If you’re a regular SSD reader, you know that I love all things beauty. You’d also know that I’m someone who likes to keep it real.
I’ve always wondered, “If a woman runs late, does she put on half of her makeup at the house and the other half in the car?” or “Does she put on all her makeup at the house and then leaves?” or “Does she dart out the door and then puts on her face while driving?”
I’ll admit I’ve done the first two. Never the third because putting on makeup and driving doesn’t mix. Just sayin’.
So let’s talk about some of my absolute favorite beauty products I can’t live without, even when I’m running late to work in the mornings.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil
I don’t care how late you are. You don’t leave the house without doing your eyebrows at the very least. It’s just an unwritten rule. Well, at least for me, ha! I have been using Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil for the last three years and love it so much that I refuse to switch any time soon. I mean, why fix something if it ain’t broke, right? Personally, I like pencils that you can sharpen better than the twist kind since I feel like I get a better bang for my buck. I chose granite because I think a dark grey looks better on me than dark brown or black.
- YSL Touche Éclat
What can I say? I’ve been using this concealer for five years! I just pump it once and draw on my face underneath my eye and pump it again and draw under the other eye and smooth things out with my ring finger. Since it provides great coverage, one pen will last me quite a while. I use this holy grail in Shade #2.
- Sephora Wink it Waterproof Eyeliner
It took me a long time to find a liquid eyeliner in the form of a pen. When the sales associate at Sephora told me about this pen last fall, I was a little hesitant…until she drew on her hand! I couldn’t believe my eyes (see what I did there?)! No bleeding! Jet black! Sharp tip! Anddd it doesn’t fade! For $14, I’m on my 4th pen within this last year. There’s a lot of mixed reviews, so make sure you read them before you buy as I think the quality varies between colors. I use this eyeliner in 01 Little Black Dress.
- BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter
I wasn’t much of a contour person until I saw an old high school picture of myself and let me tell you, I looked like I did an awesome job at contouring, but it was just me using a good moisturizer and foundation, haha! I’ll post the picture down below later. Anyway, I was looking between this pressed highlighter and a Prismatic pink one and couldn’t decide which one to buy…until the sales associate told me the pink one was limited edition. So what did I do? I bit the bullet and bought both. ::insert see no evil monkey emoji here:: I only started recently using highlighter and let me tell you, BECCA cosmetics lives up to their hype! It’s incredibly pigmented, has staying power and the reviews are true! I also have this in Champagne Pop that I plan on switching out for summer.
- Dior Vernis Nail Polish
Okay, so nail polish isn’t exactly something you’d put on before you dart out the door, but if you have about half an hour before you have to leave the house, one to two thin swipes of this polish has you covered! I’ve found that Dior’s polishes dries shiny and quickly too. If you’re a fan of blush or even neutrals, this shade is the one! I have this polish in #257 Incognito and have been wearing it since March and I don’t think I’ll be wearing another shade anytime soon. Dead serious. Here’s my full review if you’re interested!
These are the products I swear by (sans foundation) when I’m running out the door. Sidenote, I do wear this drugstore shine-free oil control loose powder underneath it all about 98% of the time (I’ll leave that for another post sometime) and all I do is brush it on my forehead and nose, layer these products on and I’m done in less than five minutes!
What are your favorite beauty products?
I’m talking about, this-is-the-minimal-I’ll-use-when-I-run-late beauty products. Let me know in the comments! I’d love to know your five minute makeup routines!
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Note: These beauty products were purchased by me. I was not gifted these products nor was I compensated or asked to review these products by any of the brands or (beauty) retailer. All opinions are solely my own.