Double Duty Beauty

Whether it’s because you’re traveling and dealing with airlines charging for every single piece of luggage, or whether it’s because you’ve been relegated to a teeny tiny apartment with five roommates, saving space is always something to be looked upon favorably.

With that in mind, beauty brands have been coming out with multi-tasking products that will not only make touching-up easier when you’re toting around a small clutch, but will help you pinch pennies by cutting down on the number of products you have to buy.

Here’s a round-up of some of the best multi-tasking beauty products, all of which serve at least two functions.


1. Purple Lab Luvah Sacha, $24.  A compact with a stain on one side and a pearly gloss on the other. It’s also formulated with aphrodisiacs and plumper.

2. Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo, $40. A compact with universally flattering bronzer and accent colors of sheer rose or champagne beige.

3. Revolution Organics 22+ Use Body Balm, $28.  Use this balm anywhere, from your knuckles and cuticles, to your lips and under-eye area to hydrate and soften.

4. Glam Balm by Rodial, $80.  The balm plumps up and rejuvenates dry lips, face, and hands. It also has anti-aging benefits.

5. Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, $24.50.  The concentrated cleanser comes with two muslin cloths to help remove dirt, oil, and make-up, while refreshing skin and boosting softness.

6. Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Tailor-Made Bronzing Powder, $74. Because complexions change throughout the year, this four-season compact has four bronzing powders, so you can mix and match to suit a variety of skin tones. It is also formulated with SPF 10.

7. Dr. Brandt Collagen Booster, $ 75.  A soothing potion, the collagen-boosting formula in this product helps minimize the breakdown of collagen, while stimulating the skin to continually produce its own natural collagen, and improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

8. Redken Color Extend Sun Sparkling Shield Leave-In Smoother, $10.73. This leave-in protects against UVA/UVB rays, while imparting a smooth, polished finish.  It’s also water-resistant.