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    34 Beauty Products Made To Do More Than One Task

    A nourishing rosehip oil, redness-cancelling color corrector, 2-in-1 eyeliners, and more things that'll earn their keep in your medicine cabinet.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Everyday Humans Wonder Salve works as a lip balm and salve for anywhere your skin is dry. Plus it's petroleum-free and has a nice watermelon flavor you'll love.

    person putting the balm on their lips

    I have this and mainly use it as a lip balm but sometimes rub it on my knuckles (that get dry from overwashing my hands, so it's been a YEAR for that). Plus, it's cruelty-free!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.

    2. LA Pure eyeliner stamp handles the perfect flick, then has a regular liquid liner end to help you connect it to the rest of your eyeliner.,

    Promising review: "I am not one to write reviews often, but this product has exceeded my expectations! I normally use liquid liners such as Kat Von D Tattoo, but this has drastically reduced the time it takes for me to create a winged look! I personally prefer a longer wing, but this stamp provides a template to work with and reduces the amount of time to create ‘sister’ wings — they’re pretty much twins now! The eyeliner pen itself it’s a bit broad for me, but the pigment is great!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in three sizes).

    3. Glossier Solution scrubs pores and skin with a trio of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), and Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) to help loosen the yucky stuff to make way for lightened scars, smaller-looking pores, and fewer blemishes.


    Promising review: "This cleared up my skin after only a week of use :’) I use it every night and it gives my skin such a healthy glow and I can see some of my dark spots fading!! My skin has been at its best state ever since I’ve started using Glossier Solution." —cheska

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    4. A pair of satin pillowcases keep the moisture in your skin while ya' snooze. AND keep your hair looking smooth and significantly less frizzy for an easier morning routine. Oh, and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention they're lovely for folks who like the cool side of the pillow.

    model hugging a pillow covered in the pillowcase

    I own these in the dark gray and LOVE them. I even pack one to go on vacations so my hair and skin stay looking moisturized and refreshed. You *may* think that this is a product you don't need to own and that your cotton pillowcases are perfectly fine... that is until you try one of these. Seriously, I cannot recommend them enough.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 16 colors and three sizes).

    5. Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel is, IMO, a multi-tasking miracle worker. This cooling gel soaks in immediately for moisturizing benefits on the reg, post-shave soothing or treating some gnarly sunburn (that in hindsight I should've gone to the dermatologist about).

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    Yes, those are my poor sunburned legs from a few summers ago when I really sold me soul to this amazing aloe vera gel because it soaks in so fast that I could layer on cooling layer after cooling layer. Check out my full review of Nature Republic aloe vera get to get all the deets on its benefits.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    6. Sun Bum Tinted Lip Balm with SPF 15 I can personally vouch for. It's easy to put on without a mirror, is super moisturizing, and has color that tints your lips for the day. If you're afraid of lipstick, this is a safe bet. I keep not one, but two(!) in my purse at all times.

    model's arm with different color swatched on it

    Even on days when I'm feeling sick or have to pull myself out of my bed because I *do* have to earn a living,

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in six shades).

    7. Coty Airspun Face Powder sets your makeup and helps blur the look of lines, pores, scars, and more. Plus it's good for touchups later in the day. Oh, and reviewers of color swear by it for zero flashback., Amazon

    I use this and it's HUGE. Plus, like the reviewer below says, a little goes a long way. I find a container has lasted me for as long as a year!

    Promising review: "For people of colors. As an African American female, this provides beautiful coverage and smooths out little imperfections. Just a CAVEAT: A little goes a long way." —Bella Cieli Vox

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97+ (available in six variations, including extra coverage).

