Have you had a long day at the office and are expecting an even longer one tomorrow? Have you been up all night cramming for a test? Perhaps you’re not a morning person or would rather spend time sipping coffee in peace than engaging in an extensive makeup routine. Whichever the case, you deserve to look presentable when you leave the house; so, despair not, everything you need to know about cutting your routine in half and still managing to look fabulous is here, just follow these simple steps.
7 Time-Saving Hacks For Your Makeup Routine
1. All-In-One Foundation
When you need to get ready in less than twenty minutes, you need a foundation that won’t work against you. Therefore, rule out all the products that require an extensive pre-foundation routine. All-in-one SPF foundations are a great choice, given that they contain the ingredients of both a moisturizer and foundation.
2. Shimmery Neutrals Make Your Eyes Pop
In order to hide the fact that you did not get enough sleep the night before, use a neutral shimmery eye shadow. If you don’t feel like dealing with a brush, just sweep it across your eyelid using your fingers. A translucent pearly beige will give you that instant wide-awake-and-fresh look. Add a coat or two of mascara and BOOM, you are settled.
3. Lighter Lip Shades Take Less Time
Yes, darker lipstick and lip cream shades are the shades de jour, and nobody says you shouldn’t rock them. However, mornings have a tendency to turn against you, so, when in a rush, opt for a light lipstick shade. It’s easier to apply, leaves no room for mistakes, and gives your lips the healthy and clean look that really works better during the daytime.
4. Gather a Small, Well-Chosen Team
Do you really need all those products? You know the answer is no. Remove that contour kit, get rid of the eyeliner, lose the lashes and the lip-liner. For a hassle-free yet effective routine, all you really need is foundation, concealer, mascara, some good cheek stain or blush, and a sheer lipstick or gloss.
5. Have a Good Skincare Routine
If you know your morning will be hectic, beat it with a good night-time skincare routine. If you’re the wash-and-moisturize type of gal, perhaps it’s time to reconsider those choices and give the skincare layering trend a try. Start with a good cleanser to cleanse the day away. Then, work your way up to a serum. Even give facial oils a try! Oils are huge right now and apparently work on all skin types. Lock the deal with moisturizer before turning in. Voila! Your skin will thank you in the morning.
6. Salt Spray For Your Hair
Believe it or not, effortless voluminous beach hair is attainable in almost no time at all. Just spritz some salty water on your hair, tie it in a bun, and let it sit while you get dressed and do your makeup. Set your hair free, shake it off Taylor Swift style and your ‘woke up like this’ beachy look will be in place.
7. Effort-Free Clean
No time to wash your hair? Completely a-ok! That is what dry shampoo is for. It soaks up all the grease and provides with instant volume. Bonus tip: if you’re not a fan of dry shampoo or just out of it for the moment, rubbing baby powder on your scalp works like a charm.
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