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Eight beauty products that are guaranteed to shorten your daily makeup routine

It's all about getting back to basics!
January 24, 2022 9:30 a.m. EST
January 24, 2022 9:30 a.m. EST

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Looking to streamline your beauty products for 2022? Meera Estrada shared her ten-minute makeup routine for a fresh and natural look you can bring to your next zoom call—including her tips on how to prep the face to protect the skin. Try these low-stress, no-fuss beauty products to revive and moisturize the skin. 


Glow Recipe Watermelon Dew Drops

Skip the primer and go for a serum to hydrate the skin. Unleash a dewy glow with this versatile skincare and makeup hybrid. This lightweight gel quickly delivers a dewy glow that lasts for a reflective complexion with or without makeup. Use it as a hydrating, visibly brightening, and highlighting serum for all skin types before moisturizer or as the last step of your routine for a glossy finish. 

SHOP: Glow Recipe Watermelon Dew Drops; $45 at Sephora

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer 

This is Laura Mercier’s skin-perfecting secret to a flawless, demi-matte, no-makeup-makeup look. This multitasking blend of skincare and makeup helps control shine and provides a sheer hint of coverage. It's perfect for normal to oily skin types, and comes in 20 shades. 

SHOP: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer; $59 at Sephora

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer 

Enriched with hydrating, multi-action skincare benefits and light-diffusing technology, this creamy concealer instantly obscures imperfections and diminishes fine lines and signs of fatigue. This multipurpose product can also be used to highlight and contour, plus it's available in 30 shades in both standard and mini sizes.

To use as a highlighter, go one to three shades lighter than your concealer shade and place it on high points of the face.  To add contour and dimension, apply the concealer in the hollows of the cheeks, on temples, and along the hair and jaw lines.

SHOP: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer; $39 at Sephora

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush 

Richly pigmented for long-lasting wear, Charlotte Tilbury's two-step application blush will brighten any complexion. The shades are buildable so you can adjust the colour to suit your look. The formula is blendable so you can swish the outer shade across cheekbones to sculpt, then dab the inner colour on the apples of your cheeks for a pretty, youthful glow. 

SHOP: Cheek to Chic Blush; $52 at Charlotte Tilbury

MAC Cosmetics Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara

This is a great everyday mascara because it's lightweight, smudge-proof, and creates beautifully defined lashes. MAC Cosmetics' long-wearing mascara lasts up to 16 hours, yet the washable formula removes easily with warm water thanks to innovative thermal-sensitive technology. It has this unique, petite slim-type brush that grips even the tiniest hairs and because we’re short on time, that saturated blackest black colour is great for making the eyes pop with out-to-there lashes.

SHOP: Extended Play Gigablack Mascara; $27 at MAC Cosmetics

Saint Velvet Lip Cremes 

Enjoy beautiful non-toxic colour with Saint Velvet's smooth lipstick. This hydrating, long-wear lipstick has been hailed as the most comfortable lust-worthy colour your lips will ever be treated to and once you make the switch you’re not going to be able to go back. Choose from their 17 shade range, from classic pink to sultry deep reds, these cremes feature castor oil, sunflower oil and vitamin E. So, not only do your lips look great, but they feel nourished too! 

SHOP: Velvet Lip Cremes; $28 at Saint


Monat Dry Shampoo and Texturizing Spray 

Dirty hair, don't care! The dry shampoo and texturizing spray from Monat are an awesome post-workout duo or just in those times when your hair needs a little volume. Remember, with dry shampoo - shake well before using.  You want to spray evenly, 10 to 12 inches away from the hair, focusing on the roots, then just let it sink in and dry for about a minute and then you can comb your fingers through it or brush it. So, whether it's your signature messy bun or tousled hair, this is one product you definitely want in your haircare arsenal.

SHOP: The Champ Conditioning Dry Shampoo; $48 at Monat | Dry Texturizing Spray; $47 at Monat

Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush 2.0 

For a quick hair fix-up, this hair tool delivers the power of a straightener with the ease of a hairbrush. It features iRed beam technology, which speeds heat deeper to preserve moisture for instantly smooth hair—with less damage. Plus, a negative ion projector emits millions of negative ions that lock in moisture to deliver shiny, smooth results. 

SHOP: Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush 2.0; $165 at Sephora

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