5 Multi-Purpose Beauty Products
When it comes to your spring and summer beauty routines, products that pull double-duty are a must — especially on vacation. The last thing you want to do is pack a bunch of different products in your bags. It’s time to streamline your beauty routine so you can spend more time vacationing and less time in front of the mirror.
Here are five time-saving multi-taskers to keep you gorgeous, cool, clean and protected — while you catch up on some much-needed R & R:
1. MOISTURIZER + FOUNDATION + SUN PROTECTION
A true beauty maven won’t hit the sun without the proper protection — and unless you are poolside, sunscreen alone just won’t do. That’s when a BB cream really comes in handy.
We love COVERGIRL CG Smoothers BB Cream. It features a tinted moisturizer with SPF 15, which hydrates your skin and helps it feel smooth. It’s also a perfect choice for those with sensitive skin because it won’t clog pores.
2. MOISTURIZER + ANTI-AGING + SUN PROTECTION
First there was BB cream, now there is CC cream — your go-to balm for color correction. Specifically designed for those who need a little extra help with discoloration and age spots, CC creams pack a serious 3-in-1 punch.
We love Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15. The triple stream formula combines a daily anti-aging moisturizer, SPF 15 sunscreen and sheer tint for younger-looking skin.
3. BRONZER + HIGHTLIGHTER + EYESHADOW
When you’re at the beach or on vacation, you want to be rocking that summer glow — without the sun damage. So fake it.
Our favorite bronzed multitasker is COVERGIRL TruBLEND Bronzer. It can be worn by itself to warm up your complexion or dabbed on key areas of the face to highlight and create a sun-kissed glow.
4. MOISTURIZER + SHAVING CREAM + RAZOR
You know those razor emergencies when you have a spur-of-the-moment dip in the pool and suddenly realize all is not smooth? That means it’s time to invest in a portable razor!
We love the Venus Snap With Embrace razor. It’s so genius, we can’t believe nobody has thought of it before now. The Venus Snap is tiny, designed to be thrown into even the smallest clutch for last-minute, on-the-go touch-ups. The water-activated Ribbon of Moisture ensures you don’t need shaving cream, making this a true essential for portable beauty bags.
5. ALL-DAY ODOR PROTECTION + SWEAT MANAGEMENT
Is it just us, or do most deodorants usually only work for a few hours in the summer sun? Either they give you the promised all-day protection, but they’re completely medicinal, or they smell fantastic, but you’re left with oil slicks under your arms by the end of the day.
Keep your odor worries at bay with Secret Clinical Completely Clean Invisible Solid. We love this deodorant. It smells great and provides protection that really does last from day to night, even in the most sweltering heat. Even better: It’s invisible, so you don’t have to worry about embarrassing white marks under your arms.
With these five items, you’ll have everything you need for your next summer getaway. Tell us, what are your vacation must-haves?
Nadine is a former beauty editor, the author of two beauty books, a Los Angeles resident, has appeared as a beauty expert on Today, Tyra, CNN and MSNBC, and teaches beauty classes. She has written for Lucky, Cosmopolitan and Jane and is a beauty contributor to VanityFair.com. You can find her at her website Nadine Jolie.