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    32 Beauty Products That Aren’t Uni-Taskers

    These multitaskers are worth the money and the cabinet space.

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    1. A translucent finishing powder for keeping your face shine-free all day. But there's more — you can use also it as a dry shampoo and eye primer!,

    Promising review: "This stuff is awesome. I have ridiculously oily skin and scalp due to a medication I'm taking. It's been 12 hours since I applied the powder to my face, and it still doesn't feel oily at all. It also makes a great dry shampoo powder. I didn't need to use hardly any at all, and I'm on day four not washing my hair. It looks and feels as clean as the day I washed it. There's no buildup, there's no residue, and my hair doesn't feel stiff like with other dry shampoo products. It doesn't cause my hair to do weird things when I heat style it, either." —jenny867

    Get it from Amazon for $7.80.

    2. A lightweight SPF 30 sunscreen enriched with vitamins E and B5 that can double as a hydrating serum. It's one less step in your morning routine so (hopefully) you'll stop skipping sun protection.

    Promising review: "If you're looking for a non-greasy, lightweight serum that goes on smoothly under makeup this is a great choice!" —JLFF

    Get it from Amazon or Anthropologie for $42 or from Jet for $32.65.

    3. A cream-powder hybrid highlighter duo by Fenty Beauty to use on your face, eyes, collarbone — basically wherever you want some extra shimmer.

    It's cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

    Promising review: "Just started dipping my toes into using highlighter and wanted a multi-use product. It is very bold in the pan, but it is easy to do a soft sweep as well. Besides cheek and eyeshadow, I also patted color on my lip and topped with gloss, which was great. Love, love, love." —anaisfran

    Get it from Sephora for $36 (available in three combos).

    4. A makeup-priming and holographic-highlighting treatment oil you can use alone on your lips/cheeks or mix with foundation for a perfectly dewy look.

    This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without gluten, GMO, synthetic fragrance, and formaldehyde.

    Promising review: "There are so many ways to use this oil; it is unbelievable. I had an eyeshadow from Origins that I tucked away because the color was so dull and, quite honestly, I did not like it anymore, but I couldn't throw it away. Well, I mixed one drop of the oil with the eyeshadow, and it made such a huge impact. I also mix one drop of oil with my Bite Beauty Multistick and apply it as a blush. GLOW GODDESS. This oil keeps my skin looking refreshed, glowy, and radiant. I personally love the scent. Sometimes I open the bottle just to sniff it — but I can understand it may not be for some. Also, I have combination skin and have not broken out! I know this oil will last a very long time. One drop, and it's all it takes to brighten up my face. Absolutely wonderful oil." —Aep210

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    5. A sheer and creamy lip and cheek tint for getting that coveted natural glow every day. You know, the kind that you get after eight hours of sleep and a good workout.

    It's formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

    Promising review: "I love this creamy blush and lip color — the color is very flattering, it's simple to apply, and it doesn't cause breakouts. I have oily skin, and it doesn't aggravate or make my skin oilier. I use it with a lip brush to line my lips with color and fill with Burt's Bees pomegranate lip balm. I apply the color to the apples of my cheeks and blend with a damp makeup sponge, and it looks very natural. The product is highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way." —Kathy Noring

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in six shades).

    6. A multi-purpose skin salve that should not be written off as just a lip balm because you can definitely apply it to your cuticles or that random dry spot on your arm.

    It's hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, cruelty-free, and formulated without parabens.

    Promising review: "I have the balm dotcom in Coconut, and it may be my new favorite thing! I love lip balm so I do apply pretty often during the day and love a thick layer to soak in overnight. Before this, I was mainly just using Vaseline and found my lips were still a little dry in the morning but with this, they are so lush and plump when I wake up! The tube is small but you literally only need a tiny bit as it is nice and thick. I like to apply any extra to my cuticles, too! The coconut one smells divine and makes me crave a hot sunny beach. ☀️ Definitely going to be purchasing more flavors!" —Kay

    Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in six scents).

