7 tips and products for a quick morning makeup routine

Looking good at drop-off can totally happen. This quick, high-impact routine is entirely doable and definitely worth it.

By Erin Finlayson

Photo: Erik Putz Photo: Erik Putz

1. A good-quality foundation can double as concealer. Once you’ve applied your base, dab a bit more under your eyes or on any spots.

Where to buy: Charlotte Tilbury LIGHT WONDER Youth Boosting Skin Foundation, $58,

2. An eyeshadow palette with a mix of neutral shades is perfect for everyday (or night).

Where to buy: Maybelline The Blushed Nude collection eyeshadow palette, $17,

3. Instead of messy eyebrow pencils or powder, swipe on brow mascara for easy instant volume and colour.

Where to buy: Just Browsing Brush-on Styling Mousse, $19,

4. Speed up your morning blow-dry with a thermal spray that cuts your drying time in half. Bonus: It extends your style for days.

Where to buy: Blowout, $24,

5. Stick it to your cheeks for quick, blendable colour.

Where to buy: Tarte Cheek Stain, $36,

6. A lip stain gives instant colour that lasts all day. The best part? You don’t have to be precise when you apply it.

Where to buy: Wet N Wild Lip Tint balm, $4,

7. Focus mascara on the roots to help eyelashes hold their curl all day long.

Where to buy: Covergirl The Super Sizer by LashBlast Mascara, $7,

A version of this article appeared in our October 2015 issue with the headline, "Morning rush," p. 40.

This article was originally published on Oct 15, 2015