When you’re running slightly more than fashionably late, a quick 15-minute beauty routine just isn’t quick enough. But a flawless face in mere minutes can be achieved! For those days when you’re really in a rush, this expert-approved 2-minute makeover will get you out the door and on your way with minimal delay.
30 Seconds: Being in a hurry is no excuse to skimp on skincare. Take a few seconds to gently pat in eye cream. Choose a product that absorbs fast, like Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream or Boscia Super Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm.
30 Seconds: Skip foundation, but never moisturizer. For minimum morning prep, Kiehl’s skincare expert Misumi Kitano recommends you pick a face product that will do the work of both! BB creams are the ultimate time-savers. Apply your favorite beauty balm to a clean face. Try Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream to even skin tone instantly. We also love Maybelline Dream Fresh 8-in-1 Beauty Balm.
20 Seconds: Take a few seconds to bring light to any place you have shadows on your face (underye circles are an important spot to cover!). Dab on a touch of L’Oréal Magic Lumi Highlighter or Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat anywhere your complexion needs an extra boost.
20 Seconds: Next up, one swipe of mascara is all you get – so make it count! Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils Baby Doll delivers beautiful, long lashes, without a clump in sight. Physicians Formula To Any Lengths Lash Extending Mascara is another great clump-free choice.
20 Seconds: Finally, look to cream blush for fast, no-fuss application on your cheeks, lips and eyes. Try Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint or Sonia Kashuk Crème Blush to add a little color from your pout to your peepers.
Expert Tip: Yves Saint Laurent National Makeup Artist Dell Ashley gave us this tip for making our cream blush work double-duty, “use finger tips and apply to apples of your cheek for an amazing glow. It can also be tapped on the lid for a pop of color on the eyes when you have no time for shadow.”
Total Time: 2 minutes What products do you turn to when you’re short on time? Share your timesaving secret weapons in the comments below!