The millennial girl wants her beauty products to be much like herself—great at juggling many responsibilities. She’s not one to carry a different product for every beauty requirement; she’d rather choose products that do more than advertised. These five make the cut.
Dior Diorskin Forever and Ever Control Loose Powder
Loose powder is probably the most underrated product, and the most underused. It makes foundation and concealer last longer; controls shine; tones down excess bronzer, blush or eyeshadow; thickens lashes (lightly swipe on before mascara) and even mattifies glossy lips.
NYX Vamped Up! Lip Top Coat
Imagine if you could double your entire lip collection with one new buy. This sheer black top coat for lips does exactly that. Sort of. Layer it over your nudes, reds, pinks and fuchsias to create a darker palette of chocolate, wine, berry and plum shades.
Aquaphor Original Ointment
There’s little this multitasking ointment can’t fix, from chapped lips and dry skin to flaky cuticles and cracked heels. Blend it with your favourite lip colour to craft a customised lip balm. Add a smidgen to any powder make-up—from eyeshadows to blushes— to intensify the colour and create a more hydrating formula. Or use it to tame impertinent strands in your eyebrows or mane.
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheers
Its primary purpose is to function as a highlighter but layer it under foundation and you’ve got an illuminating primer, mix with foundation and you’ve got instant dewy skin. The more pigmented shades, like 6, 8 and 9, also work as lip and cheek stains.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Coffee
Most of us have got a black kohl in our make-up kits but few are aware of the versatility of a dark brown eyeliner. It gives your eyes a softer definition than black, whether you create a sharp line or smoke it out. You can also use it to fill in sparse spots in your brows or create contours by blending it under your cheekbones.