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    30 Products To Help You Look Presentable When You Have No Time

    "Hey, can you FaceTime in five minutes?" 😳

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    1. An illuminating moisturizer that'll give you that glowing ~lit from within~ complexion — think of it as a subtle highlighter for your whole face. Everyone will be looking at your little square in the next Zoom meeting.,

    Promising review: "I love this product. It makes it look like you have a natural glow, without feeling heavy or looking cakey. Great for those with dry skin who can’t wear heavy foundation but want to smooth out their skin." —Jessica Giles

    Get it from Amazon for $10.90+ (available in four shades).

    2. A hydrating fiber cream to quickly get rid of bed head with just a few swipes through your hair. It's a minimal shine formula, so you won't have to worry about looking greasy.,

    Promising review: "I have very fine hair and its so hard to do anything with it. I ordered this based on the reviews and how it won't weigh down or make my hair look greasy. This stuff is great! After I blow dry my hair, I add a small amount (about the size of a nickel) into my hand and then begin to apply it. It gives my hair a nice shine but more importantly, it gives my hair the fullness and hold that I need. Overall great stuff!" —L. Avila

    Get it from Amazon for $12.32.

    3. A green primer that might seem intensely pigmented right out of the bottle, but the formula sheers out to blend seamlessly into the skin and reduce any excess redness.

    Reviewer photo showing before and after of using L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream

    Promising review: "I swear by this. Been using for about a year now, it goes on every day and gets all the redness off my face, when I’m in a hurry I just top it off with a little powder and I’m done but it’s a perfect base layer for any makeup routine if you had a lot of redness like I do." —Andrea

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.92.

    4. A pack of cooling, hydrating eye gels with hyaluronic acid and collagen you can put on 15 minutes before that early morning weekly meeting, then toss off right before you click on the Google Meet link.,

    Promising review: "First of all, amazing deal for the price! Secondly, they work amazing!! I have issues with tired eyes and I used the patches for about 30 minutes after I washed my face, while I was in the shower, then took them off when I did my makeup and my under eye was so moisturized and rejuvenated!" —Tiara Baker

    Get a pack of 20 pairs from Amazon for $16.75.

    5. A plant-based dry shampoo that will become a lifesaver when you wake up way too late to take a shower. Simply apply a few sprays of this unscented formula on your roots and comb through to absorb excess oil and refresh your hair.

    Act and Acre

    Promising review: "I've been searching for the right dry shampoo for years and this is it!! Not only is it unscented, which is a top priority it works perfectly and leaves my hair feeling soft and healthy. I love it!" —Lindsay C.

    Ace + Acre is a woman-owned small business based in New York.

    Get it from Act + Acre and Amazon for $22.

    6. A bestselling eyebrow pencil with a helpful double-ended design. You can fill in your brows in a flash with the angled pencil side, then use the spoolie brush on the other end to smooth everything out.

    Reviewer showing results of using Maybelline brow pencil

    Promising review: "Spent years using a brow pomade but got tired of it drying out in the little pot so quickly. I avoided pencils since I could never find one that went on as saturated and with a creamy sort of consistency that I was used to. Tried this on a whim since I'd seen a few positive reviews via Youtube and thought the angled tip was pretty neat. I don't know if I'd want to use anything else ever again because I love it so much! Easy to apply, goes on smoothly and the little brush on the end is great for evenly brushing product through the brows once they're filled in. Looks so natural and precise. So very happy to get out of my comfort zone and try something new." —Shannon M Slape

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99+ (available in four shades and a pack of two).

    7. A V-neck sweater you can throw over the faded graphic tee you're wearing and fool everyone into thinking you put some effort into your look this morning.

    Men's Warehouse

    Promising review: "I already have one of these but the color is so nice I wanted another one. The sweater fits well and the material is really nice." —LILNED

    Get it from Men's Warehouse for $21.99 (originally $44.99, available in sizes S-6XLT and 15 colors).

