Indulging in a full hour-long makeup routine may not be the most practical thing to do when you’re strapped for time. Which explains why we’re all for fuss-free cosmetics that can allow us to get ready in under 30 minutes. Ahead, we curate some of the newest multi-tasking products to add to your arsenal. An added bonus: most come equipped with skin-loving ingredients so you know your complexion is well-nourished throughout the day.
While tinted lip balms are best-loved for giving your puckers a shine, this range takes it a notch up to suit any mood of the day with its satin, velvet and matte finishes. Plus, 95 per cent of the ingredients are said to be of natural-origin – which is a first for the brand. The formula is also enriched with soothing properties that offer 24 hours of continuous hydration while providing a light veil of colour to the puckers.
The brand’s first-ever cushion foundation – available in six shades – is saturated with an ultra nourishing and hydrating formula while imparting a luminous yet effortless finish to your complexion. The foundation is equipped with SPF as well as anti-pollution and anti-blue light properties that protect the skin while you are out and about. Another thing we love: its even lightweight texture that blends seamlessly into skin for a quick application.
This compact multi-use glow stick gives a dewy, fresh rosy glow to the skin and can be used on the cheeks and lips for a fuss-free makeup look (read: the blendable texture glides effortlessly on skin).
Unlike ordinary liquid blushers, this product is a serum-infused blusher and contains a host of skin-loving ingredients such as vitamin F, virgin marula oil, cocoa extract and white tea extract. These ingredients work synergistically to intensely hydrate, soothe, improve skin’s texture and offer antioxidant and anti-pollution protection.
You can also use the product in multiple ways: besides applying it onto cheeks for a peachy flush, add it into your serum, cream or oil for an all-over rosy wash of colour.
A quick way to perk up and brighten any complexion is to apply a natural-looking blusher like the new Chanel Beauty Les Beiges Eau De Blush. The product boasts a Microfluidic Technology, which is an innovative process first used in the Hydra Beauty skincare line.
Upon contact with your cheeks, the micro-droplets evenly distribute the pigments onto the skin, while the formula’s pleasant and refreshing texture will create a desirable “pinched-cheek” effect. Enriched with tamarind seed extract, the formula will also maintain the skin’s moisture balance for a healthy glow that lasts.
To quickly prep your skin, simply reach out for this primer-sunscreen hybrid. It contains a complex known as Collalift 18, which is made from the African mahogany tree bark, to improve the appearance of enlarged pores and fine lines which minimises the appearance of wrinkles. It is also known to hydrate and protect the skin from urban pollution while prepping and priming the complexion for makeup application.
Ideal for all skin types, this 100 per cent mineral sun screen-powder is conveniently designed to help you apply – and reapply – your setting powder. Moreover, its new formula is saturated with a double concentration of key ingredients such as ceramides and olive glycerides to replenish the skin’s barrier and decrease moisture loss. Coated silica spheres in the product also help to diffuse light and diminish the appearance of enlarged pores, creating a soft-focus finish.
This lip gloss offers the hydrating effects of a balm, a colour payoff similar to any pigmented lippie, and a plumping effect that will leave you with a luscious pout thanks to its Plump Job Complex and ginger root oil. Meanwhile, shea butter and vitamin E work to hydrate the lips throughout the day.
This stick foundation is shaped like a tear drop to make application quick and easy. It also has a creamy texture that glides easily and leaves a matte finish. Meanwhile, its oil-controlling formula will offer protection against harmful UV rays.
Text: Sofia Kim/FEMALE