Marie Claire's Guide to Beauty On-the-Go

Pressed for time when it comes to your daily beauty routine? We have plenty of easy to follow tips that will have you looking gorgeous in seconds flat. Promise!

By Harling Ross

On-the-Go Beauty

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On-the-Go Hair

Having a bad hair day? Tie it up with a cool scarf, as seen here by actress Elizabeth Olsen.

On-the-Go Beauty

On-the-Go Hair

If your hair feels a little greasy but you don’t have time to take a shower, apply dry shampoo on your roots to freshen up your look. We recommend this version by Oscar Blandi.

On-the-Go Beauty

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On-the-Go Hair

If you can never find the time to straighten your hair in the morning, opt for a messier, natural look, which just so happened to be a huge trend on the runways during Spring 2013 Fashion Week in New York.

On-the-Go Beauty

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On-the-Go Hair

Looking for a quick but dramatic hairstyle? Try an extreme side part to add some edginess. Here's an example from Rodarte's Spring 2013 runway show.

On-the-Go Beauty

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On-the-Go Hair

When you’re pinched for time, do the T-zone blow-dry—dry down your part and around your hairline only. So simple, and so fast!

On-the-Go Beauty

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On-the-Go Hair

Is your hair looking a little flat? Flip your head over and tousle your roots with your fingers. Once you’re upright again, twirl the ends of your hair to create tendrils. Insta-volume!

On-the-Go Beauty

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On-the-Go Hair

To flatten frizz in a jiffy, apply a little water and a drop of lotion to your hair with your hands, and then pull it into a French twist. After ten minutes, take your hair down and it will be nice and smooth.

On-the-Go Beauty

On-the-Go Makeup

Uriage lip balm provides a nice lip base to keep lipstick color from bleeding while you’re out and about, and can help you to easily transition your look from day to night.

On-the-Go Beauty

On-the-Go Makeup

If you’re trying to look well-rested while you’re running about, use a tinted moisturizer instead of foundation and use a beige eye pencil to counteract redness.

On-the-Go Beauty

On-the-Go Makeup

Use an eyelash curler on clean lashes to give your look an instant boost and to make your eyes look wider.

On-the-Go Beauty

On-the-Go Makeup

Refresh your makeup by spraying your face with water and re-blending the foundation, powder, or concealer you already have on.

On-the-Go Beauty

On-the-Go Makeup

Use the same color on both your lips and your cheeks to save time! We particularly like Benefit Rush Hour.

On-the-Go Beauty

On-the-Go Makeup

Get a small tube of light bronzing gel, like Sisley Paris Phyto-Touche Sun Glow Gel, to add instant glow to your complexion at any time of day.

On-the-Go Beauty

On-the-Go Skincare

To diminish excess oil and/or sweat in an emergency, stash Viva paper towel sheets in your purse.

On-the-Go Beauty

On-the-Go Skincare

Has your quickie morning shave left you with bumpy, red legs? Use a topical 1% hydrocortisone lotion to calm the irritation.

On-the-Go Beauty

On-the-Go Skincare

Did you wake up with an unexpected blemish? Press an ice cube over a zit to immediately reduce redness.

On-the-Go Beauty

On-the-Go Skincare

MD Skincare 4-in-1 facial treatment towelettes are the perfect on-the-go solution to each and every skincare woe—they're great for cleansing, exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing.

On-the-Go Beauty

On-the-Go Skincare

Stick a bottle of Revolution Organics All-Over Body Balm in your purse before heading out. This coconut-oil formula has over 22 uses, including smoothing rough knees, conditioning dry hands, and taming unruly eyebrows.

On-the-Go Beauty

Day-to-Night

Red lips are a bright and cheerful day makeup look, but can easily transition to sultry and ultra-feminine at night.

On-the-Go Beauty

Day-to-Night

Try a slightly messy low ponytail—like these at Helmut Lang. It gets your hair out of the way during a busy day but still looks sexy and effortless in the evening.

On-the-Go Beauty

Day-to-Night

Dewy skin and heavy eyelashes—as seen in the Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 show—is the perfect combo of demure and sexy for a day-to-night look.

On-the-Go Beauty

Day-to-Night

Keep eyes simple enough for daytime activities but dramatic enough to stand out at night. You can achieve this using black liner and a bit of shimmery illuminator in the corners of your eyes and along the bottom lash line.

On-the-Go Beauty

Day-to-Night

Eyeshadow trios like this one by Stila make it easy to transition from meetings to cocktails—just add a layer of darker color to create a dramatic nighttime look.

DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® contact lenses

DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® contact lenses provide ideal flexibility and convenience for anyone who wants to look great on-the-go: you change these contacts daily, so just insert a fresh pair before heading out, toss them away at night.
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