I have to admit that I had a really hard time paring down my product list for this post! I restricted myself to a few product categories, and there are a few options for some of them, though my fave product made the picture. I’ve found that multi-tasking products are wonderful, and that the “fast” products, which promise results in a fraction of the normal amount of time, can be both good and bad. I’m also a fan of just multi-tasking myself. So, I wear a face mask, a deep conditioning hair mask, and tooth whitening strips while I’m doing my at home pedicure. Look at the hours saved!
1. BB/CC Cream
Chanel CC Cream: This is my favorite BB Cream, though there are other great ones out there! I love that it has my moisturizer, sunscreen and some light foundation coverage all in one step. This is a lighter coverage than my “other” favorite, the IT Cosmetics CC cream, and it has a semi-matte finish.
If you have dark under eye circles like I do, a pink/peach toned under eye corrector can go a long way towards making you look more awake! You can learn more about how to use under eye corrector here. I love to use a light layer of corrector, but most of them require a layer of concealer over the top to restore everything to a natural skintone color.
There are a few products out there that do both of these in one step, really they are skin toned and then only slightly tinted. You don’t want to use them elsewhere on your face, only on the actual dark circles as a one step and done. They’re perfect for keeping in your makeup bag for mid-day touch ups!
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle: Every woman should own a dry shampoo. Period. End of story. It is perfect for soaking up greasies on days you don’t have time to wash your hair (let’s face it, we should all be skipping days anyways, it isn’t great to wash your hair every day), it also adds some much needed texture and volume.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm: Yes, even I hate removing my makeup at night! But, I hate going to sleep with eye liner around my eyes. This face wash is gentle enough to use around your eyes, but also actually removes eye makeup. (Ok, it really only removes regular eye makeup, and about 90% of waterproof eye liner off.) I call that pretty amazing. 1 step instead of 2 (I get to skip eye makeup remover) and I’m that much closer to bed! I love it so much that I stockpile it in my beauty closet. Read my review here.