Because “less is more” has been our middle name for the past 10 months and we’re not seeing signs of that changing anytime soon.
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A tube of Glossier boy brow for your fluffiest, fullest (you might as well throw your tweezers away) brows. With just a couple swipes, this formula holds unruly hairs in place and fills in the gaps that tend to look a little sparse.
An Australian plum night cream rich in nutrients and lauded by reviewers who boast its ability to smooth and firm skin after just a couple uses. Because what could be easier than applying one product that restores your skin’s natural barrier and gets to work while you catch your zzzs?
An Hourglass lengthening mascara that doesn’t just appease the low effort high impact mood we’ve been fan-girling over recently, but it also coats your lashes instead of clumping them together. (Which reviewers mention makes it super duper easy to remove.) A lashlift in a tube, you say? Eye love it!
A set of 16 Dermal Korea collagen sheet face masks so you can pick a different skin concern to tackle each week. Picture this: in as little as 15 minutes you can banish dull, tired skin all the while you’re putting your feet up and scrolling into the abyss. Ah, the luxury.
A Squish lip gloss that defines skinminimalism to a tee, because donning a red lip? Not for you. Sporting a translucent glassy balm to give your puckers a nice sheen? *Inserts sign up sheet.*
A set of Nexxus frizz taming sheets, aka dryer sheets but for your hair (static sufferers, I’m looking at you). These are a *fantastic* on-the-go solution if you deal with frustrating flyaways, plus they contain frizz-defying ingredients like argan oil.
A Glossier gel-cream blush for subtle, buildable color when you want to look kissed by the sun without having to, you know, actually see the sun. This won’t look cakey either thanks to the lightweight formula and its shockingly easy-to-use applicator: your finger.
A back-to-basics CeraVe face wash, featuring ceramides and hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin in a non-oily, breakout-free fashion. If you suffer from flaky winter skin and you happen to be acne-prone, this noncomedogenic option might be for you.
A Laura Mercier oil-free tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 for a soft and sheer layer of coverage that still feels like your actual skin (and not a greasy layer of baked on makeup).
Or! A L’oreal glow-enhancing face lotion if you’d prefer something that features a highlighting quality as well. This formula is infused with glycerin and shea butter to feed your skin while producing a luminous layer that’ll make you appear more awake (even if your caffeine hasn’t kicked in yet).
A Revlon one-step dryer and hot air brush because needing two+ tools to do your hair in a pandemic?! I don’t think so. Enter: the one styling device that’ll cut down your routine and help you achieve silky smooth locks in ~20 minutes.
A winged eyeliner stamp that has received cult-status with beauty newbs and experts alike — and for good reason. So fret no more, because this revolutionary tool will award you with the ability to *finally* nail your cat-eye on both sides (so they actually look related, and not like step cousins!).
A CeraVe moisturizing lotion for our skin minimalists who favor a more stripped back, does-it-all-for-you formula — this one product can target Sahara-like dryness from your face to feet.
An Aveeno in-shower scrub which goes on like a face mask, sits on your skin for 60 seconds — so you can focus on cleaning the rest of your bod — and once removed, buffs away impurities to provide you with a facial-like treatment. Look at you go, you multi-tasker!
A Ouai wave spray for those indoor air drying days we’ve been having a lot of lately. This is perfect for anyone who wants to ditch the heat tools, scrunch those tresses, and achieve a quick beachy, frizz-free look. (Sun, sea, and sand not included, sadly.)
A pack of Avarelle tea tree oil acne patches that powerfully combats blemishes and blend in with the tone of your complexion – so you can get on with your day knowing that a lil’ sticker is doing all the work and you don’t have to lift a finger. (Except for when you have to remove it and ~satisfyingly~ see all the gunk that gets sucked out of your pores!)
A can of Batiste dry shampoo for a fan-favorite fix to freshen up grease-ridden hair instantly — and as an added bonus, it also creates volume. Pro tip: Spritz this on your roots before bed and let it work the night shift on your oily locks for a serious time-saving solution.
A Biossance one-ingredient squalane oil that’s become a taste-maker within the beauty industry for its multiple uses and rejuvenating benefits. Use it on anywhere from a dry scalp to scaly elbows to flaky cheeks (see: face or derrière).
A Maybelline age rewind concealer to treat and defeat dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines that are taking up prime real estate around your delicate eye area. This even comes with a built-in sponge applicator to cut down the amount of products you’ll need on hand.
A Dr. Jart+ color correcting treatment (with SPF 30!) for an all-in-one treatment if you suffer from discoloration. This has a green tint that works to correct and neutralize red blotchiness (throwback to the colorwheel we learned about in school!)
A bareMinerals hydrating foundation stick if you want more coverage than a tinted moisturizer but don’t want to spend ~hours buffing a liquid-y consistency into your face. This convenient applicator will have your skin evened out quicker than you can say “OMG, I forgot about the meeting I have in 10 minutes!”
A Supergoop! SPF 40 suncreen for a clean-feeling primer that grips makeup and actually keeps it in place — all while shielding you from UV rays. This pearlescent lotion also features a star-studded lineup of skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, B5 vitamins, and blue-light protecting peptides.
A four-in-one makeup brush if you’re looking to Marie Kondo your makeup bag. Because if there are multi-tasking formulas, there are applicators that can do more than one thing, too. Think: concealer, blush, shadow, brows all taken care of with one handy tool.
A Fresh roll-on deodorant for a naturally scented antiperspirant that uses sugar as its main ingredient to protect from sweat (and ideal if you have super-sensitive ‘pits). One quick swipe under each arm = a clear, refreshing formula that won’t stain your favorite black top.
A set of gold collagen masks if carrying less [undereye] baggage into the new year has been on your list of 2021 goals. Perfect if you’re going for a no-makeup Monday (and Tuesday and Wednesday…you get it) since these little miracle workers hydrate, plump, and brighten deep dark crescents that live beneath your eyes.
A six-in-one palette to prove that there is a world where you can have a less cluttered bathroom cabinet and routine. Because in one handheld palette you can achieve multiple, rich pigmented looks for a natural, ~less is more~ complexion worthy of an Insta.
A pack of Amie biodegradable cleansing cloths with vitamin B5 to help even out your complexion while removing makeup and refreshing your skin. Perfect for post-workouts or to fight back against that infamous word of 2020: Maskne.
A Simple alcohol-free toner from the purveyor and experts in ~less is more~ skin. This potion in a bottle, specifically designed for sensitive epidermis, contains calming ingredients like witch hazel to gently remove leftover makeup and pollutants.
A set of nail adhesives for anyone who simply does not have the patience to wait for lacquer to dry or the ability to keep their nails scuff-free after painting them (#me). In two simple steps of peel and press, you can ~nail~ salon-worthy results in little to no time.
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