If you struggle to fit it all in on a morning, you could be spending more time than you need to on your beauty routine. Here are our tips on reducing your morning beauty routine down to the bare bones while still looking good…
Chances are you spend vital minutes hunting for the beauty products you need in the morning. They’re either among the rest of the makeup that you probably only use once in a blue moon, or they’re scattereed around the house. Save yourself searching for them by putting them in a beauty box or basket. Include all the things you end up scrabbling round for, including accessories. You might even want to designate a makeup bag or box for whenever you need to take your beauty routine on the road; having it easy to hand makes it much quicker to run out the door. If you’re really organized, pick out your beauty products the night before to make sure they match your outfit the next day.
Don’t waste time using product after product after product if you can possibly combine them. There’s no need for separate SPF sunscreen and foundation, for instance; just use a foundation that already contains SPF protection. Even better, merge your foundation, bronzer and SPF protection in one by using a tinted moisturizer as your base. If you must use a separate foundation, using one in stick form that can also double as your concealer. Likewise, instead of using separate lipstick, eye shadow and blush, go for a multi-purpose cream blush that also works on the eyes and lips. Alternatively, if you’re using bronzer, use it to highlight your cheek bones and you have no need for blush.
Be Clever With Your Products
- Think carefully about the products you use in order to save yourself time, or allow you to add your finishing touches while on the run. Avoid heavy lipsticks, for instance, in place of lip balm or Vaseline to add shine to your lips quickly and easily without a mirror.
- Use a tinted eye brightener pen instead of heavy concealer for those dark under eye circles; it should save you time because you won’t need to blend with a brush afterwards. Using an eye cream to help firm up the skin around your eyes at night also means that you shouldn’t have to spend too much time taking care of the area first thing in the morning as well.
- You might also want to find a moisturizer that you can use on your body and your face, as opposed to having to mess around with two different products. Pure shea butter is one such moisturizer; even better, it has no oils and isn’t greasy so works very well for the face and body in the summer.
- Finally, consider buying a heated eyelash curler to help curl those lashes with ease, as opposed to having to spend minutes that you probably don’t have trying to curl.