Best Beauty Products for the Busy Working Woman

February 24, 2017

best products for last all day makeup

As a busy woman, I know the importance of finding beauty products that last all day, because nobody has time for touchups. I am SO excited to be bringing you today’s post because I have been working on it for ages. I wanted to find the best of the best when it comes to makeup and hair care products that last all day, that I think every working woman needs. Below are my top 6 beauty products for busy women; along with my thoughts on why the particular product is a must-have if you’re a busy woman, and my review of the pros & cons of the product. Read on for more: your busy schedule will thank you!

1. Benefit Concealer – (Now called the “Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer (here’s the
Canadian link)

long lasting under eye concealer


Nobody likes the look of bags under their eyes, and let’s be honest every busy woman could all use a little more sleep. Erase paste is the best way to brighten up your under eye and look more well rested. There are a number of under eye concealers on the market, but erase paste is by far the best bang for your buck. You only need a little bit of product each time, so the pot of concealer lasts a long time. I’ve been using the same one for three months and it’s still not empty. Most importantly though, I recommend erase paste over any other under eye concealer because it actually stays in place all day – an essential feature for any busy woman. I don’t have time to touch up my makeup during the day, so I need makeup that will last all through my work day and this under eye concealer definitely lasts.


2. Estee Lauder Double Wear (here’s the Canadian link)


best long lasting foundation

I have spent YEARS trying to find the perfect foundation. It is not an exaggeration to say I tried 50 different kinds before finding Estee Lauder double wear. This is the holy grail of foundation. Why? Because it really does last all day BUT it doesn’t feel heavy or look cakey. The problem with a lot of long lasting makeup is that it is too thick and feels, quite frankly, gross on your skin. Double wear goes on light and smooth but still lasts all day. I swear by this foundation and recommend it for any woman; especially women who need their makeup to last from morning to night.  


3. Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder


best products to make your makeup last all day

This is probably one of the most loved products by makeup artists everywhere. A quick pat of this powder of your entire face once your makeup is complete removes shine and sets the makeup, especially your foundation, for long-lasting wear. An added bonus about this setting powder is you can also buy it in travel size. I have the standard one for my everyday makeup but I keep a travel size in my drawer so that I can still take it with me when I travel without lugging around the giant tub. This is a must-have product.


4. Lipsense 


lipsense review for work day

Let me preface this by saying, I do not sell lipsense – I am not here publicizing it to try to sell it to you – I just genuinely love it. I only recently tried lipsense (about 3 weeks ago) and don’t think I will ever go back to any other lip product for daily wear. I could not believe that it really does work – I apply it in the morning and manage to have coffee and lunch and come home from work with it still looking perfect. This, my friends, is a total game changer. I recommend any woman who has a busy day ahead wear this lipstick so they can forget about their lips, get on with their day, and never worry about reapplying their makeup. 


5. Urban Decay “All Nighter” Makeup Setting Spray 


best products to set makeup all day

Whatever makeup I am doing for the day, whatever products I am using, I ALWAYS end with a quick spritz of this on my face. This product is designed to set your makeup – and it definitely does it’s job. What I like, similar to the setting powder, is this doesn’t make your makeup feel heavy or cakey. It goes on as a light mist which dries in a few seconds leaving your makeup ready to go and last all day. Everyone should add this step into their makeup routine.



6. Tresemme Volumizing Dry Shampoo   


best dry shampoo for volume

I have blogged before about how I do my hair for work. What I have added to my “arsenal” since then though, is this killer dry shampoo. Let me tell you, as a busy lawyer who happens to have a ridiculous amount of long, thick hair, dry shampoo has long been my best friend. I have tried a number of different brands – including some high end ones – and nothing has lived up to this product. My favorite thing about this beauty product is that it really does volumize. Most dry shampoos weigh your hair down quite significantly, but this adds a ton of volume to my hair which is amazing. I also like this dry shampoo because it doesn’t leave behind a white residue – a problem that so many dry shampoos have. This is my favorite hair care product and definitely something that I use on the regular when I just don’t have time to wash and blow dry my hair. If you need to extend your hairstyle throughout your busy work week, give this product a try.

And that’s it! Those are my must-have beauty products, that I really think every busy woman should have to make their makeup and their hair look great throughout the day, while being low maintenance.

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4 comments so far.

4 responses to “Best Beauty Products for the Busy Working Woman”

  1. says:

    This is a great topic to cover, because it's so necessary! I'll have to try that Laura Mercier powder… and I agree, Urban Decay setting spray is the BEST.

    • Lee T says:

      Aw thank you!! I am so glad you like it! Yass let me know if you like the LM setting powder. I am officially hooked on it. I have oily/shiny skin as well so I find its great in that it combats shine as well!

  2. J. Elle says:

    Really great list of products, Lee. I used Erase Paste for quite along time, but have since switched to Younique. I may need to give EL Double Wear a try, as well as Lipsense, now after reading your thoughts. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    • Lee T says:

      Thanks Jennie! OOO are you liking Younique? I always see instagram posts about it, but have never tried any of their products. Let me know if you try the EL out- I bet youll love it!

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