Time-Saving Beauty Products Our Editors Swear By

Try these beauty must-haves to get ready in record speed.
Time-Saving Beauty Products Our Editors Swear By

If you're anything like us, you're all about shaving a few minutes off your daily primping routine. We grilled a few of our editors to find out which time-saving beauty products they swear by that have them looking polished in a flash.

Editor’s Time-Saving Beauty Products

Cover FX

“This magical multi-tasker transforms any moisturizer, primer or sunscreen into a customizable foundation. I add one drop for sheer coverage (up to three drops for full) to my cream and blend on my palm before applying.” —Erinn Stewart, assistant fashion and beauty editor, Flare

Custom Cover Drops, $56,

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops


“I’ll be honest: washing my hair isn’t always at the top of my priority list in the morning. Thanks to this dry shampoo, if I hit snooze one too many times my hair can still look put together. It’s not white or chalky and absorbs excess oil on my scalp, while giving my locks a boost of volume. It’s also great for midday touch-ups if your hair needs a little afternoon pick-me-up.” — Emily MacCulloch, contributing beauty and fashion editor

Dry Shampoo with Nettle, $18,

Time-Saving Beauty Products Our Editors Swear By


“I use the two-in-one Druide Facial Cleanser and Makeup Remover to take off mascara and eyeliner, then to wash my face. I have very dry skin, so I like that it’s non-drying, and that it’s cruelty free, cheap, and Canadian. Plus, it’s mild enough to use on my kids (but still tough enough to remove a full-face Spider-Man makeup job, with a relative minimum of screaming).” — Gillian Grace, senior managing editor, digital

Cleansing Lotion, $14,

Druide Cleansing Lotion

Charlotte Tilbury

This is the biggest time-saving hero in my beauty arsenal at the moment because it acts as a moisturizer, primer and self-tanner all in one. In a pinch, I can slather on this miracle cream with a touch of blush and a couple swipes of mascara and be good to go.” — Jennifer Berry, staff writer, Flare

Unisex Healthy Glow Hydrating Tint, $50,

Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow


“Looking to moisturizer and cover up all at once? Look no further. This incredible tinted moisturizer treats your skin like royalty while providing ample coverage, unlike other barely there (in a bad way) tinted moisturizers. It comes in a wide range of tones for everyone across the spectrum, and you get the coverage without the cake. Save even more time by mixing it with a liquid highlight.” — Meaghan Wray, acting digital editor, Hello! Canada

Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, $55,

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer


“Cream blush was not in my usual rotation until I met my first little tube of Cloud Paint. It applies effortlessly with just fingers, it blends perfectly, and it’s so easy to toss in my bag when I’m traveling, sans the extra space a brush takes up. Plus, it doesn’t budge, so there’s no need for mid-day reapplication.” —Tara MacInnis, associate beauty and fashion editor, Flare

Cloud Paint in Puff, $22,


Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff


“I have long, curly hair and even though I use an ultra-moisturizing conditioner, and comb out the knots in the shower, my locks still always end up tangled by the time I am ready to style them. But ever since discovering this product, I no longer have to wage a battle with my hair every morning. A couple spritzes and my tresses are instantly tangle-free” —Laura Brown, managing editor


Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier, $30,

Time-Saving Beauty Products Our Editors Swear By


“When I’m in a rush, I love popping a few drops of this into my moisturizer. It gives my skin a really healthy glow, especially when I’m feeling tired and don’t have the energy to go all-out with a face of makeup!” —Alexandra Gater, home editor
Seaberry Skin Nutrition Booster, $61,

Fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrition Booster


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