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    29 Things To Help You Look Great Even When You're Running Late

    "I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date" —The White Rabbit and you (probably)

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    1. An eyeliner stamp you can use to create the perfect winged eyeliner—something everyone knows takes precision and time. Nobody has to know your secret!

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    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this! It’s so easy to use. I got the perfect wings on my first try. It saved me so much time trying to get even wings. I also rub my eyes, and this does not smudge. I would definitely recommend this to anyone." —Sandra G.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97+ (available in four sizes).

    2. Some flexible curling rods to eliminate needing to turn your curling iron on in the morning. All you have to do is wrap sections of your hair around 'em, add a touch of hair spray, and go to bed. You'll wake up with gorgeous no-fuss curls.


    Promising review: "These things are AWESOME. I have very long, fine/pin-straight hair and these curlers give my hair so much bounce. Since I wash my hair every other day, I use these when my hair is dry and leave them in overnight. I was expecting my hair to look like a frizzy poodle mess...but no. Just perfectly wavy curls (although I did brush the curls out a bit with a round brush because I don't personally care for perfect ringlets). The results are awesome!" —Brianna

    Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $11.84+ (available in 30- and 42-count).

    Read our full review of the Twist Flex Rods here.

    3. A touch-up razor designed to be a a quick way for you to shape your eyebrows, remove any hair, and just get smooth skin. You'll show up looking calm, cool, collected, and without a hair out of place.

    Promising review: "This is super easy and satisfying to use. You’re literally scraping all of the peach fuzz and dead skin off your face. My face is glowing and incredibly soft now. I highly recommend." —Jane

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    4. A simple yet chic gold hair clip for a perfect half-up look instead of the normal "throw your hair in a messy bun" look you usually do when you're running late.


    Promising review: "This clip is AMAZING! It is the prettiest rose gold and so well built! This clip is sturdy and keeps my hair in place all day. It's minimalistic and elegant at the same time. :)" —Ashten

    Get it from Amazon for $8 (available in gold and silver).

    5. A Bracelet Mate to help you get your bracelet on by yourself and add that finishing touch to your amazing outfit.


    Promising review: "I can't believe I've waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing, including my depth perception so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they are slip on. This jewelry helper is easy to use. Now I can wear bracelets again." —Cat Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $5.45+ (available in four colors).

    6. A tube of Glossier Boy Brow made to instantly thicken, shape, and groom your brows with just a few simple swipes. Less time getting perfect brows means more time figuring out what you're going to wear.


    Promising review: "I. Love. This. Product. It makes doing my brows SO EASY. A single tube will last you FOREVER, and I literally have to put minimal effort into applying it—just a swipe or two on each brow and I'm all set for the day. This takes my natural brow game to the next level without being over-the-top or looking over-applied." —Em

    Get it from Glosser for $16 (available in four shades).

    7. Some re-wear dry wash spray so you can wear that shirt you know looks great on you but that you wore for a hot second...yet not long enough to throw it in the wash. Just spray it – the wrinkles will be gone and it will smell like you just pulled it fresh out of the laundry. Nobody will ever know.

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    Promising review: "I feel like Love Home and Planet said, 'Hey you know what? That mom over there smells like mildew – I bet its because she had 99 problems and laundry wasn't one of them.' Thank you for understanding that sometimes life happens, and I just don't put the clothes in the wash fast enough. This mom no longer stands 3 feet away from her coworkers LOL! I smell amazing all because of the dry wash spray. No joke!" —cindym35

    Get it from Target for $6.99.

    8. A Benefit due eyeshadow blender so simple, all you have to do is slide the blender across the eyeshadow, and then sweep on your lids. Voilà! You'll have beautiful blended eyeshadow in seconds.


    Promising review: "This eye shadow is a lifesaver! I couldn't believe how easy it was to make my eyes look like a makeup artist did them... The two colors complimented my skin tone (used 'true seductress') and gave me an elevated yet natural look. I have never seen an applicator like this one before — it's so easy to use and works so well. All in all, this product took the guesswork out of doing my eye shadow and is my new go-to." —Lauren

    Get it from Benefit for $24 (available in seven colors).

    9. A pair of classic hoop earrings you can wear with basically any outfit to a nice dose of #BigEarringEnergy, which is totally a thing. Try it for yourself.

