We’re at that time of the year in which calendars are packed, schedules full, and it feels as though there’s never enough time.
Christmas parties encroach on our sleep and leave us hungover, then the mornings are all the more painful.
If you’re a makeup wearer, carving out the time to apply a full face might feel like a challenge.
Luckily, there are products built with speed in mind, along with slicker ways to apply makeup staples to get the job done faster.
These are our top picks for the times you need to get slap on – and dash off.
Morphe2 Quad Goals Multi-Palette
Designed with travel in mind, this is the perfect companion for Tube journeys.
It has eyeshadow, blusher, tinted lip balm and highlighter in one, and comes in a variety of shades.
MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam X Keith Haring Lipstick
A bold red with not much else is a classic way to do put-together makeup.
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Laura Mercier Shimmer & Glow Caviar Stick Eye Colour Trio
Carrying around powders can be tricky – there’s the risk of them smashing and the need for brushes potentially too.
These eyeshadow sticks get the job done quickly for a simple yet polished finish.
Bobbi Brown Luxe Illuminating Duo Soft Bronze
Already sold out in most places, you’ll want to grab this release soon.
Available as a bronzer and blush, you have two powders to feign a healthy, perky complexion, with one more glowy than the other.
The mirror inside works well on the go, too.
Bite Beauty Upswing Full Volume Mascara
For a mascara that loads on volume quickly, look no further.
It dries down sharpish too, so there’s low risk of smudging.
Suqqu Sheer Matte Lipstick
Soft, sheer colour is exactly what you need on hurried mornings because accuracy becomes less important.
This muted chestnut shade won’t launch until January (we’ve tested it and it’s divine), but other colours in the same winning formula are available from now.
Victoria Beckham Beauty Satin Kajal Liner
Recently released in a new colourway (and instantly selling out), these liners are popular with good reason.
They apply along the eyes without dragging and can be smudged out as eyeshadow using just a finger.
This bronze shade is ideal for rushed mornings – given the softer tone, any slight irregularities won’t stand out in the same way black liner would.
Glossier Stretch Concealer
Though sold as a concealer, this works well all over the face as a 2-in-1 for the times you don’t have foundation to hand.
Leaving a glowing complexion, no one will know you didn’t get a good night’s sleep.
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