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As I’ve learned from beauty guru Agoo Bengzon, one of the biggest makeup trends to hit 2015 is the multitasker—makeup and skincare products that serve more than just one purpose.

Perfect for traveling, these products were tailor-made to perform beyond their original purpose. Perhaps these brands took the cue from practical beauty editors and makeup artists who discovered the products’ other uses. My fellow Beauty Minister Barbi Chan, for example, once shared with us her multiple uses for loose powder.

Here are three double-duty discoveries I’d like to add to the list.

1. Benefit Roller Lash, P1,300


Is this the end of eyelash curlers? Benefit Cosmetics seems to think so. Their latest product, the Roller Lash, is an eyelash curler and mascara in one! With a lash hook inspired by old-fashioned hair rollers, this product promises to curl and lift even the shortest and sparest of lashes. I’m blessed with above average lashes, so I didn’t have a problem getting the lift promised by the Roller Lash.

2. Bobbi Brown Art Stick, P1,350


It works as a lip liner and lipstick in one. Because it has a creamy formula, you may even try using it as a cheek tint, eyeliner, or eyeshadow! Just make sure you blend well with a makeup brush or your fingertips.

3. NARS The Multiple, P2,250


A cult favorite, NARS The Multiple is a creamy makeup stick that you can use to color your eyelids, cheeks, and lips. Their best-seller shades include Orgasm, Copacobana, and Malibu, but once in a while they release limited-edition shades, such as this year’s “Eye-Opening Act,” which is selling fast!

What are your favorite makeup multitaskers, Bellas?

For more of Kate’s travel adventures, visit her blog, Kate Was Here, or follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

Beauty Directory:

Benefit Cosmetics 1/F Greenbelt 5, Makati; (02) 729-9854; 3/F TriNoma Mall; Rustan’s Makati; Shangri-La Plaza; Mall of Asia;;;

Bobbi Brown Rustan’s Makati (+632) 519-9984, Rustan’s Shangri-la Mall (02) 633-4636 loc. 114, Rustan’s Ayala Center Cebu (+6332) 231-5633; and Essenses Power Plant, Rockwell (+632) 822-9400; SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia;;;

NARS Rustan’s Department Stores;;

Photos from Benefit Cosmetics Philippines,, and

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