14 Beauty Products Every Practical Person Needs

by Bianca Mendez

While I wish can spend hours on end doing my makeup until it looks perfect, most of the time (read: every single day), I have to cram my makeup, skin care, and hair styling in just under 15 minutes. Thankfully, some beauty brands get the struggle, and have therefore created these genius beauty products that save time during your daily routine.

I totally understand how some people find beauty routines to be incredibly intimidating. There are just so many steps involved! After all, who has time these days to keep up with a weekly facial treatment or to walk around in a 20-minute hair mask? I sure don't. Some days, I'm just lucky if I leave the house with foundation and mascara on. If you're someone who has a short window to get ready, then you'll love this roundup. You'll find face masks that work while you sleep, a hairdryer that can be used as a curling iron, and makeup that works double duty.

Whether it's lack of time or laziness, these makeup, hair, and skin products are any low-maintenance beauty buff's dream come true. They're easy to apply and can cut your getting ready time in half, and some of these products even have multiple uses. A win-win for anyone who likes to roll out of bed and go about their day.


A Concealer That Doubles As A Puffy Eye Treament

Marc Jacobs Beauty Remedy Concealer Pen, $39, Sephora

Whether you couldn't sleep or want to hide the effects of a long night out, this concealer pen will do the trick. Its patented palladium applicator cools the under eye area, reducing puffiness while the coconut water and caffeine-infused concealer hydrates and brightens.


A Leave-In Hair Mask You Can Apply Before Leaving The House

Caju Leave-In Hair Conditioner and Mask, $20, Amazon

Sometimes I don't have the energy to wait an extra 20 minutes (or even five) in the shower for my hair to soak up a mask. Enter: Caju leave-in hair conditioner and mask, which allows me to slather it on my head, then go about my day as it repairs and softens my hair.


A CC Cream That Evens Skin Tone & Prevents Sun Damage

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+, $38, Sephora

I get it, sometimes people neglect the important parts of their skin care routine due to lack of time. The IT Cosmetics CC+ cream lets you have your cake and eat it, too. While it's primarily a foundation, this CC cream doubles as a sunscreen, and is mixed with a serum that minimizes pores and delivers a more radiant complexion — all while giving you a flawless complexion.


A Hairbrush & Straightener In One

Magnifeko Hair Straightener Brush Professional, $55, Amazon

If you flat iron your hair every day, don't you sometimes wish you could just run a brush through your tresses and it would come out totally straight? Well, now you can by using this hair straightener brush. It heats up to 450 degrees in just 90 seconds, then you simply brush your hair to smooth it out. Much like a traditional flat iron, it's made from ceramic, which protects your hair from damage. Plus, the brush detangles your hair as it straightens. Boom, game changer.


These Face Wipes Remove Makeup & Exfoliate Your Skin

Anthony Glycolic Exfoliating & Resurfacing Wipes, $18, Sephora

On days when you have to take off your makeup ASAP, you need these facial wipes in your life. With just one swipe, these wipes remove makeup, dirt, and other impurities, plus exfoliating your skin to give you a fresh, clean face that usually requires two to three products to achieve.


A Cheek & Lip Stain That Delivers Double The Results

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Rose Tinted Cheek and Lip Stain, $30, Amazon

On days when you're running out the door at the last second, using a multitasking product can save you precious moments. Benefit's Benetint saves time on your makeup by working as both a blush and lip stain.


A Brow Gel That Does The Filling For You

Wunder2 Wunderbrow Eyebrow Gel, $21, Amazon

Filling in your brows stroke by stroke with a pencil is a task that often requires patience and persistence, but this Wunderbrow Eyebrow Gel lets you skip all that. It's a gel that fills and shapes your eyebrows, keeping them in place for days. Plus, it's waterproof, so you can have perfect, natural-looking brows for as long as you like.


A Facial Cleanser, Makeup Remover, & Toner In One

La Roche-Posay Micellar Water Cleanser, $20, Amazon

Micellar water is a magical thing for those lazy people. A gentle water infused with tiny micelles (oil particles), it cleanses, tones, and removes makeup your face all at the same time. And the best part? It doesn't make you break out, so it's perfect for sensitive skin.


A Dry Shampoo That Also Styles Your Hair & Smells Amazing

ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray, $22, Amazon

Perfect hair in a bottle! This texturizing spray absorbs your hair's oils just like a dry shampoo while also adding volume, all with a spritz. Great for adding a styled touch to your bedhead. Plus, reviewers say it smells absolutely fantastic, so you won't even feel like using perfume.


This Tool Acts As A Hair Dryer & Curling Iron In One

Hair Dryer Professional Blowing Hot Air Hair Brush, $50, Amazon

This smart hair tool saves you drying and styling time by doing both. The brush is made with ionic technology like a dryer, which reduces frizz and moisturizes the hair follicle. It features two heat seatings and three speeds to help give you smooth curls.


A Skin Lotion That You Can Apply Right In The Shower

Olay In Shower Body Lotion Ultra Moisture Shea Butter, $24 for 4, Amazon

Who has time to wait until you're dried off to apply body lotion? Olay's In Shower Shea Butter Body Lotion is meant for applying in shower so you can rinse, towel off, and go about your day — soft skin in five minutes or less.


A Multipurpose Makeup Stick For Eyes, Cheeks, & Lips

NARS The Multiple, $39, Sephora

If I had to bring just one makeup product with me everywhere, it would have to be the NARS Multiple. This shimmery makeup stick highlights your eyes, cheeks, and lips, and its stick packaging makes it a cinch to apply anywhere — even on a crowded subway. Just apply, blend, and you're ready to conquer the day.


A Face Mask That Works Wonders While You Sleep

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, $24, Amazon

Not everyone has an hour for a serious facial treatment each night. This gel-textured water mask hydrates and revives dull, dry skin while you sleep, so you can apply it before you get your beauty rest. Just rinse it off in the morning and you'll notice smoother, brighter skin. Easy peasy!


Multitasking Coconut Oil For Your Hair & Skin

Kopari Coconut Melt, $36, Sephora

There's coconut oil, and then there's Kopari's Coconut Melt. This tub solves all your hair and skin problems because it works as a makeup remover, lip balm, moisturizer, conditioning treatment, and more. It basically replaces so many products in your beauty arsenal, making getting ready so much faster.

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