Between juggling your career, making time for friends, dating, indulging in “me time” and dealing with whatever else the universe throws your way, life can get downright hectic. More often than not, there’s nothing we’d rather do than practice an eye makeup tutorial or bright, bold lip look until it’s perfect, but sadly, our jam-packed schedules just don’t permit these little luxuries. If you find that time isn’t on your side but you still need to pull together a look that is nothing short of spectacular, these one-swipe makeup products will make you look like you put in a ton of effort (when you really didn’t).
Any beauty guru will tell you that if you want your makeup to last throughout the day, primer is a non-negotiable. This is even more important if you’re adding eye makeup to your look, which is why Urban Decay’s Complexion Primer Potion is the perfect one swipe primer to use on your skin AND your eyelids. Who doesn’t love a good twofer?
When time is of short supply (we’re looking at you, Monday morning) and you need a foundation that doesn’t require a powder, it doesn’t get much better than the Maybelline Fit Me! Shine Free Foundation. The stick-like design keeps mess to a minimum and the mattifying formula keeps your stubborn, excess oil at bay.
One swipe of the L'Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Highlighting Concealer is all you need to disguise problem areas such as dark under eye circles or highlight your cheekbones, nose or Cupid’s bow.
You’ll never wonder if you’ve used too much blush again with the help of the Maybelline Master Glaze. Swipe the creamy blush stick along your cheekbones just once and blend it in well with your fingers for enviable cheeks that are flushed and dewy.
As much as we love diving into our favorite eye shadow palettes to try on new looks, our schedules don’t always allot for the layering and blending that comes with the territory. That’s where L'Oréal Paris The One Sweep™ Eye Shadow comes in. Three shadows specially selected to enhance your eye color glide over the lid simultaneously, all courtesy of a special applicator designed to fit your eye shape.
Playing with lipstick, glosses, pencils and lip stains is easily one of the most fun things you can do with makeup. There are endless options when it comes to getting a pretty pout, but if you’re looking for a low-maintenance lip look that’s sure to “wow”, NYX Simply Vamp Lip Creams are the way to go. With a crayon-like design that allows you to line the lips before you fill them in, rich hues and a light, barely-there texture, these creams are a must if you want a simple lippie that packs a punch.
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