    Ana Luisa

    Promising review: "They are perfect for everyday wear, but still big enough to give a pop of style to an outfit. They are so lightweight and easy to wear." —Cherise F.

    Get it from Ana Luisa for $45.

    10. Blotting papers to remove any excess oil and sweat from your face. Nobody has to know that you literally sprinted to make this meeting on time.

    Promising review: "I love how well these work and how big the sheets are. They absorb the access oil on my skin without removing my makeup. Glad I bought these, you will be too." —Jessica Ellis

    Get a pack fo 200 from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in nine variations).

    11. Garnier in-shower styler you mix in your shampoo to make your hair shinier and sleeker (so you don't have to plug in your straightener to make your hair look good in the morning).

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    Promising review: "Reading all these negative reviews—here’s the thing—if you’re looking for a Brazilian blowout, obviously you aren’t gonna find it for $5. BUT what this product does deliver on is ridding the hair of frizz, smoothing your hair follicles, which in turn does deliver a health shine, and it did shorten my time with the straightener. I have incredibly long hair but I only touched up two small sections of my hair when I was done drying. That’s huge and I’m forever grateful for this product. And yes it does smell good. (I’m picky with scents that go into my hair.)" —Brenna

    Get it from Amazon for $4.94.

    12. A Zipuller to basically change your life because if you've ever been home alone and spent about 15 minutes trying (and failing) to get your dress zipped while thinking, "There's GOT to be an easier way!!!", you are, in fact, right – that better way is this.


    Promising review: "I was skeptical that this puller would actually work. I wear dresses Monday through Friday for work. I buy ones that have long, hidden zippers. I am breaking about one zipper every two weeks, trying to zip them up by myself. It was costing me about $50 to replace the zippers. Finally, I broke down and bought this. I am so happy that I did. It takes a couple times to get it on right, but once you get the zipper puller on the zipper, it zips right up. This is perfect! It's great for single moms like me!!!" —M. Sanders

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in red, pink, and black).

    13. A padded headband—everyone will be so busy complimenting you and telling you how much you look like Kate Middleton that they won't even realize it's been a few days since you've washed your hair.

    Promising review: "These headbands are exactly what i was looking for! I have worn the emerald green and black one so far and have received multiple compliments both times. The headbands are comfortable for all day wear and don’t slip or fall off. Note: if you want a more traditional headband that lays flat to your head, these are not it..." —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49+ (available in 28 styles).

    14. Benefit's "They're Real" lipstick – it has two colors to essentially make it super easy to put lip liner and lipstick on at once, making your lips look fuller.


    Promising review: "This product is GREAT. I was wary at first, but I got a sample of one with a purchase. I fell in love instantly! This product takes seconds to apply and lasts for hours! It looks like I took a lot of time lining my lip and getting it perfect but it reality it was two swipes! Completely effortless lip that looks great and holds up all day. I have bought 3 more colors since and all have been great. I was skeptical at first of how it would work, but I'm a believer now!!" —amlyclar22

    Get it from Benefit for $20 (available in 13 colors).

    15. A microfiber towel designed to dry your hair in about half the time – so, even if you leave the house with wet hair because you don't have time to blow dry it, there's a better chance it will be completely (or at least *almost* completely) dry by the time you get to your destination.


    Promising review: "This towel is the best! I have super thick hair that takes forever to blow dry. Between racing around in the morning and sitting under the blow dryer for ages, I used to leave the house sweating and late. This towel has cut down my drying time by at least half. I wrap my hair, do my makeup, and then dry and style my hair. I love it so much I bought one for each of my girlfriends as gifts. They've turned around and have purchased this towel as gifts for others. It's a fantastic product at a great price." —KP

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in eight colors).

    Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Aquis hair towel here.

    16. Some Batiste dry shampoo for days when you snooze your alarm one too many times and then wake up in a PANIC because you don't have time to shower anymore. Nobody will even be able to tell after you spray this in your hair.


