Next to diamonds, makeup options are a girl’s best friend. Here are some all-in-one makeup choices that will save you pain and energy while helping you look and feel your best.
For Your Face
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer is a sheer, tinted moisturizer that has retinol, which helps fight signs of aging, and sun protection (SPF 20). A tinted moisturizer provides a more natural look than foundation but still conceals minor imperfections.
The POP Beauty No Show Concealer is an oil free, creamy stick that covers spots, redness and blemishes. It also evens out skin tone plus the lightweight illuminating liquid has Vitamin E and UV (ultraviolet) protection for under eye coverage.
Neutrogena Mineral Sheers is a mineral powder foundation that works well for those who want a little more coverage for the face. It also can be used as a dry shampoo in your hairline for oily hair.
Buxom’s Waterproof Smoky Eye Sticks work as eye shadow and liner, and can give you smoky eyes with just one product. Draw a line in the crease of your eyelids, following their natural shape, and use your finger to smudge and soften the color.
L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes is a defining, volume, all-in-one mascara that helps thicken, separate and darken lashes.
Revlon Colorstay Brow Enhancer has lightly tinted wax that fills in sparse spots and keeps unruly hairs in place and includes a highlighter for under arches to play up the brow shape. It’s available in four shades.
Covergirl Brow and Eyemaker Pencils can be used to both define your brows and your eyes as an eyeliner pencil.
The Body Shop’s Brow & Liner Kit combines color for your eyebrows and an eyeliner color together in one compact. You could even use the brow color as an eye shadow.
Nars’ The Multiple is a multipurpose, creamy stick that gives subtle color to eyes, lips and cheeks. Best of all, you don't need to fumble with brushes, sponges or tubes – just apply with your fingers and blend.
Mac Paint Pots can also be used with fingers on eyes, cheeks and lips. There are many colors to choose from, and it’s a less expensive alternative to Nars The Multiple.
Christine Schwab is a longtime fashion reporter and author of Take Me Home from the Oscars: Arthritis, Television, Fashion, and Me (Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2011), in which she chronicles her years battling rheumatoid arthritis in Hollywood.
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