Time-Saving Beauty Products to Use on a Busy Day


My strategy to speed up my makeup process is wake up late, regret that decision, do my base at home and the rest in the car. I wouldn’t be surprised if you feel my pain and find yourself in the same position. The result is a mind game as you try to apply mascara in a moving vehicle without staining your lid or hurting your eye. Not the best to do when already running late.

Change up your strategy with products that do double (or even triple) duty. When you get a product that replaces the other steps in your routine, you not only save time but some sanity. Who here has spent a few good minutes figuring out what color scheme to use or if you can compensate your lack of a morning skincare routine with products you use at night? Don’t worry. We’re here to help you get those minutes back and ease the burden of such decisions.

Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless 3 in 1 Foundation

If you are the type who absolutely needs a face cream in the morning, you will love this foundation from CoverGirl. It is packed with Olay’s formula of vitamin E, glycerin, and tea tree to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It also contains collagen to enhance your glow as the pigments in the foundation even out your skintone. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Gateway Mall.

Etude House Play 101 Pencil

Trust the K-beauty section to have an innovative piece like this makeup pencil. It gets its name from the idea that you can play with the pencil whether on your eyes as an eyeshadow or on your lips as a liner. There are 27 colors you can choose from so you can get a color that best suits your everyday look. Available at Greenbelt 4.

Measurable Difference Lash Amplifying Liquid Lash Extensions

Think about a mascara that will eventually help you do away with the need for false lashes, regular mascara, and lash serum. This product is packed with a lash serum so your lashes can grow long and thick naturally. So soon, you might need to skip another step in your routine. Available at The SM Store Makati.

Pixi Crayon Combo

If you need to instantly look awake but don’t have time to deal with concealer, you can deal with this pencil instead. One end has a brightening side that you can use on your waterline to make your eyes look bigger. The lightening side on the other hand can be used on the inner corner of your eyes and on the brow bone. Available via Calyxta.

Edward Bess Water Colorist Long Wear Lip and Cheek Stain

No time-saving makeup kit is without a lip and cheek stain. Choose from either Nude Spice or Vivid Bloom for a full-pigment formula you can either sheer down or build up depending on your look. It also comes with a doe-foot applicator so you don’t have to bother with a brush when applying it on your lips and cheeks. Available via SephoraPH.


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