Moving in with a significant other should be fun, unless it means having to give up coveted shelf space in the
bathroom to make room for the S.O.’s stuff. The bevy of grooming and beauty products can feel overwhelming, especially in tight spaces, but there is a simple solution: sharing. Unisex and multipurpose beauty products have become increasingly popular over the last few years, so couples can double up on cosmetics that fit each one’s their needs — and their budget. Jumbo products are cost-efficient than their regular-size versions, and having a second person using the product will make sure it’s good until the last drop.
Couples with similar hair textures and cuts, or skin conditions and complexions will also benefit from sharing beauty products, and with
Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s the perfect excuse to treat each other.
Here are 10 beauty and grooming products that perform so well, neither person will care if it’s tailored toward men or women.
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Beauty is even better when shared. (Photo: Getty Images)
and shampoo duo from Austin-based hair care brand VERB is made for people who wash their hair regularly. The shampoo and conditioner are formulated with conditioner , which is known for its hydrating properties but won’t weigh down the hair shaft; it is also safe for color-treated hair. The black-and-white bottles are a chic addition to any shower. ($16 each, moringa oil ) (Photo: VERB) verbproducts.com
Indie beauty darling
adds alchemy to any skin care regimen. The moisturizer can be added to oils and serums for an extra boost of skin-plumping protein, making it OK to mix and match products. The product’s packaging lets the cream seep out, which makes sharing with a partner easier and safer; sharing jarred products, which someone uses by dipping a hand into the product, spreads bacteria. ($68, Drunk Elephant’s Protini Polypeptide Cream ) (Photo: Drunk Elephant) drunkelephant.com
Radiant skin is just a swipe away, now that
has expanded its foundation stick line to 32 shades, ranging from Blanc to Espresso. The highly pigmented foundation stick, which has a triangular bullet, can work as a contour or concealer if you and your partner share similar skin tones; if you’re both using it, the usage rate will justify the high price point. ($46, Hourglass ) (Photo: Hourglass) sephora.com
As the U.S. finally catches on to the advent of Eastern beauty, product-sharing couples shouldn’t sleep on this Singapore-based brand.
is a standout because of its smart packaging and dual nature; the product can be used as both a cleanser and face mask, and its price point is much lower than some of the brand’s other skin care products. ($42, Allies of Skin Fresh Slate Purifying Cleanser + Masque ) (Photo: Fresh Slate) us.alliesofskin.com
If Kim Kardashian says this product is partially responsible for her perfect skin, it should be sitting on your bathroom shelf right now — if you can get it, that is (the product is already
). The Ordinary is known for its potent formulas in pharmacy-like packaging at a drugstore price, which should interest anyone looking for results. We recommend bulk ordering the brand’s products, which have a hard time staying in stock. ($10, sold out on Sephora’s website ) (Photo: The Ordinary) deciem.com/brand/the-ordinary
Unchanged after 166 years until now,
now packs an extra punch to brighten up skin. The apothecary brand’s product now has an increased level of vitamin C and an added boost of hyaluronic acid, which keeps skin plump and retain its elasticity. ($62, Kiehl’s Vitamin C concentrate ) (Photo: Kiehl’s) kiehls.com
Smelling good shouldn’t be relegated to one person. Target’s newest launch of 16 scents in perfume, body spray, and rollerball versions at a healthy price point makes smelling like your significant other even more attainable. Although some of the
have a more feminine print and scent, many of them are gender neutral and all are Good Chemistry fragrances . ($10 to $25, produced with essential oils ) (Photo: Good Chemistry) target.com
Another Target favorite, celebrity hairstylist Kristin Ess makes excellent hair care products at an attainable price point. Her
is ideal for helping women clean up their edges and achieve that high-level shine while also providing Style Defining Shine Pomade + Edge Control to anyone with shorter hair. It’ll be finished in no time. ($10, a great sculpting agent ) (Photo: Kristin Ess) kristinesshair.com
Sunscreen might be the
but is often skipped. most important step in any skin care regimen is weightless, odorless, and colorless, and it protects against blue light from electronic devices, UVA, UVB, and infrared. The formula also uses extract of frankincense, which acts as anti-inflammatory and helps make the skin less sensitive to UV radiation — all important things to force upon your significant other. If sunscreen is sitting on the bathroom shelf, your S.O. is more likely to use it! ($32, Supergoop!’s Unseen Sunscreen ) (Photo: Supergoop) supergoop.com
Greasy hair isn’t a cute look for anyone, but
will keep both yourself and your significant other from suffering from greasy roots. This spray claims to absorb oil in 25 seconds, as the nettle extract reduces excess sebum on the scalp. That lived-in hair texture will look great, especially when you actually live together. ($20, Klorane’s latest dry shampoo launch ) (Photo: Klorane) kloraneusa.com