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    32 Beauty Products To Help You Save Time In The Morning

    Clear lash glue, two-in-one cleanser, a flyaway finishing stick, and way more for your a.m. routine.

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    1. A makeup headband holds your hair back while you beat your face or do your skincare routine so you don't waste time fighting with wisps of hair or trying to get product out of your tresses.

    Promising review: "I received my elastic hair band and I absolutely love it. I can't have a bad day if I put this on and look at myself in the mirror. Call that what you want, but I've had a hard time finding a hair band that works for me. I usually have to use a headband that puts pressure on that bony part behind the ear. It hurts! I appreciate that this has elastic to keep it on in the front as well as in the BACK. This sucker doesn't move, which I appreciate when I'm trying to do my skincare/makeup. A small part of me wishes I could wear this in public, but alas, no. Not socially acceptable unless I'm in costume or doing some sort of consultant work. Also, it's so darn cute. If you're even thinking about it, then DO IT!" —Jenty92210

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in four colors).

    2. A detangling brush allows you to swipe faster through your tangled hair without pain or hair breakage. Reviewers with various hair types noted how much easier it was to brush through their strands with this curved gadget.,,

    Pro tip: Detangle hair starting at the ends and work your way up so you get through it faster!

    Promising review: "I'm always skeptical of products that claim to 'glide through,' but this brush actually works! I have very thick, kinky-coily hair, and this brush passes through my hair easily, both wet and dry. I'd recommend this product to anyone looking for a good detangling brush, and yes, I'm leaving my Denman brush for this one." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

    3. Eyeshadow patches prevent fallout from ruining your foundation and forcing you to reapply. You can also use these to get a smooth winged eyeliner look or on your lips to make sure your lipstick and/or lip liner has perfect lines.


    Promising review: "These are such handy little things! It’s the worst when you spend so much time putting on your eyeshadow and you get fallout under your eyes. These have saved me from that! They're easy to use and a fantastic price!" —Melissa Darreld Bowers

    Get them from Amazon for $8.39 (available in a 100-count pack).

    4. Revlon's One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer hot-air brush comes in handy when you realize you want to wash and straighten your curls but have only a little time and A LOT of hair. Go from curly-haired baddie to straight-haired vixen in minutes.,

    Promising review: "I have a lot of hair. A LOT. Like, 'Wow, is that Wookiee over there?' LOTS. I have looked into having a third arm surgically implanted. Is this a thing? Who would do it? Vascular surgery? These are the questions that keep me up at night🤔 because my shoulders are so tired holding up a dryer and a round brush for eternity. I briefly considered making a workout video (Toned Arms: The Hairdryer Workout) but was informed by fitness people that there isn’t a market for a 75-minute focus on the anterior deltoids. I almost have to wake up BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP in order to have enough time to dry my hair before work. This thing took me eight minutes. I naturally assumed, upon finishing, that I had entered some sort of Amazon-created beauty time warp. I checked with my husband in the next room, and in fact, I did not go through a blowout wormhole. The silkier-than-silk style was accomplished by this miracle of a brush in eight minutes. Several more minutes were still lost to running my hands through my hair and flicking it over my shoulder while smiling coquettishly in the mirror. If you struggle with an overabundance of hair as I do, then seriously consider giving this amazing contraption a try." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $58+ (available in four colors).

    5. Cee Cee's Closet head wraps in funky fab prints brighten up your look and also save you on mornings when you're rushing but still want to look!


    The head wraps are 100% cotton, sturdy, and lightweight so you can wrap with ease.

    Promising review: "I love the print so much! It came ironed and nicely packaged and is pretty much what I expected. I will definitely be buying more!" —Fatima L. Diallo

    Get them from Amazon for $21+ (available in four styles and in two sizes).

    6. Swirly Curly hairpins help you express yourself with a sparkly style statement in a literal ~snap~ and instantly upgrade a casual hairstyle., Swirly Curly / Via

    Promising review: "I like the look of decorative pins but avoid them due to fear of breakage. These were designed specifically for curly hair, so there are no worries. They glide smoothly onto hair and can be removed without causing damage. They're also really cute." —Antoinette

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in 12 styles).

