Multipurpose cosmetics mean less waste!

Whether you’re running from the gym to work, rushing to an appointment, taking off on a trip or just trying to simplify your life, there are plenty of reasons to want a minimalist beauty kit. So what’s the secret to going light? Being creative with your cosmetics and trying new uses for them. And we’ve got the proof!

Remember! Before you start exploring new uses, make sure the products you use are good on different areas of you face or you could end up with a skin reaction. One good way to avoid that is by using hypo-allergenic products that contain no alcohol or perfume.

THE MANY FACES OF MAKEUP

LIP BALM

This thick, transparent, water-proof product is ideal for…

  • Taming eyebrows. Just put a little onto the end of a fingertip and dab it onto the offending hair. A quick stroke of a mascara brush and you’re done!
  • Nourishing cuticles. Rub it directly onto the cuticles and let it penetrate deeply for a quick manicure and say goodbye to dead skin and cracking.
Baume à lèvres

LIPSTICK

With its vast number of shades and textures, lipstick makes the perfect replacement for…

  • Use the end of the stick to dab a little onto your cheekbones, then blend it upwards towards your temples. For the best results, choose a shade that works with your natural complexion. Remember: use it sparingly.
  • Eye liner. Pour a drop of liquid lipstick onto a beveled brush and use it to colour your upper lashes. Make sure you use a long-lasting formula with a finish that’s not too sticky.

BRONZING POWDER

Highlighting the contours of your face, adding shadows to your eyelids… bronzing powder can do a lot more than just give your skin a healthy glow!

EYE SHADOW

  • Don’t feel like carrying around an eyebrow pencil? No worries. All you need is a beveled brush and some eye shadow that’s the same colour as your eyebrow hair. Just fill in the spaces by brushing on the eye shadow in the direction of growth. A few careful strokes and you’ve got perfect arches!
  • A little light-coloured, iridescent eye shadow on your cheekbones, your eyebrows, the bridge of your nose or above the centre of your lips looks just like an illuminator. Nobody will ever know the difference!

BLUSH

  • Forgot your lipstick or your eyeshadow at home? No sweat. Just dab a little blush on, then blend it in and you’re good to go!

MASCARA

  • Ran out of black eye liner? Rub a beveled brush along the end of your mascara brush and you’ve got all you need to draw a thick, well-defined line!  

CONCEALER

  • Apply it to your eyebrows with a little loose powder. It’s a quick way to brighten up your look and set your makeup!
Mono Eyeshadow, 2.5 g
Marcelle

Mono Eyeshadow, 2.5 g

Those super-saturated yet natural-looking monos won’t let you down. Offering amazing long-lasting colour ayoff and smooth blendable application, you’ll have all you need to master the most iconic looks.

City Bronzer Bronzer & Contour Powder, 9.25 g
Maybelline New York

City Bronzer Bronzer & Contour Powder, 9.25 g

Introducing Maybelline’s first bronzing and contouring powder, it’s infused with whipped cocoa butter in three matte-finish shades.

Wonder'Luxe Volume Mascara, 11 ml
Rimmel London

Wonder'Luxe Volume Mascara, 11 ml

Live life to the fullest with the new Wonder’Luxe volume mascara from Rimmel London. Infused with 4 luxurious caring oils, this mascara will give your lashes an instant boost of smooth full-bodied volume. Infused with argan, marula, maracuja and camellia oils that leave your lashes smooth and conditioned. The detangling brush defines and separates each lash with a clump free finish. Rimmel Wonder’luxe mascara delivers a long lasting, smudge and flake proof finish that last all day.

SKIN CARE AND MORE…

MOISTURIZING MILK

  • If your hair is frizzy but you don’t want to pull out the iron, just rub a little body milk into your hair and style it at will.

Pssst! You can also use this method to get the static electricity out of your tights and nylons…

Lait hydratant

SUNSCREEN OILS

  • In addition to offering your skin protection from UV rays and dehydration, this product can nourish and moisturize the dry, tired ends of your hair. Just be sure you don’t use it too close to the roots or you’ll end up with an oily look!

AFTER-SHAMPOO

  • Sure, it leaves your hair radiant and silky smooth, but it can also double for shaving cream! Its rich texture protects your skin against razor burn and helps the blades slide more smoothly!

THE CLASSICS ARE ALWAYS SO VERSATILE

TALCUM POWDER

  • No loose powder handy? Talcum powder can be used to fix your foundation, your concealer or your foundation cream. Another good option: add a little to the highest points on your face before you apply your makeup for instant radiance.

FIXATIVE

  • If your eyebrow hairs are going rogue, just spray a little fixative onto your mascara brush and run it over the offending hairs. They’ll stay put for sure! Do it quickly, though, because you don’t want the fixative sticking to the brush before it gets to the hair!

PETROLEUM GELLY

  • With its light, shiny texture, the old standby Vaseline is ideal for adding a soft, radiant, well-moisturized look to your complexion. Add a little to your cheekbones and above your eyebrows for quick illumination.

NAIL POLISH

  • Snag in your nylons? A little dab of nail polish is a quick way to prevent runs!
Cornstarch Baby Powder, 624 g
Personnelle Bébé

Cornstarch Baby Powder, 624 g

With Aloe Vera & Vitamin E Hypoallergenic Clinically Proven

Elnett Satin Hairspray, 250 ml, Unfragranced
L'Oréal Paris

Elnett Satin Hairspray, 250 ml, Unfragranced
Nail Lacquer, 11 ml
Personnelle Cosmetics

Nail Lacquer, 11 ml
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Multipurpose cosmetics mean less waste!

This season, small is the way to go with your makeup kit. That means opting for quality over quantity and choosing multi-purpose products. This less-is-more approach also comes in handy when you need to travel light.
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