Walking On Sunshine: The Best Multi-tasking Products For Beauty On The Go

Let these products do half the work for you.
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There are a ton of things we love about music festivals. Namely, the colourful ensembles, experimental, graphic makeup, and of course, head bumping headlining acts. And while we’re not able to experience any of these combined in the near future, surely, we can take away with us it's free-spirited nature into our daily routines?

This month, L’Officiel rounds up the multitasking beauty products that are both gorgeous and functional: great for downsizing what you have to touch up throughout the day, and are savvy time-saving heroes that help streamline your makeup routine. 

Just ask Divya Gugnani, co-founder of Wander Beauty, which was started with creating multitasking, easy-to-use clean beauty essentials in mind. Her Double Date Eyeshadow Duo comes as a versatile, compact eye palette: “The bottom is a very creamy formula that primes and colour corrects while giving you rich payoff and the top is a satin, buttery shimmer shade. I like to use the cream during the day, I can apply it with my fingers in 5 seconds flat and I add the shimmer shadow to top off the look for video calls or outside dining dinners. I love it - it's double the looks and super easy to use, even without a brush, in a convenient compact that has a mirror so you can touch-up on the go!"

Another beauty powerhouse? The Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow All-in-One Tinted Moisturizer SPF 25 (S$57). Because for some days, foundations and concealers just take too much work. With light, buildable coverage, and moisturising properties including rose extract, hyaluronic acid, brightening niacinamide, and plumping peptides, and SPF protection, it primes, protects, hydrates and evens out your complexion for a no makeup, dewy look. For a pearlescent finish, the Supergoop! Glowscreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Primer SPF 40 PA+++ (S$55) imbues you with a light, dewy glow, topped with SPF 40 and blue light protection, making it perfect for the last step to your skincare routine. Tip: you can also blend it over your highlight points for some extra glow.

And speaking of primers, consider the Fenty Skin Flash Nap Instant Revival Eye Gel-Cream, (S$48) which makes for an ideal weapon against tired eyes. It brightens, soothes and fights puffy eyes over time, thanks to its concoction of moisturising hyaluronic acid, antioxidant-rich green tea, and horse chestnut to reduce puffiness. Its cooling-gel texture also easily absorbs into skin, keeping it well primed for your undereye concealer. 

Of course, you can't have a list of the best multitasking beauty products without the mention of one little gold pen: the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat (S$62). A perrenial cult favourite, it doubles as both concealer and highlighter. Simply dab it on to combat undereye circles, or to brighten and highlight areas of your face.

And for something that's part eyeshadow, blush, lip colour, or highlighter (yes, really), Byredo's Colour Stick (S$52) comes in 16 shades that's set apart from other multiuse sticks in the market, thanks to its range of finishes: from dewy, lightweight to dry, with shimmer or metallic sheen, and unexpected shades, including a metallic fushcia (in Mesolithic!) that's surprisingly wearable. 

With face masks a daily reality, we're paring back from bold lip colours to something a little more low maintenance: tinted lip balms. The Charlotte Tilbury Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick Gloss Balm (S$50) is a hybrid balm gloss that comes with moisture retaining hyaluronic acid and plumping c-peptides, for hydrated, fuller lips for up to 24 hours. It comes in six light tints (ranging from nude-pink to soft-brown) for colour, but like, not too much colour, you know? 

Finally, we've got the best selling M.A.C COSMETICS Prep + Prime Fix+ which now comes in a mini version, $22, for seamless touchups on the go. The lightweight mist can be used in a myraid of ways: fix and set makeup, moisturise and soothe skin, and even soothe sunburnt skin, thanks to its refreshing blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber. 

Images Gregory Woo

This article first appeared in the April 2021 issue of L'Officiel Singapore.

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