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How-to: trim and tone your beauty kit
OK, it’s time to ‘fess up… Are you guilty of owning too many beauty products? Kim Kardashian is. And so am I. But wouldn’t it be great to clear a wee bit of space in your bathroom and make-up bag without sacrificing how good you look? Of course, and that’s exactly why we’ve rounded up some winning multi-tasking beauty products that are anything but lazy…
IF YOU’VE GOT… seriously dry skin all over your body
INSTEAD OF… carrying around a hydrating lip balm, face cream and body cream, use an all-in-one wonder product like Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream. This moisturising gem is ideal for chapped lips, dry, flaky noses, rough elbows and knees, and every single other skin issue you can think of. Try it, love it, and you’ll never be able to live without it.
IF YOU’VE GOT… an oily t-zone
INSTEAD OF… carrying around blotting papers and powdering your nose multiple times a day, invest in a combination skin-loving cleanser that’ll help treat the source of the issue. Using something like Bioré Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser, which deeply cleanses away oil and other impurities without over cleansing your drier areas, will ensure you don’t need to pack a primer in your kit either.
IF YOU’RE WANTING TO… switch up your strands on a regular basis
INSTEAD OF… keeping a straightening iron, a curling tong and a wave tool on hand, purchase one that does all three. We love elkie hair straightener for this exact reason, as it straightens, curls, flicks and lifts the hair depending on how you use it. Smart, huh? This means you can style to your heart’s content without ever getting bored…
IF YOU’VE GOT… short, stumpy lashes
INSTEAD OF… using an eyelash curler before applying mascara and false lashes on a regular basis, employ a hard-working mascara that does all that lash lifting and lengthening in one. We love freezeframe INSTANT LASH Extensions as it’s a two-in-one product that applies colour and little fibre lash extensions to your eyelashes for a bold, dramatic finish without any fuss.
IF YOU’RE WANTING TO… amp up your daily facial sunscreen application
INSTEAD OF… attempting to apply a moisturiser, sunscreen and foundation each morning, use a tinted sunscreen instead. Hamilton Everyday Face Daily Defence is a lightweight SPF 30+ lotion that contains a sheer tint and dries with a matte finish. Use it and your skin will look great and be protected.
IF YOU’VE GOT… sensitive, yellowish teeth
INSTEAD OF… using sensitive-friendly toothpastes and then gritting your teeth in pain while applying an at-home whitening product too, use a targeted toothpaste like Sensodyne Gentle Whitening. It’s safe for sensitive toothy pegs, but will also work at removing the stains you’re not too keen on, too.
IF YOU’RE WANTING TO… hydrate your legs and make them look seriously sexy
INSTEAD OF… applying both a nourishing body lotion followed by a shimmering lotion, use a product like Benefit Bathina. It’s a seducing shimmering body balm that gives the skin a beautiful golden-pink sheen, but contains jojoba seed oil, natural aloe extract and vitamin E to moisturise and smooth the skin, too.
What are your favourite multi-tasking beauty products? Do you need to trim and tone your beauty kit?
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