The Best Multipurpose Beauty Products for 2016
For Your Face: Try Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Protect
It’s the time of year for whittling down and getting rid of unnecessary stuff. That applies to your beauty routine, too. Keep products in rotation that do double duty so you get more bang for your buck.
Mally Roncal, celebrity makeup artist and founder of Mally Beauty, recommends the following: “A primer will give you the perfect canvas for applying your makeup and to hydrate and moisturize the skin; a powder foundation can be used as a concealer as well; a dark eyeliner can be smudged for eye shadow (or a shadow stick); and a great lipstick in a soft pink that can be used on lips and cheeks.”
First up, a product that's hugely helpful when you're in a hurry. A quick swipe and blend of this will give you hydrated, luminous coverage that also protects from the sun with SPF 30.
For Your Face: Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation
Great for touch ups on the go with enough coverage to cover dark circles or blemishes. The convenient compact also stashes an application sponge.
For Your Eyes: Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Liner
Apply a thin line just above lashes, then use the attached smudger to blend the line upward on lid to mimic a smoky eye shadow. This formula helps nourish skin with olive oil and shea butter.
For Your Cheeks and Lips: Nars The Multiple in Anguilla
This product is a classic for good reason. Its creamy formula provides a lasting pop of color in great complementary shades. There are many options available, but this warm pink works on nearly every skin type.
For Your Body: Nivea In-Shower Nourishing Body Lotion
Skip the post-shower slather with this super-softening skin moisturizer that you apply while you’re still in the shower. Helps beat the dry winter skin blues.