    7. Mented Cosmetics' Everyday Eyeshadow Palette, full of warm browns, gives all the melanated makeup lovers the perfect easy-to-complete, no-makeup makeup looks.


    "I own this palette, and it's definitely my go-to on days when I want a quick, soft glam beat. I also love that it has a transition shade for my skin tone and I don't have to use multiple palettes to get one look." —Marquaysa Battle

    Promising review: "It's my favorite daily eyeshadow palette. The eyeshadows have no fallout and blend effortlessly. All the colors are perfect for WOC and can be used as blush or even highlighter." —Black_GirlMagic405

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    8. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara helps you get thick, clump-free lashes with no glue or falsies involved. Just swipe and go, peeps!

    A woman showing her long eyelashes with the mascara on.

    Promising review: "After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte Cosmetics for the past year, I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long-wearing. I go from an eight-hour workday right to the gym and sweat like crazy, and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E. Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in a pack of one or a pack of three).

    9. Faux lashes (for people who will never give up their falsies 💕) that sooo many reviewers swear are super easy to apply! No spending 20 minutes trying to put lashes on, just to have one pop off in the corner before you can even get out of the bathroom. You get 10 pairs of lashes and a free pair of tweezers to apply them with.,

    Promising review: "I wear glasses, and these were perfect and comfortable! The band is very flexible and easy to apply, especially with the tweezers it came with. I'm definitely ordering again." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $7.59+ (available in a pack of 10 or 20).

    10. AND Kiss i-Envy Super Strong Hold clear lash glue so you waste ZERO precious minutes smudging away excess dark pigment around your eyes. The undetectable clear hue makes your faux lashes look like they're coming straight outta the eyelids. It's also water-resistant!,,

    Promising review: "Holy moly, does this stuff HOLD! I let it sit for 30 seconds on my lashes before I apply, and I literally am done. I found this gem not knowing how extremely pleased I would be. No more ends of my lashes peeling or falling off. FINALLY!" —the Rivers

    Get it from Amazon for $4.25.

    11. Velvet hair scrunchies so if all else fails with your hair, you can get yourself out the door with a simple ponytail or bun. This set comes in a zillion colors to match with every outfit you own.

    A bunch of scrunchies in various colors.

    You get 60! SIXTY! One mom even noted in her review that having so many scrunchies available in her house stops the fights between her daughters over who gets what, which we can only imagine makes mornings so much smoother in their household.

    Promising review: "I bought these for my 10-year-old 'VSCO girl,' and she absolutely loves them. The variety of colors is great because she can pick and match them to her outfits every day of the week. They’ve held up great, and I would purchase again if my daughter needed more." —Heather

    Get them from Amazon for $6.49.

    12. A hair finishing stick made with plant oils cleans up all random stray strands so you achieve those sleek buns, ponytails, and topknots without having to redo them over and over.

    Promising review: "I rarely ever leave reviews, but THIS is amazing!! I have naturally frizzy hair that is also wavy and curly. I have a lot of breakage around the crown, and this stuff sleeks it back but doesn’t make it look greasy or crunchy! I suggest taking the mascara wand and wiping off the excess on the tube before applying so you don’t apply too much. When I apply too much, all I have to do is let it dry and then scratch my fingernails from front to back to break it up, and it still creates a sleek look without any crunchiness. I love this stuff so much, I need to get another for my car on those days that my mom hair is looking terrible." —Adriana

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    13. A donut-shaped bun-maker set (speaking of no do-overs) gives you a flawless ballerina bun on the first try.,

    The set comes with seven bun-makers in various sizes, bobby pins, and ponytail holders.