    Promising review: "I am a huge fan of this dry shampoo. I'm a very busy college student, and I've used dry shampoo before, but the other brands I tried never really worked. I have very thick hair, and I like to go as natural as I can to keep my hair healthy. Ever since I started using Batiste dry shampoo, I have been able to stop washing and drying and using heat on my hair every other day. Instead, I can just throw some dry shampoo in my hair on the third day after I last washed my hair, and I'm ready to go. My hair looks and feels better, and I save a lot of time for things that are more important. This product has been a lifesaver. I would recommend it to anyone. I only wish I could give it 6 stars!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    P.S. This was our pick for best budget dry shampoo by BuzzFeed reviews!

    17. A Maybelline concealer to quickly swipe under your eyes – nobody will know that you couldn't fall asleep for hours last night.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    It also comes with an attached sponge applicator, so you only need this one little thing to make you look alive, awake, alert, and (hopefully) enthusiastic.

    Promising review: "This concealer is perfect! It works for everyone of any age whether they are just starting out in makeup, or have been using it for many years. It is perfect for if you are running late and need to cover a few blemishes. However, if you are to order this product, order a shade darker than you think you will need because it is a very light product." —nadya partridge

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29 (available in 18 shades).

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's full review of this Maybelline concealer (#4).

    18. A Jergens wet skin moisturizer you apply in the shower while your skin is still wet thus eliminating the need for you to spend extra time waiting for it to completely soak in before you can put your jeans on for the day.


    Promising review: "I was originally very skeptical of this product but decided to try it. I usually need to apply lotion twice before getting dressed to remain ash-free. With this Jergen's product, I can skip my 2 lotion layers which saves me time in the mornings. It is a mineral oil based product, so I don't love that part, but it seals in moisture better than any other product I've tried." —Maya

    Get it from Amazon for $6.75 (available in five scents).

    19. A set of mini hair pins to give you a fabulous bun in a matter of seconds. Yes, you heard that right, SECONDS. You'll never struggle to get a good hairdo again.

    Promising review: "I'm a nursing student and have to wear my hair in a bun every day. I've tried all the bun makers, watched YouTube videos, and spend way too much time on getting my hair into a bun. I was able to make a pretty bun that was secure in under 30 seconds. I thought it was a fluke so I did it again, and then again. I just ordered two more packs because I know if I lose one of these, I'd have to tear the house down looking for it. I have hair to my mid back, and three of these worked perfectly for me. If I can get my hair in bun in under 30 seconds, trust me...anyone can." —Tina

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.89.

    20. A pack of Might Patch pimple patches you put on your zit before you go to bed at night so when you wake up, it will be SOOOO much smaller. You'll feel like you can tackle anything after that.


    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with these things!!! Im an esthetician, however, being in my twenties and having raging hormones has challenged my skin a lot. It's embarrassing showing up to work and having pimples, meanwhile others are supposed to trust me with their skin. These are so fast acting and have save me a lot of time and money. Super fast acting, and it's amazing how it just sucks out the infection. It's perfect for those deep under the skin pimples as well, but it does take a few extra days. I will continue to repurchase!" —julia raye todd

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $12.50+ (available in 36- and 72-count).

    21. Some OUAI wave spray to give you effortless beach waves with emphasis on "effortless." Just spray it in and let it air dry for beautiful locks.


    Promising review: "Ok I am THAT GIRL who blow dries her hair every time she washes her hair and does a full blow out. I can't let my hair just air dry and do its own thing. Until I got this is my Sephora Play! After using this, I am able cut my get ready time down by using this to amplify my natural waves and give me some great texture and volume. I have kind of limpy, curly/wavy and often flat if that helps!" —SissyJ

    Get it from Sephora for $26.

    22. A classic black jumpsuit seen on Meghan Markle herself, so you *know* it's a great piece to put on in the morning to help you take on whatever the day is about to throw your way.


    Plus, this looks great for any season! Just layer a turtleneck under it during the cooler months or even put a blazer or sweater on with it.

    Promising review: "I’ve never owned a jumpsuit before this one. In fact, I wasn’t sure I could ever be the kind of girl who pulled off such a thing, but when I tried this jumpsuit on in store, it was love, instantly. The high waist and crop above the ankle is perfectly leg-lengthening, and the overall vibe is super modern and distinct, without looking like you’re trying too hard. Comfortable, easy to thrown on, and instantly cool." —AJumpsuitGirlAfterAll

    Get it from Everlane for $120 (available in sizes 00-16 and in four colors).

