Do you find yourself spending way too much time each morning getting ready, but don’t know how to speed things up? Have you ever been late to work because of a lengthy makeup application? The truth is, you don’t need hours to apply your makeup and look beautiful and fresh! Here are 7 ways to speed up your morning makeup routine!
1. Skin Prep
This step will save you so much time and effort in makeup application. Don’t forget to take good care of your skin daily, and prep it properly in the morning when you wake up. Never sleep with your makeup on, always moisturize morning and night, and use the appropriate serums and creams for your skin type. Exfoliate your skin once a week, and remove peach fuzz for an easier more effortless makeup application. Trust me when I say this will save you a world of time.
2. Tinted Moisturizer
If you can, save the full coverage foundation for special occasions. Foundation application can be tricky and time consuming. A tinted moisturizer allows much more room for error, while still giving you the ability to look fresh and phenomenal. It’s extremely easy to blend, and there are several quick and easy methods to apply a tinted moisturizer. You can use a brush to buff it in, or a beauty sponge to dab it into place- but the quickest and most convenient way can even be to apply it with your fingertips. The warmth of your fingertips will make the tinted moisturizer glide on smoothly and effortlessly.
3. BB Cream
A BB cream is somewhat the same idea as a tinted moisturizer, except with more benefits than just a moisturizer. Not only does it provide a good coverage, but it nourishes and hydrates your skin. It evens out your skin tone, and hides blemishes and pores. It basically replaces skin care like sunscreen and anti-aging serums, yet still works as a foundation would.
For a sun-kissed natural look, brush a bronzer across your cheekbones, around your forehead, and under your jaw. It takes seconds, and you’ll have a subtle color on you that makes you look awake and you don’t have to cake on the makeup!
4. Eyelash Curler & Mascara
You don’t need all those eye products on if you’re just getting ready for work in the morning. In fact, too many products can actually weigh your eyes down and make you appear more tired. Instead, curl your lashes with an eyelash curler, and apply a few coats of your favorite mascara on. This will open your eyes and create the illusion of bigger eyes.
5. Lip Color
A pretty pink lip gloss or a matte red lipstick can provide the illusion of a face full of makeup, without having to wear a lot of makeup. Use a brush to apply lipstick for extreme precision. This only takes a couple of minutes!
6. Keep Products In One Place
For a quick makeup application in the morning, or when you’re late, it’s crucial to know where all your tools are. Keeping your skin care products, makeup, and applicators all in one place will chop getting ready time in half and the more organized you are, the better you’ll feel.
7. Use High Quality Products
It’s a good idea to invest into higher quality makeup products, because you can trust them to do what they’re advertised to do. If you’re buying a BB cream, you want to make sure it’s high in quality to ensure you’re getting all the skin care benefits of a BB cream. And you want to make sure that two coats of your mascara will give your lashes the “oomph” you expect, otherwise you’ll be sitting there applying coat after coat and wasting more time. It’s important to make sure to invest in a few quality products so you can save time with makeup application.