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5 Easy double-duty beauty products

Streamline your beauty routine and make the most of your time by stuffing your cosmetics bag with multitasking products. Most of these fit easily in your purse and can fix problems that crop up during your busy day, especially when you’re away from the comforts of your own bathroom.

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Short on shaving cream? Slather your legs with conditioner. It softens the hair, which makes it easier to get a silky-smooth shave.

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Yes, lotion keeps your hands soft, but it also does wonders for your hair. Rub a dime-sized drop of lotion between your hands, and smooth the ends of your hair and along your hairline to tame flyaways. If your hair is seriously frizzy, rub a dollop of lotion between your fingers, run your fingers through your hair and smooth it back into a messy bun.

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Powder is the perfect product to keep your face fresh. In a pinch, though, powder can revitalize your hair. If you didn’t have time to shower or you’re pulling a long day at the office, brush powder along your hairline and into your part. Then simply lift your hair at the roots with your fingers, and your hair will look grease free. Hint: When styling with your fingers, make sure your hands are clean and dry to keep your hand’s oils out of your hair.

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Liven up your complexion with your favorite lipstick. Slick the color across your lips, and apply a small amount to the tips of your fingers. Rub the color into your cheeks for a fresh-faced rosy glow in a flash.

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Cotton balls

You already use cotton balls to remove your makeup. Why not use them to apply your makeup, too? Stash a few cotton balls in your cosmetics bag, and when you’re in a hurry, dab them in eye shadow or blush for an on-the-go touch up.

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