Cut your beauty routine time in half with these quick and easy beauty and makeup tips that will leave your hair, skin, and nails looking fresh in no time
Double-Duty Beauty Products
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We know you’re way too busy to spend hours of your morning in front of the mirror, but luckily these beauty products go beyond their intended purposes—so you can get ready that much faster. Click through and discover just how much time you could shave off your a.m. routine!
Use Body Lotion as Anti-Frizz
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A hydrating body lotion is a saving grace in winter, but it also works wonders for frizz or flyaways. After applying all over, use the leftover product on your hands and gently smooth down errant hairs. Make sure to choose a formula that’s fragrance-free or lightly scented, like Nivea Extended Moisture Body Lotion ($7; drugstore.com), so you won’t have to live with the smell all day. Struggling with other winter hair problems? These 5 Easy Fixes for Winter Hair Problems may be just the remedy you're looking for!
Use a Makeup Sponge to Clean Up Mistakes
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Consider these the makeup version of a Magic Eraser. Not only do they help blend in your liquid or powder foundation for a natural-looking effect, the sponges also clean up any smudgy mistakes (from, say, an eyeliner attempt gone awry). Try the Sephora Collection The Perfectionist ($12; sephora.com). For more small game-changers, check out Gym Bag Beauty Must-Haves.
Use Co-Wash to Wash, Condition, and Detangle
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When you’re in a pinch, try the latest trend in hair care: a co-wash, which is a gentle shampoo-conditioner-detangler in one—so you can get fresh, hydrated, and soft hair in just one step. Our pick: Vidal Sassoon ColorFinity Smoothing Cleansing Conditioner ($4; drugstore.com).
Use Hairspray on Your Eyebrows
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It’s the one essential you always have in your medicine cabinet, but a handy hairstyle holder can keep eyebrow hairs in place too. Simply spritz a few mists of hairspray—we like Colorproof Hardcore Hairspray ($23; colorproofsalons.com)—on the bristles of an old toothbrush to keep brows neatly groomed. Eyebrows on the leaner side? Check out these 4 Steps to Achieve Taylor Swift’s Fuller Brow Look!
Use Lip Balm on Cracked Skin
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Talk about a multi-tasker! With an essential oils-packed balm, you can cure chapped lips, cracked cuticles, or dry and flaky elbows. Give your skin some TLC with Jurlique Love Balm ($8; jurlique.com).
Use Conditioner as Shaving Cream
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Run out of shaving cream mid-leg? We’ve all been there. Luckily, hair conditioners like Davines OI Conditioner ($32; davines.com) have lots of the same moisturizing ingredients you’d need to keep legs smooth.
Hydrate with Oils
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It’s time to get acquainted with oils, your new head-to-toe hydrator. Look for it in a spray bottle so you can spritz it on easily as a quick hair smoother, fragrance, and moisturizer. A good bet: Leonor Greyl Huile Secret de Beauté Organic Oil ($66; saksfifthavenue.com), which also has a subtle jasmine scent that won’t overpower. Want more of our favorite winter beauty recommendations? Don’t miss 7 Cold-Weather Beauty Indulgences for Your Skin.