In today's world, it always seems that time is of the essence. And even though I do enjoy sitting down at my bathroom mirror for a leisurely glam session - sometimes that “me time” is not an option. On the contrary, getting ready in the morning can often feel like I’m racing race against the clock! Especially when you have a crazy busy life like I do being a small business owner and a mom with 3 kids who constantly need to be somewhere…and on time! So today, I have Time-Saving Beauty Products to Simplify Your Makeup Routine.
Even though my kids are fairly grown (12, 15, and 17 yrs old) they still seem to need dear old mom a lot of the time, and I will always put them first…while swiping on a little concealer and mascara of course 😉
So fear not you ladies who feel like you just don’t have the time to pull your look together OR aren’t even sure what products to use to achieve that!
Jennifer shares Time-Saving Beauty Products To Simplify Your Makeup Routine
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In today’s post, I’ll introduce you to some of my current go-to beauty products that will not only save you time and streamline those hectic morning beauty routines, but also leave you looking and feeling as fabulous as you want to be.
If you're tired of juggling multiple products for your base makeup, it's time to embrace the wonders of a multitasking color-correcting cream, like the It Cosmetics CC Nude Glow, $47. This all-in-one product is 90% skincare as it contains niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and green tea. Along with these ingredients is also combines the benefits of an anti-aging serum, lightweight foundation, moisturizer, and an SPF of 40 into a single formula.
By using this CC cream, I can cut down on my makeup application time significantly, while still achieving a flawless and glowy complexion even with my mega-dry skin. I find it quicker and more effective to get an even complexion by using my BK Beauty Buffing foundation brush, $34.
Flawless-looking skin is always the key, but sometimes you just can’t ignore the tired dark under eyes that need attention! And the Makeup Revolution Eye Brightener concealer, $10 is the perfect solution to bringing life to the eyes. It’s basically a dupe for the $33 Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away concealer. I also use this handy click pen with sponge to place strategically onto other places of my face (after my CC cream) where I want to highlight/lighten and bring forward so I don’t have to bother with highlighter or shimmer.
I know my photo looks crazy, (showing you for placement purposes!) but once you blend it out, it really adds an extra level of revitalized complexion and under eyes - and you can do this quickly! I usually finish off the CC Cream and concealer with a few pats of my holy grail loose powder to set for the day.
I am not one to forgo the brows - mine are way too sparse! And I know most women struggle with picking a color. Well It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Pencil in “Universal Taupe”, $26, has made it easy to find one that works for practically all brows. It truly is one of the best formulas and pencils I have found that doesn’t go too warm and looks extremely natural.
Creating an eye-catching look doesn't have to involve hours of blending and precision. Eyeshadow sticks are a godsend for busy individuals seeking an easy way to add a pop of color to their eyes.
Whether you prefer a subtle shimmer or a sultry smoky eye, eyeshadow sticks simplify the process and save you valuable time. I have layered two shades here, “Cafe Noir” a cool deep brown, and “Brick” a chestnut brown closest to the lash line.
Forget about the hassle of separate blushes and lipstick application. Tinted lip + cheeks stains are the perfect solution for a low-maintenance look with a hint of color. I have brought back the old-school Benefit Lip and Cheek Stain, $21 (their original shade is iconic) that now comes in a variety of shades.
I have been wearing the shade “FloraTint,” which is a desert rose. These products are perfect for someone that wants to knock out cheeks and lips with one product that is a non-drying and transfer-proof product, that you can apply best with your fingertips! (although it does stain the finger, so you’ll have to wash it off!) I layer this stain until I get just the amount of depth and color I want.
If you follow me on Instagram, you have no doubt seen my stories about my love and devotion to press on nails! I despise going to the nail salon (just not my thing, don’t have the time) but I dig having pretty shapely nails. The Kiss Brand of press on nails are my go-tos. I switch off between their glue-on ones and the sticky tab ones. They are chip-proof, waterproof, and require no color drying time.
So once your glue dries in mere seconds per nail, you can go on about your business! My trick for easily applying myself is to do my dominant hand first, so then I can use my dominant hand to do the non-dominant one. Be sure your nails are clean and buffed slick (no ridges) before applying for the longest wear.
Washing my hair is one of my least favorite things - it seems like such a time-consuming process! Enter the game-changer…dry shampoo. This magical product soaks up excess oil, adds volume, and refreshes your hair, making it look and feel clean without the need for water. My affordable go-to is the $7 Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo. I go through cans and cans of this stuff! I love it. Now if I didn’t need to constantly buy and use so much, I'd buy the popular Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, $40.
The key I have found to less oily hair - is to spritz my roots at nighttime before I go to sleep. And then in the a.m., I need to use less product to soak up the oil! So if you've never tried dry shampoo to cut your morning time in half, do it! Your locks will be rejuvenated, and you'll be ready to take on the day with fabulous hair in no time.
See, getting ready doesn't have to be a daunting or time-consuming affair! With the right beauty products, you can streamline your routine and still look fabulous. These time-saving beauty products will make your mornings more manageable and leave you feeling confident and ready to conquer the day!
Be sure to check out my picks for BEST OF BEAUTY DEALS FROM THE NORDSTROM SALE if you missed it last week. You have until August 6th before prices go back up, so take advantage of these beauty exclusives before they’re gone or more expensive!