    8. A pearl pendant that's subtle enough to throw on with any top but chic enough to make a bit of a statement. Sometimes a good accessory is all you need to look like you have your life together.

    Baroque Pearl Pendant Necklace by Caitlyn Minimalist

    Promising review: "I love this! The links make this necklace feel very modern and stylish, but since they are smaller, they also feel timeless. I’ve been wanting a pearl pendant necklace for a while." —Sara Myriad

    CaitlynMinimalist is an Asian-owned, woman-owned Etsy shop based in Los Angeles, California.

    Get it from CaitlynMinimalist on Etsy for $42 (available in two finishes).

    9. A super matte finishing powder to blur the look of pores and mop up excess oil without making you look dull and flat. This will be a new staple in your pre-FaceTime routine.

    Bare MInerals

    Promising review: "Love this finishing powder! It’s barely noticeable, but makes your foundation and blush appear seamlessly blended. Gets rid of the shiny spots too." —ChrisTineB

    Get it from Bare Minerals for $27 (available in four shades).

    10. A tinted lip balm to give your lips a touch of color and add a bit of moisture at the same time. The formula is pretty sheer, so you can easily swipe it on even if you don't have a mirror handy.


    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVVVVVVE everything about this tinted lip balm. I was a little hesitant when I ordered it originally but I am so glad I did. It's so moisturizing and the color/tint isnt over the top. It's just the right amount of pop you need for a little pick me up. I'm a first time mom and I don't have time to spend so much time on my makeup routine right now so it's nice to have something that will help me look as put together as I can be." —Jessika R.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.50+ (available in 10 colors).

    11. Or this un-tinted organic lip serum that uses hyaluronic acid and avocado oil to moisturize your lips that are probably dried out from all that coffee you had this morning.

    Model applying Leovard Lip Luster Hyaluronic Acid Lip Serum

    Promising review: "I have chronic dry skin and it's especially bad on my lips. With clear aligners and other dental work, I tend to have dry, chapped lips. This stuff is super hydrating, melts right in with no sticky residue, and has no fragrance or flavor. It's just perfection. I feel so much better and am not self conscious about dry, peeling, or cracked lips." —Jennifer Kuznicki

    Leovard is a Black-owned small business specializing in skin care with organic ingredients.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    12. A super soft polo that's basically the definition of business-casual thanks to the dressy striped design and the comfortable knit fabric.

    Men's Warehouse

    Promising review: "Love everything about it.. The fit, color, material, just perfect. I liked it so much that I got it in all colors available." —EDKY

    Get it from Men's Warehouse for $34.99 (available in S-2XL and three colors).

    13. An easy-to-use eye balm stick with a refreshing cooling sensation that will instantly wake you up and smooth out the look of tired eyes. Nobody will suspect you only got three hours of sleep after doing a deep-dive into the #FreeBritney movement.

    Model applying Tula Skincare eye balm
    Tula Skincare

    Promising review: "My new must-have!! It instantly brightens my face and the cooling balm feels wonderful. I don’t leave home without it and have been telling everyone in my family that they need this." —Amy C.

    Get it from Tula Skincare for $28.

    14. A velvet scrunchie with a cute leopard print for the times you want to add an eye-catching touch to your work-from-home wardrobe. And yes, scrunchies are 100% back in style — so rock that ponytail with zero shame!

    Beginning Boutique

    Promising review: "Amazing hair tye! I love leopard so when I saw it I fell in love. I even wear it as a bracelet sometimes cos it goes well! So many people have asked me about it and they’ve purchased it." —Cammie N.

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned business based in Australia.

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $7.95.

    15. This stunning pair of handmade earrings that will draw attention to you in the best way possible.


    Promising review: "These earrings are so beautiful! So well made, and not too heavy either which is a great plus." —Shannon Owens

    VintageRoyalty is a Black-owned, woman-owned Etsy shop based in Chicago, Illinois.

