NYX BB Cream ($12.99). This covers and blends easily, so you don’t have to spend a ton of time trying to get it to look natural. It also offers a nice amount of hydration while giving your skin a bit of a brightening glow.
For an instant dewy flush to the cheeks: The Stila Convertible Colors ($25) are always a safe bet. Since they’re a cream blush, they blend in extremely easily, giving your cheeks a natural boost of color. An added bonus is that these can be used as a blush and a lip color, so you can save on time when applying.
For brows that are tamed and defined: My favorite is Benefit’s Gimme Brow ($24) – a tinted brow gel that you simply brush through to fill in, shape, and tame your brows all day. I find this product to be much faster (and more natural looking, which is perfect for school or work) than your average brow pencils and pots.
For a quick and effortless eye look: Try the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pens* ($12). These remind me so much of Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, but for barely half the cost. I like to use these either as eyeliner (they’re gel so they glide on so smoothly) or blended out on my eyelids for a quick, one-step eye look.
For the perfect daytime pout: Opt for the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments ($22). Not only do these offer an incredible amount of healing nourishment to your lips, but they are also tinted so you don’t have to spend time trying to line and fill in your lips to perfection. This also means that since the color payoff is lighter and more natural looking, these are perfect for school or work.
For bigger, bolder lashes (without needing falsies): My go-to is Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara ($24) This does an incredible job of thickening my lashes, making them look bolder and my eyes more open and awake. If I don’t have time to apply eyeliner or shadow for the day, I always make sure to at least use this to still maintain a polished look.
Which products do you reach for on rushed mornings?