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It’s easy to look stunning when you have a dedicated beauty team and time to get glam (looking at you, celebrities). For everyone else, having that hour-long facial or blowout might come at the cost of a day’s work and precious time spent with family.
Because you should never have to choose between looking (and therefore feeling) your best and the things you need to get done, we rounded up eight do-anywhere-in-one-minute-or-less products you can use to make a big difference.
From a 60-second facial you can use in your morning shower to a nail lacquer that will have you looking polished in no time, read on for some of our favorite quick fixes.
1. Get a facial
Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial, $17,Amazon
This new in-shower "facial" from Aveeno, formulated with brightening lemon peel extract and moisturizing soy, works with your shower steam to get your skin glowing. It's much faster than traditional at-home masks and peels, which can take 10 minutes or more. Pair it with a facial brush (such as the Clarisonic) for added exfoliation.
2. Have a blowout
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, $22, Amazon
Nothing can put a damper on your look like oily strands ... literally. Freshen up in a pinch — especially after that cycling class — with this Perfect Hair Day dry shampoo from the geniuses at Living Proof. Just spray along the roots and areas that need it most, working in and upward, then brush your hair to reveal the new you.
3. Take a bath
Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths, $19, Amazon
No time for a shower? No problem, as long as you have these cooling body cloths from Ban. Just swipe on areas that need a little refresh — no actual water or towel required.
4. Get waxed
Veet Ready-to-Use Wax Strips and Wipes, $8, Amazon
Remove unwanted hair in a cinch with these convenient wax strips from Veet. Just rub one of the units in between your hands to warm up, then peel apart for two ready-to-use wax strips that won’t burn your skin or drip all over the place. The box also comes with cleansing wipes for removing any leftover sticky residue.
5. Whiten your teeth
Tarte Pearly Girl Vegan Teeth Whitening Pen, $22, Tarte
Chances are, you’ve tried your hand at one of the at-home whitening strips or trays offered by some of your favorite mouth care brands. Now, Tarte is taking it one step further with a travel-friendly whitening pen that allows you to brighten up on the go. Just brush onto teeth, wait 30 seconds before closing your mouth and voila! (The brand suggests waiting about 15 minutes before drinking or eating.)
6. Touch up your roots
Rita Hazan Root Concealer, $25, Amazon
Gray hair, don’t care ... or, at least, no one will notice thanks to this easy-to-use temporary root concealer from the color experts at Rita Hazan. Apply one of the five shades, ranging from Blonde to Dark Brown/Black, to the area you want to cover to save serious time and money between salon appointments.
7. Sport a tan
TanTowel Self-Tan Towelette Half Body Wipes for Face & Body, $29, Amazon
Can’t take time off for vacation? Fake it until you make it with these tanning towelettes. This set comes with wipes for the face and body for head-to-toe coverage that won’t streak or stain your entire bathroom.
8. Give yourself a makeover
Stila Perfect Me Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette, $39, Amazon
While you certainly don’t need to rock a full face of makeup every time you walk out the door, you can achieve one in a pinch with this smart palette from Stila. Ranging from Fair/Light to Tan/Deep, each contains blush and eye shades to take you from day to play, sans a lot of fuss or cleanup.
9. Get a manicure
Rimmel 60-Seconds Nail Polish, $7, Amazon
Don’t ever let chipped nails get in the way of an impromptu work meeting or a last-minute date night again, thanks to this fast-drying nail polish from Rimmel. Just apply, give it a minute (exactly) and go.
10. Have a brow upgrade
Benefit 3D BROWtones Eyebrow Enhancer, $18, Amazon
Up your brow game without time-consuming plucking and shaping with this eyebrow enhancer from Benefit. The mascara-like wand allows you to apply color in natural brushstrokes and the water-resistant formula stays put for up to 12 hours.
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