8 Beauty Products Every Woman Needs

Posted Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:04 AM GMT

We women, well, we've never claimed to be simple creatures.

And if you're like us, you often find yourself wondering what products offer the quickest, most efficient aid to your beauty routine.

Between busy work schedules and buzzing social calendars, we ladies are faced with a constant pressure to look perfect, but not nearly enough time to achieve as much.

Well, fellow frenzied females - fear no more. DIY Fashion has searched far and wide to find the best beauty buys every woman must own - a list of eight items we know will seriously slash your morning regimen and help you ease through yout day, no matter what it holds.

Aimed at getting the job done with the least amount of effort and maximum result, be sure to browse through our picks of must-have products below.

Daily cleanser: DDF Brightening Cleanser, $38
The usual start to every day, a well-performing cleanser is an absolute necessity. We're currently obsessed with this DDF Brightening option, as it's both gentile on our skin and while it works to brighten our overall appearance.

Moisturizer with SPF: Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30, $13.49
A dependable daily moisturizer is a must-have in any beauty arsenal, and one with an SPF is even better. This dynamic duo is a sure-fire way to know you're protected from harmful UV rays without having to spend time slathering on any greasy sunscreen. Tried and true, Neutrogena's Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer has been a constant in our bathroom cabinet.

Face primer: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, $30
The only way to truly prep your skin for an easy cosmetic application, a facial primer is a quick, accessible option for ladies on-the-go. Delivering a smooth surface for your cosmetics in addition to some serious moisturization for your buck, us DIYers can't get enough of Laura Mercier Foundation Primer.

Eyelash curler: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, $20
If you've surpassed your teens, it's likely you're already on the hunt for ways to 'lift' your kisser. With a quick squeeze of the tool, your eyes instantly appear wider, more awake and even more youthful! For us, Shu Uemura is well worth the money. Lasting longer than the cheaper brands, a few extra dollars really goes a long way with this item.

Quality concealer: Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer, $25
Well, this is a no-brainer. Whether you spent too many hours glued to your desktop computer screen, or enjoyed a late night out on the social scene, a quality coverup is essential. Currently, we here at DIY Fashion keep a constant collection of Make Up For Ever's Lift Concealer. Hiding those pesky dark circles while tending to any firming needs, this product is a need for any sleep-deprived lady.

Dry shampoo: Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray, $23
Busy life? Enter dry shampoo. We know washing your locks is just out of the question some days. So, there's simply no better way to enliven dull tresses than with this strand saver. Our favorite: Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray. Providing great grease-zapping action and a needed volume-boost, your day two hair will look nothing short of salon perfect in a jiffy.

Exfoliator: St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Oil free Scrub, $5.99
Winter is on its way - meaning a trusty way to slough away dead skin cells is a must. Unleashing a polished, more youthful glow, St. Ives Clear Green Tea scrub is an affordable and effective way to keep your skin top-notch during the colder months ahead.

Retinol product: Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM, $65
It's never to early too start your anti-aging routine. After all, the best way to rid yourself of wrinkles is to prevent them from popping up in the first place. Our pick: Peter Thomas' Roth Retinol Fusion PM. Easy to slather on before bed, this serum is the perfect ending to any beauty routine.

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