Have you ever wondered how these women touch up or carry their sunscreen in that tiny little bag? Yeah, same. But then we realised that these are the women who know the power of multi-purpose products and hence can buy those cute little bags for dinner dates. We took the matter into our hands to talk about what products you need to seek so that you can have everything handy.
Why must you opt for multi-purpose products?
Multi-purpose products are those that can function in multiple ways and are mainly compact to carry around. If you’re not a light packer or you’re constantly finding ways to reduce splurging on skincare and makeup then we’re here to give you some solid reasons to stop. Here’s why you should opt for multi-purpose products-
This is where you find ways and methods to live with bare minimal products. This helps you to be a conscious consumer and even reduce the waste produced. Makeup and skincare minimalism is a principle that guides you to pick fewer products and let efficiency decide what suits you best. This is an interesting skin trend for every ‘clean-living’ individual. You can learn more about it here.
2. Travelling light
We all hate when our tubes smash in luggage and sometimes all of our makeup and skincare takes half of our luggage space. Multifunctional serve most of the purposes and are easy to carry so you don’t have to buy a travel-size and full-size of all your favourite products. You will have just enough space to carry your favourites.
3. Saving money
Lesser products means saving money. Let’s be mindful of all our bank balance while being obsessed with superior cosmetics.
What are the multi-purpose beauty products to keep in your handbag?
We’ve all seen the trending small bags and some of us tote lovers wonder how they fit everything in that small bag. We know what you need to pick so that you can carry a mini bag next time and yet have all the essentials in place:
1. Moisturising primer
The best way to start with your makeup is to have your skincare in place. Nothing fancy but the basic skincare routine Cleanse-Tone-Moisturise(C-T-M). But then when you add too many layers, you may feel like all your makeup is going to melt at one point. That is when a moisturising primer can cut some steps and make your makeup look flawless. This is also a great way to do the minimal ‘no makeup’ makeup look.
Sublime recommends Gush Beauty Glow Getter Moisturiser. It has Niacinamide and Hyaluronic acid to brighten and hydrate your skin. It also has brightening pearls that blur your pores to give you the perfect canvas for makeup.
2. An exfoliating face wash
For all those times, you’ve been travelling, you will want to pack light on skincare too. Products like exfoliating face wash are easy to carry and can help to take off the dead skin lingering on your face after a good day outdoors. However, while picking an exfoliating face wash, you must ensure that it has gentle exfoliating properties. If it has a smaller concentration of AHA and BHA or has just PHA then it is good enough. Using strong exfoliators especially when you’re going to spend your major day outdoors can make your pores vulnerable to damage from external stressors.
Sublime recommends Ras Luxury Oils Polish Up Brightening & Exfoliating Face Wash Cleanser. It is a powder-to-foam formula that has Rice bran and AHA to exfoliate and Calendula to nourish and soothe your skin. Perfect!
3. Stacked makeup
Who likes easy life while trying to get the perfect makeup look? Definitely us. In comes, the stacked makeup pops. They could be single palettes with bronzer, blush, highlight in one or just eye shadows and highlighter in one. When you’re in a rush, all you need is these plates or pans. You can also make the colours multi-functional. For example, a bronzer can also be your eye shadow if you want that brown smokey eyes look. And a red lipstick can be stroked across your cheeks conveniently to get that flushed look.
Sublime recommends Gush Beauty Face Palette Stacked In Your Favour-Day In And Day Out. The name is long but the packaging is so compact and you can get a whole look out of this just one palette which has creamy contour, blush, and highlighter.
4. All-in-one serum
In the morning while we’re about to contemplate between doing a full-blown 5-steps morning routine and taking boss’ calls, such products could cover you. Typically a multi-purpose serum can have all the essential ingredients that can help you tackle minor skin concerns like dryness, dullness, acne, acne marks, etc. This is for individuals who are clueless about layering skincare or those who travel frequently and want just one product to carry around.
Sublime recommends D'you Hustle which has Hyaluronic Acid, 5% Niacinamide, 3 types of Vitamin C, Arbutin, Peptides, 62% Birch Sap Juice, and 10% Ferment Extracts. This whole concoction is packed in a bottle to give you nourished and brightened skin on the go!
Eyeliners are not as multifunctional as others in this list but they sure are helpful. Apart from using it as an eyeliner, you can also use it to create a fake mole where you have a pimple bump. You can also use it to create fake freckles in case it is a brown eyeliner. All you have to do is gently tap around your nose where sunlight will hit you first.
Sublime recommends Ruby's Organics Smoked Kohl + Eyeliner. It is crazy dark and has two different ends- one acts as nourishing kohl for sensitive eyes and the other end is to be used as eyeliner.
Concealers are pretty much all that you need to create a whole look. If you’re going for a ‘no makeup’ makeup look then you can use it to cover all the pigmented regions. Let it sit for a minute or two and then blend it till you see no clear lines between bare skin and concealed skin. You can also be smart while drawing concealer on your face. For example, to get a chiselled jawline, use a lighter concealer just above the jawline. To shape the nose, you can swatch it on the bridge of your nose and to get a brighter look, use it under your eyes, at the centre of your forehead, chin and the corner of your eyes. A darker concealer can be used to contour the cheekbones and jawline.
Sublime recommends Ilana Soft Blur Cream Concealer + Foundation. It can easily be used as a concealer and foundation both. It comes in 6 different shades and is blendable making it handy for touch-ups.
7. Sunscreen powder
Sunscreen powder is a blessing for all those who believe in reapplying sunscreen even over makeup. It can also work for when you don’t have any makeup on and you want something light on your face. Tinted sunscreen powders can work excellent on days you want simple makeup and also constant reapplication of sunscreen.
Sublime recommends Sandiva SPF Top-Up Loose Powder With Sandalwood. It has SPF 30 and PA ++++. It comes in dark to light shades perfect for Indian skin tone. Now you don’t have to choose between touching up makeup or reapplying sunscreen.
8. Tinted lip balm
Tinted lip balms can create a whole look while also nourishing your lips. You can apply it on your cheeks as a blush or use it as a glowy eyeshadow. It can also be used as lipstick. The reason why tinted lip balms are a hit is that they can be multifunctional and also have skincare properties like nourishment. If you ask us, we always keep it handy.
Sublime recommends Ras Luxury Oils Oh-So-Luxe Tinted Liquid Lip Balm In Rosy Nude I Am Kind. It comes in 7 different shades and works as a balm, plumper, and lipstick. What more can we ask!
Multifunctional beauty products are a hit for our pockets and our skin. Of all the beauty products, one must pick simpler products that can work for your skin as a multifunctional product. These kinds of products also help you contribute to creating less waste, consuming fewer products, and achieving a minimalistic lifestyle. But be warned, once you pick this path, you will never want to splurge on other items!
- Divya Salvi