$45, Estée Lauder
Spend more time feeding the cat, getting the kids out the door or trying to find something clean to put on in the morning than you do on applying your makeup? We hear you and, clearly, so did Estée Lauder. The New York City-based cosmetics empire crafted a beauty balm (BB) that’s one part cream; one part sheer, matte coverage; a third sunscreen; and a whole lot of lightweight help for busy mornings. The brand’s eponymous and legendary founder was, after all, a woman who never sat down. This is an essential face product that every woman needs to own. One tiny dollop smoothed across your face will have your skin looking healthy and even-toned in about 30 seconds flat. Trust us; we’ve tried it. Plus, it’s full of antioxidants and contains an SPF so it has you covered, whether you wear it alone or under your foundation.