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Multi-task with your makeup!
by Katie |  Jul 30, 2012

Cooking dinner while reviewing that document for work, reconnecting with a friend while going for a jog and painting your nails while catching up with the Kardashians - it doesn't seem like we are ever doing just one thing at a time anymore, and why should we? With our social, personal and professional calendars filled up, it's crucial that we use every last minute to the max.

Of course, sometimes this means cutting corners - like with your beauty routine. Maybe you're pressed for time so you skip eye makeup, or you wish there was one product that could just do it all for you. Fortunately, there are several products that work double duty to make your life that much more streamlined. You multi-task, so why shouldn't your makeup?

Restraining wrinkles while looking great

Of course, your snoozing hours are crucial wrinkle-fighting times, but why not keep the battle raging during the day? With cosmetics like firming concealer and smoothing foundation, you can! Look for foundation that has retinol in it. All retinoids, which are derivatives of vitamin A, have been proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. You can also fight wrinkles with the help of retinoids using firm, baby, firm. However, be mindful that using anything with retinoids means you should probably use SPF to protect your skin. Look on the ingredients list of your foundation for retinol, or another anti-aging ingredient like hyaluronic acid. This stuff works to hydrate your skin, which makes it less likely to wrinkle.

One stop shop to beautiful skin

Heard of BB creams? If you have, you have probably already been enjoying the one-step makeup routine it provides. BB (beauty balm) creams are essentially glorified tinted moisturizers - and boy, are they glorious! In addition to moisturizing your skin, BB creams can provide just enough coverage to neutralize blemishes, even skin tone and make your face glow. It's like a moisturizer, sunscreen, primer and foundation, all in one bottle, making it perfect for when you're in a rush. Omorovicza complexion perfector bb spf 20 takes it to the next level, adding anti-aging ingredients to firm and smooth your skin.

Multi-tasking color

One great way to multitask is having one product that can serve several purposes. (Makes doing your makeup on the go a lot easier). Try a stain for lips and cheeks - usually, the pigment that works on one feature will work on the other, making your blush and lip color that much easier. Liquid stains are great and long-lasting, but cream sticks are also a good option. You'll have the perfect just-bitten look to your lips with a healthy glow to your cheeks and more space in your makeup bag!

It's all in how you use it

Sometimes, you can make the makeup you already have work double-duty for you. Got a blush and bronzer palette? Use a large brush to apply both colors all over your face for a healthy glow, or separate the two colors to contour. A peachy blush or coppery bronzer can also work as eyeshadow shades.

The same goes for a number of other products - got some champagne eyeshadow? Apply a dab to your brow bones, just above your eyebrow and the curve of your upper lip and you've got a glow you thought only highlighter could give. Other cream eyeshadows can work as blushes and vice versa, and mascara can double as waterproof eyeliner if you apply it with an eyeliner brush.

Whether you're looking to save time, money or your sanity, there are so many options out there for cosmetics that can multitask as well as you do!

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