September is here in full force, and as your daily routine transitions from the lazy days of summer to the hustle-and-bustle of fall, so should your makeup routine. That doesn’t mean you have to invest in a ton of new products though. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite products that double your beauty arsenal with half the cost and half the time – so you can go ahead and press the snooze button a few more times in the morning.
Benefit Cosmetics Fakeup Concealer
Days are getting shorter and we’re trying to fit more into them. It’s no wonder you’re tired! While it’s true that dark, puffy eyes are a sure sign of exhaustion, you can easily cover them with a concealer that offers treatment in addition to coverage. Benefit’s Fake Up actually hydrates skin while blurring away imperfections. It utilizes vitamin E to moisturize while apple seed extract helps stave off darkness. Apply it around the
and let it sit for a few minutes to decrease any puffiness eye area before blending it out to diffuse fine lines, circles, and darkness.
Skindinavia Oil-Control Makeup Primer Spray
Energize and prep your face for a full day with Skindinavia’s Makeup Primer Spray. This silicone-free spray primes your face for smooth makeup application, keeping skin mattified and makeup in place throughout the day. It’s great for acne-prone skin too, as the lightweight formula soothes your skin and prevents it from getting overly inflamed from stress. That’s right – this unique primer spray features temperature-control technology that actually cools skin, which allows you to apply makeup without fear that it’s going to sweat off when you’re rushing through your morning routine. Mix in with mascara, eye shadow, or even brows for a smudge-free application that doesn’t move.
Supergoop! CC Cream Daily Correct Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen
As summer dwindles away, make sure that your SPF coverage doesn’t. Combine the power of 3 makeup staples – foundation, skincare, and SPF – in one product with Supergoop’s CC Cream. The formula corrects uneven skin tone with the power of apple extract (much like Benefit’s Fakeup, above), and is infused with essential fatty acids to neutralize discolorations and improve skin clarity. It also comes in three self-adjusting shades that offer a medium, luminous coverage with a demi-matte finish.
Stila Convertible Color
Never worry about whether or not your blush and lipstick match or clash with these travel-friendly compact colors. Stila’s creamy, translucent Convertible Colors brighten cheeks and lips in one fell swoop. They’re available in varying shade of nudes, pinks, and reds, so all shades can be used on both cheeks and lips. Just tap on, blend out, and hit the road.
Urban Decay Naked 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencil
Urban Decay’s Glide-On Double-Ended Liner in Venus & Crave comes with 2 versatile shades that work for every eye makeup look. Crave, a deep, brown-black matte shade, is great for defining and amplifying your eyes. In a
pinch, it can work as a brow pencil as well (should your brows be dark enough). Venus, a soft cream-colored shade with a hint of shimmer, puts in double-time as a highlighter. Use it in the inner corner of your eye and under your brow to highlight and “lift” the eye area. You can also use it to on your lower waterline to make your eyes look bigger.