Welcome to the rush-hour! It’s no surprise that nowadays we spend much more time on the road than at meetings, events, lunches et al. And while we juggle to balance the hustle and bustle of work, life, and traffic, we still can savour up some beauty time to continue looking and feeling our best – with an easy, effortless approach to our beauty routine. Luckily, we do have multi-tasking and handbag-friendly products to beat the rush-hour woes for an easy-peasy beauty moment. And driving duchess or passenger princess, stuck-in-traffic or bumpy road scenes, never underestimate your makeup skills.
With rush-hour beauty dependent upon time-savvy products, your on-the-go kit needs a mix of essentials and hero products. Think correcting/brightening concealer, tinted moisturiser, sunscreen, moisturiser, lip balm, setting powder, and perfume as your perfect on-the-go essentials – just like NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Hermès Plein Air Complexion Balm SPF 30, Beauty of Joseon Matte Sun Stick, Chanel Rouge Coco Baume (928 Pink Delight), Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder, and Lancôme Idôle EDP. And when it comes to hero products, there’s always lipstick and blush for the quickest impact such as M.A.C Matte Lipstick (Mehr), Gucci Rouge À Lèvres Satin (Goldie Red 25), and Kulfi Mehndi Moment Cream Blush (Sandalwood Swirls). Though tricky to perfect in the back of a car, eyes are the major key for that effortless rush-hour beauty game. So, with the right brow pencil and mascara like Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil and L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, you can ace that ‘fully awake, ready to go’ vibe. Last, but definitely not least, we have our secret rush-hour weapon i.e. Chanel Baume Essentiel (Golden Light) for that elevated yet subtle glow – it’s the ultimate multi-tasker to take on-the-go.
So, are you ready to beat the rush-hour with some simple, but efficient beauty essentials? Well then, slide through our beauty edit below and choose your companions for the next ride. Oh! And yes, nobody got time for brushes for rush-hour beauty.
Karishma is a science nerd turned fashion and beauty writer who loves talking about trends as much as eating desserts. Gucci, salted caramel ice-cream, jewels, and Simba (her dog) make up four chambers of her heart. Like Karishma’s story? Drop her a line in the comments section below.