We’re all for taking shortcuts in our morning routine, like skipping a hair wash for some one on one time with Instagram, running the hairdryer over our outfits once they’re on to remove any creases (that works, right?) and slicking our hair back into a sleek bun to disguise oily roots when we skip the aforementioned hair wash.

So it should come as no surprise that when Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks made its way into our hot little hands, we were pretty excited.

A born multi-tasker, it instantly won us over in more ways than one – you can use it on your lips and your cheeks, so it’ll make some room in your beauty bag, the creamy consistency blends like a dream, and when it comes to the intensity of the colour, the world is your oyster – keep it sheer and natural or pile it on.

We love the ‘uber beige’ shade because it works double-time to bronze-up your cheeks, too.

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By Carmen Hamilton.