Time-saving beauty heroes
Words: Jaymie Hooper
There isnt anything glamorous about lugging your entire make-up kit with you wherever you go. Neither is it particularly graceful when youre tearing through your drawers in search of your favourite lipstick when youre already an hour late. Invest in these versatile beauty buys, though, and youll have everything you need to keep you looking glam but fewer products to sift through. From multitasking body oils to three-in-one lip stains, these products will streamline your morning beauty routine and give you precious handbag space...
Not only does Bobbi Browns BB Cream cover imperfections, combat redness and boost collagen production, it also gives your skin a mighty dose of SPF 35. Its the perfect formula for achieving a dewy spring glow, works overtime as a moisturising, complexion-perfecting primer and combats the signs of ageing with vitamin E and scutellaria extract.
The Multiple by Nars in Orgasm will take your skin from dull to peachy with its creamy coral tones and soft shimmer highlights. Swipe a little over the apples of your cheeks, brighten your lips or sweep a tad across your eyelids for a fresh, fun look.
Whether you suffer from eczema, spent a little too long in the sun or need a hydration hit after hours on a plane, has all of your skin woes covered with its precious trace elements and silica. Use it as a toner before applying serums, refresh your skin post-gym sesh or soothe bubs nappy rash with this gentle multi-tasking champ.
When youve got fine lines and blemishes, step away from the heavy concealer and make friends with a lightweight formula instead. In just a few swipes Maybellines Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer will disguise imperfections, brighten dark circles, smooth away wrinkles and highlight your features with its light-diffusing ingredients.
Okay, this highly-pigmented Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil from Shiseido will do more than just sculpt you a pair of Cara-worthy brows. Use it to line your lashes, too, or colour in your lids and use the nifty sponge applicator to blend the colour outwards. Voila! Dramatic smoky eye.
If youve been searching for a make-up remover that doesnt leave your skin sensitive and sore, add a few drops of MV Organics Pure Jojoba oil to a cotton pad and itll melt away the days mascara and foundation without irritation. Use it as a cleanser, a hydrating serum or massage a little over your face before the shower to prevent moisture loss.
ModelCos Body Bronze Dry Touch is a gals best friend when it comes to getting a sun-kissed without the UV damage. This quick-drying formula wont transfer to your clothes or leave you feeling sticky, but it will shave a few minutes off your morning prep.
Head to toe
With a potent blend of nourishing oils like coconut and sunflower, a mix of delish natural butters and a scent that may cause you to impulse-buy a ticket to the Bahamas, Go-Tos Exceptionoil will load your skin with antioxidants, smooth rough patches and deliver intense hydration. Not to mention it works a treat at taming fly-aways.
Go-Tos Exceptionoil, $49.95
Soften and protect your tresses with L'Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Milk and maximise the space in your vanity. Loaded with superstar ingredients like passiflora oil and royal jelly, this protein-rich spray is your heat protectant, frizz controller and detangler. Apply it as a treatment, before your blow dry or after styling to add shine.
Keep a bottle of John Friedas Volume Refresher Dry Shampoo close and bid farewell to limp locks for good. Spray along the hairline to absorb excess oil and massage into the scalp for added texture and body.