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7 multitasking beauty products that every busy woman should try


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You meal prep your lunches for the week as you’re cooking dinner, combine socializing with sweat sessions, and scroll through Instagram as you knock off items on your to-do list. So it’s no surprise that the buzziest cosmetics right now are hard-working powerhouses just like you.

“Multitasking products are the heroes of my makeup bag,” raves Tara Foley, founder of the clean beauty chainlet Follain, which relaunched its site this week (check out the matchmaker tool that assesses your skin needs and provides the products to match). “They make it simple to do touch-ups on the go and can be applied with your fingertips so you never have to worry about toting around tons of brushes.”

It seems every brand is launching palettes that pull double (or triple) duty—making your a.m. beauty routine easier while significantly slimming down your makeup bag (which is always welcome).

Whether it’s a flattering stick you can swipe on your lids, cheekbones, and lips for coordinated color or a has-it-all palette, consider these your get-primped-quick BFFs.

Keep reading for the 7 star players to add to your makeup bag, stat.

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RMS Beauty Signature Set Mod Collection, $44

Founder Rose-Marie Swift is the OG of the multitasking beauty product (with her renowned Lip2Cheek), and this new palette takes her do-it-all skills to the next level. With two different hued luminizers and put-anywhere creams—along with a moisturizing balm—this is basically all your makeup bag needs in one sleek case.

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Gressa Lumiere: Luminous Complexion Fluid in Elise, $28

This blush-slash-eye cream-slash-lip color is all about that lit-from-within look. Bonus: The pearlescent rose product features sea buckthorn and rosehip oil, plumping your skin while it moisturizes.

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Vapour Organic Beauty Artist Multi-Use Palette in Afterglow, $46

You can truly work your inner artiste with this trio of pretty pinks that can be used on lips, cheeks, eyes—basically anywhere that can use a dash of color.

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Evelyn Iona Lip & Cheek Tint in Ash, $12

This subtle neutral pink stick has glycerin as a base ingredient, so it moisturizes (in a way that won’t upset acne-prone skin) as it gives you a highlighting tint. Whether you use it on the apples of your cheeks or your pout, well, that’s up to you.

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Ilia Multi-Stick in All of Me, $34

Moisturizing shea butter and vitamin E combined with the perfect warm peachy tone makes this an MVP lip-cheek-eye stick.

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Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Popular, $36

This ready-for-spring pot of watermelon-pink color lets you nourish your skin (thanks to coconut extract and green tea seed oil) while adding a long-lasting, gorgeous tint to lips, cheeks, wherever.

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W3ll People Nudist Multi-Use Cream in Nude Peach, $24

Instantly add a warm touch to your complexion with W3ll People’s satin-textured, go-anywhere stick. As an added skin boost, it moisturizes with aloe and chamomile.

To make more room for these products, these are the 3 things in your makeup bag you should throw away ASAP. And for a primping hack for your ‘do, this is the perfect post-workout hairstyle every busy woman needs to know about