I’ve compiled some of my favourite time saving beauty tips so that you can feel beautiful even on those days when you only have 5 minutes to get ready. These tips will help you feel more beautiful and confident so you can take on the world.
1. Highlight the base
Mix a little bit of highlighter with your foundation. When you rub this on your face, your skin will be fresh and glowing. You can do this even if you only have a couple minutes to get ready. It will help you feel more beautiful and confident, yet it’s so simple!
2. Thin mascara, luscious lashes
Soak your mascara bottle in hot water for a little bit. This will thin the ink and make it smoother and easier to apply. You’ll avoid messy, clumpy lashes. If you put your mascara in the water while you’re getting ready, you’ll save time when you get to applying makeup.
3. Use scented swabs
Soak cotton swabs in your perfume and then place them in a plastic bag you can take on the go. When you need a little freshening of perfume while you’re out and about, you’ll be able to quickly dab a little perfume! This takes a little preparation, but will certainly pay off.
4. Use a Multitasking Moisturizer
Score a three-for-one punch by choosing a moisturizer that, in addition to having an SPF of at least 30, contains antioxidants. “That way, you can hydrate, sunblock, and get the anti-aging benefits of antioxidants all at once
5. Focus on the Three E’s
If you’re in a serious rush (or you’ve hit the snooze button one too many times), just focus on the three E’s — eyebrows, eyeliner, and eyelashes. Brush and fill in brows if necessary, line your upper lashes with chocolate brown (light complexions) or black (deeper complexions), and slowly wiggle a mascara wand through lashes for definition. If you’ve got under-eye darkness, a quick touch of concealer may be necessary. Add a slick of lip balm or gloss to finish — and out the door you go!
6. Find One Magic Makeup Shade
If you’re traveling or simply don’t have the time or energy to fuss with multiple pots of color, your blush can double as eye shadow. Fair skin tones should use bronze shades, while medium and dark complexions can use pink. Simply smile and sweep color onto the apples of the cheeks, and then apply on the eyelid, up to the crease. It instantly pulls together even a minimal look.
7. Buff, Don’t Paint
Sometimes there’s just no time for a manicure, even though your nails are in need of some serious love. Try buffing instead, which gives nails a super-shiny, healthy appearance. Look for a four-sided numbered buffer tool — it indicates the order of sides with which to rub nails. Then smooth on your favorite hand cream. Quickly buffing and hydrating will do a world of good — it’s a quick way for your hands to look and feel clean. You’ll have brilliant shine with zero drying time.
8. Get on the BB train
Why apply moisturizer, SPF, and then foundation when you can cover all three bases at once with a BB cream? (Some even offer anti-aging benefits, too). Creams with aloe, coconut oil, and rosehip seed oil can be particularly nourishing.