Time-Saving Double-Duty Beauty Products for Busy Moms

Double-Duty Cosmetics and Hair Products for Busy Lifestyles

One of the first things to slip by the wayside for me as a new mom was putting on makeup every day. Given how hectic things can be in the morning, most days there just aren’t a spare 5 to 10 minutes to put on a face before heading out the door.

But a number of products out there that pull double-duty and even triple-duty in order to help mom save time while still looking like a million bucks.

Here are some excellent time-saving makeup products for moms.

Skincare Products

As the saying goes, your paint is only as good as the canvas you lay it on, which makes a proper skincare routine a must for those wanting to wear makeup

Jouviance 3-in-1 Anti-Age

This ultimate 3-in-1 anti-aging cream works as a day, night and eye cream all in one to stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid production to promote skin hydration, firmness and elasticity. Skin looks smoother, younger and plumper, making it easier to apply your makeup. $93.50

SST SKin Perfecting Balm

This skin perfecting balm is like a little bit of Photoshop for your face. It softens, smoothes and perfects the skin while providing a matte finish. Wear alone or under makeup; it can even be used by the fella in your life! $47.94

Mereadesso Face + Neck Cleanser

This face and neck cleanser follows the same idea as the brand’s All-in-One Moisturizer—it not only cleans your face but removes eye makeup and works as both a toner and a mask as well. Perfect after a long day! $45

Saint Cosmetics Bare Your Soul Primer

All-natural and proudly made in Canada, Saint Cosmetics’ primer visibly smoothes the skin’s surface and creates a flawless canvas on which to apply the rest of your makeup. $30

Foundations & BB Creams

BB (or beauty balm) creams are a growing phenomenon in North America, but they’ve been loved by Asian women for years for their multitasking formulations that provide SPF, skin tone evening, moisturization and even treat acne depending on the formulation.

Aveeno Clear Complexion BB Cream

Aveeno’s BB cream moisturizes, evens, and brightens your complexion all while providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection thanks to its SPF 30. It works to blend imperfections and fade marks from past breakouts and is the perfect everyday base for those who don’t want to wear a lot of makeup. $19.97

SST Tinted Primer & Moisture Kick

This tinted primer and moisturizer in one is great for providing light coverage while still being incredibly hydrating for your skin and gives you the no-makeup look. $47.94

Covergirl Smoothers BB Cream Tinted Moisturizer Light to Medium

This BB cream tinted moisturizer offers 9-in-1 benefits to provide your skin with all-day hydration and a natural-looking radiance and sheer colour that’s lightweight and won’t clog your pores. $7.49

Makeup: Colour

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm

We love Clinique’s chubby sticks as they’re the perfect size for tossing in your purse and can be used as a blush, eyeshadow and even lip colour in a pinch. All four shades provide a healthy-looking glow to your skin. $24

Inglot Costmetics Duraline

This amazing little product instantly transforms your favourite eyeshadow into your new favourite eyeliner. Inglot’s Duraline makes it easier than ever to coordinate your shades and you don’t have to worry about having a separate liner on hand. $15

Hair Products

Pureology Dry Shampoo & Conditioner

Fresh Approach dry shampoo and conditioner by Pureology is perfect for when showering is not an option. The duo allows for less water use, extends the life of hair colour, controls oil build up at the roots and tames dry, undisciplined hair. $24 

WEN Styling Creme, Lavender

A cult favourite, WEN’s styling creme works great on all hair types to provide rich moisture, gleaming shine, and body with hold that lasts. Your hair will thank you for providing it with all the benefits of a leave-in conditioner, polishing gloss, and gel in one product. $29.01


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