    Promising review: "My hair is terribly thin, and I struggle to get a full bun. I used this for the first time today, and I love it! It took maybe six minutes for me to pull together, and I'm sure it'll get easier with practice. Can't wait to try different heights and styles!" —Ashley M.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    14. Pretty headbands help keep your hair out of your face for when you don't want to compromise your style.,

    Promising review: "These headbands are so cute and colorful! I love the diversity of patterns that come in this pack. They are super soft and comfortable — easy to wear all day long!" —Brittany Smith

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three styles).

    15. A dual-ended eyeliner stamp because cheating your way to a FLAWLESS winged eyeliner look is honestly goals. It has a wing stamp on one end and a traditional felt tip on the other. No more trial, error, and smudging away product, since you get it right on the first try with this stamp., Amazon

    One scroll through the photos in the Amazon reviews of this product will show perfect winged eye after perfect winged eye!

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying this isn't my first cat eye rodeo. I've tried the taping method, normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, and more! So when I saw this I thought, Meh, why not give it a shot? It's not like my hopes were high, since nothing else has worked as it should. Well, this gem arrived and I immediately had to try it out, all while laughing at how terrible this would probably turn out. To my surprise, I put the left cat eye on first and it was perfect, aside from needing to connect it to my current liner. I thought this was a fluke and did the right eye. Again, it came out clean and perfect! I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN ABLE TO DO A CAT EYE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES, LET ALONE THE TWO MINUTES THIS TOOK TO DO! There were no sloppy streaks that I had to touch up or anything you would expect. Just a clean, crisp line. I love that it has two ends as well, one with the stamp and one with a thin tip, so you can connect your liner and cat eye. I can now do a cat eye EVERY day and look/feel like a baddie, and everyone can think I spend hours doing my makeup in the morning." —LadyMeow

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    16. Schick Silk Touch-Up dermaplaning tools shape brows perfectly so you spend less time trying to create a shape with a brow pencil.


    These dermaplaning tools will also remove peach fuzz so your face will be a smoother canvas for your makeup!

    Promising review: "I'm a redhead with pale skin and light, see-through hair on my arms and face. I'm a makeup artist, and I kept hearing from others about face shaving (dermaplaning) and how it makes the makeup look better and skin glowy. I decided, why not, let's try it! And I'm so impressed! I wish I had a picture as I was using the tool of how much white peach fuzz came off in small strokes! I loved the eyebrow tool and couldn't have shaped the brow without it!" —D.L.

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99 (three in a pack).

    17. The Freck OG the Original Freckle Pen is for anyone who wishes they had freckles or who hates spending time trying to perfect their foundation enough to look good and not cover the ones they already have. This pen gives you freckles (or gives them back 😘) in just a few seconds, and it works on bare skin or atop foundation!

    Instagram / Freck

    This freckle pen is vegan and cruelty-free. It's also free of phthalates, parabens, gluten, and alcohol.

    Promising review: "This pen makes fake freckles look so natural, and it's suuuper easy. I use it every day because I wanted something quick; 10/10." —Katrina

    Get it from Revolve for $24 (available with free shipping and returns).

    18. A MakeUp Eraser cloth wipes product off quickly but thoroughly when you mess up so you can get right back on the beat and your schedule stays in place! You can also remove your products with it, toss it in the washer, and then reuse later on. One side of this cloth has short microfibers meant to remove 100% of your makeup with only water. The other side has long fibers to exfoliate your skin.

    BuzzFeed / Taylor Miller / Via, BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This is some kind of miracle cloth, I’m pretty sure. I was tired of using oily eye makeup removers and still having to scrub with makeup wipes to remove it all. This cloth does both, and it actually got ALL my eye makeup off. I wasn’t left with that weird, dirty-looking rim of old eyeliner. I’m buying one for my sister, my mom, and pretty much anyone I love who wears makeup." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20. Also, check out our full MakeUp Eraser review for more details about this godsend.

    19. Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint lightly layers your face and doesn't take a bunch of blending time to get the job done! It's meant to even out discoloration and give you a dewy, skinlike finish without being as heavy as a traditional foundation. Mmhmm. Your no-makeup makeup game is about to be super popping!


