As vain as it may sound, there’s something about looking polished that makes you feel like you can rule the world. There’s a good reason people who work from home still get dressed in the morning — it’s harder to find the motivation to kick goals when you’re rocking trackies and unbrushed hair!
While there’s no denying that when you look good you feel good, sometimes getting all prettified in the morning can feel like way too much effort. Luckily, beauty-savvy scientists are always looking for ways to make our lives easier. Scroll through the gallery for 5 genius inventions that will cut your beauty routine in half.
To those girls who can actually be bothered to straighten their hair everyday, I take my hat off to you. Personally, I find it way too time-consuming — and I don’t even have that much hair! That’s why the Dafni straightening brush has been such a game-changer for me. You just run this through your hair like you would any brush (albeit, a tiny bit more slowly) and within minutes you’re left with sleek, straight tresses. The best part is, you don’t have to waste time sectioning your hair like you would with a straightener and it’s actually better for your hair thanks to the lower temperature.
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We all know we should be cleaning our makeup brushes more often. But it’s so messy and they literally hours to dry, and ain’t nobody got time for that. But given they’re a breeding ground for bacteria (which can lead to clogged pores, breakouts and skin irritation), it’s definitely something we should make time for. With a genius device like the StylPro on the market, there’s no excuse to not be doing it at least a week. Using a spinning motion, it cleans and dries your makeup brushes within a matter of seconds. Yes, you read that correctly — seconds. File this one under “why didn’t we think of it first?”
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It’s no secret that long, defined lashes take your makeup look to the next level. That’s why we spend way too long curling them, then applying 10 coats of mascara to get the desired effect. But this nifty device from Modelco takes out a lot of the leg work. The heated eyelash wand lifts and curls your lashes within seconds, without damaging them like a lot of traditional curlers do. It’s also battery operated, so you can take it anywhere and use it on the go!
We’ve heard time and time again that a great complexion starts with a solid skincare regime. But as bad as it is, sometimes you just CBF giving your face a proper clean. This (admittedly strange looking) gadget does all the hard work for you. You just pop your cleanser on it and the vibrating device works it into a foam for you, giving you a deep, pore-refining clean.
Shop the Chosungah22 Multipurpose Device.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was something like the Chosungah, but for makeup? Turns out, there is — it’s called the Sonicblend Antimicrobial Sonic Makeup Brush. Powered by sonic micro-movements, it applies foundation, blush or bronzer to your skin without leaving behind lines or streaks. So, that perfect, airbrushed finished it normally takes you 20 minutes to perfect is yours within seconds. It also gives you skin a mini collagen-boosting massage and is antimicrobial, making it the perfect makeup brush for acne-prone skin.