The Best Multipurpose Beauty Products, According to Makeup Artists

By the time you finish reading this post, your makeup bag will be half as full as it was when you began. That’s our goal anyway, since we’re setting out to prove that there’s a certain crop of products that offer way more mileage than their labels might indicate, rendering others redundant. That blush, for example? It's also an eye shadow and a lip color. Lash primer is a great sub for brow gel, if you don’t want to carry two tubes around. You see where we’re going with this?

And since there’s no one who understands how to get the most out of products more than the makeup artists who get crafty with them every day, we wanted to know their specific picks for the cosmetics that do the heaviest lifting—and more importantly, howKeep reading to see the expert-approved products that seriously do it all.