Why have seven products when five will do the trick? What about just three? As you get more comfortable with cosmetics, you eventually learn what you do and don’t need in your makeup bag for your best look.
Some products can be used for more than just their intended purpose, which means that instead of owning tons of low-quality makeup, you could upgrade your look by instead investing in just a few luxury products.
Along with spending less money on lots of products, decluttering your makeup drawer can also help to declutter your mind and help you feel better.
Here are some of our favorite multi-use makeup items!
Brown Matte Eyeshadow as Contour
This shade is an amazing choice for neutral looks when you don’t want to look too flashy but you want something to bring out your eyes.
In addition to being a great part of any eyeshadow palette, it also can make a great tool for contouring your nose!
Depending on your skin tone, you might not even need to invest in a contour palette because you’ll already have a shade of brown in your eyeshadow palette that will work just as well. Since eyeshadow is made to be applied to your face on sensitive skin around your eyes, it will work similarly well on the sensitive skin of your nose.
Brown eyeshadow has another use, too, making it a triple threat; it can also be used to fill in your eyebrows. Depending on how dark your eyebrows are, you can skip an eyebrow pencil and just use your trusty palette.
Light, Shimmery Eyeshadow as Highlighter
If you buy the right eyeshadow palette, then you can get a lot of bang for your buck! Another one of our favorite multi-use makeup products is white, shiny eyeshadow. As long as it’s shimmery and doesn’t have large chunks of glitter in it, then it can be used as a highlighter.
Highlighter is typically put on areas of your face in order to make your cheekbones more prominent or to brighten your complexion. It’s the opposite of contouring which adds emphasis on parts of your face by dramatizing shadows.
Lipstick as Blush
Not every shade of lipstick will work for this hack (unless you’re going for a really dramatic look), but some shades of lipstick can be used as blush!
Cream blush is basically blush that’s the texture of concealer or another thick, liquid. Some lipstick, like liquid lipstick, is similar in texture to cream blush, so, as long as the lipstick isn’t extensively saturated, you can use liquid lipstick as a stand-in for blush.
It means that you can make some pretty adventurous looks if the desire strikes you, too.
Concealer as Foundation
Concealer is a staple in any well-rounded makeup kit, and if you have some good concealer, then you can also use it as foundation.
Most concealers are too heavy and cakey to ever work as foundation but thousands of women find Fiera Concealer to make an amazing all-over foundation. This is especially true if you mix the concealer with a serum such as our Citrus Stem Cell Serum.
Fièra Luxury Concealer never settles into fine lines or wrinkles, so it makes for the perfect concealer to substitute in for your typical foundation and save yourself a step in your makeup routine.
In addition to offering full coverage, our concealer won’t only cover up dark circles under your eyes, it will also actively work as an anti-aging agent. It works as well when applied directly to your skin as it does when applied with foundation.
When you use products that are high quality, they can surprise you and offer benefits that you didn’t initially consider, so be creative with your cosmetics and see what multi-use makeup items you can find.