5 Products That Help Me Get Out The Door Faster

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The time I spend doing my makeup every morning is one of the most relaxing parts of my day--unless I’m in a rush. Then it becomes a frustrating, chaotic process involving a lot of cosmetics accidentally spilling onto the floor.

Over the years, I’ve learned to give myself extra time (at least 15 minutes if I’m doing a cat-eye) for my beautifying needs, but sometimes things just come up, and I have to rush anyway. Today I'm sharing five products (two of them are in the same palette!) that help me speed through my makeup routine.

L to R: Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose, Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Light, YSL Kiss and Blush in Pink Hedoniste, Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

L to R: Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose, Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Light, YSL Kiss and Blush in Pink Hedoniste, Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

BB Cream

I normally use moisturizer and foundation separately, but when I’m rushed I reach for this Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream, which does the work of both products and provides SPF and oil control. I apply this using both hands and it cuts two minutes from my makeup routine.

Brow Powder & Eyeliner 

I use Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow on most days, but dark shadow applies quicker (I just drag my brush around in a few swipes) and is easier to blend. I’ve been using a combo of the brown-black Crave shade and medium brown Faint shade in my Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette to fill in my brows.

If I have a few seconds to line my eyes, I skip pencil or gel and go for shadow liner. Using a pointed brush, I trace my lash line softly with Crave, from that same UD palette. I don’t even bother with a cat-eye when I’m in a rush.

A Light Mousse Blush

I know this is pricey--and if you know a dupe, do share--but I can’t get enough of how gorgeous YSL’s Kiss and Blush in Pink Hedoniste is. I only have to apply a little of this lightweight, pastel-pink blush to get a decent flush, and it blends so well I can pat it on without much precision. 

Tinted Lip Balm

I love sporting bold lip color, but when I need to head out immediately, I opt for a tinted lip balm since it doesn’t stain or require precise application. I am a huge fan of Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose. It’s a very subtle color that I can swipe on without looking in the mirror.

Wearing all five products, plus some concealer.

Wearing all five products, plus some concealer.

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L to R: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Light, YSL Kiss and Blush in Pink Hedoniste, Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose, Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow in Faint and Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow in Crave

L to R: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Light, YSL Kiss and Blush in Pink Hedoniste, Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose, Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow in Faint and Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow in Crave

  • What products do you reach for when you're in a rush?
  • How long does it take you to do your makeup in the morning?