    7. A dual-ended waterproof liquid eyeliner (with a felt tip on one end and a stamp on the other) to help you achieve perfect wings every. single. time.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this. Have tried for years to get the cat eye look and haven't been able to 'til purchasing this!" —TFoxworth

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

    8. A 2-in-1 exfoliating cleanser gentle enough to use every day but can be very effective at polishing away dirt and dead skin cells.

    It's formulated without parabens and phthalates.

    Promising review: "I have sensitive combination skin. It gets oily, dry to the point of peeling, or both; I get rashes, redness, breakouts, irritation — you name it. I have to be very careful with what I put on my face and adjust my skincare routine to the changing weather. Then I found this cleanser. WOW! No matter what condition my skin is in, it is appropriate. It is gentle enough for daily exfoliation that won't burn my face, it cleanses thoroughly but doesn't dry out my skin, it's unscented, it's so versatile! I first discovered this product through a free sample, and I now buy bottles of it. I usually use a hazelnut-sized amount." —Aaev

    Get it from Sephora for $19.50 or Ulta for $19.50.

    9. A coordinating eyeshadow duo (satin + sparkle) so you can look party-ready in a matter of minutes. The glittery side can be used on lids, as an eyeliner, or on eyelash tips.,

    Promising review: "From the moment I swatched this product I loved it. Coming from a professional makeup artist, there are many glitter products that don't hold up to expectations, and this one did! It's a must-buy." —Brenda

    Get it from Amazon for $5.22+ (available in 10 colors).

    10. A holographic highlighter stick to always keep in your purse so you can brighten up your cheeks, lips, and eyes on the go.,

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of this highlighter stick!

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with this highlighter! I dabbed it on straight from the stick then lightly blended the edges with my fingers, and it gave my skin so much life! This is also a great multi-purpose product; it looks amazing as a lipstick topper and shadow. My new fave product!" —katyinok

    Get it from Sephora or Urban Outfitters for $28 (available in Stardust, Mars, and Supernova).

    11. A tube of nourishing nipple balm for lips and... well, nipples or wherever else that's dry on your body.

    This balm is tasteless, odorless, and formulated without parabens.

    Promising review: "Miracle worker! I mainly use this on my lips. I put it on one night before I went to sleep because my lips were all flakey and cut and sore. By morning, they were smooth and soft — it was incredible! So that's now my nightly routine, though I use it throughout the day on my lips, cuticles, and sometimes as a little highlighter on my face." —Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    12. An antiseptic moisturizing cream formulated with vitamin E and tea tree will help tackle a variety of skin issues, such as blemishes, sunburn, dryness, and rashes.

    Tea tree is an antibacterial, antifungal, and natural antiseptic. Vitamin E has restoring and hydrating properties. This product is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. It's formulated without parabens, sulfates, mineral oils, lanolin, gluten, and GMOs.

    Promising review: "I love this product — and I love that it costs less on Amazon than at my local health food store! This stuff is a workhorse, it does everything. Put it on sunburn, rashes, acne, extra dry skin, and any of the weird skin things that kids or husbands end up with. Heck, if you have an abundance of disposable income, use it for your regular moisturizer! I use it mostly for itchy, dry patches and every few days on my face in my major break-out spots." —hambone

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    13. A texturizing shampoo for creating perfectly voluminous "second-day" hair by depositing clay powder on your strands. Your sea salt spray can officially retire.

    No conditioner needed after using this shampoo! It's vegan and formulated without gluten, artificial colors, triethanolamine (a kind of emulsifier), mineral oils, harsh detergents, methylisothiazolinone (a kind of preservative), and petrochemicals.

