The very best multi-use make-up and skincare to make packing your party season clutch a whole lot easier!
Is your beauty regime and make up bag in need of an overhaul and spring clean? If you’re anything like us, your make-up bag must be over spilling with so many products that you’ve lost track. The foundation that you bought in the wrong colour but that you might need, maybe, one day? The mascara that’s dried out but you might get a little extra out of if you were desperate or the numerous lipsticks you wear just once a year. Fear not – multiple use beauty products are here to help clear up your make up bag to leave an efficiently packed, lighter bag filled with multipurpose beauty products. By choosing timeless products that you know you will use from day to night, from summer to winter, you can save money and space in your handbag.
Long gone are the days when single purpose space wasters were acceptable. Now a beauty product has got to pull its weight to make the cut. Research has revealed 67% of women prefer to rely on three trusted beauty buys only. That means we need lip stains that double up as a cream blusher, body oils that work on hair, and balms that solve a whole multitude of complaints. Clearing out you make up bag monthly is a good habit to adopt so this month, ditch the crusted, dried out mascaras and foundations and the smashed blusher compact and replace it with these multi-purpose beauty products, efficiently packed.
If you’re wondering how you’re going to pack your beauty bits into your party clutch, multi-purpose products are the answer. Choose multi-purpose beauty products that will fit in your favourite clutch and you won’t regret it. From superbalms to cleverly compacted cosmetics, save on precious space by streamlining your beauty necessities.
Click through to discover our favourite do-all beauty buys now…
I can't say enough good things about this lifesaver of a skincare product, the very first from top Make Up Artist Frances Prescott.
This luxurious balm not only cleanses beautifully, but contains natural enzymes to lightly exfoliate and fills skin with natural seed oils to moisturise and plump too. It smells dreamy, like a spa, works efficiently and comes in a very useful twist-up stick (why has nobody ever thought to do that with a balm before?) Use it with warm water and a hot cloth for a perfectly lovely cleanse, or smother it on for five minutes as a refining, glow-inducing mask. Very useful for holidays and on flights too - everyone should have one.
This is genius. A pearly cream that works as a liner, eyeshadow and brow tint - and even covers those rogue hairline greys that you only notice after leaving the house. It comes in eight natural shades and the neat applicator tool, £20, makes the various techniques easy to master.
Originally created for an exotic dancer in the 1970s (who knew?), Benefit's Benetint has achieved cult status as a do-all wonder product. This glowing, glossy red liquid adds the perfect sheer flush to cheeks, and a wonderful kiss-proof tint to lips. Loved by celebrities and make-up artists all over the world, we warn you - it's addictive.
Buy Benefit Benetint
We're busy, we're tired and we want a skincare regime that doesn't take 15 minutes to apply every morning, but is obviously still as effective as any lengthy, 12-step routine. That's not too much to ask, is it?
Not according to Institut Esthederm, who have created what can only be described as an actual wonder product. Their Eau Cellulaire Cellular Water Spray is this summer's must-have multipurpose handbag essential for face and body and at just £16, it's something we can all afford.
From replacing your usual serum or body moisturiser, to setting your make-up and refreshing skin on a hot summer's day, there isn't much this spray can't do. Featuring no preservatives, no perfume and no colouring agents, one quick spritz will refresh and revive your complexion instantly.
Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin boasts two ways of working - in an immediate manner and then in a long-term way. A hybrid serum/primer, the instant effect is to create a veil on the skin that blurs imperfections like pigmentation and unevenness, giving the appearance of a smooth, even-toned face. Meanwhile the lasting results (which with any skincare product take up to three months to materialise so we urge you to be patient!) promise to rejuvenate the deepest layers of the epidermis to produce plumper, more youthful-looking skin.
Buy Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin, £71.10
The beauty world has gone mad for dry oils - and this is one of the very best. With Gwyneth Paltrow's seal of approval, Nuxe's Huile Prodigieuse combines 30 precious natural oils to repair and sooth skin. Use on the face and body to smooth and nourish, as well as a super-hydrating hair oil. We'll definitely be packing this one in our suitcases this summer.
Finding a multi-tasking eye product is no mean feat. But, Wild About Beauty have managed it with their Eyeshadow Duo Pencil. With one end an eyeliner and the other an eyeshadow, this is a make-up bag space-saving hero. Enriched with Vitamin E, the soft brown 'Charlie' shade could even double as an eyebrow pencil.
If you're forever hunting for an all-purpose beauty balm that actually works, we have some good news. This is it. Liz Earle's Superbalm is a multi-use balm that saves the day in a whole variety of beauty emergencies. Made from pure plant oils and natural waxes, it soothes dry hands, elbows, lips and feet. It can even be used to soften cuticles.
Come winter time, there's no excuse not to have this product within arm's length at all times. Chapped lips, dry hands and the tickly feeling of a cold sore brewing - Lanolips 101 Ointment solves them all. But that's not all. It doubles (well, triples) up as a first-aid help for minor cuts, can be used to soothe sunburn, and even works as a beauty tool to keep brows in place. Wow!
Made with 100% natural ingredients, This Works Turbo Balm is perfect for targeting stubborn dry skin on the face and body. The secret to its intense hydration? Tahitan Monoi Oil.
With a primer, concealer and mattifying powder all in one compact, Sensai's Triple Touch Compact is the perfect handbag product. Smooth on the primer to reduce pore size and get silky smooth skin, then dab on the matte concealer to hide blemishes. Finish off with a dusting of the setting powder. On-the-go beauty at its best!
Coconut oil is everywhere right now. Whether we're using it to make our
cooking healthier (as a substitute to olive oil), to boost our
metabolism, or to keep our hearts healthy, coconut oil is an
almost-miracle and should be top of your list next time you hit the
Need more convincing? It has just been discovered that
coconut oil is a great natural beauty alternative. A softening body
moisturiser and hair oil, coconut oil can even help you achieve luscious
Wearing mascara every day, or even falsies, can leave
your eyelashes dry and brittle. Volume is lost and they can even lose
Sound familiar? Try rubbing Miaflower Coconut Oil
into lashes with your fingertips and leave on over night. The coconut
oil promotes hair growth and smoothes for a thicker, darker and glossier
look. Apply twice a week for naturally beautiful lashes.