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The 4 best multi-tasking beauty products
The new generation of beauty products are something to behold; with clever packaging and newly developed formulas, a single product can now do the job of three, and do it well. With a generation of working women that barely have time to wash their hair (let alone apply a 10-step beauty routine), we thought it important we round up a few of our favourite multi-taskers. From skin care to hair care to makeup, these are the best of the best in saving time, money and valuable beauty shelf space.
Combination skin? This mask has all your skin care needs under control is 5 minutes. This superfood duo is intended to be both detoxifying, toning and brightening at the same time. The Paprika mask is to be applied on typically oily and congested areas such as the T-zone, while the Green Tea mask uses an antioxidant infused clay formula to brighten and soothe. As the masks are clay based, they dry in 5-ish minutes and can be washed off with warm water, revealing a brighter and detoxified complexion. Top tip: clay can be a little hard to get off, so try the mask before you hop in the shower so you can get rid of any residue.
A cult favourite for a reason, Benefit’s Benetint is the original (or close to) multi-tasking makeup product. A sheer formula that is designed to be used on cheeks and lips, it gives the skin a perfect flush in seconds. It is also designed so that you can rub it in with your fingertips, meaning one less brush for you to carry around when you’re getting ready on the go. PSA: Benetint also now comes in the cutest little mini size, so you can have it in your purse for when you need a little pick me up. Find it at www.sephora.com.au
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
Another cult favourite and a seriously hard worker, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream can be used everywhere from your face to your lips to your hands to your legs. Due to the anti-inflammatory and soothing properties of vitamin E it is suitable to use anywhere and everywhere, making it a necessity in every handbag. Top tip: try using it on your spoolie to help keep your brows in place too. Find it at www.elizabetharden.com.au
Oribe Dry Texturising Spray
A mainstay on the shelf of *every* beauty editor (I swear I’m not exaggerating), Oribe Dry Texturising Spray is an invisible volume booster that absorbs oil at the same time, giving you ‘I woke up like this’ hair everyday. While it’s generous bottle size means you probably can’t lug it around with you all the time, a few spritzes in the morning means way less hair washing and the perfect gritty textured that lasts all day. A bonus factor for this product is that it also protects your hair from UV damage, which is crucial if you have coloured locks. What more could you want? Find it at davidjones.com.au
Do you have a favourite multi-tasking product?