• Simplify Your Morning Beauty Routine With These Time-Savers

    If you're in rush, these multi-purpose beauty finds can cut down your prep time to looking fab.
    by Michelle Katigbak-Alejandro .


  • Mornings can be rough. In between getting breakfast on the table and the kids ready for school sometimes it’s difficult to find even five minutes to get yourself together before heading out the door. But that doesn’t mean you have to leave without looking your best. Try these must-have beauty products that can help streamline your morning beauty routine!

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    1 Dry shampoo

    This is the one of the best beauty inventions to become popular these last few years. It doesn’t mean you need to skip your shower, but in case you don’t have time to wash your hair, dry shampoo helps enliven your locks and gives you gorgeous volume as if you’ve just had a blowout. Plus, it also helps hide odors, oil, and lifelessness. 
    Try Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo, P999, or Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo, P899.

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    2 CC Cream


    A good skincare ritual usually involved several steps, and the most basic is cleanser, toner, moisturizer. But for times when you're in a rush, a good CC cream can help make your skin look great. CC stands for color correcting, and the creams target not just moisturizing but also correcting any imperfections such as redness, dullness, or sallow looking skin. If you find one that matches your skin tone perfectly, it can also double as lightweight foundation.
    Try Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream, P1,850, or Max Factor Color Correcting Cream, P765.

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    3 Lip and cheek tint


    A good way to speed up your routine is to use products that serve more than one purpose. Lip and cheek tint has been a long time favorite of women who love multi-purpose beauty buys. Not only are they compact (you can pop them in the smallest purse for touch-ups), but they also make putting on lip color and cheek color simple and easy. While there are several available in the market the trick is to find one that works best with your skin tone and has vibrant and lasting pigmentation.
    Try Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Kiss and Blush #9, P1,972, or Benefit’s Benetint (for more reddish hue) or Posietint (for a pinker hue), P1,700.

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    4 Eye savers


    The amount of blending, shading and contouring for gorgous eyes adds up. You can skip the eye shadow for your day-to-day and instead focus on your brows and lashes. Clean and groomed eyebrows and vibrant lashes can easily make your eyes open up and pop. What’s more you can also use brow powder right on your upper lash line as a powder or liner substitute.
    Tame and groom your brows with K Palette Real Lasting 2-Way Eyebrow Pencil (P795) and make those lashes pop with Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara (P199).

    5 Sunscreen + perfume

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    Sunscreen is a must for every woman! Protecting your skin is the most important part of any beauty ritual. To save on time though nab a sunscreen that works as an SPF, a lotion, and, yes, a perfume too! There are products with great scents and all the skin saver qualities you need. So as you end your morning routine you can slather on some lotion, protection, and fragrance in one go!
    Try Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protect Lotion, P2,900, for a nice fruity scent, or Ocean Potion Instant Dry 50 SPF Anti-Aging Mist, P599, for a fresh and clean fragrance.

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