    Promising review: "I am not a big foundation person. I like having a natural 'your skin but better' look, and at 48, I'm lucky to have a pretty decent complexion with very few lines/wrinkles. I tried the Skin Tint in G8 and am totally in love with it! I used it today, figuring that since it was casual Friday, I'd go with a very natural look. It took me five minutes to get ready this morning. I blended in the Skin Tint, followed by a few taps of the Cloud Paint and a sweep or two of the Lidstar in Cub, and I was DONE! I love the simplicity of the Glossier products and will continue to purchase and experiment with this brand." —Kathy

    Get it from Glossier for $26.

    20. NYX Butter Lip Gloss makes your lips look kissable yet effortless. It comes in different colors to suit a variety of skin tones and with or without a full face of makeup.,

    Promising review: "I've been in the mood for nude lips lately but didn't really have that many in my arsenal of lip products. I looked up WOC-friendly shades, and this gloss constantly came up. I'm SOOOO glad I bought it! It's just right for the office and isn't in the 'concealer nude' family. It's subtle but also makes itself known. NYX Butter Glosses are the best in texture also. So smooth and shiny. Love it!" —Nancy C.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.59+ (available in 24 shades and one three-pack option).

    21. NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray gives your makeup a nice finish and holds it in place all day. This spray is also a good choice if you're looking for a quicker option than a setting powder. Just spritz it on three or four times and then head out the door.


    Promising review: "INCREDIBLE! I swear this has changed my life. It makes my makeup last all day, as in literally 12 or more hours. It has even kept my makeup on and smudge-proof through a two-hour nap!!! I'm so incredibly impressed. I have very oily skin, and the 'dewy' finish has not made me look or feel greasy. I seriously love this stuff sooo much!!!!" —JaNaeSyx

    Get it from Amazon for $13.78 (originally $17 and available in a two-pack).

    22. Milani Color Statement Lipstick is super pigmented, according to reviewers! The high-quality color formula cuts down the number of swipes you have to apply to get a full lip.

    Instagram / Milani Cosmetics,

    Promising review: "I love this color. I've bought a BUNCH of the Milani lipsticks, in matte and regular, and this is my favorite color (Naturally Chic). All of the Milani lipsticks apply smoothly, have great pigment, and are pretty long-lasting. I need to reapply maybe once a day after a meal. I have tons of lipsticks (I'm a bit addicted), and Milani ranks high on my list." —Kelli Dettmann

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99 (available in 32 shades).

    23. A bottle of face AND brush cleaner — YUP! — is gentle enough to cleanse your skin, yet powerful enough to also get makeup out of your bristles, all before you get out of the house in the morning. Two uses, one product. Sooo much time (and space) saved, peeps.

    Anisa Beauty

    Also, aren't you going to feel so accomplished when you're able to return to clean makeup brushes for your evening routine? This product is vegan and also cruelty-, paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free.

    Get it from Anisa Beauty for $19 in the full-size bottle and $12 for a travel-size one.

    24. Beautiful hair clips automatically punch up even the simplest hairstyles. Just clip in a few of these and BOOM, it looks like you put in some effort., Amazon

    Promising review: "I am letting my bangs grow out and was desperate for some hair clips to help. These are perfect. There is a good assortment of clips, dressy and plain ones. Some have artificial pearls, acrylic surfaces, and just plain pins for everyday use. I have tried them all and they are very comfortable in my hair, with no sharp edges. Good for adults, teenagers, and children. Very easy to put in." —Lidia Samano

    Get a 20-pack on Amazon for $9.99.

    25. Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer is perfect for a quick morning shower, because you apply it while your skin is still wet. It saves a few minutes and locks in the hydration your skin needs.


    Promising review: "I've always been one who didn't want to take the time to slather my skin in some lotion that took forever to sink in. I have found the holy grail of solutions!! This lotion has the consistency of conditioner. I turn off my shower and it only takes a minute to apply. I don't even pat it dry. I just throw on my robe and start applying products to my face. It absorbs quickly and it keeps my skin hydrated ALL day! Love it!" —Meagan

    Get it from Amazon for $6.24 (available in five scents).

