8 Genius Products to Simplify Your Beauty Routine
Versatile, load-lightening innovations that will make your routine faster, easier—and maybe even a little more fun.
Cleanser + Makeup Remover
The pumpkin-seed extract in Dr. Brandt Anti-Irritant Comforting Cleanser ($40; DrBrandtSkincare.com
) prevents redness, while the green and white teas help fight inflammation. Use it with water as you would your regular face wash—or just as a makeup remover.
Razor + Shaving Cream
Run out of shaving cream? So what? The ShaveMate Diva 6 ($10 for three; Target.com
) holds enough of the stuff inside its handle for up to ten uses. It also features six blades for an extra-smooth shave.
Tinted Moisturizer + Sunscreen
Neutrogena Ageless Restoratives 3-in-1 Skin Enhancer ($20; drugstores) makes covering all the basics easy. It hydrates with glycerin, smooths fine lines with a plant-based protein, protects from UVA/UVB rays with the brand's dermatologist-praised Helioplex technology, and even has a sheer tint, so you can skip foundation.
Body Lotion + Perfume
Is it the body lotion that's pretty, or is it supposed to give you a pretty body? We're not sure, but Elizabeth Arden Pretty Body Lotion ($30; department stores) softens skin with rich moisturizers and smells divine with notes of luscious mandarin, jasmine, and peony.
Lipstick + Blush
Using only the color sticks in Nars Plein Eté Mini Multiple Set ($45; Sephora.com
)—and your fingers—you can make up nearly your whole face. The brighter shades, Orgasm ( shown
) and South Beach, add fresh color to your lips and cheeks; silvery Copacabana is a gorgeous highlighter on your browbones.
Eyeliner + Mascara
The lengthening mascara and self-sharpening eyeliner in Sonia Kashuk Lashify Mascara ($7; Target) are perfect for quick touch-ups on the go. Comes in regular and waterproof.
Liner + Lip Gloss + Lipstick
Never again dump everything out of your makeup bag to find your liner, lipstick, and gloss: The tools in Avon Pro 3-in-1 Lip Wand in Coral ($9.50; Avon.com
) are all you need to get perfect color that stays on for hours.
Nail Polish + Top Coat
You already know you can prolong the life of your manicure with a top coat; you won't forget it or skip it when it's stacked right on top of your polish. Np2 Nail Perfection ($23; NP2Beauty.com
) comes in 32 shades from subtle Positive Charge to festive Momentum ( shown
). Beauty Bliss! target="blank"> For every harried day of the month, we've got something that will lift your looks—in less than 15 minutes