    8. A rose quartz massager and roller perfect for giving yourself a pampering face massage with your holy grail face oil. Over time, this bb is meant to promote circulation and reduce puffiness.

    hand holding the double-ended roller

    Promising review: "I’ve had two other jade rollers that both cost about $15 for just the roller — and they were both garbage compared to this one. The jade rolled unevenly, the metal parts kept falling apart. I was fine with it because well, they’re cheap. I lost my last one and went to order a new roller, and this one was a set for the same price of just a roller, so I gave it a shot. Huge difference in quality! This set is amazing, the roller well-crafted, the quartz smooth and rolls well without any scraping noise. Highly recommend." —Ro R

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    9. Radha Rosehip Oil is an all-natural solution to a ton of skin problems. It helps hydrate skin, reduces the look of wrinkles and scars, and reviewers even say it helps their hair and nails.

    before pif of a reviewer with breakouts on cheek, then a pic with breakout calmed down dramatically, then same reviewer with clear cheek

    Promising review: "This is LIFE-CHANGING! I'm 33 and have had dry skin my entire life. I decided to try this because the price was reasonable and the reviews were great. I was NOT disappointed. I cleaned my face the first night, applied a thick layer of rosehip oil, and went to bed. Eight hours later, I woke up to a new face. I have used this oil every night for about five weeks and it has completely changed my skin. My mom saw me one morning and remarked that my skin looked like it did when I was 8! I also love that you get a large quantity of oil for a super affordable price, and a little bit goes a long way. For the amount you get, it's SUCH a bargain." —TuffLuckCowgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    10. Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment goes on cooling and smooth, is easy to blend in, and will make you look in the mirror five minutes later wondering where all that redness went! I use it daily as a moisturizer under my foundation and some reviewers even use it as a CC cream. It's *that* good. And it has SPF 30!

    the reviewer with half of face's redness covered thanks to the product
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    Like I said up there ^, I use this every single day and to demonstrate just how well it works, I put it on half of my face in the pic on the left. Seriously, the color-cancelling prowess is impressive. Also it took me nearly a year to go through the full-size jar. So if the price has you feeling iffy, you can try out a travel version. Seriously, I'm forever indebted to this stuff.

    Promising review: "I have rosacea on both my cheeks and a bit on chin and also have a couple of acne spots on my chin as well and I’ve tried so many foundations to cover up my cheeks and no matter how full coverage my cheeks will still show through. So I decided to try this and I love it!!!! I use this after primer and moisturizer and then use a foundation (because I fake tan and my face is paler than my body) and my skin looks amazing!!! I’m so impressed! I love makeup but I could never really use a lot of face products because I was embarrassed. Definitely recommend if you have rosacea and want to wear full coverage foundation or even as a BB cream." —elyse1518

    Get it from Sephora for $18+ (available in two sizes).

    11. O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream soothes dry, cracked hands *while* making them look so much more presentable. I'm going to assume you've been washing your hands often and correctly all along, but maybe you haven't and your hands are super dry these days. (No, this is not an accusation.)

    reviewer's pic of very dry hand with ragged looking cuticles, then same hand looking dramatically more moisturized with healed looking cuticles

    Promising review: "Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I've tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I'd tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. Weleda Skin Food, a cult-favorite moisturizer you can use on your face, hands, elbows, body, whatever. It's still somehow relatively cheap in comparison to its incredibly effective contemporaries. Even more reason to give it a spin!

    person holding a tub of Skin Food with a bouquet of flowers
    @weleda_usa / Via

    Promising review: "I can not believe my skin looks this good! I have very sensitive skin that flares up at the slightest hint of stress. I heard about this from a dermatologist's YouTube channel and decided to give it a go. Holy s*** am I glad I did. Believe me when I say you will not recognize yourself in the morning! It was like my skin transformed overnight. It was smooth, poreless, scarring had almost disappeared, and any sign of redness was gone. This was after one night! My co-workers mentioned I looked like I was glowing! I wash my face and apply two separate layers with clean hands to my face and neck. The smell is tolerable and the cream itself is extremely rich so I only wear it at night. You may feel like a greaseball but the results are worth it. I have not had a breakout since using this and, if anything, it gets rid of blemishes faster. Absolutely floored <3" —Robert F. Young

    Get a 2.5 oz. bottle from Amazon for $18.99.

    13. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay made to annihilate blemishes and suck gunk out of pores, especially when combined with some ACV. And, you can even use it as a hair mask so product better soaks into your natural strands!


    Promising review: "I use the clay mask along with apple cider vinegar and let it sit on my face for 20–30 minutes. I have been using it every single day but if you have sensitive skin, I don't recommend that. TBH I have not been eating healthy 24/7 but it still works. Some days I forgot to put in on but in total I have used this mask over 10x. Just be patient and give it time." —Delandia Stevenson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.79.

