I may be a beauty editor who tests dozens of products at work a day, but I have approximately 10 minutes to get my makeup on my face in the morning before sprinting out the door (and likely forgetting something). Because of my tightly packed schedule, I tend to favor products that blend easily, show up in a single swipe, and take very little time to put on. In order to earn a spot in my routine, these products have to be top-notch and ideally can be applied with my fingers.
Over my career, I’ve curated my daily cosmetics bags down to the quick, easy-to-apply essentials so I can get out the door in a flash. Ahead, read about the products that allow me to spend less time putting on makeup and more time writing about makeup.