The 7 Beauty Products Busy Women Love | Clozette

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If you’re someone constantly on-the-go, then you know the importance of makeup and skincare products that are easy and quick to use. Because most busy women rarely have more than 5-15 minutes to do their beauty and skincare routines, they stick to products they know will get the job done.

So if you want to shorten your beauty routines, or you want to minimise the number of products you use, keep reading below for the list of beauty products that all busy women swear by (and love)!

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Cleansing Water


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A makeup remover that doubles up as a cleanser and toner, cleansing waters are the ultimate staple for busy women. These ‘super’ waters cleanse the skin without stripping it, leaving a cleaner and more hydrated complexion!

Cream Blush


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Cream blushes give a natural flush to the skin, can be applied using fingers, and can be used as a lip stain too – it’s no wonder why busy ladies love this product so much!


Brow Gel


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Even if they have hectic schedules, busy women still find the time to quickly groom their face-framers because brushing and setting the brows can instantly change your whole look!


Concealer


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A concealer is a staple among busy women because they can fake 8 hours sleep in under 5 minutes! So if you've god a bad case of dark circles or eye bags, just take a full coverage concealer, blend it under your eye area, and you will look well-rested immediately! 


Waterproof Mascara


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Busy ladies don’t always have time for sharp, winged liner. So to define their eyes, they go all out with mascara, waterproof mascara to be more precise, because it instantly makes them look more awake and won’t budge or smudge during the day.


Powerful Moisturiser


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Since busy bees don’t always have time to use face masks to plump up their skin, they use a potent moisturiser or face cream to maintain that natural glow.


Tinted Lip Balm


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Lipsticks can dry out the lips, so busy women add colour to their pouts through tinted lip balms! They add a sheer wash of colour over the lips, while hydrating them and plumping them up!

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Some people might say that dyeing your hair in a bold colour is a whole new level of crazy; but in fact, going for an unnatural hair colour is a great way to quickly change up your look and show the fun, experimental side of yourself. However, we have to admit that it’s a big risk and may even end up in a disaster. Yikes!

Worry not! Never go wrong with bold hair colours and show off your feisty, adventurous side with our simple tips and tricks!

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Start with unwashed hair



If you plan on dyeing your hair at home, going with dry and greasy hair is your best bet to avoid turning your locks brittle. This is to ensure that your hair’s natural oil (temporarily taken away when you shampoo) is there to moisturise and protect the strands when you apply the chemicals for dyeing.

Remember the colour wheel



If you have really dark hair, chances are the colour won’t show as much. Get your hair bleached first if you want the colours to really stand out. But you also have to make sure that you get it toned as well to get rid of the yellowness that bleach usually results in. Light brown and blonde hair with red usually ends up orange; blue on blonde will turn green; blue on red/reddish brown hair results to purple -- just remember all those colour mixing lessons you got in kindergarten to come up with the accurate shade.



Test it out



Dye a small portion of your hair, preferably the ones by the nape to keep it hidden. Doing a dye trial is essential to make sure that you get the colour that you want and to also see if you’ll have any allergic reactions to the products that you’re going to use.



Make sure it matches your skin tone



If you easily blush, you might want to stay away from pinks and reds. Green and yellow are not the shades you should go for if you’re a bit pale because it’ll flush out the colour from your cheeks. Lucky are those with olive skin can have a little more liberty when it comes to choosing colours to play with. 



Maintain, Maintain, Maintain



Maintaining your bold hair colour is all in the washing. Keep the shampooing to twice a week and step up on your use of conditioner. This helps maintain the shine and the staying power of the dye, keeping your hair voluminous and vibrant! Out of all the dyes, blue is the hardest one to maintain because it needs the most amount of touch-ups. If you’re going for this colour, make sure you stock up!

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Using your fingers to apply makeup is great because the warmth from your fingertips allows the product to blend in well. But there’s just something different with how makeup looks when applied using a brush — the finish is more flawless, even, blended, and you don’t have to wash you hands!

Once you get the hang of which is which, and discover how certain brushes can be used for more than one thing, how you apply makeup will never be the same again.

So if you’re still confused with which makeup brush is which, and you’re looking to build your own brush kit with just a few things, keep reading below for our guide to makeup brushes!

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Powder Brush


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Powder brushes tend to be big and poofy to be able to evenly distribute the product, without making your MOTD look cakey. Beginner or expert, you will always need a powder brush in your arsenal!

Used for: Powder, Blush

Stippling Brush


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The densely-packed bristles in a stippling brush make it an excellent makeup tool for those who want a more flawless, full coverage look; and the perfect brush for beginners as they’re very versatile. If you want a more natural look, though, all you have to do is use the stipple brush in circular motions, rather than dabbing it.

Used for: Foundation, Blush, Bronzer, Powder



Tapered Brush


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Incredibly soft and flexible, a tapered brush strikes a balance between a dense stippling brush and a loose powder brush to cater to all your ‘cheek’ needs.

Used for: Blush, Highlighter, Powder



Flat Foundation Brush


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This flat, dense brush is similar to a paint brush in terms of applying product. Instead of using stippling or patting motions, you use “dragging” motions similar to how a painter applies colour on his canvas!

Used for: Concealer, Foundation



Kabuki Brush


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A fat brush that isn’t too dense or too loose, a kabuki brush is perfect for beginners as they can be used for just about anything!

Used for: Foundation, Powder, Blush, Bronzer, Setting



Eyeshadow Brush


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Similar to a flat foundation brush, but much smaller, the eyeshdow brush is designed to allow the user to “pack on” the eyeshadow on the lids for maximum colour payoff!

Used for: Eyeshadow



Angled Liner Brush


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If you find yourself having a hard time perfecting that wing, try using an angled liner brush! Or if you want a more natural brow look, you can use this same tool for creating hair-like strokes; or for smudging in a harsh line – great brush for beginners and experts!

Used for: Eyeliner, Eyebrows, Smudging



Fine Liner Brush


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For those who love a good 60’s cat eye or a soft line, a fine liner brush is the right tool for you. It’s small enough to create even the thinnest lines, but still perfect for creating thicker ones too!

Used for: Eyeliner



Crease Brush


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Whenever you’re doing eyeshadow, make sure to blend, blend, blend! If you want a brush that can do more than just apply eyeshadow, then add the crease brush to your makeup bag! Whether it’s dome-shaped or tapered, it will still be able to do most of your eye makeup needs!

Used for: Eyeshadow, Concealer, Setting, Smudging, Blending



Smudge Brush


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For easy smokey eyes, simply take a smudge brush, blend eyeshadow on your lower lashline, and you’re done! Excellent for pinpoint concealing and lip lining, this tiny tapered brush can do more than meets the eye.

Used for: Eyeshadow, Pinpoint Concealing, Smudging, Lips


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