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In a Rush? Meet the Usain Bolts of Beauty

Summer is no time to be stuck indoors, fumbling with a hot curling iron or attempting to perfect your smoky eye. In the interest of minimizing your frustration and maximizing your time spent, say, grabbing rooftop cocktails with your girlfriends, ditch your slowpoke standbys in favor of some lightning-quick products. These time-savers are equally effective, and they’ll shave precious minutes off your routine.

The Goal: Bold Brows

Record Time: 10 Seconds
All-Star Product: Benefit's Gimme Brow, a brush-on fiber gel, instantly creates the appearance of fuller, thicker brows while darkening and defining existing hairs. Better yet, the formula has a water-resistant (read: beach-friendly) finish. A few swipes of the mascara-like brush are all it takes.

The Goal: Voluminous Hair

Record Time: 30 Seconds
All-Star Product: No matter how limp or greasy your hair looks, amika’s Perk Up Dry Shampoo will give it the appearance of being freshly washed. The floral-scented formula absorbs oil and boosts volume—just mist your roots and tousle or brush through.

The Goal: Glowing Skin

Record Time: 2 Minutes
All-Star Product: Slather on Liz Earle’s Brightening Treatment Mask™, which has white clay to purify skin, camphor oil to boost circulation, and aloe vera to hydrate and soothe—a recipe for instant radiance.

The Goal: Deep Exfoliation

Record Time: 3 Minutes
All-Star Product: Real Chemistry’s Luminous 3-Minute Peel delivers the exfoliating results of a conventional peel, minus the major time investment. Your complexion will emerge silky-smooth faster than it takes to down an iced coffee.

The Goal: A Flawless Mani

Record Time: 5 Minutes
All-Star Product: RUFFIAN’s single-coat nail lacquers literally cut your application time in half. Just one layer of their vibrant polish gives you long-lasting, streak-free color. We love the metallic hues from their Endless Summer Collection.

The Goal: Beachy Waves

Record Time: 10 Minutes
All-Star Product: With its revolutionary rotating iron, The BEACHWAVER™ from SARAHPOTEMPA saves you from having to manually wrap your curls. Simply clamp the end of a piece of hair and press the button, and the wand rolls to create a perfectly smooth spiral. Finger-comb your curls for loose, surfer-girl waves.

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