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I feel like people are finally realizing that not everybody has an hour to get ready everyday and products that speed up that process are hot right now. There are more than ever before. Here a few that are my go-tos currently.
1. IIID Foundation
This is the holy grail of contouring for busy people. If you think highlighting and contouring will take too much time, watch this video and see if it doesn’t convince you. It’s so easy, you don’t need anything underneath it and it makes your face look like you have the perfect lighting following you around all day. I seriously love this stuff and the fact that the palette includes foundation, blush, and illuminator means you don’t need much else in your makeup kit. You can use the cream blush on your lips for a little color and the contour color on your eyes if you want. It’s so quick! If you feel intimidated, check out this post.
2. 30 Second HAC Brush
This brush is on my list to purchase next time I refill my IIID foundation. It is dual-sided with one side short and dense for your contour color and the other side more like a foundation brush for your highlight color. With such a large surface area on each side, your foundation would have to go on super quick!
3. Loreal BB Cream
If you aren’t interested at all in highlighting and contouring, a BB Cream might be your answer. You put it on like you would moisturizer and it evens out your skin tone and gives you a little color. It’s the quickest all-over face option. You can get them with SPF which is super important to your skin health. I sometimes use this one under the IIID Foundation if I feel like I need a little more coverage.
4. Define-a-Lash Mascara
Using just a touch of mascara really makes my eyes pop and makes me look awake and alert. Even without any other eye makeup, this one makes the biggest difference. I like this one because it doesn’t smudge and it makes my lashes look super long and separated, without making them spidery. Not only that, but it’s a steal at less than $6.
5. Anasastia Brow Duo
Most of us underestimate how important our brows are. I suggest getting them professionally shaped and then working to maintain that shape by tweezing on a regular basis. Then you can quickly fill them in where they need it. Here is a great post about eyebrows. I have found that using a brow shadow is the quickest way to fill in my brows on a regular day.
6. Clear Makeup Organizer
To make painting your face even easier, get something to organize your products and tools that is super easy to navigate. Since this one is clear, I can always see where everything is and it makes it so simple to grab what I need and get on with life. It sure beats digging through a makeup bag.
7. Ceramic Round Brush
I used to dread using a ceramic round brush because my hair would always get stuck in the crack between the barrel and the handle and it was excruciating to pull it out! I decided to invest a little more in my brushes and found this jewel. My hair never gets caught and it gives my roots crazy volume. Not only that, it does it all in under 6 minutes for me!
8. Batiste Dry Shampoo
I have super thin hair and so a good dry shampoo is imperative for me. This stuff is super cheap and I love the way it covers up my thin spots. I have a cowlick in the back of my head and my hair always parts there. I used to use the brown bumble and bumble dry shampoo to help camouflage it but at almost $40 a pop and only a handful of places in the state to buy it, it wasn’t realistic. This is the perfect dupe and you can buy it almost anywhere.
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What products do you use that make your beauty routine quicker? Do you use any of these? Do you like them?