    Promising review: "My hair and I have been in a 40 year battle for supremacy. The top is thin and lifeless, the back wavy. A bobby pin holding my bangs to the side slides right out. Well, enter THIS STUFF. I use VERY little hairspray (which if you knew me, you would be standing there with your mouth hanging open) and was able to have ROCKING hair two days in a row. If this stuff ever gets discontinued, I will be absolutely DEVASTATED. It's a must-buy!" —soonermitzi

    Get it from Sephora for $25.

    14. A do-everything moisturizer to use as a face mask, glitter-free highlighter, hair treatment, lip balm, hand cream, foot cream, and cuticle oil.

    FYI, it's a celeb favorite. It's formulated without synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colorants, and mineral oils.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I use it as an intensive face cream when my skin gets extra dry or just looks dull. It’s thicker than most lotions but melts right into the skin. If I put it on at night, I wake up to healthy, hydrated, glowing skin. It’s great for hands and cuticles, too. I only have to use a pea-sized amount to cover my face so this will last a long time. The fragrance is light and pleasant and fades quickly." —Polly Darton

    Get it from Amazon for $6.30.

    15. A body lotion that'll not only hydrate your skin but will also give you an amazing tan. Just apply like a regular moisturizer (no mitts required), let it sit for a couple minutes, and you're good to go.

    It's also available as a facial moisturizer!

    Promising review: "I've tried lots of tanners that left me orange or left streaks. I've done spray tans and paid a ton. This stuff is awesome! I like it better than professional spray tans. No streaks, no orange, no stink, and it lasts. I use it every day when I get out of the shower, and I love the gradual color development! It actually moisturizes but isn't greasy, even during the summer. Plus, no sun damage to my skin!" —Z&K

    Get it from Amazon for $7.79+ (available in two sizes and shades).

    16. A double-sided cleansing brush so you can alternate between a deep or gentle cleanse.

    Use the silicone bristles for a deep clean or the long soft bristles for a gentle cleanse.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.

    17. A foundation + concealer combo because every minute shaved off your makeup routine in the morning gives you more time to grab a Starbucks before work.,

    Promising review: "I've tried tons of different high-value foundations and drugstore foundations, but this beats them all! Covers absolutely everything, and I usually have to set my forehead wrinkles with powder but not now, thanks to this. Looks incredibly natural, and I've gotten so many compliments. Beyond satisfied." —Claudya Kuykendall

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49+.

    18. A bottle of olive+green tea+avocado oil can complete your pamper sesh. You can use it to moisturize, massage, or drizzle in a warm bath.

    Promising review: "Personally, I love this product. I have super dry skin, especially in the winter. After my shower, I put this on, and it really is absorbed well. My skin is soft and not flaky or slimy! It can also be added to a bath, which works well, too. For massages, it works well, too." —momof4

    Get it from Walmart for $9.82 (also available in lavender/wild orchid).

    19. A 5-in-1 hair styling treatment (that'll provide smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength, and polish) so you'll never have a bad hair day again.

    It's safe for colored and chemically treated hair. Check out a BuzzFeed editor's review of this styling treatment!

    Promising review: "I've been using this product for a few months. I use it to style my hair with a straightener and to freshen it up between shampoos. Can't speak highly enough about, great scent, long-lasting, and smooths but does not weigh down my colored frizzy hair. Buy it!" —2261

    Get it from Amazon for $16.22 or from Ulta, Sephora or Anthropologie for $28.

    20. A lip gloss and lipstick combo you can use individually or layered together for a high-definition look.

    Promising review: "I bought the color VIP, and it's absolutely beautiful (I've been complimented many times on it!). It's unlike any other nude I've worn (and I love me a good nude lipstick). The lipstick applies beautifully, and the gloss, too! The lipstick is the perfect amount of creamy, and the gloss is the perfect amount of shine with non-sticky gloss feel. It's also a very generous size for anyone concerned about splurging (totally worth it). I can't recommend enough." —Hayles

    Get it from Tarte for $24 (available in 12 shades).

    21. A 3-in-1 hangover spray to revive your tired complexion after a long night out. It's a primer, a makeup setting spray, and a refreshing mist you can use throughout the day as a pick-me-up.

