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5 Beauty products that serve more than one purpose

Erica Mayyasi is a Red Sox fan in Manhattan. After stints at various magazines she now works full-time in public relations, though she continues to write for a number of sites including her blog etsymay.blogspot.com.

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Your daily beauty routine can seem like forever when everything requires a separate application or product. Ugh. Save money and time by trying out some of these beauty products that serve more than more purpose.

Hourglass Solar Tan Self-Tanning Primer

We love this foundation primer from Hourglass so much that we have already included it in our seven best foundation primers roundup (http://www.sheknows.com/articles/810983.htm). This product practically defines double duty: not only does it serve as a grade A foundation primer to keep your foundation firmly in place all day long, but it also serves as a self tanner to give you a natural-looking sunkissed glow. Best yet, it doesn't have the telltale smell you typically associate with most self-tanning products. $60 from Sephora.com.

Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask

Want the brightening benefits of exfoliating without harshly rubbing an abrasive scrub against your skin? This amazing mask from Murad has you covered. You get all the typical benefits you would expect from a face mask — softening, hydrating and balancing your skin — while it dissolves dead, dull skin to give you that refreshed glow you typically only expect to get from an exfoliating scrub. $22.50 from Murad.com.

NARS The Multiple

The gold standard in all-over color, NARS The Multiple adds shimmery color to your eyes, cheeks, lips and even body. Packaged in a creamy stick for easy application, The Multiple is a simple one-product makeup kit in and of itself for the on-the-go gal. While the product is available in many colors, the most popular is The Orgasm, a gorgeous peachy pink. $37 from Sephora.com.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Extra Firming Body Moisturizer

Organic beauty company Juice Beauty has a treasure trove of products, but we have honed in on the company's green apple firming body moisturizer in particular. Not only does this moisturizer provide an intense dose of hydration, it also has revitalizing and skin brightening properties. Even more covetable however, this moisturizer also firms your skin and helps to diminish fine lines. It is a delicious-smelling way to hydrate and firm your skin. $29 from JuiceBeauty.com.

WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner

Instead of a traditional shampoo and conditioner combo, switch to a cleansing conditioner from WEN, a stellar line of hair care products by celebrity hair stylist Chaz Dean. These cleansing conditioners cleanse your locks without harsh detergents or chemicals. But that's not their only use, these products practically define multi-purpose; they can also be used as a body wash or deep conditioner. We are particularly smitten with the Sweet Almond scent, which has a fresh and lively mint aroma we'll never tire of. $28 from ChazDean.com.

For more beauty products on SheKnows:

7 Best foundation primers
Top 35 beauty products
How to save money on beauty products

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