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7 Ways to Fix Your Next Beauty Emergency Before it Even Happens

Product options for every beauty SOS

Product options for every beauty SOS

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We all experience beauty woes at one point or another. Is it me or do they happen at the worst times too? When you're late for work, rushing to an event or right before that first date; in each case, when you have what feels like five minutes to solve them. Well with the right beauty products on hand, time is no longer of the essence. In fact, with these supercharged beauty products, you can express tan in less than 10 minutes, tackle dandruff in just one wash and give new life to a days old mani.  Interested? We thought so. We've rounded up 7 products guaranteed to save the day, and stat!

The Makeup Master

If you think airbrushed quality makeup in less than a minute sounds like a dream, well then, your dream just came true. This new foundation brush head uses a patented technology to apply your makeup flawlessly. What it means for you is a new and improved way to apply foundation and cover up imperfections. Plus, you can use it to blend, contour and highlight without getting your hands covered in product.

Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Brush, $40, clarisonic.ca

The Dandruff Fighter

You might not know, but half of the population gets varying degrees dandruff. If you're one of them, rather than give up your black clothes, you can treat the problem and the flakiness, dryness and itchiness that's part of it with targeted shampoos formulated with Selenium Sulfide. Designed for maximum scalp protection, they smell super fresh, and you'll see the difference beginning from the very first wash.

Head & Shoulders Clinical Solutions line, $10 each, walmart.ca

The Eye Brightener

We don't all wake up looking like Beyoncé. Dark undereye circles can be a dead giveaway of lack of sleep. Luckily, this heavy-duty concealer - developed by plastic surgeons - offers coverage that won't crease. Apply the waterproof product formulated with vitamins and peptides to the eye area, and expect to see redness, bags and dark circles to improve immediately. It's exactly what we call a bright idea.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye, $32, itcosmetics.com

The Oil Remover

If you're leaving the office for an event, you probably don't have a lot of time to get ready, yet, you probably could use at least  a quick refresher. Use blotting papers to eliminate dirt, shine and excess oil, and unclog pores in a single swipe. Best of all, the ultra compact carrying case means you can keep it in your bag for touch-ups anytime, anywhere.

Sephora Collection Blotting Papers, $10, sephora.ca

The Lip Saviour

Sometimes, you have one minute to pull your look together (think about heading to that surprise meeting you did *not* dress for), which means you need a product that makes a big difference. Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk lip liner became so popular online that the celeb makeup pro turned it into a lipstick that's now being heralded as "the nude to end all nudes." The new shade works on all skin tones and gives lips the perfect natural finish in just seconds. Super-fast sophistication.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk, $36, holtrenfrew.com

The Glow Getter

Whether or not we have vacations planned this summer, we all want that sunkissed look. And thanks to a new tan mask inspired by Korean skincare trends, you can achieve one any time you need a boost. Apply the mask formulated with Hyaluronic Acid for 5 to15 minutes depending on your desired tan, and blend in excess serum to your face and neck. Then, watch the colour develop throughout the day. Oh, and don't forget to wash your hands!\

St. Tropez Self Tan Express Sheet Mask, $10, beautyboutique.ca

The Glitter Effect

When you want to look polished, chipped nails present a real problem. Trying to touch-up the edges doesn't really work that well either. An easy fix? A glitter top coat that you can paint on top your existing mani for a completely fresh look that totally conceals any chips. It doesn't hurt that these metallic polishes are right on trend.

Nails Inc Nail Polish in Exhibition Road, $21, net-a-porter.com

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