Clever Beauty Products To Beat The Morning Rush

Published on 13 March 2018

Whether you’re a time-strapped mum or a bona-fide beauty maven, any time shaved off your morning routine is always going to be a bonus. Thanks to a mix of hard-working and innovative products, you can slash minutes off your beauty regime and get yourself “done” as quick as a flash. So, go ahead and hit that snooze button. We’ll get you out the door in no time.

Dry Shampoo

It’s no wonder dry shampoo was Priceline’s top selling product category in 2017. Not only does this miracle product extend a blow-dry and breathe new life into locks on those not-so-good hair days, it also means less washing and blow-drying – a common cause of dryness and scalp irritation.

Application is as easy as spraying the hairline, then separating sections of your hair to spray the roots. To finish, give your hair a quick upside-down flip for volume, and brush the product through. Perfect for a post-gym or pre-dinner refresh, dry shampoo is an indispensable everyday handbag essential. Ready to save yourself some precious morning minutes? Try one for yourself.

 Three to try:

BB and CC Creams

Providing a holy trinity of coverage, hydration and sun protection in one hit, BB (beauty balm) and CC (colour correction) creams are the multi-tasking products you don’t need to think too hard about.

CC creams are designed to focus on colour correction (goodbye sallow skin and redness), while BB creams are all about evening out skin tone, masking imperfections and delivering a dewy, daytime look that adds a natural polish to your everyday look.

Test a few options to get your right shade and you’ll never look back.

Three to try:

  • Revlon Age Defying CC Cream, available at David Jones
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF, available at Mecca Maxima
  • Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot BBB Cream SPF 30, available at Napoleon Perdis

Lip and Cheek Tint

Fed up with your makeup bag weighing you down throughout the day? Lighten the load with hard-working combined products.

Two-in-one lip and cheek tints or stains are a handy, fuss-free option that can be applied with a brush or just with your fingertips.  Some products even go one better, offering creamy eye colour or highlighting to the mix.

Colour wise, warmer tones are versatile for most seasons, while sheer peachy hues give a nice sun-kissed glow in warmer months. Many three-in-ones have a slight shimmery finish, which works well at night, but matte options are best for a fresh daytime look.

Three to try:

  • Benefit Cosmetics Posietint Cheek & Lip Stain, available at Myer
  • Nars The Multiple, available at Mecca Cosmetica
  • MAC Casual Colour, Available at MAC

Overnight Products

Cut out some of the morning work by treating your skin while you snooze. Depending on your needs, you’ll find products that are dedicated to working on dryness, pigmentation, ageing and more.

Sleep masks create a protective veil over your skin while you sleep, allowing the active ingredients to penetrate throughout the night.

Pro tip: not only do they deliver a nice healthy glow, moisture-locking masks improve skin texture to give you the perfect base for your morning makeup routine. 

Three to try: