For the perpetually busy woman, time is of the essence. Between balancing work, family, and your own needs, it’s essential that you choose what you spend your time on carefully. This is where multi-tasking comes in handy, and luckily with the innovation of beauty products, it’s easy to do that within your morning beauty routine. The best time-saving hack you can do for yourself is to consider multi-functional beauty products that come with an easy application and stay-all-day durability.
Check out the gallery to see nine effortless makeup products that will have you looking your best in minutes, or less.
The Cute Press Day to Night Palette, $28.90 enters the realm of beauty with its all-in-one eyeshadow and blush palette that’s perfect for every skin tone. Refined, rich, and wearable, these shades are the ideal combination of matte and shimmer. With six eyeshadows and two blushers in each palette, you can easily come up with multiple looks that will take you seamlessly from day to night, desk to dinner, all season long. The palettes are user-friendly and are suitable for anyone who’s new to makeup and eyeshadows, these colour combinations easily compliment each other and can be paired to create multiple looks.
The Day To Night Eyeshadow comes in two palettes, the “Power Pink” has a soft and romantic collection of pinks in matte and metallic choices, and “Wanderlust” features striking coral and peach tones with a bronze glow. Just sweep and blend for a pigmented and long-lasting shade.
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The Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence SPF50+ PA++++, $27.90 (80 g) is a lavender-tinted sunscreen that protects the skin from harmful UV rays and offers broad-spectrum protection. Going above and beyond, it also colour corrects and brightens the skin with its fine strobe pearl particles. Formulated with ingredients like sodium hyaluronate and various fruit extracts, the sunscreen also slows down the impact of skin ageing, and reduces redness.
Apply about one to one and a half teaspoon-sized amounts of sunscreen over the face, plus half a teaspoon more for your neck alone.
If you’re a fan of lightweight and dewy foundations, go for skin tints that’ll offer you an unfussy look. We recommend the Butter London Lumimatte Blurring Skin Tint, $42 (30 ml) for its serum-like texture that’ll feel weightless on the skin while giving you a luminous matte finish.
This skin tint goes on pretty sheer on the skin but can be built-up for more coverage. We especially enjoy its consistent application which blends out easily, blurs pores and blemishes, and sets to a matte, natural finish. Simply take this out on the go and blend it out with your fingers for an instant flawless foundation application.
There’s no need for us to prattle on about the convenience of a cushion compact, our best bet is that you already know all about the ease of application that comes with these compact foundations. The Clinique Even Better Makeup Full Coverage Cushion Compact SPF 50/PA++++, $46 (30 ml) has a natural finish that’s perfect for combination, oily, dry, and even sensitive skin.
This foundation goes on evenly and comfortably, concealing minor flaws such as dark spots and uneven patches. Its pressed powder formulation blends exceptionally well, especially in hard to get areas like the jawline. Plus, it has sun protection so it makes touch-ups easier when you need to double up on sunscreen.
Concealer in crayon form – it doesn’t get easier than this. For a fast and precise concealer application, the L’Oreal Paris True Match Crayon Concealer, $19.90 (3 g) is one to beat. It’s practically overloading in creaminess which explains why it literally blends out like a dream.
Simply dab the tip of the pen on your troubled spots after you’ve applied liquid foundation and blend it out with your fingers for medium buildable coverage.
When you haven’t got the time to define your brows in the morning rush, turn to a time-saving alternative instead: eyebrow mascaras. A top-notch brow gel, such as the M.A.C Waterproof Brow Set, $35 (5 g), is ideal for a fuss-free application to help you achieve the perfect brows in under a minute.
This standout brow gel naturally shapes our brows with a strong colour payoff while volumising our brow hairs and keeping it in place. Comb the mascara wand through your brows and voila – all sparse areas are filled in and you’ve got the rest of your brow hairs tamed and in check.
What makes the KVD Vegan Beauty Anti-Precision Eyeliner, $28 (1.4 g) great is its creamy formula that stays with a matte finish. The eyeliner pencil glides on with ease, and it doesn’t have to be perfect. Especially when you can easily smoke it out with your fingers. In this case, the messier the better.
With just one simple flick of the wrist, you’ll be able to achieve the perfect Hollywood smokey eye look. To get a more intense eye, line the lower lash line for an extra pop.
When we say that the Nudestix Nudies Matte All Over Face Color Blush & Bronze, $49 (7 g) is multi-purpose, we really do mean multi-purpose. It works as a warm rosy blusher to give your face a radiant flush, and with the right shade it can double up as a sun-kissed bronzer. Take it a step further and naturally sculpt and contour your cheeks.
You can even use it for a subtle eyeshadow look or on your lips for a flush of colour, as its name says, use it all over the face.
Ultra-light and volumising, the HERA Sensual Spicy Nude Volume Matte Lipstick, $43 wears comfortably and accentuates the lips in the boldest and most natural way. Using a specially formulated technology, this is the first lipstick product that contains a stabilised version of a plumping substance.
The colour pigment blurs beautifully across the lips and fills in the wrinkles to deliver a naturally voluminous look. Swipe the lipstick on from the inside out and pucker up.
Text: Michelle Yeoh, HerWorldPlus, Additional text: Cherrie Lim & Farisia Thang
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