    26. Spiral spin pins are great for anyone who hasn't perfected their bun or topknot look yet. Simply wrap your hair into a bun the way you like it and spin a few of these in to hold it in place. That way you won't waste time redoing your bun and getting hair ties tangled in your hair.


    Promising review: "I LOVE THESE. I used to purchase the Goody brand, but it seems my local stores stopped selling the larger size and only carry the tiny ones now. I decided to try this brand, and I'm so glad I did. I love that there are eight per pack, versus the two in the competitor boxes. I make sure to keep these handy anywhere I go. My hair is extremely long, about 25 inches, and one of these holds my hair in place perfectly. I use two when I'm playing volleyball, and I never have to retie my hair like I used to when using a hair tie. I definitely recommend these." —Victoria B.

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

    27. Glossier Cloud Paint liquid blush is great for a bit of rosiness on the cheeks. It's super easy to apply, and it'll add some dimension to your lovely face.


    Promising review: "This is the best liquid blush I have ever used! It doesn't settle into lines or pores and looks so natural! I also love that I can mix two or more colors together to make a custom color for me!" —Emily

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six colors).

    For more details and pictures, check out why other BuzzFeeders think Cloud Paint is totally worth your money.

    28. Batiste cleansing foam instantly refreshes hair between washes. It's a super-quick and easy way to make your hair look presentable without water, brushing, or leftover residue.


    Promising review: "Amazing! I've used their dry shampoo before, but this stuff leaves no residue! I love it. It's especially great because I have colored hair, and it lasts so much longer when I can get a couple of extra days between washes with this stuff! Also, it smells really fresh and takes away the oily look!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69+ (available in four scents).

    29. Colorful makeup sponges help evenly apply foundation, BB cream, powder, concealer, and more. You get a flawlessly blended face in seconds.,

    Promising review: "I’m honestly really stinking happy with my little sponges. They double in size as soon as you get them damp, but they don’t soak up any of my foundation, so nothing goes to waste. It applies my makeup smoothly and works just as well as a BeautyBlender but for a fraction of the price. Totally worth it." —Corgi Lover

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $8.99.

    30. This microfiber hair towel is super absorbent and anti-frizz and cuts your hair drying time in half — without adding extra heat damage. Plus, it keeps your wet hair out of the way while you do your makeup and get ready.

    "Ever since I started using a microfiber hair towel, I hardly ever use a blow-dryer anymore. I'd rather not add heat to my curly hair unless totally necessary, so I'll wash my hair at night, wrap it in a microfiber towel, and let it dry on its own. It helps my curls feel much healthier — and it keeps my hair out of the way while I'm doing my skincare routine." —Kayla Boyd

    Promising review: "If you have naturally curly hair, you need this towel! I don't know what is at work, but it definitely reduces frizz, and my curls come out much nicer after using this towel. It would be even better if the towel were a smidge larger so it would feel more secure while wrapped around my head. Even so, it's a great product and I recommend it to my curly-haired friends." —KShats

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two sizes).

    31. A Benefit Cosmetics brow gel set, including both a full-size and travel-size eyebrow gel, lets you have fuller and more voluminous brows without the added time and effort of using a brow pencil or pomade.


    Promising review: "Great value set! You get a full size plus a travel size for the price of one! I love this eyebrow gel. It fills the brows and looks super natural." —Glitterqueen211

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

    32. An Undone Beauty three-in-one lip and cheek palette, formulated with coconut extract, provides a sheer, dewy glow that livens up your face in a jiffy when it's feeling a bit dull., Amazon

    Each shade has the three sections (sheer, medium, and intensely opaque) so you can choose the amount of coverage you want! It's also vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "This is great. I love the three formulas. I like my makeup easy and simple. This goes from almost a gloss to a full, rich lipstick. Lasts all day as a blush and is smooth and creamy as a lipstick. I liked it so much, I ordered the other colors. So affordable, too!" —J.B.E.

    Get it from Amazon for $14 (available in four colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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