    This hydrating spray is infused with coconut water.

    Promising review: "I bought this the week before my 41st birthday, and my skin has thanked me ever since! I love how it sets makeup beautifully and flawlessly. I am no makeup artist, but I swear it looks like I've been to a professional. The scent is nice, too. Ideal for a pick-me-up/makeup refresher in the middle of the day. Primes, sets, refreshes — and does them perfectly." —bookmagnet77

    Get it from Ulta or Sephora for $15+ (available in two sizes).

    22. A water-based primer stick that'll both hydrate and prep your face for makeup.

    It's infused with shea butter, cocoa, aloe, and grape to hydrate your skin. It's also cruelty-free and vegan!

    Promising review: "This Prep and Hydrate Balm is extraordinary! No joke, I have problems with very dry and mature skin. In particular my nose, forehead, around my mouth, and chin areas. I've tried EVERYTHING to make it smooth and my foundation not look horrible on as soon as I put it on, never mind later in the day. So, after I moisturized and have applied my cream highlight and contour, I put this on those areas. Then I wait about five minutes and my foundation is flawless — seriously flawless all day! I pray e.l.f. never discontinues this product. Wish I could give it 10 stars!" —Katiekates

    Get it from e.l.f. cosmetics or Target for $8.

    23. A dual-ended eyeliner so you don't have to choose between liquid or gel — just combine them!

    This vegan, dual-ended eyeliner has a waterproof black liquid formula on one side and a wax-free gel pencil on the other. It's designed to last for 12 hours.

    Promising review: "1) It is black as your soul. 2) You don't need infinite layers like Kat Von D to get that amazing black look. 3) It is super easy to use. Amazing. Super recommended. Once you go Tarte, you never go back." —mimifernandes

    Get it from Ulta, Sephora or Tarte for $24.

    24. A dual-ended highlight and contour stick that won't take up excess space in your travel makeup bag.,

    Promising review: "Although I have other contouring products, I find that this is the one I reach for most because I don't like to take a lot of time with makeup. Applying it is easy — no need for a brush. Just apply it like lipstick, in stripes under your cheekbones, around your jawline, and at your temples. Then buff it in with a brush. It blends easily, and I usually just have a light dusting of powder over it. It is also great for contouring the nose because the applicator is narrow/pencil-like. Highly recommend it." —Chris Dorn

    Get it from Amazon for $6.73+ (available in six shades).

    25. A multitasking mask ("facial in-a-jar," according to the description) for saving you a trip — or several trips — to the spa.

    It's formulated with rose bud extract, marine botanicals, vitamin C, and pepha tight to help nourish, calm, firm, plump, and brighten your skin.

    Promising review: "The ratings are good for a reason. I rarely spend time doing masks because I'm so busy, but I look forward to this one every time. It truly does what it says! I always notice plumper skin, and my pore size is visibly reduced. It's perfect for sensitive skin, and I feel like everyone needs it. The texture is so different — I think that's my favorite part. It almost feels like you're wearing a sheet mask cause it's so cooling, and it smooths over the skin super easily." —carlyxdanielle

    Get it from Sephora for $38 or Ulta for $38.

    26. A bottle of magical hair "potion" so you can consolidate all your hair products into one.

    It can be a leave-in conditioner as well as a heat and UV protectant. It can reduce drying time, strengthen hair, and prevent frizz and flyaways.

    Get it from Asos for $12+ (available in small or large size).

    27. A gentle cleansing mask that'll turn into an exfoliator when you wash it off.

    This mask is filled with biodegradable eco beads to target clogged pores, remove dead skin cells, and wash away impurities. It's also infused with peppermint oil, kaolin, and white tea vegan. It's cruelty-free and formulated without silicones, chemicals, and fillers.

