There's nothing better than a beauty product that really works for you! And, when I say works, I mean works it! Multi-tasking makeup and skincare products not only save you money but time, and are a great way to simplify your beauty routine. Here are our top 10 multi-taskers and why.
This little jar of magic is a cult beauty product with an ancient formula from the land of the Pharaohs. It contains a very simple yet effective natural formula, including honey and olive oil. It can be used as a moisturiser for face and body, to help treat eczema, psoriasis, nappy rash for bubs, heal insect bites, as a makeup primer, cleanser and lip balm, and even add lustre to hair! It is a must have for every bathroom cabinet, since every one finds their own use for Egyptian Magic.
Ere Perez Clever Carrot Cheek & Lip Tints are really rather clever because they can be used on cheeks, lips and eyes and are even waterproof so ideal for summer. They come in 4 gorgeous shades to suit all skin tones and desires. The cute, portable compact is great for on the go and fits easily in handbags!
Jojoba Oil is a super natural skin oil suited to all skin types, including dry, oily, acne-prone, rosace and sensitive, due to its hypo-allergenic and anti-inflammatory benefits. Not only is it a great moisturiser, but post shave healer and cleanser. Use daily to remove makeup the natural way!
These little beauties come in a range of shades from dusty rose, to creamy crimson and moonstone shimmer. The ingenious sticks create natural radiance with creamy supernatural pigments. Use on cheeks, lips and eyes for a super polished look. Better still, your skin will be left feeling rejuvenated and nourished from powerful organic extracts of aloe, green tea and chamomile.
Is a beautifying skin oil that will leave face, body and hair with a healthy and radiant shimmer. Use to perfect and slim down the appearance of legs and arms, on face and décolletage to catch the light in all the right places, and in hair for softness and shine. Containing natural plant oils and Ylang Ylang essential oil, it will also leave you smelling divine.
La Mav BB Creme is the only certified organic, all-natural Australian BB Creme on the market! BB Cremes, or Beauty Balms, are makeup and skincare products in one, and this is certainly true for La Mav who use clinically proven plant extracts, rosehip oil, hyaluronic acid, and mineral pigments to hydrate and protect skin while providing a natural skin tint, that gives flawless coverage and evens tone. Being a true multi-tasker, it provides effective coverage thanks to its colour adaptive formula all while smoothing and replenishing your skin.
Dubbed "the plant of immortality" by the ancient Egyptians, Aloe Vera is soothing and conditioning to the skin and truly nourishing for eyelashes. This is a multi-tasker because it can be used as a clear mascara to lengthen, separate and accentuate lashes; as a lash strengthener due to its protecting properties, and for styling eyebrows, to keep their shape.
Inika Mineral Eyeshdows double-up as eyeliners when applied wet, allowing your to wear highly pigmented and vibrant colours of your choice, saving money time and space. For best results, mix with water and apply with an eyeliner brush.
Argan Oil is the oil of choice for very dry and dehydrated skins. It's ability to transform dull and lacklustre skin into a picture of radiant health makes it a natural wonder. It is an amazing multi-tasker because it is also a great natural serum for hair, soothing and conditioning dry end and combating frizz.
Coconut Oil is not only a health food, but food for the skin. It makes a superb moisturiser for face and body, nail treatment, post shave healer and cleanser, for it's mild exfoliant properties. A gentle eye make remover, this little beauty is a skin care essential!
By Nina Weston