A beauty product that could be used as a blush, lip color and a eye color would be a miracle. There are only few miracle-like products that I’ve fallen in love with over the past years. These products have not only saved me time and money, but space in my makeup bag as well. My favorite product by far is O-glow by Smashbox Cosmetics. It was one of the first dual purpose products I bought. I was on a strict college budget, working and taking 15/18 credits per semester. Time was definitely not on my side and neither was my money. Products that were of dual purpose were my go to items. O-glow by Smashbox is brilliant because it’s a clear gel that turns your lips and cheeks their natural blush color so you wont have unsightly bright pink splotches over your face. I especially love this product during the warmer months when you don’t feel like putting on much makeup, but still want to look like you tried. If you want more color options then purchase the Back to Basics Palette by Edward Bess. It comes in eight varying colors for the lips, eyes and face. Benefit Cosmetics lip and cheek tints are similar to O-Glow by Smashbox. Their tints comes pre-shaded with a blush applicator; it looks similar to finger nail polish. You should definitely try these tints out before purchasing them to make sure that they compliment your skin tone. It’s easier to apply the tints to your lips than on your cheeks. When using Lolllitint, Posietint, Benetint or ChaCha Tint you might find it easier to apply it to your finger and then to your cheeks for an even application. If you want a precision lip stain then Josie Maran’s Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain is something you should consider. When worn by itself it isn’t as long lasting as the O-Glow by Smashbox or the lip tints by Benefit Cosmetics, but it’s extremely easy to apply that you don’t need a mirror. Pair it with a clear gloss for a long lasting affect. Another one by Josie Maran is their Argan Color Stick. This is great to use on your eyes along with your lips and cheeks. It’s rich and will leave you with super luminous skin. Lastly, Beach Tint by Becca Cosmetics should with out a doubt be a must have product. It comes in a variety of seven colors for you to choose from and because it’s formulated with vitamin E it makes the skin baby soft.
If you want to save on time I suggest incorporating one of these dual purpose lip and cheek tints into your life. I promise they will be some of your favorite go to products for the season.
1. Edward Bess; Back to Basics Palette 2. Smashbox; O-Glo – Intuitive Cheek Color 3. Josie Maran; Argan Color Stick 4. Josie Maran; Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain 5. Becca; Beach Tint 6. Benefit Cosmetics; Lollitint