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20 Beauty Products That Give You Instant Results

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We live in a world of instant gratification when it comes to just about everything. But even though we can get a bevy of products and services delivered to our doors in seconds (thank you, Seamless), one thing still takes for-effing-ever. Read: our beauty routines. Thankfully, a few select products do the trick instantly—and that's not marketing speak; we mean it. From lipstick to face masks to dry shampoo, you can rely on these guys to do their job in seconds, if not sooner.

Ahead, the beauty team shares our favorite drop-of-the-hat, can't-live-without, one-and-done picks. Buckle your seat belts: These babies are fast.

"The ideal entry-level self-tanner: It's not too dark, not too thick, not too smelly, and you can even be a little sloppy with it — the formula is easy to remove, even on dry patches."
—Anne-Marie Guarnieri, deputy editor, fashion and beauty
Kiehl's Sun-Free Self-Tanning Formula, $22.50, available at Kiehl's

"On those days when I’m too tired, lazy, or hungover (maybe all three) to really put the effort into wearing a lot of makeup, a swipe of this red lipstick is my go-to trick. It may seem a little fancy for this state of mind, but it instantly makes me feel glamorous, adds life to my face, and takes the attention away from my droopy eyes."
—Megan Cahn, senior beauty editor
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet Red, $32, available at Charlotte Tilbury

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