multi-tasking beauty

Because ain’t nobody got time to waste! Vv Magazine’s Erinn Stewart rounds up 7 genius beauty products that have multiple benefits and will save you time (and money) this year.

If your 2017 New Year’s Resolution is something along the lines of “don’t be late”, first of all, we’re with you, second of all, if you’re notoriously late, you clearly need to be doing something different in your daily routine (and it’s likely not going to be something to do with your sleep schedule).

Enter these genius multi-tasking beauty products. Each item has a dual purpose, shaving precious minutes off of your primping time. From one-and-done product that will cover your lips, eyes, and cheeks to products with more than one benefit, with these miracle workers you’ll have no excuse to be late again.

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multi-tasking beauty

Bite Beauty The Multistick in Biscotti

$28, sold at Sephora 
This one-stick-wonder applies as a cream but wears as a powder (it’s formulated with 35% powder) and is the perfect multi-tasking product for your eyes, lips, and cheeks. This wine-coloured shade works well on all parts of your face and can be built up depending on how dark you want the colour to be.
Time saved: Up to 10 minutes

multi-tasking beauty

BeautyCounter Powder Blush Duo in Tawny/Whisper

$49, sold at BeautyCounter
On days that I’m not feeling a full-on Kardashian-contour (which is most days, if I’m being completely honest), I reach for this powder and blush combo. One swipe gives my cheeks a natural colour and glow.
Time saved: Up to 5 minutes

multi-tasking beauty

Redken One United All-In-One Multi-Tasking Treatment For All Hair Types & Textures

$22, sold at Ulta and select salons
The name of this product pretty much says it all. There are 25 (yes, you read that correctly) benefits jam packed into this little bottle. I use it as a conditioner and detangler post-shower and primer pre-heat styling, but it also works wonders for taming frizz, fighting dryness, adding shine and so much more.
Time saved: Up to 30 minutes

multi-tasking beauty

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel

$10.49, sold at Shopper’s Drug Mart.
At-home manicures are made easy with this multi-tasking nail colour. The Colorstay Gel Envy by Revlon includes a colour and base coat in one bottle, taking an entire step out of your routine. Best yet? The product actually lasts.
Time saved: Up to 20 minutes

multi-tasking beauty

Benefit BIG sexy eye kit

$47, sold at Benefit.
No time to perfect a smokey eye before running out the door? This brand new eye palette from Benefit will solve all of your problems. Each kit contains three eyeshadow duos and a spongy applicator. One swipe of color will give you a defined eye in no time at all.
Time saved: Up to 5 minutes

multi-tasking beauty

COVER FX Custom Cover Drops

$56, sold at Sephora
Avoid the layers and layers of face products (and the not-so-cute caked-on makeup look) with this foundation dropper. Adding a few drops of this pigmented formula to your moisturizer, primer or any other product will give you a dual-purpose foundation in a flash.
Time saved: Up to 15 minutes

multi-tasking beauty

The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-in-1 Wash Scrub Mask

$20, sold at The Body Shop
Simplify your morning and night routine with this multi-tasking cleansing product. It can be used as a cleanser, exfoliator or mask, or any combination of the three, depending on your personal preference and concern. Not to mention, tea tree can work miracles on blemished skin.
Time saved: Up to 10 minutes

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