OK, I’m the first one to admit that most two-in-one products are complete, gimmicky crap. Maybe I’m jaded from a lifetime of disgusting letdowns (lookin’ at you, swirled peanut butter and jelly in a jar) and overly dramatic infomercials, but magical, mystical, makes-life-easier! products seem…dumb. And that’s especially true when it comes to beauty products. So when I saw a new wave of two-in-one, dual-ended beauty products makin’ their way onto the market, I was hella skeptical. Until I actually tried a few and realized how truly wrong I was.
No, seriously. I’m not talking about the light-up lip glosses with hidden mirrors and shit, but smart, innovative products that make sense, like a lipstick with a built-in lip liner that lines as you swipe it on, or a kohl eyeshadow crayon with smudgy brush on the other end that creates a soft, easy smokey eye with pretty much zero effort. Yes, these things exist, and yes, you need to try them out for yourself, because they really do shave time off of your makeup routines.
So we rounded up our favorite double-duty products that seriously made our lives (and faces) a little easier to deal with, in hopes of making your lives and faces a bit easier, too. Click through to see them all, and then let your faith in two-in-ones be restored (except for you, Smucker’s. We’ll never trust you again).
A one-swipe eyeshadow palette
Benefit They're Real! Big Sexy Eye Kit, $36; at Benefit
A creamy contour and highlighting stick
Milani Contour & Highlight Cream & Liquid Duo, $11; at Milani
A creamy shadow crayon and smudge brush
Sephora Collection Easy Smoky Eye, $14; at Sephora
An eyeshadow-and-liner combo
Tarte the Eye Architect Liner & Shadow, $24; at Tarte
An under-eye concealer and highlighter
E.l.f. Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter, $3; at E.l.f.
A dual-ended liquid liner and smudgy kajal shadow stick
Palladio Fifty-Fifty Cat-Eye Liquid Liner + Smoky Kajal, $15; at Palladio
A dual-ended lip liner and lipstick
Tom Ford Lip Contour Duo, $53; at Tom Ford
A contour-and-highlight pencil for the eyes
Essence Contouring Eye Pencil, $3.49; at Ulta
A creamy lipstick with a built-in lip liner tip
Benefit They're Real! Double the Lip, $20; at Benefit
A dual-ended smudgy pencil liner and liquid liner
Models Own I-Definer Eyeliner Duo, $9.99; at Ulta
A face primer and all-over skin balm
Wander Beauty Rise and Prime Balm and Primer Duo, $39; at Wander Beauty
A matching lipstick and lip liner duo
Sephora Collection Contour & Color Liner and Lipstick Duo, $16; at Sephora
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