Sometimes, even a 10-minute beauty routine isn’t worth a busy girl’s time especially when you’re already running late. There’s skincare, a little bit of makeup (to cover up an all-nighter), and hair. We’d give anything to cut that routine in half but still walk out the door looking like we spent an hour working our magic.
Luckily, we’re living in a time when beauty products can do things in an instant. We picked six products to help you on days where you just don’t have enough patience to get ready for the day. You can thank us later, because you’ll have time to.
Bumble and Bumble’s Prêt-à-Powder
This dry shampoo is perfect for those who prefer powder over aerosol formulas. It makes your hair look cleaner and it’s great for adding volume. The fresh scent also feels like you just got out of the shower. (Wink!) To apply, gently squeeze the bottle and massage into roots. You can also add a pinch to your brush and work your way through.
If you have a dinner date scheduled and you want to look as fresh and radiant as you did in the morning, 10 minutes is all you need. Detoxify your skin with this mask while choosing an outfit and by the time you’re done, it’s time to rinse it off.
Available at Rustan’s Makati
CosRX Acne Pimple Master Patch
This mini lifesaver has gained popularity in the beauty community for one simple reason: It works! These patches were designed to shrink and heal pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads in about eight hours. Say you have a big presentation coming up and the most unlikely zit pops up on your face, just put one on and get going.
Although frizz might be a good look at times, you’d want to tame them from time to time. Depending on your hair length, two to three drops of this miracle product would be enough. Plus, it works on all hair types, too.
Available at The SM Store, SM Megamall.
Sephora Collection Instant Nail Polish Remover Wipes
What’s more unpleasant than a chipped nail? Chipped polish. Trust me, you’d want to have clean, polish-free nails when going to a job interview or a meeting. So before you leave the house, do a quick nail check and see if they still look neat. Otherwise, grab a nail polish remover wipe and clean your digits ASAP.
In a rush to get your brows done and maybe throw in a quick nose line and eyeshadow? Then we’ve got the best palette for you.It comes with two shades of brown that suits Filipino skin and a two-way brush for easy application.
Available at Happy Skin, Power Plant Mall.
Art by Lara Intong Additional text by Jacque De Borja