Time-Saving Beauty Products That Cut The Right Corners

Your alarm blares, jolting you out of a deep slumber. Can anyone blame you for hitting snooze to steal a few extra minutes of shut-eye? But if you’re anything like us, one snooze turns into three and you’re running late before you know it.

Take a deep breath, because these double-duty beauty products earn major points for saving precious time—add them to your stash and you’ll be able to get your beauty sleep and still have time to squeeze in a coffee run.

  • 1 of 6 Batiste Dry Shampoo PLUS Heavenly Volume
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo PLUS Heavenly Volume
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo PLUS Heavenly Volume, $9.99

    Forget washing your hair—the most time-consuming (and probably most universally-dreaded) part of getting ready in the AM. Instead, help absorb excess oil and refresh your hairstyle with a few spritzes of Batiste’s volumizing dry shampoo. It won’t look chalky, even on dark hair, and will add extra body to limp locks. And if your mane is already clean, you can use it to pump up volume and texture to make braids, ponytails and topknots a cinch to create.

    Bonus: Dry shampoo is the perfect travel buddy because it minimizes shower and blow-dry time. Pack Heavenly Volume—or one of their 50mL travel-size canisters—and ensure your blowout lasts a whole long weekend away.

    Available at drugstores and online at walmart.ca.

  • 2 of 6 Bioderma Atoderm Shower Oil
  • Bioderma Atoderm Shower Oil
  • Bioderma Atoderm Shower Oil, $19.90

    This soothing shower oil is like a body wash, face cleanser, moisturizer and shaving cream all in one. Lather it up in a loofa to cleanse skin from head to toe or slick it straight on for a super-smooth shave.

    It’s non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic and so moisturizing, you can actually skip the lotion post-shower (no waiting around for it to absorb before dressing)! It hydrates skin and relieves tight and itchy dry patches for 24 hours, even in adults, children and babies with sensitive skin or eczema.

    Available online at beautylish.com.

  • 3 of 6 Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask
  • Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask
  • Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask, $62 (January 2018)

    If you had a rough sleep or a few too many cocktails the night before, pull a quick recovery with this hydrating mask that targets dullness, rough texture and uneven tone. It takes only five minutes to work its magic, so let it marinate while take a shower or eat breakfast, then rinse it off to reveal softer, more radiant skin.

    You’ll also need less makeup because your face will appear clear and refreshed, not tired and dull.

    Available January 2018 at sephora.com.

  • 4 of 6 IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50+
  • IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50+
  • IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50+, $38

    The ultimate face product if you want a one-step beauty fix, this CC cream does away with the need for a separate moisturizer, anti-aging serum, colour-correcting primer, full-coverage foundation and sunscreen. Ingredients like peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants nourish the skin and diminish wrinkles, while broad-spectrum physical SPF 50+ protects against future damage. The formula also offers full coverage so you can skip concealer and still cover dark spots, blemishes and redness for a flawless face.

    Available online at sephora.com.

  • 5 of 6 Bite Beauty Multistick
  • Bite Beauty Multistick
  • Bite Beauty Multistick, $24

    Keep it simple by creating a trendy monochrome makeup look with just a single product for eyes, lips and cheeks—and even cut out brushes by blending the product in with your fingers. The stick’s creamy formula is buildable, so you can use a sheer wash of colour or layer to a deeper hue. It’s available in 20 shades to suit your complexion—a few favourites of ours include Gelato (a muted pink), Biscotti (a deep reddish mauve, pictured above) and limited edition Mauvember (a true mauve), which raises money in support of men’s health for The Movember Foundation.

    Available online at sephora.com.

  • 6 of 6 Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette
  • Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette
  • Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette, $75

    Perfect for throwing in your purse to do your makeup on the go (just pray for a smooth Uber ride), this palette has three eye shadows, two blushes, a bronzer/contour and highlighter—almost everything you need to paint a full face. Each of the seven shades is labeled, ensuring that you’ll use up each colour and even know where to put it without trouble.

    All you need worry about is picking the iteration you love: Natural Beauty, for a soft and pretty daytime look, Seductive Beauty, for a sophisticated look with a bit more drama, or Beauty Glow (pictured above), for a bronzed and beachy radiance.

    Available online at nordstrom.com.

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