For this week’s Splurge vs. Save, we’re highlighting every lazy girl’s beauty BFF: the multi-tasking makeup product. These versatile time-savers come in handy on rough mornings when you need to sacrifice mirror time for a few extra minutes of shuteye. Just blend over the cheeks, dab on the lips, swipe the excess on your lids, and voilà! Fresh-faced and work-ready in a jiffy.
Check out our double-trouble makeup picks below, and color yourself pretty tomorrow!
SPLURGE: NARS The Matte Multiple (in Laos), P2,250
For a shine-free flush, NARS The Matte Multiple comes in vibrant hues that melt seamlessly into the skin. When used wet, it blends into a sheer and sun-kissed glow—but when used dry, it delivers a burst of high-impact pigment you can easily build up or blend out.The coolest thing is that even though it’s a cream formula, it has a matte finish (not dewy!) that’s budge-proof even on oily skin. And don’t be fooled by the sleek, palm-sized packaging. This travel-friendly stick houses a lot of product. So considering the generous serving and multi-functionality, this world-fave’s hefty price tag is worth every peso and more.
Shop it here. We also carry the original NARS Multiple (yes, yes, the Orgasm one.)
SAVE: Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Stick Face Color (in Peach Glow), P1,350
As every beauty junkie knows, Laura Mercier products never disappoint, and the Bonne Mine Stick Face Color is no exception. Although this multi-tasking formula doesn’t come with a matte finish, its sheer texture still blends like a dream, delivers long-lasting color, and leaves a subtle, healthy flush. A swipe of this luminous cream stick is all you need for instantly glowing cheeks and kissable lips. At almost P1,000 less for the same high-end quality, we’d say Laura’s beautifying cylinder gives the NARS classic a run for its money.
Shop it here.
SUPER-SAVE: 3CE Lip Pigment (in Mink Beige), now on sale at P725
On a really tight budget? Get your hands on the 3CE Lip Pigment from cult-fave Korean brand 3 Concept Eyes. This tube delivers the same awesome multi-functionality but at a much cheaper price. Unlike the first two makeup sticks, this product comes in liquid form—but it blends just as easily using just your fingers or a brush. Since the formula is so creamy and pigmented, you only need the teensy-tiniest drop to achieve a vibrant pop of color!
Shop it here.
What’s your lazy day weapon of choice: NARS’s matte multi-tasker, Laura Mercier’s sensational cylinder, or 3CE’s creamy squeeze tube? Tell us your pick!
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