The tonal makeup trend has been showing up on our Instagram feeds more and more as of late. Using one shade applied in different intensities and textures, we love how this look can easily make our #FOTD (effortless and under 5 minutes at that!). Here are seven of the best multitasking products (with multi-uses) in the market, perfect when you’re in a rush or just wanting to face-paint with pops of color.
1. Coloursnaps, Colourette Cosmetics (P249)
Perfect for a dewy, skin but better sheen, the Colourette Coloursnaps are multi-use balms infused with shea butter, vitamin E, and SPF 15. Use on the eyes, cheeks, and lips, the finish looks stellar on skin. With its compact case, you can moisturize and protect the skin on the go, but be wary — you may need to reapply after a few hours or so.
2. Multitasking Color Sticks, blk cosmetics (P399)
Stuck in traffic and want a full look in under 5 minutes? You can get a blush, lip color and eyeshadow in one with this on-the-go, multi-tasking color stick. We love how it’s packed in a stick — dab directly onto skin and then blend with your fingers or brush. Insider Tip: Easily go from a sheer flush to opaque, defined color with the creamy and buildable formula.
3. Take A Layer Multipot, 3CE (P1,485)
The highly pigmented formula of the 3CE Take A Layer Multipot delivers vivid colors for a diffused effect on the eyelids, cheeks, and lips. Formulated with Arabian cotton, fermented vitamin tree, and shea butter, this skin-caring multipot protects and nourishes the skin. Customize your look and easily control the intensity of the color too, you can literally “take a layer” and build your look as you go.
4. Airblush, Sunnies Face (P445)
Dubbed “a color filter for real life”, Airblush has everything you’d want when finger-painting on skin. It blends easily and the formula is buildable— you’ll get a soft-focus tint on the eyes, cheeks, and lips. While its staying power is not as notable as its other counterparts in the market, you’ll get a silky matte finish in the trendiest colors every time.
5. Dream Cream, Skin Potions (P249)
Homegrown brand Skin Potions created a lightweight 3-way mousse that leaves a powder velvet finish when applied. For only P249, you’ll get more bang for your buck with a blendable burst of color in a locally-made, dreamy formula that stays on for hours.
6. Dear Dahlia, Paradise Blooming Balm (P1,500)
Glass skin, anyone? This 100% vegan and cruelty-free balm can be used to gently hydrate the lips and other dry areas in the face. It’s plant-based and is infused with Dahlia Variabilis Flower Extract that has proven antioxidant properties.
7. Benetint, Benefit (P1,190)
They say save the best for last, so here’s probably the OG multi-way tint, Benefit’s Benetint that has been on our radar since we learned how to color with makeup. This rose-tinted lip and cheek stain glide on lips and blends easily on cheeks for kiss-proof color that lasts for hours.
Beauty contribution by Kryzette Papagayo, a freelance writer, and full-time assistant brand manager for a makeup brand