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Wednesday 13 September 2017

The Beauty Insider: Our top multitasking products

THE BEAUTY INSIDER:
OUR TOP MULTITASKING PRODUCTS

When it comes to beauty, there’s nothing we love more than a multitasker – those nifty little products that work extra hard to earn their place in our perennially hectic lives. So, in honour of fashion month and those about to embark on a month-long schedule of back-to-back shows, we’ve asked our resident beauty expert, Rose Gallagher, to reveal her top multitasking products for beauty on the go.

In honour of fashion month and those about to embark on a month-long schedule of back-to-back shows, we’ve asked our resident beauty expert, Rose Gallagher, to reveal her top multitasking products for beauty on the go.

Dr Roebuck’s - Boost & Tighten Serum
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Dr Roebuck’s - Boost & Tighten Serum

Let Dr Roebuck’s Boost & Tighten Serum be your one-pump secret. Not only does its rich formula blur out imperfections, shrink the look of pores and brighten your overall complexion but, it also acts as a wonderful primer creating the perfect canvas for make-up to glide on perfectly. Quick tip: apply your foundation straight after working this into cleansed skin to achieve the best finish.

Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder - Morning Aura Illuminating Crème
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Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder - Morning Aura Illuminating Crème

The hero from VB’s second make-up collection with Estée Lauder, Morning Aura is the ultimate complexion multitasker. Part primer, part moisturiser, it offers the most perfect lit-from-within glow. The texture is soft and balmy, so use under make-up for overall radiance or press over worn-in foundation for an instant lift.

IT Cosmetics - CC+ SPF 50+ cream
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IT Cosmetics - CC+ SPF 50+ cream

Frankly, there isn’t much that this little tube of magic doesn’t do! Providing not only great coverage but hydration and SPF 50+ protection too, it offers everything you could ever want from your skincare and make-up in one single pump. The result? Perfectly plump, hydrated skin with zero flaws and one helluva glow.

NARS - Velvet Matte Foundation Stick
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NARS - Velvet Matte Foundation Stick

Think of the brand new Velvet Matte Foundation Stick from NARS as the foundation equivalent of its best-selling Soft Matte Complete Concealer. Boasting a smooth, creamy texture with a velvety matt finish, this is ideal for using all over the face as full coverage and then topping up on the go to mattify the T-zone.

Yves Saint Laurent - Baby Doll Kiss & Blush duo stick
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Yves Saint Laurent - Baby Doll Kiss & Blush duo stick

It’s hard to talk about multitasking products without mentioning The Baby Doll Kiss & Blush duo stick by Yves Saint Laurent. Offering a lip and cheek colour in one, simply sweep the creamy formula onto the apples of your cheeks to create a natural flush, or dab it onto your lips for a pop of colour.

Sister & Co. - Coconut Oil
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Sister & Co. - Coconut Oil

Hair treatment, face cream, cuticle oil, make-up remover… coconut oil is having a moment and women everywhere (us included) are slathering it on anywhere and everywhere. In fact, Sister & Co.’s 100 per cent organic coconut oil is such a pure blend you can even add it to your diet (we’ll even eat a teaspoon on the go) to enhance beauty from within.

Tom Ford – Sheer Highlighting Duo
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Tom Ford – Sheer Highlighting Duo

Inside the super-luxe white casing of this Tom Ford eye and cheek duo are two pigmented powder shades for everything from blush to highlighter and luminous eyes… When applying to the face, dab the lighter shade all over the cheeks to sculpt and then add a pop of the brighter shade to the apples of cheeks.

 La Mer - The Mist
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La Mer - The Mist

Whether you’re looking to brighten a dull, tired complexion, calm irritated skin or simply boost your mood, facial mists make a great addition to any beauty regime. Our favourite? La Mer’s The Mist. Not only does it work as a primer, make-up setting spray, and can even be spritzed on top of your moisturiser for an extra boost, but it’s also perfect for those times during the day when your complexion is in desperate need of a refreshing pick-me-up.

Ouai - Rose Hair & Body Oil
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Ouai - Rose Hair & Body Oil

A beauty go-to for centuries, oils have been used for everything from healing ailments to treating hair. Loaded with minerals and nutrients, this potent blend from celebrity hair stylist Jen Atkin has been created for use on both body and hair. The lightweight, hydrating formula leaves skin and hair silky smooth and nourished while the rose extract means it smells pretty sensational too.