

Available in 20 beautiful shades, this concealer can also be used to contour, highlight, and retouch several areas of the face. Its hydrating blend can easily be a part of your ultimate skin care guide, is applied lightly, and is free of harmful parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, delivering a safe, long lasting, full coverage.

Featuring a smooth, easy-to-apply cream formula, Make Up For Ever's Flash Color Palette is recommended by makeup artists and enthusiasts alike. The rich hues included in this kit, from Purple Grey to Dark Antique Pink, are ideal for the eyes, lips, and face.

Users love the easily blend-able, highly-pigmented colors in this beauty set. This cream color palette is great on oily skin, doesn't crease when applied, and lasts a long time on the skin. That said, this palette is an essential for many users.

The featured palette, Neutral, is great for an everyday look, whether you want subtle pink cheeks and lips, or deeper, smoky eyes. You can also purchase this palette in Artistic if you have bolder tastes.

The versatile Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Pencil can be used as a highlighter, concealer, eyeshadow primer, or lip liner. Offering full coverage, this pencil is especially ideal for concealing fine hairs growing around shaped brows to provide a refined look.

Even better, this pencil offers a cream to powder finish, meaning that there is no need to provide loose or pressed powder on top of the lines you draw. This easy-to-blend, smooth pencil is also great to add to the lower waterline, making your eyes appear bigger and more wide awake.

For those hoping to achieve a bronzed look, the perfect highlight, or waterproof smokey eyes, you'll love this next multi-tool. The #gobronze is also great as an eye primer or liner with its long lasting, easy gliding, crease-proof formulation without sulfates, parabens, or phthalates.

From the words of reviewers, the NUDESTIX's #gobronze is even suitable for those with oily skin. Additionally, the cream base of this face and eye makeup set is soft, smooth, highly pigmented, and is easy to blend for any skin tone or type.

Did Rihanna's Fenty Foundation just change the makeup game? Because we're starting to believe it did. To add some major shine to your makeup routine, the Avalanche All-Over Metallic Powder Set provided by Fenty Beauty (by Rihanna) has a great selection of colors from Raspberry Rave to Glacier Gold for any skin tone, from light to dark.

The loose pigments in this limited edition setting powder are great for the eyes, cheeks, or even the lips. The application with this powder set is simple and easily blend-able, applying fairly lightly and allowing one to build up the pigment intensity to their liking.

Being 100 percent cruelty free and free of sulfates, phthalates, and parabens, this multi-use makeup product makes even more sense. All in all, the pigment and sparkle are both incredible with this Rihanna skin, lip, and eye makeup set.

For those who love smooth, great tasting lips, but are more fond of a natural color, this strawberry flavored multi-balm provided by Lano might be your next buy. Apart from hydrating dry, cracked lips, this multi-balm is incredible for cuticles and various dry patches of skin.

From its ointment-infused formula to its light flavor, the Lano Lips 101 Multi-Balm has earned several awards and 5 star reviews. It's also vegetarian- and baby-friendly, and is free of parabens, petrolatum, PEG's, mineral oil, sulfates, and artificial colors and fragrances.

With bronzer, highlighter, and blush all in one, the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette ensures one can create a natural flush with the colors presented, regardless of the palette color chosen: Naked (pictured), Streak, Strip, or Sesso.

Users of this Urban Decay multi-use palette love that each color applies very naturally. Some even state that the bronzer in this kit is also natural when applied, not appearing too dark nor too colorful on the skin. Generally, this palette is ideal for an everyday look.

As an Allure Best of Beauty winner, the Naked Flushed Palette proves itself to be a popular, highly favorable kit with its great pigmentation, light shimmer, and soft formula. For the best application, it's recommended to pair this palette with the Urban Decay Diffusing Blush Brush.

If you're more of a two- or three-in-one type of person, opting for multi-use makeup products may be the best thing you do. Multi-purpose beauty products are usually cheaper than buying two separate products, and are more convenient when it comes to taking them on-the-go.

Regardless of your skin tone and what your goal is, whether it be to achieve a healthy glow, create the perfect smoky eyes, or find a nourishing lip balm, there is a multi-purpose makeup stick or kit out there for you.


About the Creator

Lorna Vause

Grew up going back and forth between Boston and New York so I have the weirdest accent. Mother of two babies, one of them is furry and meows a lot though

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