Busy Girl’s Guide To Beauty

Here at Vagina, we are active ladies. We bike, hike, work 40 hours a week, write, dance and generally run around like crazy. We know you guys are busy too, so that’s why I am bringing you the Busy Girl’s Guide to Beauty. When it comes to our crazy hectic lives we need to get ready once and get ready fast. These are my top picks for products that will get you pretty in a pinch but that also last all day.

1. Benetint, $29 (Sold at Sephora, Ulta and Benefit.com) The ultimate multi-tasker. This product works almost as hard as you do! It is a beautiful sheer rose-red that serves as a cheek tint and a lip stain so you have blush and lips covered in about 10 seconds flat. The lip tint won’t bleed or come off for hours! It is also used by some adult stars to make other things a little rosier too, but we can’t speak to that!

2. Maybelline BB Cream, $8 (Sold and Drugstores and Ulta) Somewhere between a tinted moisturizer, a sunscreen and a primer lies this incredible new product. (Wondering what a BB Cream is? Read my article on this new addition to the beauty world.) This is a great inexpensive option to blur imperfections without the weight of a foundation plus you get the SPF you need. Win, win, win!

3. Chapstick Classic, $2 (Sold at Drugstores) This is by far my most-used most-repurchased beauty product of all time. The classic formula has basically no taste or smell and no color. It keeps lips soft and lovely so you’re always ready for whatever the day or night has in store. Bonus: this product is great for use with Benetint because lip stains can sometimes dry out lips.

4. Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes, $19 (Sold at Sephora, Ulta and Tartecosmetics.com) If you are looking for dark, long lashes that last all-day without budging this is my go-to mascara. It has an amazing waterproof formula that simply does not quit after it dries. It doesn’t flake and best of all it is extra-black to keep eyes flirty at all times.


—By Rachel Martino, Style Blogger