We SAID: Quick Fix

Staff Writer

If you constantly feel like there’s more to do and less time to do it, you’re not alone. Millions of people consistently find themselves shoving tasks into little pockets of time, all while trying to put their best face forward. Americans in particular are so busy, that more than half of them forfeit much deserved vacation time. With that kind of stress, who has time to look like they’ve just popped off the pages of a beauty magazine?

You do.

The latest crop of beauty fixers to hit the market are designed to take the least amount of time to deliver maximum results.

Too Faced easily tops the list with the Hangover Primer. The all-skin-types friendly formula is packed with goodies like Coconut Fruit Juice (what?) and Olive Fruit Oil. One pump (two for you exhausted types) will help to liven up skin and prep it for foundation. The result: the illusion of about six hours of sleep, even if the reality is more like four.

NARS continues to prove that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The Radiant Tinted Moisturizer consistently blows the competition out of the water (even the latest offerings from competing brands haven’t been able to hold a candle to this formula) in terms of application and performance. The wide range of shades covers just about every skin tone (and undertone), and the formula is user friendly. It mopickup 1ves on the skin like a tinted moisturizer but covers like a foundation. The effect is hydrating and brightening, with a finish that looks just like… well… radiant skin. Just use clean fingers to smooth it on like a (tinted) moisturizer, and you’re good to go.

If you’re looking for even more radiance, Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonder Glow Skin Illuminator is a multi-tasker that performs on bare skin, as a primer before foundation, or mixed with any tinted moisturizer or foundation. The non-intrusive formula leaves a gentle sheen on the skin, without the greasy after-effects of many shimmer formulas. The base metal in this primer is gold, so the overall effect is warm, not ashy. This little bottle of sunshine also multi-tasks below the jawline: add a bit to the decolletage or shoulders (or arms and legs) for an overall glow that looks lit from within.




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