I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but there are two things I do on New Year’s Eve as part of my routine; 1) clean my makeup brushes and 2) throw out old makeup. I do both of these things regularly — wash my brushes once a week and toss old makeup every month or so — but these two cleansing activities give me some weird peace of mind on December 31st. You don’t want to start off a new year with bad makeup 😉
This year, I’m focusing on simplifying my skincare and beauty routines. That means less individual products and more multipurpose products. I need to save time and money, and these multitask products are my current favourites to help me with that.
My 4 Favourite Multitask Products
Uses: Eyeshadow, Contour, Highlight, Blush, Brows
I love this palette for the summer and warmer months as I find the powder composition is easier to work with when you’re generally hot and sweaty. I use the highlight and correct colours for powder finish, eyeshadow base and highlighting, the blush colour for blush and eyeshadow, the contour colours for bronzer and eyebrows. It’s amazing for travelling!
Uses: Lips, Eyes, Cheeks
I love this product in Maui or the classic shimmery pink, Orgasm. Keep this in your purse for quick fixes and touch up pops of colour. Use it as eyeshadow, lip colour, or blush. The cream formula can take some practice if you are used to using powders, so start light and remember less is more.
Uses: Concealer, Brow Line, Highlighter, Lip Liner, Eye Brightener
Ah yes, the Wonder Pencil. True to its name, this little wonder serves several purposes and takes up little real estate in your makeup bag (and even less of your bank account).
Uses: Mask, Exfoliant, Cleanser
This mask/scrub/cleanser combo is pure magic for combination and breakout-prone skin. This was one of the first products I found success with for my adult acne and cystic breakouts. It’s not overly expensive compared to other boutique brands, and the 3-in-1 use wins me over.