Yes, that’s right; instant.
We’re busy, dammit. When it comes to a beauty fix, we want results right now, not in six-to-ten days.
As we roll into late summer, we’re looking for no-hassle products that provide fast freshen-ups you can see.
Here are four excellent buys that fit the bill:
SHEET MASK SAVIOUR
Alex Steinherr’s Leaping Bunny-certified Maximum Moisture Sheet Mask is one of our favourite items in her excellent budget beauty range for Primark. A bargain €4 from Penneys, this baby is loaded with glycerin, amino acid and lotus flower extract for an instant hydration surge. The beauty guru describes it as a ‘cool glass of water for the skin’. The packs are super handy for popping in your hand luggage too so use one on the plane to fight in-flight dehydration.
Get it: €4, Penneys
NAB A LIFT
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and its texture slackens. Gravity worsens the overall look – dragging down your skin and creating deep lines, eye bags and a sagging appearance. Ugh. Eminence Age Corrective Ultra Hibiscus Instant Line Filler is one of the few completely natural quick fixes that truly does the trick. The secret is Ice Wine Active , which tightens skin so it appears lifted and smooth and Voluform, which plumps wrinkles in five minutes. We’ve been popping this on before make-up and it’s as effective as a facial… in the time it takes to dry your hair.
Get it: €79, Eminence.ie
THE CHEEKS HAVE IT
The transformative power of just the right shade of blush should never be underestimated. Case in point: Clarins new Joli Blush in ‘Cheeky Baby’; a matte pink that gives pale complexions a healthy, rosy glow in one sweep. Made with nourishing hazelnut oil, this one is an instant fix after a late night or a tough day.
Get it: €32 at Brown Thomas Cork, hits counters August 9th, 2019
We love a bargain beauty buy and Note’s Mineral Foundation ticks all the boxes in terms of coverage and glow, with a host of extra natural benefits. The formula contains coral seaweed, which is rich in calcium, magnesium and zinc. This trio protects skin against environmental factors and improves cellular regeneration while keeping skin healthy underneath your make-up. It’s an SPF 15 too.
Get it: €12.95 from pharmacies