Unless you have your own personal glam squad and hours to spend applying a full face of makeup (a.k.a. you’re a Kardashian), you need a quick, streamlined makeup routine that you can bust out on busy mornings or during post-workout locker-room rushes.
One of the easiest ways to streamline your makeup bag? Use products that do double duty. These 12 makeup multitaskers tackle two (or more) things at once so you can get ready fast. You don’t need them all, but we support you if you decide you do.
Primer + Foundation + ConcealerThis foundation is a triple threat. Use clean fingertips, a sponge, or a brush to dot it on your face and then blend. The formula has a built-in primer, so it stays put all day. Plus, it’s buildable: Layer it to conceal a blemish—one and done.Available at Target or your local drugstore, $11.29.
Eye Cream + Under-Eye Brightener When pulling yourself together post morning workout calls for a miracle, try this double-ended wand. On one side, an eye cream packed with hyaluronic acid rehydrates the skin around your eyes; on the other, a creamy concealer with light-reflecting particles brightens shadows, hides dark circles, and helps diffuse the appearance of bags. Nothing can replace a solid eight hours of sleep, but this product can help you fake it.Available at charlottetilbury.com, $45.
Blush + Lip Color + Eye Shadow There are few things easier to execute than a monochromatic look. Simply swipe the same shade across your cheeks, lips, and eyes, and you’re good to go. This three-in-one blush stick does the trick—it has a touch of shimmer and comes in three neutral shades that flatter a wide range of skin tones.Available at wetnwildbeauty.com or your local drugstore, $3.99.
Mascara + Lash CurlerNot only do those crazy lash curlers look like torture devices, they also take up extra room in your makeup bag. Cut down on clutter with this curling mascara. Wiggle the wand at the base of your lashes before swiping up for extra lift. It’s sweat proof (and natural!), so it’s perfect for days when you’re running from work to workout. Available at tartecosmetics.com, $21.
Eye Shadow + LinerFussing with different shadows, brushes, and liners is a hassle, but this dual-ended crayon makes creating any eye look a piece of cake. Swipe the shadow across your lid or along the crease, and blend with your fingertips. Then use the liner to define. Bonus: The smudge-free formula stays put all day. Available at target.com, $9.99.
All-Over Highlighter Don’t worry, you don’t need to know a single thing about contouring to use a highlighter. This chunky pencil is perfect for creating a polished look with minimal effort. Swipe it along your brow bone (right under your brow), in the inner corner of your eyes, down the bridge of your nose, on the cupid’s bow of your lips, and along both cheekbones. Then blend with your fingers to add a natural, pretty glow to your skin.Available at feelunique.com or your local drugstore, $6.89.
Lip Color + Balm If you love the color of lipstick but hate that icky, dry feeling, check out these color balms.Maybelline upgraded their best-selling Baby Lips sheer balms with an injection of super-saturated color. The eight ultra-moisturizing shades feel buttery smooth, not sticky. Available at ulta.com or your local drugstore, $6.99.
Eye Primer + Shadow + Liner + Sharpener For anyone who doesn’t want (or know how) to deal with eye makeup, this is the stick for you. The silky formula (which comes in a variety of colors) glides on smooth and stays put for hours. Use it as a primer or a shadow—or sharpen the tip with the built-in sharpener to use it as a liner. It really doesn’t get any easier.Available at Sephora, $22.
Tinted Coverage + SPFThis portable little stick is the perfect product for life on the go. If you like light coverage, the formula features a broad-spectrum SPF 45 and tinted powders that help even out your skin tone and texture. Glide it across your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin, then blend well. Available at Sephora, $35.
Eye Liner + Lip Liner If the packaging of this one doesn’t make you nostalgic for those multicolored pens you used as a kid, then you’re either too old or too young to be reading this. (Jokes!) But srsly, upcycling the packaging from a 90s retractable pen is pretty genius. Instead of four different colored inks, you get three eyeliners (black, brown, and bright blue), and a natural beige lip liner so you can shape and define eyes and lips in one click. Hurry though; this pen is limited edition. Available at Nordstorm, $30.
Brow Pencil + BrushMessing with your brows is usually best left to the pros, but this “goof-proof” pencil” lives up to its name. Use the attached spoolie brush to comb hairs in place. The angled tip on the other end makes it crazy easy to fill in sparse brows with short strokes. It even comes with a tips and tricks sheet to guide the truly lost. Available at Sephora, $24.
Primer + HighlighterThis versatile stick can be used under or over your makeup, depending on the effect you want. The creamy, fast-absorbing formula acts as a base below your other makeup, while the teeny light-reflecting pigments add a radiant finish when worn on top. Available at philosophy.com, $30.