7 Multi-Tasking Beauty Products We'd Love to Get as Gifts (PHOTOS)

Maressa Brown | Dec 22, 2013 Beauty & Style

box wrapped pink bowWe've all been there: Stuck in the mall -- or staring in front of your computer screen -- unsure of what gifts to buy certain loved ones. Beauty gifts are always a great, even last-minute fallback for your mom, sister, girlfriends, etc., but it's easy to wonder what's actually worth the splurge? Your best bet: Multi-tasking beauty products that could cover all different bases! They're practical and pampering. So much so that you might want to give a few of 'em to yourself!

Here, 7 super-powered beauty products that don't just get rave reviews but also pack a multi-functional punch ...

What's your favorite multi-tasking beauty product?


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  • 7 Beauty Products That Cover All the Bases

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  • Mèreadesso All-in-One Moisturizer

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    There's a reason the beauty gurus at Birchbox love former cosmetic executive Linda Stephenson's Mereadesso All-in-One Moisturizer ($120 for 1.7 oz. or $28 for travel-size, Birchbox.com). It's a moisturizer, toner, serum, primer, day cream, night cream and eye cream all in one. A whole cabinet of beauty in ONE product, and it's natural, and it smells divine. So worth it!

  • Benefit Lollitint

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    Benefit Cosmetics' "candy-orchid tint" Lollitint ($30 for .42 fl. oz., BenefitCosmetics.com) is the ultimate, universally-flattering multi-tasking lip and cheek stain. Bonus: It's very much on trend, as “Radiant Orchid” was named Pantone’s Color of The Year for 2014!

  • Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs And Rosewater

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    Celebs swear by Mario Badescu's simple formulation of herbal extracts and rosewater that brightens, refreshes, moisturizes, and sets makeup. You can also use it to tame flyaways, and it's safe for all skin types. And with its totally affordable price point ($7 for 4 oz., MarioBadescu.com), it would make a sweet stocking stuffer!

  • By Terry Mascara Terrybly Mascara

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    By Terry Mascara Terrybly Mascara ($47, BeautyBar.com) might be the Rolls-Royce of mascaras. But with its growth-boosting, natural formula said to improve lash volume, length and thickness, no wonder it has quite the fan following!

  • Kimberly Sayer of London Gentle Almond and Lavender Face Scrub

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    If you've got a friend with a sweet tooth, have I got the ultimate beauty treat for her! Kimberly Sayer of London Gentle Almond and Lavender Face Scrub ($26 for 2 oz., KimberlySayer.com) not only smells like dessert, but the non-abrasive, all-natural scrub cleanses clogged pores, removes dead skin cells, and sets the stage for moisturization. Win-win-win.

  • Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

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    BB creams are all the rage right now, because it's so awesome to have one go-to product that boosts skin health and protects as a sunscreen and covers as foundation. Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream ($48 for 1.7 oz., BeautyBar.com) is one of the only ones on the market that uses a physical sunscreen (titanium dioxide vs. oxybenzone) and is paraben-free. It's also non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, sensitivity tested, clinically tested, dermatologist tested.

  • Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil

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    Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil ($82 for 3.3 oz., BeautyBar.com) is 100 percent organic argan oil (nothing added!), which, thanks to being rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, is one of the ultimate multitaskers for skin and hair. It's said to protect skin from harmful environmental agents, minimizes fine lines, restore the skin's elasticity, while improving skin tone and soothing irritation. It's light, non-greasy, easily absorbed, and neutralizes free radicals that lead to signs of aging. Oh, and it feels totally luxurious. Definitely worth the splurge!

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