Multitasking Products That Make Your Beauty Routine Easier

It always seems that just when you get comfortable with a new semester, exam week creeps up on you. And when that happens, your style and beauty routine tend to be the first things to go. But it doesn't need to be that way, collegiettes! There are plenty of multitasking products that will get you to gorgeous in half the time. Yes, please!

1. Glossier Priming Moisturizer ($25)

If you are prone to oily skin or just want your makeup to last all day, a primer is a must. Glossier's Priming Moisturizer takes care of all your skincare needs in one handy product—it'll keep your skin hydrated and prime your face for whatever makeup look you put on for the day.

2. e.l.f. Essentials Shimmering Facial Whip ($1)


We know it’s easy to be suspicious of something that costs so little, but this product is the definition of “multitasking.” Use it to highlight your cheeks, as a sheer eyeshadow or even as a lipgloss.

3. The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain ($14)

The key to faster makeup application is to use less product and fewer brushes. This lip and cheek stain is made to work as a double-team. Glide the brush over your lips, then gently apply to the tops of your cheeks for natural-looking color.

5. Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Cleansing Conditioner ($9.99)

As you probably already know, shampoo can be pretty harsh on your hair and scalp. It might be worthwhile to find a conditioner that cleanses, to give your hair a break from the endless cycle of shampooing... and, not to mention, to shorten your showers. Who knows? The soothing olive oil formula might even replace your bottle of shampoo.

6. Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($24)

You know the old routine: curl, mascara, curl. Skip all that extra effort with this two-in-one mascara. The Hook n' Lash brush grabs hold of your lashes and lifts them upwards, giving you mega curl and mega coverage.

7. Living Proof Blowout ($24)

There isn't anything this product can't do. Use it on damp hair to make blowing out your hair easier (hello, volume!); spritz on finished looks to give your hair some extra hold; or even use it to touch up second-day hair (since that inevitable moment when you don't have time to shower WILL happen during finals).