    Promising review: "For those of us who have sensitive skin or want a gentle exfoliant, this is the one. The small beads are perfect for smoothing out the skin without feeling abrasive at all. I love leaving a layer on my skin to let the minty, fresh cream soak in before massaging it in. A new fave!" —nance1991

    Get it from Sephora for $30.

    28. A cream-to-powder "multistick," if you like the idea of completing a full face of makeup using just one product.,

    It's formulated without petrochemicals and silicones. You can use it for eyes, cheeks, and lips.

    Promising review: "I am totally obsessed with this. It is so creamy and hydrating, and the color pay off is insane! It does not crease at all on the eyelids, and I didn't even use any primer. Blends out very easily but remains even. Using it as a lipstick is amazing as well, it is very matte but is not uncomfortable, does not transfer once dried down, and lasts a long time, almost though a whole dinner. I have zero complaints and will definitely be picking up some more colors. It's also an easy thing to throw in a makeup bag with a couple brushes for a vacation. I like that the packaging has a magnetic cap as well. GET IT. :)" —Cece297

    Get it from Sephora for $24 (available in 20 shades).

    29. A roll-on eye cream to deliver more than just hydration. It may also help to depuff and brighten the under eye area, which is just what you need after a night of binge-watching Riverdale until 3 a.m.

    It's formulated with antioxidant vitamin C, mint, and caffeine to cool and refresh the under eye area. It also has a rollerball massaging applicator to help increase circulation. It's cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I have used this product for years. I have puffy under eyes, and this product really helps that area. I won't lie and say they totally go away, but they shrink by at least 30% or more. It's worth the price to try it. It has caffeine in it, so I think that helps to diminish the puffiness." —Susie O

    Get it from Amazon for $8.07.

    30. A smudge- and water-resistant eyeliner infused with a serum for helping to enhance your lashes.

    It has a fragrance-free formula and is safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. It's also cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "Eyelash extensions left my real lashes sparse. Used this and about a month later, my lashes became longer and thicker than before I had the extensions. The application is easy, the brush is flexible, the black color can be sheer to intense depending on how many layers are applied. It is relatively smudge-proof but removes easily with a cotton swab and warm water. I've used all of the luxury brands, and this eyeliner is just as good if not better. Wish it came in navy blue!" —nycgabi

    Get it from Target for $8.69.

    31. A 4-in-1 mascara that might make you throw out all your other ones. It can lengthen, curl, volumize, and condition your lashes.

    This mascara is vegan. It's formulated with rice bran wax (lengthens lashes), carnauba wax (ensures a smooth application), ProVitamin B (treats and thickens lashes), and olive esters (conditions, treats, and protects lashes).

    Promising review: "It lengthens without clumps and keeps my lashes where I want them. This mascara is so pigmented and dark, it lengthens lashes like crazy and does add a decent amount of volume. My lashes are not very thick, and this mascara helps me look like I have fuller lashes. It washes off well and doesn't run or flake during the day." —JustMii

    Get the limited edition one from Tarte or the regular one from Sephora for $23.

    32. A pack of hydrating, anti-aging, makeup-removing wipes won't leave your face tight and dry. In fact, they'll do just the opposite.

    Think of it as a hydrating, sulfate-free micellar cleanser, a makeup remover, and an anti-aging serum all packed into one wipe.

    Promising review: "These are the best total makeup wipes out today! They stay saturated, and they remove EVERYTHING from your face without having to use two to three or more for full coverage lovers — that’s my fave part about these. Even waterproof eye makeup and foundation with sunscreen! They leave your face feeling exactly how it should after removing makeup. Even if you are using a face wash and toner after, you don’t see any leftover residue like with the other brands. I’m stocking up, when people find out how great they are, they will sell like crazy especially at this price point! These wipes also, to me, do not have a scent. It’s so light you can’t even tell, it’s literally like water but with 20 times the power. The texture is extremely soft and easy moving across the face." —CourtneyKH

    Get a 25-pack from It Cosmetics for $14.

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