    14. A four-pack of blending makeup sponges that — when damp — blend your foundation into a filter-like finish. Then when dry they'll help you set foundation and concealer under your eye (something that really helps anyone with allergies and contacts like me).

    the sponges with a diagram of wet and dry uses for the sponges

    Pssst, please wash them (here's some soap for that).

    Promising review: "I love these! They are so soft! They absorb water very well and they are even great dry! These will be my go-to!" —Patty

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. Fresh Sugar Lip Balm delivers moisture, SPF 15, *and* lasting color that won't overwhelm your look (especially in this Velvet hue). This stuff is LEGIT.


    Promising review: "One of my favorite shades of my favorite lip balm [Sugar Poppy Tinted]! Color + SPF, what more do you need? And I love that the top screws on so it won’t come off in your pocket or purse." —anne761

    Get it from Sephora for $24 (available in 15 shades).

    16. A MakeUp Eraser washcloth easily takes off a full face of makeup with mere water. Then if you flip it to the other side you can use it to exfoliate your skin!

    person with half clean face and half face full of makeup

    So really the only thing this can't do is clean your house. This was our mid-price pick for the best makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews. And I've used one! For YEARS. It launders really well and is big enough to use for a few days before you have to launder it.

    Get it from Amazon for $20. Also check out a three-pack of dupes that work nearly as well and are slightly less gentle for $4.99.

    17. Charlotte Tilbury Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer combines an essential step (moisturizing, duh!) with bronzing if you can't quite seem to find the right balance between pallid and orange when applying bronzer.

    model with some hyper pigmentation before, then bronze even skin after

    Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury also has an amazing Insta with tons of beautiful before *and* afters that are straight-up RADIANT. So her product might be the next best thing to having her make up your face for you.

    Promising review: "PERFECT MOISTURIZER! This adds just the right tint on the days I do not want to wear full foundation. Lightweight and smells great. It's my new go-to!" —abrow54

    Get it from Nordstrom for $40.

    18. Goodhabit Glow Potion Oil Serum shortens your skincare routine thanks to a hybrid formula of blue spirulina, hyaluronic acid, and blue tansy flower, even when you have zero patience for your nightly ritual.


    I tried out a bottle of this and had friends mention how nice my skin looked! Turns out that using this (I don't always use a face oil) made a huge difference. I also noticed a reduction in redness (I have "flat" rosacea, which basically makes me look like I'm sunburned). If you're curious about consistency, it errs more on the side of a face oil than serum. Plus the dropper gave me the perfect amount every time. And as I'm typing this, I'm wondering why the heck I didn't re-up once my bottle ran dry!

    Promising review: "I LOVE this serum! It's light, absorbs into my skin right away, and gives my skin a nice glow. My makeup doesn't rub off like I've experienced with other more oily serums. And most importantly.... I can literally see a huge difference in my skin. It's smoother, my discoloration has definitely reduced, and my skin is sooo soft." —Shayna

    Get it from Goodhabit for $80 (or $72, free shipping with a membership).

    19. One of One Think Twice Eyeliner Pencil in coordinating shades that'll really make your eyes pop when combined. Or just go with one color at a time? Whatever, it's your look!

    C'est Moi

    I'm normally a strictly liquid eyeliner person, but I gave these spin and idk guys, maybe I'm not so set in my ways! These eyeliners are super smooth and HIGHLY pigmented. You won't buy one of these, only to realize that the color is super faint. I also love that the color combos are a bit unexpected. What fun!

    It's hypoallergenic, vegan, and EWG Verified.

    Get it from C'est Moi for $12 (available in six color combos).

    20. Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo not only cleans your strands but targets residue from all that dry shampoo you have built up in your hair so your scalp with truly feel clean. I get it. Really.

    the bottle of shampoo in a shower

    Promising review: "I love this shampoo for once-a-month use to remove excess products such as leave-on conditioners etc. I have dry, curly hair and need very moisturizing conditioners and leave-on products, but those can build up over time (even washing hair three times a week). This anti-residue shampoo resets the hair and makes it feel so light and clean. I've been using it for over two decades. Unfortunately it's really hard to find this in brick-and-mortar stores nowadays for some strange reason (and I live in a big-ish city) so I'm happy to find it on Amazon at a great price." —Dumpling

    Get it from Amazon for $5.19.

