Berry Good! 3 Makeup Multitaskers for an Easy, Summery Pick-Me-Up
by Jamie Gaul
Published May 23, 2014
When life gets hectic, it’s easy to throw on the same face every day and rush out the door without much in the way of color. But there’s an easy, perfect-for-summer way to give any look more pop: the right makeup multi-tasker in a rich berry hue. We rounded up a few of our double- and triple-duty faves in this color family, which is huge right now. Keep one, two, or all three (we promise we won’t tell) of these beauty buys on hand, so that you can amp up your look and feel great no matter how many times you press “snooze.”
Not only does this berry balm give your lips that “just ate a popsicle” tint—the shade looks way more bold in the pot than it does on—it also packs a serious punch of moisture. (Nothing is worse than having chapped lips and having your lipstick seep into every crevice.) Korres’ formula has both shea butter and rice wax, which helps keep lips feeling soft and supple with every use.
Double-duty! On days when you’re in a real hurry, you can use it as a cheek color or even on your brow bone as a subtle highlight.
This cream blush goes on sheer and gives you a soft, luminous glow, even though it appears extra bold in the compact. And because of the grapeseed oil inside, it moisturizes and nourishes skin for a more youthful-looking complexion.
Double-duty! Dab it on the apples of your cheeks, chin, temples, forehead, or lips to enhance their natural color. You’d be surprised at how many looks you can create with just one product!
On a hectic morning, nothing saves us more than this product. It’s perfect for imparting cheeks with a flushed, fresh look. The best part about this crimson tint is that it’s universally flattering; because the color is derived from natural minerals, it never looks harsh. And a little goes a long way!
Double-duty! As the name suggests, it’s equally pretty on lips or cheeks. For a bolder finish, build up the color over a lip primer like Too Faced Lip Insurance.