After squeezing in a quick workout on your lunch break, you probably wish you had more time to refresh your look before heading back to work. Don’t sacrifice beauty for the sake of time – pick up these five products designed to help speed up your beauty routine.
Phytomer Ogenage Toning Cleansing Emulsion
Known by Phytomer as the “Lazy Cleanser” the Ogenage Toning Cleansing Emulsion formula is a rockin’ facial cleanser that combines several steps into one. With a quick shake of the bottle, the ingredients mix and are ready for action. Simply pour the cleanser onto a cotton pad and wipe it across your face. Instantly your makeup is removed, your face is cleansed and your skin is toned – no need for access to a sink, running water or any additional products. Plus, it just feels amazing and leaves skin looking fresh.
Rather than carrying the bottle with you to the gym, presoak a few pads and drop them in a plastic baggie to keep them moist until you’re ready to use them. Super easy, super fast.
Ambiance Volumizing Dry Shampoo
Just because you were drenched in sweat during your workout doesn’t mean you need to tack on 10 to 15 minutes washing and drying your hair. Take a quick shower, but wear a shower cap to keep from soaking your hair. Once you’re done, simply shake Ambiance’s Volumizing Dry Shampoo onto your scalp and brush it through your hair to help remove excess oil. You’ll save time, plus the dry shampoo will add texture, making it easier to style.
While there are lots of great dry shampoos on the market, Ambiance is the only one I’m aware of that comes in different color formulas to match the color of your hair. This is especially nice if you have fine or thinning hair because the shampoo’s color can help prevent your scalp from showing through.
IT Cosmetics Vitality Face Disc
Sometimes speed is all about ease of use. If a single compact has everything you need to take care of three separate tasks, you save yourself the hassle of rummaging through a makeup bag to find the items you need. IT Cosmetics’ Vitality Face Disc features a bronzer, blush and highlighting powder all infused with anti-aging and hydrating ingredients. Simply swipe the bronzer across your cheekbones and nose, highlight your brow bones with the highlighter, then give the apples of your cheeks a nice glow with the blush. You could even mix the colors and use them as eyeshadow in a pinch.
Still need more convincing? The product is waterproof as well – if you get stuck in a rainstorm or break out in a sweat during a stressful meeting, you won’t have to run to the bathroom for a quick touchup.
La Fresh Nail Polish Remover Pads
If you stay on top of your manicure and pedicure, keeping them looking fresh, you won’t have to invest time and energy into trips to the salon (or the “home salon”) to redo the whole thing. La Fresh Nail Polish Remover Pads are just what they sound like – singly wrapped pads soaked in nail polish remover. Simply throw one or two in your purse along with a bottle of your favorite nail color, and when you notice a chip, smooth the spot with a pad, then fix the chip with a quick dab of polish. In less than a minute your nail will be as good as new!
The best part about La Fresh wipes is that they don’t have the strong acetone scent associated with nail polish remover, so you can use the wipes at the office or other public places without worrying about the smell.
NovaLash Eyelash Extensions
NovaLash Eyelash Extensions aren’t a viable option for everyone due to their expense, but if you have extra room in your beauty budget, they’re worth looking into. Unlike the fake eyelashes you pick up from the store, NovaLash Eyelash Extensions are individually applied to your lashes and can last weeks or even months, depending on your natural lashes’ growth. After application, you really don’t need to spend extra time applying eyeliner or mascara, so your daily beauty routine is freed up from those tasks. Plus, they look like natural lashes, but longer and thicker – like you, but better!
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If eyelash extensions just aren’t an option, check out Physician’s Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum. The pen works as an eyeliner, but the serum works to stimulate lash growth over the course of two to four weeks. It may not immediately speed up your beauty routine, but once your lashes get longer and thicker, you may be able to skip mascara when you’re in a rush.