Beauty Picks

5 beauty products for those days when you only have five minutes to get ready

Product picks and tips that will help you to look flawless, no matter how many times you hit snooze!
 

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If you are someone who hits the snooze button several times whenever your alarm goes off every morning, you will definitely appreciate an extra 10 minutes of sleep in bed. Unfortunately, more often than not, we end up sleeping in a little too much that we end up scrambling like a crazy person. Instead of committing to tedious skincare and makeup steps, wouldn’t it be great to have a trusted stable of multi-tasking products you can count on to help you get ready faster? Read on for the best time-saving products every woman should have:

 

FOREO H2Overdose Ultra Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid-Infused UFO Activated Mask, $30 for 6 sheets


Imagine this: you didn’t get a good night’s sleep and your skin shows it. To revive your skin, you are probably used to turning to sheet masks for that extra boost. However, most sheet masks have to be left on for at least 10 to 15 minutes, which is great when you’re kicking back at the end of a long work day, with a glass of wine in hand; but not so great when you have 15 minutes before you have to be out the door. So what’s a girl to do? Try FOREO’s hyaluronic acid-infused mask, which plumps your skin in two minutes. When used with the UFO ($408, sold separately) or UFO Mini ($267, sold separately), this hydrating mask replenishes skin with moisture and repairs its barrier layer for instantly smooth and supple skin.

 

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Re-cover SPF 30/PA++, $77


Though it appears thick, this green paste transforms into a beige tint and blends seamlessly into skin to mask redness like broken capillaries and blemishes. Made with botanical extracts, this also accelerates skin regeneration, soothes inflammation and replenishes moisture. Moreover, it also has UV protection and essential minerals to protect against environmental aggressors and energise tired skin.

 

Clarins Skin Illusion Natural Hydrating Foundation SPF 15, $62


If your main skin concern is dehydration and dull skin, skip multiple skin prep steps and use this multi-benefits foundation instead. With a hybrid texture that’s part-foundation, part-serum, its lightweight texture perfects the appearance of skin without looking like you have makeup on. Thanks to an optimal amount of pigments suspended in a concoction of hydrating yet non-greasy oils, expect a velvety radiant complexion that doesn’t sink into lines and pores.

 

Burberry Beauty Fresh Gel Glow Stick, $78


Doubling up as both a foundation and concealer, this water-based stick combines medium to high coverage and a dewy finish thanks to its lightweight formula that keeps skin hydrated. It is also handy enough to bring around for on-the-go touch-ups.

 

BECCA Beach Tint in Grapefruit, $38


The last thing you want from a cheek and lip stain when you’re rushing for time is a formula that doesn’t blend seamlessly and is prone to streaking, which explains why this ultra-fine tint is your ideal go-to. With an ultra-fine texture that blends effortlessly, you can apply this easily with a brush or even your fingers. The texture starts off sheer but can be layered on if you desire more intensity. Best part? It stays put throughout an entire day while its vitamin E-enriched formula conditions skin.

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