    21. Fluide Universal Gloss in a gorgeous pink you can add to lips, eyelids, cheekbones, or any other spot where you wanna *dazzle.*


    Fluide is a queer-owned and woman-owned business! This item is cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, and phthalate-free.

    Get it from Fluide for $15.

    22. Bio-Oil — it may just become your hypoallergenic, nongreasy, and dermatologist-recommended go-to for lessening the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Or it can also just serve as an amazing body moisturizer.

    bottle of Bio OIl

    I've used this stuff before on a variety of bumps and scratches I've accumulated on my legs as an extraordinarily pale and clumsy human. I think it's really worked! Also I've used it as a body moisturizer in the dry, dry depths of winter with supple results.

    Promising review: "I was not one of those folks to jump into the using oil as moisturizer bandwagon. But I’m glad I did with this oil. I always break out before I get my period and ever since I’ve started using this miracle product, I haven’t even had a breakout. As I have oily skin, I only use a drop of this oil after cleansing my face. That’s it. Nothing else. And my skin has changed. Even helped me take some off the tan I got. Will be buying again." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 2 oz. bottle from Amazon for $8.92.

    23. Glossier Futuredew is an oil-serum hybrid anyone who's been searching of a lasting just-applied-serum look will be thrilled to encounter. This is it! You can finally find peace (and super glowy skin) now.


    This is noncomedogenic, vegan, and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "It's made a noticeable difference in how my makeup looks and makes my bare skin look so much nicer when used alone." —Duraluxe

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    24. Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream offers some sweet, sweet relief for anyone breastfeeding. BUT, people also love to use it as lip balm! Either way, it'll make a difference.

    bottle of the nipple cream on a bed of orange slices

    Promising review: "Without this product, I would surely have gone crazy. Pure coconut oil works really well for keeping nipples from getting dry and cracked, but when you need to use the big guns, this product is great. I have been dealing with a baby with some serious nursing issues the past four months, and this product has been a lifesaver. The lanolin is super thick and incredibly moisturizing. Just a small dab warmed up on the finger and gently applied does the trick after a nursing session. I use it every time I nurse during the day, and use the Lansinoh Soothies with coconut oil at night, and I have avoided getting any cracks or bleeding. This is definitely a must have for nursing mothers, and I love that it is one simple ingredient, and safe for baby, no need to wash before feeding." —Jenlea

    Get it from Amazon for $8.25.

    25. KimChi Chic Drama Queen highlighters are super vibrant but oh-so-blendable whether you're dusting them on your cheekbones or blending them in as eyeshadow.

    the highlighter palette with six pans of shades
    KimChi Chic

    I have this palette in my arsenal and when I tried it for the first time I thought "Hmm, I'll use the pink on my cheekbones for just a slight little pink hue." Well dear readers, that pink delivered. It was VIBRANT. Not really the look I was going for, but I was super pleased with this color payoff (I wouldn't want anything less from a drag star's makeup line). A lot of times I stick to the champagne or whiter hue for highlighting my cheekbones and play around with the rest for my eyes. If you own this, you likely need no other highlighters at your disposal!

    Get them from KimChi Chic for $19.

    26. e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer has squalene for the utmost hydration, smoothing capability, and grip for your makeup all dang day. Plus it works for all skin types.

    model with perfect looking skin and makeup

    Get it from e.l.f. for $8 (also available in Matte Putty Primer and Luminous Putty Primer, if you're feeling fancy).

    27. An ice roller helps de-puff your eyes in the morning or just feels oh so nice when you're tired or have a migraine.,

    Promising review: "I use this whenever I feel tired, and always after I’ve cleansed my face. I use rubbing alcohol to clean it after use and then put it back in the freezer in its own ziplock. I notice it’s helped with the redness in my face and it also helped when I’ve had migraines. It starts behind my eye so I roll it over whichever side of my head is in pain and it seems to help." —maihiro

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in nine color combos).

