1. Look fabulous in nothing flat

    Save precious minutes with our tried and true favouritesAre your mornings frantic? Do you need a streamlined beauty regimen? Here are tried and true beauty products that will save you precious minutes without shortchanging your look. Some of these are so good you will want to stash an extra one in your gym bag or office drawer.
    The Olay Wet Cleansing Cloths for normal complexions are handy little wipes that whisk away makeup and grime. You can pay more, but you will not find anything better. Follow with a quick rinse when you can. If you have the skin-destroying habit of falling asleep with your makeup on, stash a pack on your bedside table. These are fabulous for travel too.
    Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer gives skin a glow as it masks small flaws and protects with SPF20. Laura Mercier is known for natural and beautiful foundation finishes. Their tinted moisturizers are a favourite of models, makeup artists, and mavens. This one comes in five shades and takes seconds to apply.
    Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Tone Correcting Moisturizer + Sunscreen Broad Spectrum is also a pretty and affrodable alternative. This drugstore alternative has Olay’s niacin- and gluscomine-rich formula, and offers amazing coverage. It is a bargain for women of all ages with normal to dry skin. Around $20.
    If you have acne prone or oily skin, you may prefer a powder or mineral makeup. We love the dermatologist’s choice, Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base Mineral Foundation – SPF 20. It goes on like a dream and doesn’t look flat or cakey, like many other popular mineral powder bases.
    L'Oreal – True Match Super-Blendable Concealer comes in a zillion shades, so finding the one for you is easy. It stays on and does not cake. It is a great concealer with medium coverage. You can apply it quickly, and it looks natural. It is under $10, so you can buy afford to an extra. Keep one in your bag for touchups. Try it and you may never buy a pricey cover-up again.
    Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm Tint SPF 15  is a lip balm with such intense colour you can wear it in place of lipstick or gloss. It comes in several shades and costs only $3. It looks great and keeps your lips super soft. Our contributor Angela D’Amario loves it.
    Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster comes two shades, light-medium and medium-dark, so you can choose the right intensity for you. The Bronze Booster also has tan activators as well as antioxidants and Vitamins C and E. They protect your skin and defend against environmental damage.
    Evidence suggests it is wise to use an antioxidant with sun blocks to prevent aging. I now always apply an antioxidant under my sunscreen to prevent photo aging. I really like the formulation of this product. You’ll still need to apply a higher SPF sun block
    Dry shampoo can refresh and fluff your hair after a workout, let you skip a shampoo, or remove smoke and cooking odors from your hair. It can also fluff up fine hair and make it more manageable. We love dry shampoo.
    A few of our favourites to try include: Rene Furterer Naturia dry shampoo smells great and is full of essential oils; Tresemme makes a full range of dry shampoos for all hair types. At about $5 each, it’s true beauty bargain;Umberto Umberto Dry Clean Dry Shampoo is another of our well-priced favourites.
    Dry shampoo belongs in every beauty’s bathroom.
    Hot rollers, a beauty staple of the 80s, can save you time, and help save your hair. Big flocked hot rollers can smooth hair as well as give you big bouncy waves with less damage and breakage than daily blow-drying and flat irons.