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Simplify your beauty routine with these multi-use makeup products

Do you own too much makeup? Does your beauty routine consist of 20 steps? Do you spend hours rummaging around your medicine cabinet to find what you’re looking for? Then, hi, you need to simplify your beauty routine. Getting ready should be a fun and effortless ritual. You shouldn’t be sitting in front of a mirror for a whole hour (unless you’re in the mood for it). So we’ve rounded up the best multi-use makeup products to make your life easier. These seven must-have multi-use makeup products will get you out the door in just a few minutes. They have the power to speed up your routine by tackling several problems at once. We’re talking lipsticks that also work as eyeshadow and blush, tinted moisturizers that conceal and treat blemishes, and highlighters that work on eyes, lips and cheeks.


Swap the handful of tinted creams, lightweight foundations, and cream highlighters in your bag for Tarte’s Glowtion Skin Perfector. Inspired by “the magical glow effect of bioluminescence,” this product has the power to give your skin a healthy, natural-looking glow without looking too glittery. The Glowlotion Skin Perfector is a four-in-one beauty find that primes, perfects, highlights and nourishes your skin.

The formula preps your skin and extends eyeshadow and foundation wear (if you choose to layer it on top). You can also use the product on its own to perfect and blur out imperfections thanks to the micronized pearls. But that’s not all. This product is formulated with niacinamide. which helps reduce wrinkles and dull skin. It also contains anti-aging prickly pear as well as birch tree water, which helps your skin stay hydrated and fresh.


If there’s a multitasking product that needs to go in your arsenal, is Fenty Beauty’s Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick. This light-as-air blush stick corrects, contours, highlights, enhances and sculpts your whole face. Give your complexion a flush of color with the shade RIDIIIC for a golden papaya glow. For a sun-kissed orange sheen, try the Chili Mango chade.


The Multiple by Nars is a three-in-one cream stick that glides on smoothly and can be used all over your face. The creamy formula is easy to blend and leaves a shimmering gold accent with a natural finish. Oh, and it works on all skin tones. Use The Multiple to sculpt your cheeks, add warmth to your eyes, and highlight your cheeks, nose, temples and lips. Are you looking for a natural shade that adds a little bit of warmth and golden accents? Try Puerto Vallarta and South Beach, two shimmering tangerine and apricot shades that will give you a glowy but natural look.


If you’re looking for a different way to add a pop of color and shine to your eyes without relying on primer and pressed eyeshadow pigments, consider trading up your old faves for Glossier’s Lidstar in the shade, “Moon”.

Its velvety formula glides on like butter and casts a shimmery veil of color and shine that lasts all day long. It comes in six shades that are perfect for those days when you want a “no makeup” makeup look. Use it on the highest points of the cheeks, under the brows, on your cupid’s bow and the bridge of the nose for a dewy look.


Available in 30 shades, Ilia’s Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation is a weightless serum tint foundation that provides natural coverage without looking too obvious. It’ll make your skin look luminous and awake without clogging your pores or clinging to every flaky spot of skin.

This multi-use makeup skin saver offers SPF 40 protection. It’s formulated with niacinamide, which promotes even skin tone and blurs out imperfections. It also contains hyaluronic acids, which plump up your skin thanks to their moisturizing effect.


Looking for a lipstick, blush and eyeshadow all in one? Stila’s Convertible Color lipstick and blush duo comes in six shades that blend effortlessly and give you some healthy skin vibes with a quick swipe.

Add some flush back into your skin by lightly dabbing on this product. Or go heavy and apply a few extra layers for a fresh burst of color. Dab the Convertible Color blush onto your cheeks, eyelids and nose to add warmth. Or blend it with some lip balm to create your own lip tint.


With Tarte’s Foil Finger Face Quad, you won’t be wasting any time rustling around your makeup bag looking for eyeshadow pots, pigments and lid primers. Just use the four  colors in the quad to add some shimmer on your lids, nose, chin, cheeks and lips.

The finger foil quads come with two crushed foil shadows that effortlessly blend onto the lids. There’s also a glitter gel topper at the bottom right which offers an incandescent pop of color over shadow or on its own. It’s also great to add some radiance to the highest points of the face. And a blush shade that adds a light veil of color and shimmer to your cheeks and doubles as a highlighter. Tap on the pigment with your fingers, swipe it on your face and stay gorgeous all season.