Beauty products that play double-duty–you know, like, two-in-one shampoo and conditioner, moisturizers that are also supposed to act as a primer, lipsticks with built-in moisturizers that work “just as well” as regular lip balm–generally tend to be relegated to the back of most people’s cosmetics drawers. This is with good reason–often, beauty products that purport to do the work of two or more products in one go end up simply don’t work well at all. Multitasking is hard, I guess, so trying to achieve the benefits of several cosmetics through a single one usually results in one product that is not multipurpose, exactly, so much as it just serves a lot of very bad purposes.
Still, there are some exceptions to this rule. There are some two-in-one beauty products that actually work, and, what’s more, might work even better than their singular counterparts. Plus, it’s a good way to minimize the amount of products you have if you’ve been feeling a lot of cosmetic-based clutter recently. So, if you’re looking to streamline your beauty supplies, check out these two-in-one beauty products that actually work:
Bite MultistickYou might know about Bite Cosmetics through their standard lipsticks, but what you *should* be familiar with is their Multistick, which is an eyeshadow, lipstick, and blush all in one. It comes in eighteen different colors and is easy to build depending on how strong you want it to be in different areas (like, you might want your lips to be more pigmented than your eyes) so it's a nice, easy way to create a look with minimal effort. Buy it at Sephora for $24
Nars MultipleNARS makes another good lip, cheek, and eyeshadow product with their Multiple. The only difference between this and the Bite version, really, is that the Nars one is shimmery where Bite is matte, so if you're super into highlighter, this might be the product for you. Buy it at NARS Cosmetics for $39
BB CreamBB cream is kind of the OG product when it comes to multipurpose beauty products--it's foundation, moisturizer, and sunscreen all in one. I like this Maybelline version because it actually offers good coverage at a decent price and stays on throughout the day. Buy it at Ulta for $8.99
IT Cosmetics Tightline MascaraEver feel like your mascara isn't doing enough for you? You should cop IT Cosmetics Tightline mascara, which does the work of a primer, mascara, and eyeliner all in one. Buy it at It Cosmetics for $24
Glamglow SupermudIf you've got breakouts and/or oily skin, you should look into Supermud from Glamglow. Its primary function is as a mask that fights pimples, blackheads, oil, and ingrown hairs by drawing out dirt through the pores. But you can also use it as a spot treatment to deal with any skin imperfections you might have in a more concentrated way. Buy it at Sephora for $69
Glamglow ThirstymudIf you've got dryer skin, however, Thirstymud, a super-hydrating mask that that you can also use as a straight-up moisturizer, is the multipurpose product for you. All you have to do is wipe off the excess after you're done with the mask and massage the remainder into your skin for a luxurious all-day moisturizer. Buy it at Sephora for $69
NYX Wonder PencilThe NYX Wonder Pencil basically hits all key parts of your face in one fell swoop--it acts as a concealer, eye brightener, and lip liner that makes your lips appear fuller and prevents your lip color from bleeding out. Buy it at NYX for $4.50
NudestixNudestix is a new-ish brand that offers creamy lip and cheek colors in nude shades that match all skin tones. If you're just getting into makeup, this is a good product for you--it goes on easily in a super natural-looking shade, so all you have to do is swipe a little on your cheeks, a little on your lips, and you'll be good to go. Buy it at Sephora for $24
Bobbi Brown Pot RougeWell, here's another lip and cheek product. This one is also really good, though! It gives a hint of color to your lips and cheeks that's subtle, but noticeable enough for a fresh-faced glow. Buy it atBobbi Brown for $30
What do you think of these beauty products? Are there any that you would use? Let us know in the comments!