I have had the absolute pleasure of spending the past three weeks on a vacation/work trip in my Motherland…. Australia. Whilst packing for my trip I had an epiphany, I must be more frugal with my packing. When you are as indecisive as I am and usually pack everything but the kitchen sink, this thought is pure genius… and easier said than done!
If you’re like me and find it next to impossible to pack only the bare essentials, then you may benefit from this article. Cosmetic products that can be used for multiple purposes are a godsend to me as it allows me to save room for ‘other’ items such as clothes and shoes. Yes, I am admitting I am a chronic packer, and no, I am not ashamed to admit it!
My number one favorite multi-purpose cosmetic product is NARS Multiple. This little gem can be used for the eyes, cheeks, lips, and body. It is fool-proof and can be used on all skin types to create highlights or contours. I absolutely adore this product and it is a must in my everyday life.
Bobby Brown is synonymous for creating quality products that are loved by women worldwide. Bobby Brown Pot Rouge is a cream-based formula that provides a sheer, stained finish for both lips and cheeks. Pot Rouge comes in seven different colors, making perfect for all skin types.
MAC Strobe Cream or Liquid can be used alone of under foundation to add a beautiful glow to your skin. It can also be used as a highlighter to illuminate specific areas such as cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, or on your cupids bow.
My fascination with all things natural and paraben free is no secret…. enter Josie Maran Argan Oil. This little gem is a staple in my household! It is lightweight and rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. It can be used on the face and body as a moisturizer, or to condition anything from cuticles to split ends.
Going on vacation? Well make sure Paw Paw Ointment makes it to the top of your packing list. Paw Paw ointment is a true blue Aussie icon and is a miracle product in my eyes. This little power-house can be used as lip salve, a wound cleanser, and skin protector. It can take the itch out of bug bites and can reduce inflammation in sunburn.
I don’t know how I lived without any of these products and I can honestly say that they will be a part of my life for years to come. Do yourself and your bank account a favor and make them a part of your life too. I promise that you will be thankful you did!
About the Expert:
Lisa Pilgrim is a Freelance Makeup Artist working in all genres from beauty, celebrity, fashion, commercial, editorial, runway, print, high end bridal and special events. Makeup Artistry was a natural career choice for Lisa due to her obsession with beautiful flawless skin. Lisa has an innate ability to bring out the natural beauty of her subject no matter the age, gender, or ethnicity. Her strong artistic talent combined with her effervescent personality makes her a highly sought-after Makeup Artist. For more information, see www.makeupbylisap.com and www.makeupbylisap.blogspot.com.