Think tinted primers, 2-in-1 lip and cheek stains, and bronzers that double as eyeshadows or highlighters.
All true beauty junkies would love to think there’s no such thing as too much makeup; but realistically speaking, it isn’t practical to bring our whole collection with us while we’re on the go or travelling.
That’s the beauty of multipurpose makeup products – they allow us to minimise luggage while still achieving our desired makeup look.
From tinted primers to 2-in-1 lip and cheek stains to bronzers that double as eyeshadows or highlighters, here are 13 of our favourite multipurpose makeup products to add to your handbag or makeup travel kit as you take on your summer vacays.
Becca Backlight Priming Filter
The first step to putting on makeup is to apply primer, but some primers can leave the skin feeling dry and sensitive. This Becca primer works as a moisturiser and primer at the same time to keep the skin healthy and hydrated even for a full day of makeup. RM179, available in Sephora
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+
Sunscreen is another important step to remember, but with this CC cream that comes with SPF 50+ UVA and UVB protection, you can skip that extra layer of product on your face*. Plus, it is lightweight and has buildable coverage to cover any small blemishes. *Don't skip sunscreen if you're going to be outdoors for long though! RM170, available in Sephora
Beauty Blender Original
This miracle sponge is arguably one of the best beauty tools to apply your foundation, concealer, or any cream-based product on your face - and it weighs much less than a typical brush too. RM99, available in Sephora
Dior Fix It 2-in-1 Prime and Conceal
If you want your eye and lip makeup to last longer, you're going to want to prime those areas before applying any product. This easy 2-in-1 stick allows you to prime your lids and lips while concealing any fine lines or wrinkles for smoother application later. $36 on Sephora.com
Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color Matte
Give your eyes, cheeks and lips a quick touch of colour with this long-wearing matte 3-in-1 stick, which comes with a blending brush on the other end. With 5 nude colours to choose from, you can easily achieve a no-makeup makeup look that suits your skin tone. RM131, available in Sephora
Nars The Multiple
Nars offers a similar eye, cheek and lip stick with more shimmery accents, which works great if you're going for a dewy over matte finish. There's 11 colours to choose from too - it's simply effortless and chic! $30 on NARS' website, also available in stores
Benefit Brow Zings Eyebrow Shaping Kit
This pocket-sized eyebrow kit is a beauty must-have if you're a brow lover. It comes with a brow wax, brow powder, an extendable dual-end brush, and mini tweezers to keep your brow on fleek anywhere and anytime. Alternatively, you can also use the powder shade as a eyeshadow. RM170, available in Sephora and Benefit Cosmetics stores
Clarins 4 Color All-in-One Pen
Line and define is the way to go and this pen is an ingenious way to achieve that. With three eyeliner colours (black, brown and indigo blue) and one natural beige lip liner, you're just one click away from shaping your eyes and lips. RM138.58 on Nordstrom
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lashes
Eyelash curlers are amazing tools to create beautifully curved lashes, but the process can be long and intimidating. Skip that hassle with this Benefit mascara which is designed to catch, lift and curl even short and straight lashes for a sexy, alluring finish. RM125, available in Sephora and Benefit Cosmetics stores
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Brush
Putting on eyeshadow can be a fun and enjoyable process, especially when working with the right tools. Take this 2-in-1 Kat Von D brush for example, which picks up just the right amount of product and blends out smoothly on the eyes. The tapered end can be used to highlight the inner corners of your eyes and brow bones as well. RM179, available in Sephora
Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palette
Achieve a natural makeup look easily with this eye and cheek palette by Stila, with matte, shimmer and pearl shades to choose from for your desired finish. Blendable. Chic. Effortless. $39 on Sephora.com, also available in Sephora stores
Charlotte Tilbury Powder & Sculpt Brush
To add more definition to your face, the next step would be to contour and highlight. This sculpting brush has constantly been raved about by beauty bloggers and makeup gurus alike, who claim that its tapered end meets the hollows of your cheekbones, nose and lips easily for a truly professional finish. £35 on Selfridges
Mac Mineralised Skinfinish
Even with the right brush, you need the right product to sit well on your face. With 4 metallic shades to choose from, the Mac Mineralised Skinfinish powder is a great option to bronze and/or highlight your face to bring out that glow-from within. RM145, available in Mac stores
(Bonus) Urban Decay All-Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
While this may not exactly be a multipurpose product, we just had to throw it in the list of things you need in your travel makeup kit. After all, don't we need just the right finishing touch to ensure our makeup stays perfect all day? You're welcome. RM130, available in Sephora and Urban Decay stores
Images: Courtesy of respective brands and Sephora