Your alarm blares at 7:30 a.m and you roll over grudgingly to begin preparing for your day. Your counter is cluttered with many bottles and products that you slather on. There’s not much time to sit with a warm cup of coffee or read the morning news. Cut down the time to your morning routine with these 10 products, and get ready to catch some extra z’s.
1. Mario Badescu Facial Spray
Spray this sh*t everywhere. Before makeup, during application to blend foundation seamlessly, or after for a dewy glow, this miracle product is not only affordable, but also gives you the hydrated skin of an angel.
2. Rose Quartz Facial Roller
For those of us staying up late nights cramming in essays and exam prep, a facial roller can instantly de-puff and smooth your skin. Put yours in the fridge overnight for a quick morning facial that stimulates your skin and wakes you up. While you wait for breakfast to heat up roll the quartz under your eyes, across your cheeks, and up your neck.
3. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
The secret to baby smooth skin even in old age is daily face sunscreen. Skip the extra step and use this tinted sunscreen for a balanced complexion and streamlined morning routine. Blend with your fingers or a damp beauty sponge, and set under your eyes with a translucent powder of your choice.
4. Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Highlight
Drop some into your foundation for an ethereal glow, or dab onto cheekbones for some added shimmer. Dab some into the inner corner of your eye to instantly look wide awake and bushy-tailed. (Pro tip: rub some over your collar bones and shoulders in summer months for a sun-kissed glow.)
5. ABH Brow Definer
Make supermodel brows less time-consuming with this miracle product. Mimic hair-like strokes in sparse areas and brush through with the spoolie to distribute the product evenly. If you have a few extra minutes, clean up your brows by tracing underneath with a concealer or highlighter. Hello, Cara D!
6. Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer
Bronze and contour in one simple swipe with this cool-toned staple powder. Use a big fluffy brush and dust some on your cheeks, temples, and lightly across the nose. For a super speedy eye, dip your eyeshadow brush in and swipe some in your eyelid crease.
7. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15
Protect your lips and pucker up at the same time. Skip the lipstick and apply a wash of color and some moisture at once. You’ll look put together and don’t risk any gritty lipstick on your teeth.
8. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
It might not make you any younger, but it will make you look like you got a good ten hours of sleep. The sponge applicator makes it super easy to swipe some on some under your eyes and over any pesky blemishes. Blend the product out with a fluffy foundation brush or a dampened beauty sponge.
9. Batiste Dry Shampoo
Post-gym, or for those few days where you’ve skipped a shower. Spray some near your roots and blend it in with your fingers for a voluminous head of hair that looks clean as a whistle.
10. Nivea In-Shower Nourishing Body Lotion
No more towel-drying only to lather up in your favorite lotion. Speed up your morning and get moisturized without all the hassle by storing some of this rich body lotion in your shower.