You may always be in a rush, but that doesn’t mean you have to look haggard. You can look put-together without exerting a lot of effort if you have the right tools! From long-lasting products to easy-to-use makeup that cut down time from your morning routine, we round up these essentials perfect for the busy woman.


Beach Born Dry Shampoo

P218, Beach Born online store

Want to catch a few extra Zs in the morning but don’t want to spend the day with greasy hair? Thank the hair gods for dry shampoo! This one from Beach Born gets rid of excess oil and adds some volume to your locks so you can look fresh all day long. We’re in love with its lavender scent!

Benefit They're Real! Duo Eyeshadow Blender

P1,500, Benefit stores, Sephora

Perfecting your eyeshadow every morning can take up a lot of time. Benefit has eyeshadow that pairs dark and light colors perfectly so you can get a wider-looking gaze in just one swipe! It comes with a custom ShadowBlender that allows you to apply the color to your lids perfectly. The powders are formulated to be crease-resistant and can last for up to 12 hours.

EB Advance Lip & Cheek Stain


P175, department stores

Got no time to perfect your blush and highlight? Dab a bit of EB Advance’s best-selling lip-and-cheek tint on the apples of your cheeks and blend for a gorgeous flush. Add a bit to your pout, too! It’s packed with vitamin E that helps retain skin’s moisture so you can flaunt a gorgeous pucker all day long.

Max Factor Miracle Glow Duo


P895, Beauty Bar

You don't have to look like a zombie after a sleepless night.Feeling like a zombie after a sleepless night? You don’t have to look like it! Max Factor’s Miracle Glow Duo lets you shine in all the right places, brightening up your entire complexion. Nobody has to know how many episodes you watched on Netflix before finally dozing off!

KISS New York Press & Go Nail Tips



No time to go to the nail salon to get a manicure? These press-on nails from KISS New York look like the real thing and they promise to be long-lasting. They come in cute colors and designs, too! Simply peel off the adhesive and press onto your nails for picture-perfect tips in an instant!

Happy Skin Pretty Clean Makeup Eraser


P499, BeautyMNL

Don't you just hate it when you mess up your eyeliner or get mascara all over your face and then you have to do your makeup all over again? Happy Skin has just the thing that will solve all your problems: A makeup eraser pen. It can clean up smudged eyeliner or a bleeding lip color in a snap! It has a non-greasy formula that quickly dissolves makeup (including waterproof products!) so your makeup look stays on-point throughout the day.

Lasting Eyebrow Tint (P895) from K-Palette


If you hate having to spend all morning perfecting your arches every day, K-Palette's Lasting Eyebrow Tint will change your life. These tubes can give you brows that last for up to a week in just a few easy steps! First, start with clean brows and apply a generous amount of product using the brow stencils provided. Next, wait for two hours (or even overnight!) for the tint to dry. Finally, gently peel it off and say hello to brows for days!


L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipsticks

P390, department stores

Say goodbye to multiple lipstick touch-ups because L’Oreal's Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipsticks promise to stay on your pout no matter what. It doesn't matter how many cups of coffee you drink throughout the day—these lippies won't budge! The best part? They're formulated to go on smooth and weightless, you won't even feel like you're wearing matte lipstick at all.

The Face Shop Ink Lasting Foundation Slim Fit To Go


P1,495, The Face Shop

Now you can skip the foundation in the morning altogether and just apply whenever you need to freshen up because The Face Shop's new foundation compact is designed for people on the go. All you have to do is press on the tool and it will dispense the right amount of product for full coverage. Cool, right? The compact comes with a sponge puff that applies foundation evenly on the skin. You'll never have to worry about spilling makeup all over your bag!

BONUS: The Original MakeUp Eraser in Pink



This won't fit in your kikay kit, but it's good to have one at home. There's no reason to skip taking off your makeup before you sleep because this cloth promises that it can remove everything that's on your face in just a few wipes—including waterproof mascara and eyeliner! The magic lies in the fiber used to make the cloth, which its makers claim is finer than human hair. According to Makeup Eraser’s website, "When wet, the eraser creates a hydro-mechanical process that breaks the surface tension of the oils that bond makeup to the skin." It's perfect for traveling, too!


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