The best beauty products for when you’re running late


We’ve rounded up nine of the best beauty products for when you’re running late because, well, running late sucks. Trust us, you’ll be thankful to have these lifesavers stashed around the house.

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So without further ado, these are the best beauty products for when you’re running late…


Perfume is a quick, one-second spritz that will not only make you feel more put together, but if you smell delicious, people around you will have no idea you hopped out the door half an hour late. beutyheaven loves the L’OCCITANE Cherry Blossom Roll On Eau de Toilette so you can roll-on, on the go.

A bright, moisturising lipstick

Look and feel ‘done’ by popping a bright colour on your lips. Bonus: if it’s hydrating, like this ModelCo LIPSTICK LIP COUTURE, you won’t have to worry about adding a balm or gloss as well. Plus, this particular ModelCo lippie has a slimline mirror to make applying on the go a breeze.

An all-in-one face product

Sunscreen, moisturiser, primer and foundation are a lot of layers to slap on your face in the morning. If you’ve slept in a little too long (read: way to long), getting yourself a BB or CC cream with SPF will roll all your steps into one. beautyheaven loves the Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 30+.

Bobby pins

Throwing your hair into some kind of haphazard hairstyle as your run out the door? Have a handy pack of TONI&GUY Go Anywhere Combo Size Bobby Pins with you to pin away any strays or bumps.

A pocket mirror

When you’re putting last-minute makeup on while speedwalking to the bus stop, having a compact mirror like this Manicare one can save you from any frightful faux-pas.

An all-in-one colour product

No time for eyeshadow, lips and blush but still want to bring some life to your face? Don’t stress, ’cause you can get products that do all of that. Try the Alluring Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow which can be used as shadow, blush and on top of lip gloss for colour.

Roll-on sunscreen

Sun protection shouldn’t be skipped! Keep this roll-on sunscreen in your bag to apply whenever you’re on the move.

Makeup bags

A few different sized makeup bags will keep all your running-late beauty products easy to find in your handbag. We love this trio of Designer Brands Cosmetic Bags.

What are your best beauty products for when you’re running late? Do you have any multitasking products to recommend?

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