So your alarm didn’t go off, you’re out of coffee filters, and you just know that you’re going to hit major traffic on the way to work. We’ve all been there, which is why we’re bringing you 3 super easy and speedy makeup routines—exclusively using drugstore beauty products—for those manic mornings. And while we’re on the subject of saving time, you should probably bookmark this page.
A punchy lip looks instantly polished, and works just as well in a bright orange or saturated coral.
Bold Lip - Step 1
Apply a tinted moisturizer to your entire face, including your undereye and eyelid areas to conceal any shadows. We like a BB cream for its skin-perfecting properties.
- Dream Fresh BB Tinted Foundation, Maybelline $9
Bold Lip - Step 2
Sweep hair up into a high top knot, using bobby pins to secure it for the entire day.
- Bobby Pins, Hot Tools $3
Bold Lip - Step 3
Apply a few swipes of a saturated lip color in a hydrating formula. Keep it with you for on-the-go touch ups.
- Color Caresse Lipstick in Pink Vinyl, L'Oreal $6
All Over Bronze - Step 1
Groom your brows by brushing a tinted brow gel through your arches.
- Control Freak Eyebrow Gel, NYX $6
All Over Bronze - Step 2
Dust a shimmery bronzer over your forehead, chin, bridge of your nose, and in the hollows of your cheeks.
- Perfectly Bronzed Mosaic Palette, Boots No7 $12
All Over Bronze - Step 3
Finish by gently pressing a shimmery bronze (look for options with taupe, rather than red undertones) over your lid and into the crease to give your eyes definition.
- Baked Eyeshadow in Bittersweet, NYX $6
The faster way to add a dash of sophistication to any look - a flick of liquid eyeliner can go a long way. Keep the rest of your face simple, and sweep your hair back into a low, teased ponytail.
Cat-Eye Liner - Step 2
Extend a thin flick of liquid eyeliner an eighth of an inch past your eye. As a guideline, draw it in a diagonal line towards the end of your eyebrow. We love how the curved handle on this NYX eyeliner simplifies the application.
- The Curve Eyeliner, NYX $15
Cat-Eye Liner - Step 3
Cinch your hair into a low pony and gently tease for volume at the crown.
- No Crimper Thin Hair Elastics, Scunci $3