When it comes to makeup, we think multi-use products are a little bit underrated. Apart from the fact that they offer the most bang for your buck in terms of usage (one product for lids, lips AND cheeks!), they’re also easy to carry on the go or for trips where you need to make the most of your storage space. So today we celebrate these small but handy creations with recommendations for every skin type so you can achieve that easy, effortlessly glowing look in under five minutes.
For Dry Skin: ILIA Multi-Stick
ILIA Multi-Stick in All of Me, SGD63/~USD47 (sephora.com)
ILIA’s Multi-Stick is packed with ultra-hydrating ingredients such as avocado oil, organic cocoa, shea butter and vitamin E. The colour goes on sheer and can be applied onto lips and cheeks for a healthy-looking flush. The brand’s commitment to using certified organic and botanical ingredients is a definite plus.
For Normal Skin: Stila Convertible Colour Two-in-One Lipstick and Blush
Stila Convertible Colour Two-in-One Lipstick and Blush in Lillium, SGD36/~USD27 (sephora.com)
You might have seen this Stila rouge compact in celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge’s YouTube tutorials. Her go-to for a natural no-makeup look, Stila’s formula is irresistibly creamy and blendable. The radiant colour goes on translucent but can easily be built up depending on your preference.
For Oily Skin: Nudestix Nudies Matte All Over Face Color Blush & Bronze
Nudestix Nudies Matte All Over Face Color Blush & Bronze in In the Nude, SGD47/~USD35 (sephora.com)
Emily Ratajkowski considers Nudestix’s blush as one of her favourite makeup staples and who wouldn’t want perfect, sun-kissed skin like hers? This blush stick is water-resistant with a lightweight matte finish you can use all over your face. We love how it also comes with a convenient stippling brush for more seamless blending.
For Ageing Skin: NARS The Multiple
NARS The Multiple in Portofino, SGD53/~USD39 (narscosmetics.com)
Considered as the original multi-stick, NARS’ iconic Multiple has stood the test of time for a reason. Its foolproof formula is velvety, highly pigmented, and easy to apply while the shimmer accents lend a soft radiance to the face. It can also be used for highlighting and sculpting with a huge array of shades.
For A Natural Option: RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek Tint
RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek Tint in Modest, SGD60/~USD44 (sephora.com)
Kora Organics founder, Miranda Kerr, is a devoted fan of RMS Beauty’s makeup. This cream colour multitasker is formulated with mineral pigments and nourishing organic ingredients such as coconut oil, jojoba seed oil, and shea butter to hydrate the skin. It’s perfect for a sheer wash of colour or a more intense stain depending on your mood.