These days, we expect everything to multitask, from our technology to our food. Here are beauty products that keep up.
Multitasking: It’s not just an essential skill on your résumé. It’s something we expect of everything in our lives, from our technology to our food. If your smoothie isn’t supporting your gut flora, fighting wrinkles and preventing free-radical damage, why bother drinking it?
So, obviously, our beauty products need to keep pace. With that in mind, here are our favorite beauty overachievers.
By Terry Glow-Expert Duo Stick ($48 at barneys.com). This three-in-one stick includes a bronzer, illuminator and contour cream to highlight, add contours and create a radiant, sun-kissed effect.
Benefit They’re Real! Double The Lip ($10 at Sephora). What’s better than a long-wear lipstick? One that’s also a lip volumizer and a defining liner. Available in eight shades, the innovative applicator is a teardrop shape with a tip that acts as a lip liner. The result is lips that look more volumized in one step.
Essie Treat Love & Color ($10 at ulta.com). Available in three sheer pigments, this new nail treatment is perfect for those with dry, brittle nails. Camellia leaf and collagen give it strengthening power, while brightening pigments give your nails a healthy sheen.
Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Skin Perfector ($39 at Sephora). This primer blurs skin imperfections with light-diffusing particles. And it’s also infused with good-for-your-skin vitamins, peptides, a radiance-enhancing herbal extract and SPF 20.
Alterna Infinite Color Hold Vibrancy Serum ($34 at Ulta). This new hair serum does double duty as a color-protector and treatment. Apply it to damp hair to add hydration and radiance, or add it to your favorite conditioner to create a color-refreshing mask.
Tatcha The Essence ($95 at tatcha.com). A trio of superfood ingredients — green tea, rice and algae — work to smooth, resurface and plump skin. It also preps your skin to make other treatments more effective.
Darphin Stimulskin Plus Serumask ($180 at darphin.com). This serum, delivered via a mask, is worth its hefty price for its anti-aging marine ingredients that smooth fine lines and invigorate skin, plus a proprietary push-up complex that lifts and firms.
Resurface by Shani Darden Retinol Reform ($95 at shanidarden.com). The star of celebrity esthetician Shani Darden’s skin-care line is this retinol product, a wrinkle-reducing, pore-diminishing, redness-fighting, texture-smoothing, toning and firming wonder.
Beautyblender The Original Beautyblender ($20 at Sephora). This little pink sponge is well known for creating a clear, even skin look. But you can also use it to create nail art, cover up gray roots and get rid of deodorant stains on your clothes.
Dickinson’s Enhanced Witch Hazel Hydrating Toner ($6 at drugstores). This workhorse of a skin tonic clarifies and tones, and with aloe, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, it also hydrates, conditions and soothes skin as it refines pores and wipes away impurities.