When you’re constantly on-the-go, it’s hard to pack all of your essentials into one small bag. Fortunately, most makeup can serve double or triple duty on your face, so there’s no need to tote around extras. See how to make the most out of a few makeup essentials—we certainly have.
Need a cat’s eye in a pinch? Grab an angled liner brush and scrape some mascara from the stick of the wand. With a quick flick, it’ll look like you used liquid liner.
Beautylish recommends: Avon SuperShock Mascara
Want to bring life to your complexion? It’s a timeless trick—harmonize your makeup by using lipstick as blush. But don’t swipe it in circles like a clown. Instead, use your ring finger to lightly tap on pigment to the apples of your cheeks.
Beautylish recommends: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick
Want sun-kissed lids to match your faux glow? Instead of carrying messy shadow around, blend bronzer into the crease of your eye lid for tan-talizing peepers.
Beautylish recommends: TheBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer
Ever wake up with Groucho Marx-like brows? After you’ve filled them in, tame your brow shape with hair spray. Spritz your fingers, then smooth out your brows until every stray hair is in place. Pack a mini-bottle in your purse to keep frizz, fly-aways, and unruly arches at bay all day.
Beautylish recommends: Finesse Clean + Simple Hypoallergenic Hair Spray
Have a Mount Everest-sized zit? Foundation bottles have a secret hidden in their caps—concealer! Liquid foundations naturally thicken near the cap, so grab the concentrated base and cover up.
Beautylish recommends: Koh Gen Doh Aqua Foundation
Dealing with a dull winter complexion? Quench your skin’s thirst with a clear balm that acts as a hydrator and highlighter. Slather on a thick layer on your pout, the blend the balm over your cheekbones for a subtle, moisturizing sheen.
Beautylish recommends: Nivea A Kiss of Moisture Essential Lip Care