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Pare back your beauty bag with these double-duty cosmetics
It’s easy to be tempted by shiny new beauty products, but more often than not that impulse-buy quickly translates into a bathroom cabinet brimming with half-used products well past their used by date. Fortunately, there is a way to make your cosmetics work a little bit harder and that’s by choosing multi-purpose products that go the distance. We enlisted Erin Norden from the Clean Beauty Market to share her favourite natural beauty products that can be used in more ways than one. Not only will they save you money in the long run, there’s less packaging, less waste and there’ll be more room for the stuff you really need on the bathroom shelf!
Not just good for covering spots, this multi-tasker can be used as a full-coverage foundation or mixed into moisturiser to make a tinted moisturiser. “It also makes an excellent eye lid primer before eye shadow application and when mixed into a body lotion, gives your body an airbrushed look,” says Erin.
A cheek and lip tint should be in every beauty bag, especially if you’re looking to cut down on products. “These give a sheer dewy finish to lips and cheeks and nourish with beeswax, shea butter and olive oil,” says Erin. “They’re universally flattering.”
“There are two shades to choose from, which means you can either highlight or contour and they come in one handy compact,” says Erin.
Oils are generally great multi-taskers and from avocado to coconut to jojoba to rosehip, there’s plenty of options out there to choose from. “This one’s a high-vibration healing oil that can be used to nourish hair, skin and nails,” says Erin.
Skip fake lashes and try a high-performance mascara that also doubles as a growth serum. “This one’s a high-volume and lengthening mascara combined with a lash serum to nourish and repair lashes and encourage healthy growth,” explains Erin.
Don’t just use your highlighter for your cheeks, use it as an eyeshadow as well, suggests Erin. “Use this one on the high points of the face or as a pretty wash of colour on eyelids,” she says.
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