Cosmetics That Work Double Duty
Published: May 2009
By Nic Screws, Elizabeth Woodson
These multitasking products do double duty on the road.
Carrying a complete makeup kit doesn't have to weigh down your trip. "Companies are creating dual-purpose products that are perfect for travelers," says New York–based celebrity makeup artist Kristofer Buckle. Here, our picks for globe-trotting beauty.
Moisturizer This sheer tinted Laura Mercier (2) ($42; neimanmarcus.com) takes the place of a day cream, sunscreen, and foundation—and covers imperfections.
Bronzer Look for a product with several distinct colors. You can wear the individual shades on your eyes and cheeks—even your lips if you put a balm or clear gloss over it. The Coral compact from Chantecaille (1) ($69; neimanmarcus.com) works on many different skin tones. The Lancaster (3) Sunlight Palette ($35; bathandbodyworks.com), with its five browns, is equally versatile.
Eyes To go from day to night with the same product, try the Paula Dorf (5) 2+1 for Eyes ($24; pauladorf.com), which comes with a shadow, a contouring shade, and a liner.
Lips and Cheeks Your lip and cheek color can also hit a dual note. Stains provide a natural, flushed look and are ideal for hot weather, because they are sweatproof. This one from Jemma Kidd (4) ($37.50; neimanmarcus.com; bergdorfgoodman.com) makes application easy with its user-friendly roller ball. If you want more color, the Benefit (6) Rush Hour crayon($20; sephora.com; benefitcosmetics.com) has a richer look and a hydrating cream base.