10 Beauty Products For Eyes, Lips, & Cheeks That Are Multitasking Magic

Multitasking is something every mom does, every day, without even realizing it half the time. What other choice do you have when you need to pack lunches, make pediatrician appointments, sign homework and put a load of laundry in the dryer all in under 10 minutes? Naturally, this uber-efficient approach makes sense when it comes to makeup, too — so when you find one amazing product for your lips, cheeks, and eyes, it's cause for serious celebration. Not only are you saving time, you're saving space in your makeup bag, too!

Perhaps our mothers and grandmothers had more time for complicated makeup routines involving multiple steps every morning, but moms today are busier than ever. You might feel like you're lucky if you can manage to brush your teeth and stick your hair in a top knot before you rush out the door. Thankfully, though, more and more brands are realizing that the time has come for streamlined beauty. So even if pulling off the perfect cat-eye is something you can only manage on special occasions, you don't have to settle for the "lip balm only" look just because you're always running late. And from mess-free makeup in stick form to sheer creams and gels that blend like a dream, these products are as foolproof as they are practical (so there's less chance of making a mistake and having to start all over again).

Once you go the multifunctional makeup route, you might never go back!

1Josie Maran

Vibrancy Argan Oil Fresh Face Paint Palette

Josie Maran

An incredibly versatile product that can be used on basically your entire face, the four hues in this palette magically work for every skin tone. Use the rose gold and gold shades, Forcefield and Enlightenment, to highlight; the earthy Dreamer to sculpt and contour, and vibrant pink Sweetness for a pop of color.


The Multiple

Nars Cosmetics

This award-winning classic glides on as a cream for a sheer finish and gives the eyes, cheeks, lips, and even body a gorgeous glow. Available in a variety of shades (shown here in the bestselling Orgasm).

3Wander Beauty

Carryon Lip & Cheek Gel

Wander Beauty

Perfectly portable, this lightweight gel can be layered for a look that's either subtle and sheer or deep and dramatic. Formulated with avocado oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter for maximum hydration.

4Bite Beauty Multistick

The Multistick

Bite Beauty

Made for use on the lips, cheeks, and eyes, this easy-to-blend stick comes in a 23 different shades that highlight, contour, and complement every complexion.

5Bare Minerals

Glee All-Over Face Color


Kind of like blush for your entire face, this ever-popular product is ideal for creating the kind of fresh, healthy glow that comes from a brisk walk in the crisp autumn air (even when you've been stuck in an office all day).



ILIA Beauty

Sweep this best-seller over your cheeks, lips, and eyelids to add brightness and warmth — not to mention moisture, thanks to ingredients including sunflower seed oil and shea butter.

7Charlotte Tilbury

Beach Stick

Charlotte Tilbury

Another bestseller, this Ibiza-inspired fave comes in easy-to-blend, light-diffusing colors that can be used anywhere on the face and feature ingredients that plump skin and hydrate the skin.

8Tata Harper

Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint


Fight fine lines while giving yourself a deceptively youthful radiance with this cult favorite, which contains hyaluronic acid to plump the skin as well as a selection of powerful anti-aging botanicals like green tea, acai, lavender, calendula, and jasmine oil.


Fleshpot Eye & Cheek Gloss

Flesh Beauty

A versatile peach gloss flecked with pink and gold pigments, this is lovely on cheeks, lips, and eyelids (try over dark shadow for a "smudgy French-girl look" as the Flesh Beauty website suggests).


Convertible Color

Stila Cosmetics

A longtime staple for Stila fans, applying this creamy color to lips, cheeks, and even eyelids is like a shortcut to looking way more awake and energetic than you actually feel. Winner of Instyle's Best Cream Blush for 12 years!