Stress-Less Beauty Loot

You’ve got enough on your plate right now. These 12 products make you look good fast—and add zero angst

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Boots Quick Thinking 4-in-1 Wipes, $7

Wash, tone and moisturize your skin in one step. Oh, and take off stubborn waterproof makeup, too. These cleansing wipes are also fragrance free, so they’re safe for more sensitive types—and they’re a godsend when you’re traveling. Click to purchase

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Perfekt Body Perfection Gel, $48

If you’re showing some skin but have no time to self-tan, this tinted, fast-drying body cream is your solution. It makes pasty skin look even and glowy, and the results are immediate. Comes in three shades. Click to purchase

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NARS The Multiple Multi-Purpose Stick in Orgasm, $38

This tinted cream-to-powder formula can be quickly applied to cheeks, lips, even eyelids. It’s a cinch to blend and requires no tools (your fingers work just fine). Orgasm, the company’s best-selling shade, is a slightly shimmery coral that works well on nearly every skin tone. Click to purchase

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René Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo, $12

Skip time-consuming strand sudsing (as well as the subsequent blow-dry) by spritzing this oil-absorbing aerosol powder into not-so-clean hair, then brushing through. Voilà! Perfect hair in a minute flat. Click to purchase

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Pixie Flawless and Poreless Primer, $28

Facial schmacial. At a time of year when you can really stand the pampering, most of us haven’t a second to even say the word spa, let alone visit one. So to make your skin look instantly better sans aesthetician, smooth on this miracle worker, which evens tones, brightens your complexion and diminishes fine lines. Click to purchase

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Sultra the Sophisticate Power Dryer, $245

If you haven’t invested in a ceramic/ionic hair dryer yet, you’re spending way too much time drying your hair. This top-of-the-line dryer is guaranteed to accelerate the process—gaining you oodles of extra time in the morning. Click to purchase

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Peter Thomas Roth Instant FirmX Temporary Face Tightener, $48

No time for a trip to the dermatologist? Feign Botox-like results (we kid you not) with this instant skin-smoothing serum. Works best around the eyes. Click to purchase

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Sephora by OPI Nail Colour Drying Drops, $14

Diminish lacquer drying time by applying a drop of this serum to each nail, post painting. You should be good to go in about two minutes. Click to purchase

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Pixie Eye Bright Liner No. 1 in Nude, $16

Look wide awake, regardless of the amount of shut-eye you got last night, by applying this flesh-colored liner to the often red inner rim of your lower lashes. Amazing, right? Click to purchase

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Sonia Kashuk Perfectly Neutral Eye Palette, $15

Take all the guesswork out of putting on your eye makeup—and still look good. This go-with-everything color selection can be applied in myriad combinations without ever looking garish, making the getting-ready process as painless as possible. Click to purchase

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Deborah Lippmann The Stripper to Go Polish Remover Mitts, $10 for Six Mitts

Toss one in your purse and take off your polish the second it starts to chip. Click to purchase

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Bobbi Brown Empties, $10 for a Set of Five

Make packing for holiday travel a breeze by filling these jars with your grooming essentials. Click to purchase

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First Published February 23, 2011

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