    Get it from VintageRoyalty on Etsy for $38.25+ (originally $45+, available in two styles).

    16. A blend of rosehip, argan, and coconut oils you can use in your hair to easily tame frizz and flyaways while giving your strands a salon-worthy shine.


    Promising review: "I was uncertain about using an oil for my hair. Thought it would be incredibly greasy, but I was SO wrong. This has a pleasant scent, and I have been using it daily now. Tames my frizz at the ends of my hair, and gives a nice shine. Does not make it oily at all or leave any residue. It's lightweight feel makes it easy to use everyday. Love the results!" —Stefanie

    Briogeo is a Black-owned, woman-owned business specializing in hair care.

    Get it from Briogeo and Ulta for $28.

    17. A linked pendant necklace to create the illusion that you're holding everything together when you actually wore the same pair of pajamas all weekend.


    Promising review: "I love this necklace so much! The quality is outstanding, down to the little details like the tiny cute geometric heart logo charm at the end of the adjustable chain extender. Even the packaging was beautiful." —chelle923

    CaitlynMinimalist is an Asian-owned, woman-owned Etsy shop based in Los Angeles, California.

    Get it from CaitlynMinimalist on Etsy for $31 (available in three finishes).

    18. This genius cardigan that has the work-friendly look of a blazer but the couch-friendly feel of your favorite sweater. It'll dress up literally anything you throw it on, even that Chipotle-stained T-shirt you've been working-from-bed in.,

    Promising review: "This is like a fusion between a jacket and a cardigan, it's definitely more structured and the material is more fitted. To me it's the perfect balance because it looks like a jacket and brings your outfit up a notch, but it's super comfortable and way softer than an actual jacket." —Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87+ (available in sizes 4-22 and 21 colors).

    19. A Maybelline Dark Circles Treatment Concealer for when you need to fool everyone into thinking you got a full night's sleep, when in reality you were just rewatching Bridgerton for the hundredth time.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Read our review of the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer (#4 on the list)!

    Here's an excerpt: "I still don’t know how a $7 tube of concealer (I use the Neutralizer shade) beats out the more expensive ones I have stuffed into my vanity, but it does. It’s not too creamy or thick, yet it still gives solid coverage without the cake-y feeling.

    When I am done with my entire routine, my eyes look lighter and brighter, but not in a way that’s totally obvious — even when photos are taken and the flash is on. Basically what I am saying here is this is a staple beauty product that, IMHO, deserves a place in every makeup bag!" —Kayla Suazo (BuzzFeed Shopping & Products editor)

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in 18 shades).

    20. An innovative tinted treatment that's basically an eye cream and concealer in one. It has hyaluronic acid to add extra moisture, and just enough tint to provide some nice natural coverage that doesn't require much blending.

    Sephora, Tatcha

    Promising review: "The tint is perfect to help brighten without actually making the under-eye area too light. I wear this on its own and under concealer on days when I need that little extra help. This illuminates and corrects and is so dewy and lovely." —Sonia311

    Get it from Sephora for $48 (available in three shades).

    21. A two-in-one facial serum and oil hybrid to hydrate and give you that glowing (but not greasy!) "glass skin" look we've all been trying to achieve. It just might become your new staple for no-makeup days.


    Promising review: "This product is THE BEST thing I have bought skin care or beauty wise possibly...ever? My skin feels soft and smooth all day and I'm still glowy by the evening. When I first applied it I thought it would be too shiny, but it melts into the skin after a while and definitely gives you that post-skin care-glow. For me, the lasting power is just the icing on the cake." —Plumshower

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    22. A pack of knotted stretchy headbands that are ridiculously inexpensive, but might just become the standout part of your look.


    Promising review: "For some reason my head doesn’t usually do well with headbands...but these stay on! I was looking for a pack of headbands with earthy colors that were elegant but simple, and these are just them. The twist tie makes them look stylish. The price was amazing for so many of them. I am more than happy with them." —STEPHENRH

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in six color varieties).

