I like to travel light in the summer. I just want to grab a bag and go since I have to pack for 2 little people too. Therefore, multiple use beauty products I can toss in my makeup bag and go, makes life beautiful and easy. Here are 8 of my current favorites:
1. butter LONDON Scrubbers 2-in-1 Nail Prep & Remover Pads, $10
Leave it to butter LONDON to think of a nail polish remover and nail prep in one pad. They are perfect for travel, when you have little time to deal with nail problems.
2. Benefit Cosmetics The Big Easy Liquid To Powder SPF 35 Foundation, $38
This product does a ton! Big Easy balances moisture, controls oil, provides sun protection, conceals imperfections, fights free radicals and then dries to a powdery finish. Basically it’s the only thing you need for flawless skin. It’s brilliant.
3. tarte Park Ave Princess Bronze & Glow™ Matte Bronzer & Cheek Tint, $32
This 2-in-1 complexion enhancer is infused with maracuja oil in tarte’s most popular shade, Park Ave Princess. It provides a natural sunkissed bronze and natural flush blush. Wear over foundation or bare skin.
4. CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil, $6.49
How can you not love a liner that also works as a shadow? Especially when the colors are so varied and brilliant? Blend away. I have a few and they have become some of my favorite on-the-fly shadows/liners.
5. Josie Maran Argan Color Stick, $22
If the above works for you, how about an argan oil-infused, sheer color stick that works for both cheeks and lips?
6. Smashbox Brow Tech To Go, $27
This double-ended wand has an angled long-wearing waterproof pencil on one side and a soft-hold gel with a brow brush applicator on the other. Fill in, set and go!
7. NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil, $25
Once I tried the NARS lipstick pencil, there was no going back! First line your lips and then fill them in, all in one smooth pencil! The colors are to die for and the color lasts forever.
8. Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve in a Tube, $6
If you pack ONE thing, this should be it. It’s a multipurpose essential. I use it on my lips, cuticles, dry body parts, brows, eyes and even to add a touch of shine to my hair. Truth be told, I’ve even used it on minor diaper rash (my son’s, not mine). For $6 it is truly indispensable and smells subtly like roses, too.
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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