    28. Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser ever so gently removes your makeup *and* moisturizes at the same time. Seriously, the waterproof-iest of waterproof mascara and eyeliner is no match for this potion. No grease left behind like liquid eye makeup removers!

    the jar of cold cream on a makeup table

    Promising review: "This is my favorite cleanser of all time. I have EXTREMELY dry skin and even the most 'gentle' cleansers will make me dry up like a lizard and peel. However, I discovered Pond's a few years back and it is a miracle worker. A little goes a very long way and because it's a cream, it applies like a lotion that sits on the skin, and is super easy to remove without tugging at my skin. And the best doesn't dry me out. It also works EXTREMELY well to remove makeup. I hate liquid eye makeup removers because they always leave me feeling greasy, but this stuff removes even the hardest of liners, foundations, you name it, but is still gentle enough to use around my eyes." —HaleyDanielleReviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    29. Cuccio Cuticle Oil smells heavenly, but most importantly will treat sorry-looking cuticles and moisturize your paws. Oh, and it'll look lovely on your vanity.,

    Promising review: "This Cuccio milk and honey cuticle moisturizer is truly a cuticle saver. Applying one drop to each cuticle and massaging it in completely will leave your cuticles and hands feeling soft, looking great and the smell is divine. I use it on both my hands and feet and I’m comfortable showing my fingernails and toenails this summer because this product has made it so easy to feel confident knowing I won’t have crusty cuticles." —Rina C

    Get it from Amazon for $6+ (available in two scents).

    30. Bag Balm farmers have used for more than a century to help soothe cattle's chapped skin, but can also be a great addition to your human skin routine! And it comes in a GIANT tin so it'll last you awhile. Seriously, you can rub this stuff on most places.

    hand holding a container of the Bag Balm

    Gotta love a beauty product both you AND your dog can use for your dry nose! My dad uses this stuff on his cows and our dog Hank, and I'm 99.9% sure he's used it on his dry hands too.

    Promising review: "Too many uses to list here. My dad's hands crack badly year-round. This is the only product that helps to soothe those cracks, especially around his fingers (he's in his 80s). It also works for his lips. It's thick enough to stay on while he's out feeding the critters, and he doesn't lick it off because his lips feel moisturized, unlike with other lip balms." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.47.

    31. Ready Set Jet Sculpt and Shine Beauty Baton pulls double duty in a very easy-to-manage packaging. There's enough baton there so you can really have control as you zero in on your perfect highlight spot or the hollow under your cheekbone.

    Ready Set Jet

    This newly launched woman-owned line based in Los Angeles by makeup artist/author Shalini Vadhera. Learn more about the company's mission here.

    I use this baton and, tbh, it's the first contouring stick product I've found to actually be useful, easy to blend. (IMO most of the products in that category don't blend well on top of foundation.) Plus the champagne highlighter color seems pretty universal for skin tones and easy to build for more impact. It's vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben-free.

    Get it from Ready Set Jet for $32.

    32. Too Faced Hangover Primer uses coconut water to help plump up, smooth, and boost the radiance of your skin. So really, you'll look like you went to bed at a normal time and were guzzling water instead of wine.

    the primer
    Too Faced

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. The primer is great it reduces puffiness and smooths the skin perfectly. I'm a nurse and my tier looking skin really appreciates the primer. I love it !!!" —Irs

    Get it from Too Faced for $35.

    33. eos The Fixer Medicated Lip Balm Ointment packs in healing prowess, treats cold sores and fever blisters, and creates a super effective moisture barrier so you won't have to constantly reapply throughout the day.

    the lip balm among branches

    The thing about medicated lip balms is that they're gross, at least normally. Not this one!

    Promising review: "Very best hydrating plus healing and protective lip balm ever! Thanks for creating this, eos! I’ve lived in four-season climates all my life and love the outdoors year round, and I can easily say this is hands-down the best feeling and effective-at-healing lip balm I’ve used." —Sara

    Get it from Target for $4.89.

    34. Versed The Shortcut overnight facial gives you glowy skin with glycolic and lactic acids, two alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that exfoliate the skin and stimulate collagen production.

    A close-up of the tube and the product. You can see that it&#x27;s a white cream that looks similar in texture to a thick moisturizer

    Promising review: "I completely love this product. I’m 27 with normal to oily skin and period acne. This stuff works wonders for my skin. It keeps it dewy but not greasy throughout the following day (yes, even after cleansing) and clears my period acne right up. Incredible stuff lightweight application that absorbs quickly. 11/10" —Kirby279

    Get it from Versed for $19.99.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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