In a Rush? Read Our Top 5 Beauty Time Saver Products!

Lack of time: the bane of every woman’s life, especially when it hinders her makeup routine. So read on for our top 5 beauty products which are both fast and fabulous!

According to the Daily Mail, women spend over a year of their lives applying makeup. This isn’t especially surprising since it’s no secret that we women love our cosmetics but let’s face it, we don’t particularly relish these time consuming makeup routines and like anybody else, we too would enjoy an extra 5 minutes in bed in the mornings.

Luckily that’s where we come in! Did you know there are cosmetics out there that can make you look fabulous and give you that extra 5 minutes of snooze time? No, really, you can have the best of both worlds! The secret? Well we have picked 5 beauty time saver products that are all about not having to fuss with applicators, sponges or cotton pads. In other words, there is no need to sift through your disorganised makeup bag looking for a blusher brush in the early hours, because these little gems can be applied on the go!

#1 BB Cream


The BB cream is essentially a ‘blemish balm’, a wonder cream that acts as a primer, tinted moisturiser, concealer and day cream all in one! It evens contains SPF! Yes, all of this in one handy little bottle. The convenience of this cream is that it brightens and perks up the skin whilst providing such good coverage that foundation isn’t necessary! Application takes just seconds and yet you’ll have completed 5 steps in your beauty routine!

We recommend: Estee Lauder Day Wear BB Creme, one of the best BB creams on the market with a glowing reputation for its good texture and coverage.

#2 Cream Blush


Both cream and powder blushes have their pros and cons, but cream blushes are certainly preferable when time is an issue. Firstly, you don’t need a brush so you can apply it on the train or in the car. Secondly, cream blushes are very buildable meaning there is less margin for error when applying in a hurry. Simply use your fingertips to dab it on the apple of your cheeks for a dewy finish.

TIP: Why not save even more time and use it on your lips as well, or maybe as a base for your eyeshadow?

We recommend: Mac’s Cremeblend Blush, an undeniable favourite and available in 11 natural shades.

#3 Highlighter


Highlighters give that freshly moisturised glow we all love so when you’re feeling tired and washed out, simply dab a few drops on your brow, cheek bones and Cupid’s bow for an instant pick-me-up.

TIP: Also apply it under the eyes on top of your concealer to well and truly eliminate those dark circles.

We recommend: Benefit’s High Beam, one of the industry leaders and highly rated for its easy to blend function and pearly, rather than shimmery, appearance.

#4 Nail Polish Remover Pot


Bare nails look a lot better than chipped polished nails any day of the week, so if you have no time to repaint them then at least take the existing nail polish off! And what could be better than a nail polish remover that doesn’t spill or require an abundance of messy cotton wool?  Literally stick your finger in, wait a few seconds then remove it. Voila!

We recommend: Nails Inc. Express Nail Polish Remover! One of our absolute favourites; it lasts from 3-6 months and is a good quality remover. Not to mention the fabulous fuchsia packaging!

#5 Dry Shampoo


If you haven’t got time to wash your hair in the morning, or you simply can’t be bothered to deal with the ordeal of drying it, then just spritz in a little dry shampoo. Dry shampoos soak up the oil, refresh your locks and give you some va va voom, but most importantly they allow you to skip that time consuming morning shower.

We recommend: Joico Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo. The beauty of this dry shampoo is that it sprays on clear (no more looking like you’ve just emptied a bottle of talcum powder on your head). Yes, Joico is more of an alluring mist than a dust and with a pleasant scent too!

You see, your long winded makeup routine isn’t always necessary when there are good quality products like these that are so quick and easy to apply! Give it a go, take a few shortcuts and enjoy that extra snooze time, you deserve it! 

About the author

Jane Glover

Jane Glover is a 25 year old yummy mummy with a passion for writing and all things beauty related. A literature lover and fuchsia fanatic, Jane is happiest with a novel in one hand and a deliciously pink cocktail in the other.


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