    23. A BITE Beauty multistick that apples as a cream but sets as a powder – you can swipe it on your eyes, cheeks, *and* lips for the ultimate easy but sophisticated look.

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    Promising review: "I really enjoy wearing this product as it is a truly versatile beauty stick that works well on eyes and lips. I haven't tried using it as a blush yet, but I'm sure it will perform up to the task. I started with the Blondie shade that gives a subtle natural finish as a quick eye shadow. Then I went back to Sephora and picked up Cashew. Both shades are extremely flattering on my medium Asian olive skin. They're definitely buildable color that can be as light or intense as you wish." —mmroxx

    Get it from Sephora for $24 (available in 19 shades).

    24. A John Frida hot air brush with two heat settings plus a cool setting to help you lock in your style because everyone deserve a good hair day EVERY.👏SINGLE. 👏DAY.👏 (no matter how late you sleep in)., Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased this item on a recommendation from my sister who was enjoying hers. It dries my hair while styling it at the same time, saves time and gives me a more casual look every time. I really like it, have bought two so that I have one at home and one for travel/back-up. It takes less time and requires less heat on my hair than the blow-dryer and curling iron, so I feel that my hair is benefitting as well. I will likely buy another one soon to assure that I always have a back-up in the case of product failure." —GraceNV

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in 1- and 1.5-inch).

    25. A Maybelline BB cream –put a smidge on your hands and then spread all over your face to make your skin look a dewy look while also minimizing pores and reducing any redness. Say goodbye to taking five minutes to apply foundation!

    Ignacia Fulcher / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have many expensive, high-end foundations, and this is at least as good! It's got great coverage, is easy to apply, has good sun protection, and my skin still looks like skin with it on!" —Books633

    Get it from Amazon for $6.28 (available in light/medium, medium, and medium/deep).

    26. A set of super cute hair clips to take your look from "I just rolled out of bed" to "I really put some effort in" with one simple clip.

    Promising review: "I've been looking at clips similar to these in Francesca's, Urban, etc. and a 1-2 pack was $14+. So, I'm glad I found these because they are strong enough to hold back my hair, but they aren't sharp or painful to wear. I'm very lazy when it comes to styling my hair (brushing it and ponytails are the usual extent of my skill set), but these make it really easy to add a little something that even I can't screw up." —Christina Ricketts

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $7.89.

    27. A three-in-one lip and cheek cream made with coconut extract for an extra dose of natural-looking glow you can dab on your cheeks and lips as you head out the door.

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    Promising review: "I love this! It's my favorite of the Undone Beauty products! When applied to the cheek it makes you look super rosy and fresh and I received so many compliments on my makeup when I wore this for the first time. It applies much more matte on your lips but makes for a great base underneath gloss or other lipstick. It reminded me of a much more expensive cream blush. Undone!" —Cecily Knee

    Get it from Amazon for $14 (available in berry and blazen).

    28. A pack of scrunchies to make your ponytail or bun look instantly fancier and like you totally didn't just roll out of bed and put it on.


    Promising review: "LOOVVEEE THESE SCRUNCHESS!!!! The material is so soft and very well made. And the colors are so pretty. Highly recommend." —Taylor

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $7.99.

    29. A NYX setting spray that'll make your makeup last for hours and hours and hours, so even if you're running around, nobody will be able to tell – your makeup won't move at all.


    Promising review: "I love this product! I never considered using any type of setting spray before but I'm glad decided to try this. It is exactly as they say— matte finish and long lasting. It has a light spray which is perfect for applying without getting too much on. The fragrance is extremely pleasant, light, and dissipates quickly so it doesn't interfere with any other fragrance you use. I really, really like it and it works extremely well. I have not had to reapply my makeup once even after 16 hours of wear. I am amazed and quite happy to promote this— you will not only love it but it will save you a great deal of time having to reapply your makeup throughout the day. Plus, you won't have to carry around all of your makeup which will lighten your purse. WoooHooo! Who doesn't want that? Buy it—you will love it as much as I do." —KGB

    Get it from Amazon $6.89.

    The only appropriate response when someone tells you that you're late:

    Walt Disney Pictures

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