Speedy Does It

Speedy Does It

Magic beauty saviours for when there just aren’t enough hours in the day


Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask £23
Quench thirsty skin with this speedy mask made from algae extracts to nourish and soothe tired and dehydrated areas. Use weekly to top up hydration levels for a happy and healthy epidermis. 


Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial Masque £35
Billed as a high-performance product, this face mask aims to increase surface cell turnover for fresher, brighter skin. It promises to deliver all the smoothness of microdermabrasion, but with less irritation and stress to the skin. Win, win. 


Mavala Minute Quick-Finish £4.75
This super brilliant top-coat dries in in a minute to leave behind a high-shine gloss to prolong your manicure. Plus its miniature size means it’s ideal for on-the-go touch ups. 

La Prairie Cellular 3 Minute Peel £148
A weekly booster for those with expensive taste, this soft-peel resurfacing mask is formulated with fruit acids to gently rid skin of surface debris and comes with its own salon-level brush applicator. Use for long enough and it promises to banish pesky pores and woeful wrinkles.

Benefit Instant Brow Pencil £15.50 
Natural, defined brows are a cinch with Benefit’s brow pencil that allows you to create enviable arches in just a couple of minutes. Available in three shades, colour glides on easily and the attached spoolie brush makes for seamless blending.

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm £19.00
Taking blusher brushes out of the equation, Clinique has created a signature chubby stick for cheeks so simple to use, it’s practically child’s play. Simply dot colour on to the apples of cheeks and blend with fingers along the cheekbone towards the hairline. Et voila, a fetching flush of colour in no time at all.

Du Wop Lip Venom £13.50
Claiming to be the first non-surgical lip plumper on the market, Du Wop’s tingly lip venom is a secret blend of essential oils, including cinnamon, wintergreen and ginger, that create a rush of blood to the lips, causing them to flush and swell for a fuller, sexier pout in an obscenely short amount of time. 

label.m Powder Pink Spray £9.95 
Hair colour commitment can now be a thing of the past with the introduction of label.m’s new lo-fi colour sprays. With pink, blue, red and purple to choose from, you can build up colour from subtle shading to dramatic colour-blocking with a flattering chalky, matte texture that leaves no trace behind when washed out.

label.m Thickening Shampoo £12.25
This body-boosting formula from label.m boasts time-release technology for root lift that lasts. Lather on the scalp, rinse and repeat if necessary for luscious locks in 10 minutes or under.

REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial, available from September
Helping skin zing into action is REN’s 1 lickety split facial that delivers results in just 60 seconds flat. Injecting a much-needed dose of vitamin C to neutralise grey areas, the gel-based formula contains a magical mix of Boswellic Acid, Magnesium and Vitamin C that is activated with water to reduce fine lines and stimulate collagen synthesis. 

  • Words: Catriona Taylor