While full glamor is always appreciated, right now we’re leaning into a minimalism for your skin but better that feels light and effortless. Fortunately, the increase in the number of versatile makeup sticks and pigments makes achieving the look much easier.
Whether you want a back-to-office makeup routine that only takes a few minutes, or you want to save valuable space in your carry-on, that means parsing your beauty regimen down to a few TSA-friendly products. Either way, a versatile product makes all the difference by applying a wash of color to your cheeks, lips or eyes.
“As someone who is always on the go, one product that works three ways is perfect for speeding up my beauty routine!” says celebrity makeup artist Jen Tioseco. Perfect for minimalist or lazy and effortless makeup, these are sure to work overtime in your regimen. Tioseco is a fan of cream formulas and notes that they can be used in multiple ways, like the best cream blush you might already be used to.
Plus, warmer temperatures provide ample time to experience lightweight, dewy coverage as opposed to powder or matte formulas, especially because pigments are typically formulated as creams or liquids that can be blended without mixing tools. beauty. “I personally like to use my fingers to apply a cream stick as it helps warm the product for effortless application!” Notes from Tioseco. However, if you’re more of a makeup brush, she’ll recommend a double-sized makeup brush. “You can use the larger side for the cheeks and the smaller side for your lips and eyelids!”
And voila, a wash of color where you want it, simple enough for anyone to master. Read on to discover all-purpose pigments to consider all spring and summer.
The Ilia Multi-Stick is certainly a vogue editor and industry favorite. Available in 12 shades and infused with a blend of botanical oils, the formula delivers blendable color without makeup brushes. Fashion Market Editor Madeline Fass considers it one of her favorite makeup products for subtle eye color. Did we mention that Brooke Shields and Diana Silvers are also fans?
Jones Road Miracle Balm
vogueCelia Ellenberg’s beauty director calls the Jones Road Miracle Balm “the only pre-Zoom pick-me-up you need.” Whether you’re gearing up for some camera time or venturing out IRL, the balm, designed by Bobbi Brown, is sure to impress.
Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick
Tioseco often recommends this Westman Atelier makeup stick to customers, especially the Bichette shade. “It’s the perfect berry to add a blush to cheeks, a fruit bitten lip stain and a mist to lids,” she says of the barely there formula packed with nourishing ingredients like jojoba oil. and berryflux vita.
Merit Flush Balm
Any well-executed no-makeup makeup look could benefit from Merit’s Flush Balm. We’d consider it our go-to balm for creamy, sheer pigments that rival a sunkissed glow or blush. Because it applies like skin, expect it to look like you’re not wearing anything.
Chanel Baume Essentiel Multi-Purpose Glow Stick
Chanel’s Baume Essential Stick exceptionally combines hydrating shine with creamy color. In just one swipe, you get a youthful glow over makeup or on its own.
Freck Beauty Cheekslime Blush + Lipstick
Freck Beauty Cheekslime is a great choice for those looking for a high performance blush but want to apply color all over. The vegan liquid blush dries quickly and blends easily.
Nars The Multiple
Designed for cheeks, eyes, lips or body, Nars’ versatile stick can be used for virtually anything. Maybe it’s a velvety lip, a shimmery highlight, or a myriad of other applications.
Kaja Whipped Dream Multi-Eye & Cheek Color
A makeup newbie might opt for this multitasker from Kaja, which combines the best of eye shadow and blush. With a doe-foot applicator, the sheer, whipped formula can be easily applied to the eyelids or cheeks.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Stick for Skin
While you might think Fenty Beauty’s beloved Match Stix is reserved for a luminous cheek highlighter, actress Tati Gabrielle goes for an iridescent purple hue for an eye-catching glow on the eyes.
Vapor Aura Multi-Purpose Stick
This multi-stick is the kind of product you’ll want to keep tucked away in your purse for spontaneous reapplications. The fact that it is formulated with sunflower oil, frankincense, myrrh and lotus is an added bonus.