    23. A pair of classic hoop earrings you'll want to have on standby to add a little sparkle to your look.


    Each pack comes with a pair of silver, gold and rose gold hoops.

    Promising review: "My signature look is a high bun with a pair of hoop earrings. That being said, through the years, my ears have gotten really sensitive and I get headaches if the earrings I wear are too heavy. Not to mention I hate it when the backs really pinch into your ears. These are the most comfortable hoops EVER! I put these on and I don't even realize I'm wearing them. They're not too big, but they give me enough sass, I absolutely love them." —Irene Melovidov

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five sizes).

    24. A waterproof eyeliner stamp to help you achieve the impossible: creating the perfect winged liner on the very first try.


    One side is a winged stamp and the other side is a regular eyeliner pen.

    Promising review: "This product is amazing. Seriously. Not only does it make PERFECT wings, but I have pretty small eyes that squinch up when I smile, laugh, etc., which is super annoying because my eyeliner is always smudged. These pens though — not a sign of smudging at all. Buy it." —Tara Doyle Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in four sizes and two colors).

    25. A hair finishing stick with a unique mascara-like applicator to keep flyaways and cowlicks at bay when you don't have time to mess around with creams or serums.

    Before and after photo of a reviewer using the stick. Before using their hair is frizzy all over and after using their hair is smooth with very few flyaways

    Promising review: "I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hairspray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    26. Coty Airspun loose face power to quickly mop up excess oil and keep your makeup looking flawless all day. It's basically FaceTune in a portable package.


    Promising review: "It's perfect!!! It comes with so much product, and the puff it comes with is pretty handy. The application is smooth. My makeup came out flawless. I set my makeup with this and worked out right after. THERE WAS NO SEPARATION, NO CREASING. This powder blessed me. GOD BLESS." —andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (available in five shades and various pack sizes).

    27. A breathable hair wrap reviewers say is super soft, versatile, and easy to throw on when you're in a hurry thanks to the stretchy jersey fabric.,

    Promising review: "The material isn’t too thin and the size is great for head wrapping. I don’t feel like I’m running out of material and don’t need to add another scarf underneath to give me a fuller knot! Love it!" —Leah W

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in five colors).

    28. A tube of clump-free and and cruelty-free mascara for when you need the look of false lashes but simply don't have the time to fumble around with lash glue.

    Reviewer photo showing results of using mascara

    Promising review: "I never write reviews for things, but this mascara was just so great I felt like I had to! I love lashes, and my friends are used to me wearing thick coats of mascara at all times. Despite this, I got complimented on my lashes basically every time I wore this mascara this week. Multiple people even asked if I had extensions! This mascara isn't clumpy at all, and makes your lashes super long and defined without sticking them together. I've never had any problems with flaking, and although it isn't waterproof, I've definitely used eyedrops, shed a tear, and gotten stuck in rain without them smudging or running down my face. All in all this is my new holy grail mascara, and I'm thrilled!!" —Sophie Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in three colors and a duo pack).

    29. A ridiculously chic turtleneck to add a dash of drama to the one part of your outfit your co-workers can actually see.,

    Promising review: "Great oversized sweater. Got lots of compliments on it both times I have worn it out. It can be tucked in all the way around waist ... It is soft and I do love the split seam down the middle. It gives it a nice texture and more unique fit." —Alena Jade

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and 29 colors).

    30. And a chunky scarf that's big enough to hide the fact that you're still wearing the same shirt you slept in.,

    Promising review: "Love this scarf. I bought this scarf to to be more of a fashion accessory than a practical warm scarf, but I was pleased to find out it is both. Not only does it look super cute with a sweater and leggings, under my jacket it keeps me really warm. The fabric is not itchy as I thought it was going to be; it is very soft." —Troy/Paige Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 24 colors).

    You magically getting ready in less than five minutes before your next meeting:


    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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