It’s not always practical to have all of our favorite beauty products on hand. Limited space on our countertops, in our bags and at the office has put us in a position to be more creative with beauty real estate. Time is always at a premium, too. So the beauty savants have come up with innovative ways to maximize productivity as we fly from home to work to our social lives.
Certain products were designed for time and space-saving in mind:
The Multiple, from NARS, is a multi-purpose make-up stick. The cream-to-power formula makes it easy to play up eyes, cheeks, lips and body. It comes in more than 10 shades, from their signature shade Orgasm, a peachy pink shimmer, to Malibu, a pinky bronze, to Undress Me, a new shade, which is a ballerina pink with sliver shimmer. Apply with fingers or a brush. (Available at sephora.com)
Charlotte Ronson’s 3 X A Charm Luminizer, Blush and Bronzer is one-stop shopping for your complexion. The trio of colors glide on for a natural-looking glow. Put the bronzer in the hollow of your cheekbones, the blush on the apples of your cheeks and the luminizer above the cheekbones to highlight. The bronzer can also be applied to your forehead, chin and nose for a subtle sun-kissed glow. (Available at sephora.com)
Almay’s new wake up eyeshadow + primer is an all-in-one kit featuring three complementary shadows and primer to hold it in place for long-lasting wear. Revive is a trio of olive green, earthy brown and smoke. Exhilarate features lavender, cool purple and a gray brown. Invigorate has a cool blue, light pewter and warm medium brown. (Available in drugstores)
The philosophy hope in a tube eye and lip cream soothes and firms both lips and skin around the eyes. It temporarily erases wrinkles and lines around the lip and eye areas with its vitamin E and C combo. (Available at sephora.com)
laura mercier’s Shimmer Bloc features four shades in one palette. The bronzing/luminizing shades contain light-reflecting properties for a pretty, all-over glow. The shades can be used alone or combined on eyes, cheeks and body. Choose from five options including Golden Mosaic, Mosaic, Peach Mosaic, Pink Mosaic and Pink Tourmaline. (Available at sephora.com)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream is a long-lasting waterproof cream. The high-quality pigments are combined with mother of pearl particles to give a luminous finish. Certain shades can be used as eye shadow, eye liner and on the cheeks. For those who are a fan of a powder formula, the Make Up For Ever Pure Pigments can be used as eye shadow, mixed with water for eye liner or mixed with clear gloss for lips. (Available at sephora.com)