Beauty

Best of Multi-Use Make-Up Products

By Sjaniël Turrell
07.07.19

Holistic make-up artist Sjaniël Turrell shares her favourite multi-use make-up products that both save space in your make-up bag and help cut back on packaging.

 

Nothing says summer more than a fun pop of colour – if there is one time you can experiment with colourful and brighter options, it’s in the summertime. Something I’ve come to love about conscious makeup is the ingenious use of cream based products to have multiple functions. I do believe that the cream-based lip to cheek and other multi-use colour cosmetics were born out of clean makeup formulation as a solution to creating cleaner and healthier plant-based products. These offerings are now available in just about every conscious makeup range out there with most brands favouring cream- based blush and highlighters over powder-based. I for one love a cream based blush, it is more subtle and becomes part of the skin visually rather than sitting on top of the skin, it’s also easier to manage if you make a mistake as you can simply blend it down to the desired level. What I also love is that it dispels this idea that there are strict rules around the products you use when in fact, there really are none. A blusher and lipstick all in one make for an easy-to-use, space- and packaging-saving solution. Dabbing some of your lipstick on your cheeks may be nothing new, but the intense and specific way that products are marketed to us does make some people afraid to experiment. The myriad of multi-use and cream- based pots and sticks in natural brands include highlighters, bronzers and eyeshadows and I love to mix these up too – it makes your options endless and often you can achieve an entire look with as few as two products. Below I highlight some of my favourite brands and their selection of multi-use options. 

Best of Multi-Use Make-Up Products