The 5 best time saving beauty buys for using on the run

If you're short on time then you'll love our picks of the best time saving beauty buys for using on the run.

There's nothing quite like having a bit of me time to sit and paint your nails or do your makeup. But when you're short on time it's all about speed. And that's when you really need some good time saving beauty buys to keep up with the pace. We've chosen five of our favourites that get the job done lickity-split!



  • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat €8.49

We'd be lost without this little gem from Sally Hansen. The top coat locks in nail polish in a few seconds to ensure that smudges are a thing of the past. Huzzah!

  • NARS Multiple in Maui €35

They've spawned countless copy cats and dupes, but NARS' iconic multiples remain the best on the market when it comes to multi-tasking. We adore the shade Maui, a sheer dusty rose that suits any complexion. Wear it on cheeks and lips for a natural flush of colour.



  • Bareminerals BarePro Powder Foundation €32

When you're stuck for time in the mornings, a multi-tasking foundation is your best friend. We love this one from Bareminerals (full review here) because it does everything you need in just one step. Simply buff it over skin and you're good to go. The light powder ticks all the boxes giving good coverage, evening out skin tone, mattifiying. The results? Totally natural looking skin.


  • L'Occitane Verbena Clean Hands Gel €8

We love this because it not only cleans your hands, but it also smells great too. One dollop leaves your hands with the beautifully light lemon scent you'd expect from the Verbena range. It's clean and fresh and perfect for using on the run. Plus, it doesn't dry out your skin either.

  • Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream €34

It's impossible not to mention 8 Hour Cream when you're taking about time saving beauty. The cult classic balm can be used in so many ways. We love it for taming fly away brows, or tapped onto cheekbones as a highlighter. It also works really well for patting down frizzy fly aways too.

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