multipurpose products are the kind of things you’d expect to see on infomercials or in Ikea. Think: The does-it-all hair clip that keeps bangs off your forehead and opens your mail (not joking) or this futon-style couch from the Swedish furniture store that doubles as storage and a place for guests to crash. But beauty products can be multiuse, too. In fact, nowadays most are.
Whether it’s a
makeup product that doubles as skin care, or beauty crayons that can be used all over the face, we swear by releases that simplify our routine into a minimalist, snooze-one-extra-time existence. So, it makes sense that Make Beauty’s Lip & Cheek Stick is completely sold out right now.
This all-in-one product is not only practical (it works on the eyes, cheeks, and lips), but it’s also one of those ruddy, rosy hues that flatter every skin tone with a postcoital sort of flush. But just because it’s sold out on the
brand site, doesn’t mean we can’t snag some commendable replacements until it’s restocked.
Ahead, the best alternatives to Make Beauty’s sold-out Lip & Cheek Stick.
If doing your makeup in transit is your sort of thing, you need this tinted cheek and blush stick. Not only is it infused with vitamin C and E for a bonus hit of hydration, brightening treatment, but it’s also the no-frills blush shade everyone could use in their routine.
Make Beauty Bisou Bisou Lip & Cheek Stick, $28, available at Net-A-Porter
Looking to cover more surface area with precise application? Look no further than NudeStix’s tapered, creamy pencil that works just as well as an opaque lipstick as it does for a subtle cheek tint.
NudeStix Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm, $24, available at Ulta Beauty
Not every cheek tint comes with flattering color options, but Milk Makeup’s does. Like a Push Pop for your face, these moisturizing, buttery sticks last hours and are so easy to use you can reapply without a mirror.
Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek , $24, available at Milk Makeup
One thing we always look for in cream blushes is long-wearing pigment — and this balmy option from Olio E Osso checks the box. Not only does it leave behind a subtle stain on the lips and cheeks, but it also comes in unique shades, like a deep berry and purplish currant.
Olio E Osso Balm, $28, available at goop
Don’t get us wrong: There are plenty of days we prefer full-coverage foundation, waterproof mascara (plus falsies), and a 24-hour matte lip. But when HBO keeps us up past midnight, mentally fumbling over what happened on
Insecure, the morning after is rarely the time to invest in a lengthy routine. Those are the times we choose this foolproof, cream blush to feign a rested glow. Ilia Multi-Stick, $34, available at Ilia
multifunctional beauty stick first launched we were admittedly turned on. Finally, there was real ease in creating a ’90s, monochromatic look that required nothing more than a few swipes of product and a quick smudge with our fingers. Bite Beauty Multistick, $24, available at Sephora
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