Save Time And Money With These Five Multipurpose Make-Up Products

Hybrid formulations are all the rage right now as consumers seek beauty items that offer more than one use. Not only do these save a lot of time and money, but working with what you already have in your stash is a great way to uncover multipurpose hacks and pro-level tricks. So, since sharing is caring, here are five make-up products we love that offer waaaay more than their OG function…

Concealer as an eyeshadow primer

Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer makeup

Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer

This simple hack was popularised during Instagram’s cut-crease era and we’ve been obsessed with it ever since! What many people forget is that concealers are waterproof, with oil-, sweat-, and crease-resistant properties, too. So, essentially, they can achieve the same effect as a boujee eye base. In addition, the pigments of a concealer work far better in neutralising redness, pigmentation, and visible veins, leaving you with a perfectly even eyelid base.

Bronzer or contouring as eyeshadow

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Contour makeup

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Contour

Revlon Skinlights Prismatic Bronzer

Revlon Skinlights Prismatic Bronzer

If you’re a fan of the no-makeup make-up style and prefer minimalistic and low-key eyes, add some bronzer or contouring cream to your lids for an effortless sun-kissed flush.

Highlighter powder as eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder

Fenty Beauty Liquid Killawatt Fluid Freestyle Highlighter

Fenty Beauty Liquid Killawatt Fluid Freestyle Highlighter

Rihanna loves this trick to achieve a glitzy smize in an instant. For more intense shimmer, opt for a powder highlighter – dabbing some onto the lids with your fingertips for high-shine coverage. And for those who enjoy more subtle sparkles, apply liquid highlighter with a small eye blending brush for the quickest glistening lids.

Lipstick as blush

Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color makeup

Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

A generational make-up trick many of us learnt from our mamas and grandmas. And since dewy make-up is having a moment, what better time to recover this genius hack from the old-school beauty archives? When it comes to colour and finish, you can’t go wrong with cream lipstick as a blush substitute in peach and pink varieties for fairer complexions and orange and plum for richer skin tones.

Balm as an eye gloss

ELIZABETH ARDEN Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant Fragrance Free

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant Fragrance-Free

This is a current staple amongst dewy glam lovers, and its simplicity has us going back for more. There are two ways to wear this runway style – bare or bright. For bare lovers, dab on clear lip balm over your lids (as is), extending the dew towards the brow bone for an ultra-mod wet look. But for the drama queens who love eye looks that command attention, bring some bold colour into the mix by blending blue, pink, green, orange, or red eyeshadow first, then sealing it with balm or gloss for ‘Gram-worthy glassy eyes.

Which multipurpose hacks do you use religiously? Spill all in the comments below!


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