Moms are busy as hell. Most of the time, we find ourselves wanting to be at two, sometimes three, places at one time—plus, during this holiday season, we’re even stretched out thin because of the many things we need to accomplish: gifts to buy and wrap, potluck dishes to cook or order, plus arranging family schedules so you’re all present in family reunions and parties you are required to attend.
With all that and more, it’s hard to imagine how you can stay on top of things and still look prepped and ready to party. You can, actually -- you just need a few makeup finds that can help you twice as much, doing double-duty to save time and effort.
For sure, there are many out there that perform two tasks at a time, but here are six of our picks for the mom on-the-go:
1. Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Toner Pads Double Duty: Lessens blemishes and manages oil production without drying the skin First, let's talk about prepping your skin. After washing your face with mild soap or facial wash, this tones the skin and retains its natural moisture. Juice Beauty’s Blemish Clearing Toner Pads also help enhance your skin tone and texture. Stressed? You’d want to avoid breakouts then, and this can take care of that. It has a cooling effect, too. Plus, it’s organic and natural--good for your skin and the environment (double-duty again!) Available at Beauty Bar outlets
2. Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream Double Duty: Provides ample coverage and minimizes visible pores This could act as your base, as it lessens visible pores and hides other skin imperfections, leaving your face with a smooth and even finish. Since it also has Olay’s Total Effects formula, daily use also helps fight the signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, age spots, dullness, and dryness. Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream comes in two shades: light and medium, and it’s so easy to apply and spread evenly on the skin. Available at leading department stores and drug stores, P999.00 (50g); P499.00 (20g)
3. K-Palette [1Day Tattoo] Lasting 2Way Eyebrow Pencil Double Duty: Grooms your brows and defines your eyes It instantly fills in your brows naturally. Plus, the pencil end of this eyebrow pencil can also be used as an eyeliner. It’s water resistant and is guaranteed to stay on your eyebrows (and eyelids) the whole day without the need to reapply. The K-Palette [1Day Tattoo] Lasting 2Way Eyebrow Pencilis perfectfor your everyday look. (If you need “evening party” eyes, just draw over your lids using a K-Palette black eyeliner for a smoky effect. Available at leading department stores, P795
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4. Human Nature Perfect Eyes Mineral Eyeshadow
Double Duty: Works as an eye shadow, eyebrow powder, and eyeliner You can streamline your makeup kit and still be able to achieve the look you want. You can go from an office-friendly day look to a sultry smoky eye look with just this. Plus, Human Nature Perfect Eyes Mineral Eyeshadow comes with an easy-to-follow guide for beginners. Also, as with all Human Nature products, it’s made of 100% natural ingredients and no harmful chemicals. Available at Human Nature outlets and on humanheartnature.com, P350
5. K-Palette 1Day Lash Perm (Volume Curl Mascara) Double Duty: Curls and thickens lashes Do you have time to use an eyelash curler when you’re hurrying from one task to the next? Of course, you don’t want to rush it because it could spell the end for your “beautiful eyes” when you accidentally pinch your eyelids or, worse, clip those lashes goodbye. K-Palette 1Day Lash Perm (Volume Curl Mascara) is smudge-free and will stay on for long hours--yet it's easy to remove (no makeup remover needed!). Seriously, this really works wonders. Available at leading departments stores, P895
6. Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Lip & Cheek Mousse
Double Duty: Prettifies your lips and gives your cheeks that glow This lightweight product comes in two shades—a peachy glow for fair and warm skin tones and a universally-flattering earthy-nude that makes looking and feeling beautiful a breeze. Shut Up & Kiss Me Lip & Cheek Mousse also has anti-aging peptides and SPF 25 to rejuvenate and protect both your lips and cheeks (If you want bold lips for that evening party, Happy Skin also offer a variety of bold matte lip matte colors.) Available at Happy Skin Glorietta 3 boutique, Greenbelt 5 pop-up store and on happyskincosmetics.com, P699 each