A great way to save time and money is to buy products that serve more than one purpose! There are more available now than ever before, so take advantage of some of these super convenient beauty products!
Foundation + Acne Treatment
There are several high quality (and affordable!) foundation formulas that have acne clearing ingredients such as salicylic acid so you can improve your skin, not just cover it! Try Neutrogena Skin Clearing Makeup or Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup.
Foundation + Anti-Aging
If you want great coverage while fending off dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines, there's a double duty foundation for you, too! Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind foundation includes a micro-corrector applicator for smooth, even coverage and uses goji berries and collagen to reduce under eye puffiness immediately and improve the appearance of aging skin after eight weeks of use. It also has SPF to protect your skin from further damage.
Moisturizer + Primer
Most big brands have come out with their own version of BB Cream or “Beauty Balm,” which is a super face cream that serves as a moisturizer and primer full of antioxidants and other skin-improving elements. Many even contain SPF and are tinted to sub for a foundation if desired.
Base + Top Coat
Instead of buying a separate bottle of base coat and top coat for your at-home manicures, try one that works as both! Sally Hansen's Double Duty Base & Top Coat works great and only costs about $4!
Chapstick + Insect Bite Treatment
FixMySkin Healing Lip Balm goes above and beyond your average lip moisturizer as it contains 1% hydrocortisone and can sooth insect bites and allergic reactions! This is the double duty product you need for camping and hiking trips.
Lip Stain + Gloss
For long lasting lip color without constant reapplication or super dry lips, try Revlon's Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm. The stain lasts for hours, but even if you don't feel like rocking a bold lip, you can use the balm by itself for a nice clear shine.
Brow Shaper + Eyeliner
An eyebrow pencil can easily double as an eyeliner, but if you're looking for a more professional approach, try Elizabeth Arden's Beautiful Color Brow Shaper & Eye Liner that comes with powder and two brushes, one for brows and one for eyeliner.
Blush + Bronzer
If you're wearing bronzer, chances are you're going to want some blush and vice versa. Kill two birds with one stone by using a blush/bronzer combo! Not only will it save room in your makeup bag, but you already know the shades complement each other. Try Charlotte Ronson's 2 X A Charm Double-Ended Blush & Bronzer Cream Stick or Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer.