I find this definition rather vague. It fails to mention the plush warm comforter that seems to envelope your body – begging you to stay 5 minutes longer each morning.
We can all agree that sometimes it’s difficult to get out of bed. It can be even harder to get out the door in time to start your day. That said, timing is everything. From the moment your alarm sounds, every minute counts. In a rush, we tend to feel frazzled and forgetful, and we skimp on essential morning routines like breakfast. After all, nearly 32 million Americans skip their morning meal, with “I’m too busy” and “I’m running late” as top reasons among women.
In order to streamline your morning routine, it’s important to take a look at your beauty regimen. Next time you’re in a hurry, don’t skimp on the primp. Instead, indulge yourself in some of the beauty industry’s top contenders. These makeup must-haves take on a 2-in-1 role that will shed minutes off the clock. Read on…
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The Multiple in ‘Orgasm’, $39
WHAT IT DOES: Perfect for eyes, cheeks, and lips, Nars’ creamy formula blends seamlessly to contour your features. Nars’ famous color, ‘Orgasm’ works to give a beautiful sheen on all skin tones.
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Watt’s Up, $30
WHAT IT DOES: This soft, shimmery highlighter delivers a soft champagne glow for all complexions. Glide this buttery smooth product on your cheeks, brow bone, nose bridge, and cupid’s bow to bring out your best features.
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Art Stick, $26
WHAT IT DOES: A Bobbi Brown customer favorite, the Art Stick takes on multiple roles. Used as a lip liner and lipstick, it will guarantee a fuller pout. Blended into the apples of your cheeks, the Art Stick also makes for a naturally gorgeous blush. And, from cherry red to dusty pink, there’s a shade everyone can love.
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Yves Saint Laurent
Baby Doll Kiss & Blush, Lips and Cheeks, $40
WHAT IT DOES: This 2-in-1 mousse formula will not disappoint. YSL’s whipped mousse highlights lips and cheeks with a sensual, soft matte finish that will make you look like a doll.
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Divine Oil (100mL), $49
WHAT IT DOES: This all-in-one miracle oil is your one stop shop for face, body, and hair. With its unique blend of oils (grape, hibiscus, sesame, and argan), it delivers a subtle floral fragrance with woody undertones. A couple tiny drops go a long way as it can be used on the ends of your hair as well as your face, neck, and body.
BONUS: For every bottle sold, Caudalie plants a tree. Caudalie planted over 600,000 trees since 2012.
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Automatic Brow Pencil Duo, $27
WHAT IT DOES: This versatile brow tool offers a styling brush on one end and twist-up brow color on the other. Now you can frame your face with ease as you line and define your brows all in one.
BONUS: Comes with 1 brow color refill.
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Skin Perfection Gel, $48
WHAT IT DOES: The gel-mousse offers an effortless glide for instantly radiant skin. It simultaneously hydrates, fixes discoloration, minimizes pores, erases fine lines, and soaks up excess shine.
BONUS: Not only is this product paraben and sulfate free, but also it contains antioxidants, alpha lipoic acid, and vitamins A and E to help ward off free radical damage to the surface of the skin. Smart Color Technology mimics your natural skin tone to create the perfect color every time. Can be worn alone or with additional coverage.
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Eye Studio Master Smoky Shadow Pencil, $7
WHAT IT DOES: The rich, creamy formula in Maybelline’s shadow pencil allows you to glide over your lids with ease. With a pencil on one end and smudger on the other, it can be worn as both eyeliner or smoky shadow. It blends easily and gives lasting color.
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Hot Air Brush, $26
WHAT IT DOES: This Amazon best seller dries and curls your strands simultaneously to give your hair volume and bounce. This 2-in-1 miracle wand comes in two sizes, offers three temperature settings, and has a swivel cord for maximum control. The titanium ceramic coated barrel will gently give your hair desirable body.
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Gradual Tan Everyday Moisturizer, $30
WHAT IT DOES: Like an island vacation in a bottle, the St. Tropez gradual tanner is the perfect everyday moisturizer that will gradually add natural looking color to your skin. The subtle transition is streak-free and the perfect addition to an AM or PM beauty routine.
What are your favorite beauty products?