Multi Tasking Beauty
It’s that time of year again, when thoughts start drifting towards Christmas, and the long, hot Summer holidays ahead. It’s also when we start thinking about the sheer amount of beauty products we’ll need to pack and take away with us to make sure we look our gorgeous best on holidays. If your beauty bag is filled to overflowing, fret not, we have a selection of multi-tasking beauty products that will have you whittling down your beauty bag in no time – as a bonus, this means less weight to carry, and less room in your luggage, which equates in our book to more room for shopping – win-win!
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks
The Best Selling Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks is a must-have for Summer holidays. Available in 5 colours (including our favourite – the Summery Fresh Melon, pictured), which universally suit almost all skin tones, these clever pots deliver soft colour to your lips and cheeks for an instant Summer glow. The creamy formula glides easily onto lips and cheeks for a streak free finish – apply once for a subtle hint of colour, or apply another layer for extra depth. The cream comes in a mirrored flip-top compact, so you can touch up on the go throughout the day. Once you try this pot, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it! 3.8g RRP $54.00.
it Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream
There is just so much to love about the gorgeous it Cosmetics CC Cream (if you haven’t tried it yet, you really should – it’s just brilliant, and it’s it Cosmetics number 1 seller, so you know it’s going to be good!) Developed with plastic surgeons, CC+ Cream is a multi tasking wonder. Delivering a medium to full coverage, the CC+ Cream hydrates your skin while providing colour correction for dullness, dark spots, and uneven skin tone. Your skin is protected from UVA/UVB Rays with SPF 50+ protection, and the clever formula is infused with an anti-ageing serum, to help diffuse the look of wrinkles, minimise pores, and give you a more radiant looking complexion – my skin just glows when I use the cream. Available in 12 shades. Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50+ 32ml RRP $61.00. Also available in a Matte formula for oilier skin, and in an Illumination formula to give your skin a boost of subtle glow. This really is my go-to CC Cream for all year round.
Black Chicken Remedies Balm of Ages
Black Chicken Remedies Balm of Ages brings together a range of powerful and restorative remedies, used for thousands of years, into one clever multi-tasking product. The Balm can be used for a wide range of treatments, including nourishing and restoring skin, soothing itchy, irritated skin, nourishing chapped lips and soothing nipples, removing makeup, soothing sunburn and rashes, and nourishing hair, beards and scalps. When you look at it – how have you lived without this balm up to now? The vegan friendly, Australian-made Balm, contains only natural and certified organic ingredients, and contains no synthetic fragrances. 50g RRP $44.00.
Palmer’s Natural Fusions Shea & Seaberry Cream
Made from 95% Naturally sourced ingredients, the Palmer’s Natural Fusions Shea & Seaberry Cream is a crafted cocktail of nature’s most nourishing and hydrating botanicals, to care for your skin. The rich, concentrated cream helps to repair dry hands, feet, elbows and any other moisture-thirsty areas. It can also be used on cuticles, heels, rough patches or cracked skin to help soften & smooth, and then keep them that way. Leave your cuticle cream and foot buffer behind, and just pack this all-purpose beauty. The small size means you can even have one in your handbag for extra moisturising throughout the day. 60g RRP $5.99.
Mary Kay At Play Baked Eyeshadow Trios
The new Mary Kay At Play Baked Eye Trio Eyeshadows are so so pretty, and also very versatile. You can of course create multiple looks with these as eyeshadows alone (7 eye looks from each one), but, and this is an insider tip, each eyeshadow pot has a lighter colour on the right hand side that I have used as either a blush, a highlighter, an illuminator, or sometimes all 3, depending on the shade. They’re absolutely brilliant, and so small, they’re perfect for your travel bag. Pack 2 of these and you’ve got multiple looks with absolutely minimal space. Available in 6 gorgeous trios, pictured left to right: Glowing Rose – a trio of soft, feminine dusty and bold pinks, Tuxedo Twist – a grey and black duo with a shimmering ivory, Oh Honey – a trio of shimmery coppers and golds, Sing The Blues – a duo of rich blues and a soft pearlescent pink, Morning Toffee – a trio of muted browns, and No Fairyteal – a soft mossy green, offset with a black and shimmering super soft pearl. At Play Eyeshadows 2g each RRP $22.00 each (but up until December 30 2019, they are $19.00 each).
Natio Daily Defence Face Moisturiser SPF 50+
If you are heading for sunny climes these holidays, or even overseas to the snow, and you prefer your SPF untinted, you can’t go past the Natio Daily Defence Face Moisturiser with SPF 50+. The multi-award winning, Australian-made daily moisturiser contains Vitamin E and Aloe to help hydrate and nourish, whilst providing broad spectrum SPF 50+ protection for your face. The very high protection formula helps prevent UVA/UVB sun damage and associated premature skin ageing. So forget packing a separate face moisturiser and sunscreen if space is tight, and pack this multi-tasking wonder instead. 100ml RRP $19.95.
Mayerling Exfoliant Cleansing Scrub
If your skin needs the extra help regular exfoliation gives (whose doesn’t), the clever, multi tasking Mayerling Exfoliant Cleansing Scrub is a must. The combination of mild, natural cleansers, glycolic acid, and fine, super gentle grain exfoliant beads provides your skin with a gentle cleanse, and effective removal of dead skin cells in one go (so it’s time saving too – always a bonus). The glycolic acid and beads are so gentle, I’ve found I can use the Cleansing Scrub every day, and it’s not too much – in fact just the opposite – my skin just glows. The addition of natural antioxidants and moisturisers in the Olive Oil ingredient leaves skin super soft after use. The size of the Cleansing Scrub means you can use it on your body while you’re away too – no need to pack a separate scrub. 250ml RRP $78.00.
Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Cream Cleanser
Forget weighing down your luggage with a separate Cleanser and Makeup Remover, when this time and space saving beauty does both at once. The Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Cream Cleanser contains beta hydroxyl and the brand’s signature exfoliating beads, to help fight the seven signs of skin ageing to reveal younger looking skin. The gentle cream cleanser cleanses away dirt and oil, and removes makeup without drying your skin, and is suitable for all skin types. 100g RRP $13.99. The size makes it perfect for overseas or longer local travel, and the price means you have more holiday spending money too!
These are our go-to Multi Tasking Beauty Products, that we pack for travel on a regular basis (and use at home to save time and money). What are your favourite Multi Tasking Beauty Products? Let us know in the comments below.