Since we’re always big on lip balm this time of year, we found a few balms that do double duty. Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 ($8.50) is always a favorite for lips, but you can also use it on cracked hands and dry cuticles – just a tiny bit goes a long way. If you buy this version, Kiehl’s will donate 100% of net profits to HIV/AIDS charities.
Philosophy’s Hope in a Tube ($33) helps to soothe and hydrate lips while firming and reducing the appearance of fine lines – which is why you can use it on eyes, too. And Revolution Organics All-Over Body Balm ($28) has over 22 uses; smooth it on lips, hands, feet or even stretch marks or unruly eyebrows.
Even more ways to get all-over moisture: Josie Maran Argan Oil ($48) is totally organic, and can be used to moisturize everything from cuticles to split ends. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula ($4.40) also manages flyaways and dry skin, plus it helps treat stretch marks and scars. A retro option, Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream ($17) has had the same formula since 1930. Use it anywhere you need heavy-duty softening, or mix it with powder eye shadow for a creamy formula with a pretty sheen.
Multitasking makeup is ideal for travel, or to just to remedy an overstuffed makeup bag. ModelCo’s Luminosity Shimmer Stick ($28) can be used as an allover highlighter on eyes, lips, cheeks and décolletage. Avon’s Be Blushed stick ($8) is particularly budget-friendly, and comes in eight sheer colors appropriate for lips and cheeks. Another convertible product for eyes and lips: Youngblood Crushed Mineral Eyeshadow ($18) – the highlighters in particular – can be mixed with clear lip gloss for a shimmery lip color, or even a sheer cheek tint.