Faster Morning Makeup
Shave minutes from your morning beauty routine with these multi-tasking super products.
Ask a busy mom how much time she has in the morning for her beauty routine and she’ll likely respond in seconds rather than minutes. The truth is, no one has an hour to get ready before work or getting the kids off to school. Thankfully, makeup artists and beauty companies have heard this request and developed products that do double-duty. This handful of products can streamline your morning regime and give you precious extra minutes for dare we say, even a cup of coffee.
Philosophy purity 3-in-1 cleanser
Oprah may have made philosophy’s “hope in a jar” moisturizer a global best-seller, but it is this cleanser that is the real star in the line. Not only does this facial cleanser melt away dirt, oil and makeup, but it gently tones and hydrates. No need for a toner when you use this product. As an added bonus, this product will dissolve any hair care product build-up you. Just work it into damp hair, let it sit for 60 seconds and rinse.
Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF 25
Revitalize, protect and revitalize your skin with one product. Just apply with fingers after cleansing skin and watch imperfections disappear. It’s particularly good if you find your skin is looking dull and sallow.
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer
No need to buy a concealer when you purchase this innovative liquid foundation with smart technology. Dab on a little to hide blemishes or quickly blend into skin for a flawless foundation. Here’s what is really special about it. The formula adjusts to your skin’s needs. If it senses you have a dry spot, it will add needed moisture. Too oily? It will absorb excess oil.
NARS the multiple
Think of this product as an all-in-one, cream-to-powder, multipurpose makeup stick. You can highlight, sculpt and warm eyes, cheeks, lips and body in a multitude of shades from sheer mauve to bronze. Just apply with your fingers. The skin’s warmth allows for perfect blending. Better yet, the formula is enriched with Vitamin E and acai oil for antioxidant benefits.
Guerlain Four Season Terracotta bronzer
This quad of bronzing powder tones allows you to create a natural radiance any time of the year. You can quickly sculpt and highlight. If you are tight for time, dust the bronzer over the eyelid for a quick shadow. It gives a natural look with a hint of colour.
MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow
What’s great about these baked mineral shadows is you can pull out the colours in the swirl design. Use the lighter shade to highlight. Or use a sweep of product over the entire eye lid.
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks
This super-light moisturizing tint can be applied with fingers to lips and cheeks. Pro makeup artists love it because it lasts for hours and is available in 10 shades.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
Sure this iconic moisturizer provides all-day hydration, but it is equally effective on elbows and hands. Prince Harry packed a tube on his last trek to the Antarctic. Simplify your morning routine with these products and you’ll greet Monday morning with a big smile.