It’s morning, your alarm didn’t go off, and you’ve got approximately five 5 ⃣ minutes to get ready. Do you jump out of bed, ignore the mirror, and hope for the best? Of course not, there are plenty of beauty products that can help cut your morning routine time in half so you even have enough time to whip up a coffee to go. Even if you’re not in a rush, these get-ready-quick beauty products are worth a look so you’re never caught unprepared!
First 1 ⃣ things first, you can’t get ready with leftover makeup or excess oil on your face. If you have time to go through your regular skin care routine, by all means, do so. If not, you can always give your face a quick rinse or try using makeup wipes to clean things up before you start your condensed beauty routine. Kim Kardashian says she prefers Neutrogena’s Night Calming makeup wipes. Hey, if they’re good enough for her, they’re good enough for me! Available at target.com for $5.99
2 Even out Skin
When you’re running behind, the last thing you want to do is wait for your skin care and beauty products to dry so you can move on to the next product. Laneige’s BB Cushion takes care of this beauty woe in one 1 ⃣ step as it protects with SPF 50, moisturizes, leaves a natural finish, brightens, soothes fatigued skin, and lasts up to 12 hours against oil and sweat. Not bad for one 1 ⃣ beauty product! Available at target.com for $34
3 Add a Flush of Natural Color
Just because you’re in a rush doesn’t mean you have to go out bare-faced. You can easily swipe on some blush, highlight, or contour for a naturally pretty flush of color. Revlon’s Master Contour Kit combines the three 3 ⃣ products so you have them all at the ready. Try mixing the colors up to create a flattering glow on the cheeks. Times likes this when you’re rushing around, I personally think powder products are a lot easier to control on the cheeks than creams so this is perfect! Available at target.com for $8.99
4 Line Your Eyes
Don’t fuss with your usual multi-step eye makeup routine when you can opt for a 2-in-1 eyeshadow and liner. Tarte’s Eye Architect features a waterproof, twist-up liner on one end and a coordinating cream shadow on the other. This product was designed so that you don’t have to use any brushes to create a striking eye look. This product is also a space saver and awesome for touch-ups and travel. Available at ulta.com for $24
5 Fill in Those Lips
Obviously, you can choose to use a clear or tinted lip balm to keep things quick and low key. But, if you need to look a little more polished Buxom’s Full-On Lip Stick is another 2-in-1 must-have product. This skinny lipstick lines your lips, fills them in with tons of color, contains vitamins for hydration, and even has a tingling effect to plump up your lips. It comes in 10 shades so there’s a little something for everyone. Available at sephora.com for $20
6 Fight Frizz and Make Hair Shine
I don’t know about you, but when I’m in a rush I tend to skip doing my hair and just pull it back and hope for the best. But now, I know better. If you have frizzy hair and no time to deal with it, Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets are here to save the day. These handy dandy sheets contain polymers and coconut oil to tame the frizzies, get rid of flyaways, provide a light hold, and add shine. It’s too quick and easy not to do it! Available at birchbox.com for $18
7 Smell like a Million Bucks
If your hair just needs some freshening up, say no more, I’ve got you. Elizabeth and James has a line of heavenly perfumes and they’ve recently released dry shampoo with the same addictive scent. This means you get all the benefits of dry shampoo such as refreshing oily hair, volumizing roots, and texturizing hair with the intoxicating scent of Nirvana White or Black. It’s basically like perfume for your hair so you won’t even need to add a body spray or perfume. Available at sephora.com for $28
So, you’ve gotta tell us what your beauty routine is when you’re running late. Do you have any special tips or tricks?