We’re all about multi-tasking these days, so anything that can help streamline my morning routine gets a thumbs up in my book. Here are a few double duty products we’ve been loving around here.
Merle Norman CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
One of my favorite trends continuing into this season is the nude or more natural looking face. Designers like Stella McCartney, Chloe, Narciso Rodriguez and others show off their latest designs with velvety smooth faces and natural pink lips. Merle Norman‘s new CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a great way to achieve smooth, light coverage, while evening out skin tone and providing a nice sunscreen as well. It’s made from good natural stuff— Watermelon Rind, Lentil Fruit and Apple Extracts—and it also features Lumiesse, which contains a stable version of Vitamin C to deliver youthful radiance. I’m all for that!
Murad’s Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Murad’s Invisiblur is another great multi-tasker I’ve tried recently. Made from ingredients like Shitake Mushroom Peptides, Black Currant, Rosemary and Goldenrod Extracts (sounds like a great salad), this new product treats the visible signs of aging, blurs imperfections, and protects against UV damage. Plus it feels great on your skin!
e.l.f. Studio Bronzer
Multitone Bronzers are the ultimate product to give you a nice glow, with a mix of a few different shades that can be worn separately or swirled together for natural-looking warmth. To get even more out of your palette, use the pink or peach tones as blush and swipe the earthy brown shades on your lids.
This versatile balm can be used all over your body! A great product to stash in your purse or glove compartment, it locks in moisture, protects skin, soothes scrapes and burns, makes your lips shiny and even tames flyaway hair in a pinch!
Originally published in Santa Barbara Seasons on March 24, 2015.