14 Beauty Products That Are Perfect For Practical People Who Want To Save Time
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.
1. A Concealer That Doubles As A Puffy Eye Treament
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.
2. A Leave-In Hair Mask You Can Apply Before Leaving The House
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.
3. A CC Cream That Evens Skin Tone & Prevents Sun Damage
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.
4. A Hairbrush & Straightener In One
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.
5. These Face Wipes Remove Makeup & Exfoliate Your Skin
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.
6. A Cheek & Lip Stain That Delivers Double The Results
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.
7. A Brow Gel That Does The Filling For You
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.
8. A Facial Cleanser, Makeup Remover, & Toner In One
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.
9. A Dry Shampoo That Also Styles Your Hair & Smells Amazing
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.
10. This Tool Acts As A Hair Dryer & Curling Iron In One
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.
11. A Skin Lotion That You Can Apply Right In The Shower
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.
12. A Multipurpose Makeup Stick For Eyes, Cheeks, & Lips
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.
13. A Face Mask That Works Wonders While You Sleep
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!
14. Multitasking Coconut Oil For Your Hair & Skin
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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