Did you know that the average person takes about 47 minutes to get ready in the morning with 30% of the people reporting that applying makeup is the most time-consuming part of their morning? Even that seemingly little time adds up to nearly 12 days of getting ready in a year. You also shouldn’t forget that those are average numbers, and busy moms definitely aren’t average. Therefore, it’s highly likely that your morning is a rushed stress-inducing nightmare. If that’s the case, the following tips will help you save some time on your beauty routine without compromising your ability to look stunning by the time you leave your home with kids in tow.
5 Tricks to Help You Speed Up Your Morning Beauty Routine
1. Take out those hot rollers out of storage
If you think that hot rollers are ‘too fifties’, you are definitely missing out on a great hairstyle complete within minutes. This styling tool might be old, but this doesn’t make it less efficient. The trend for sensual soft waves remains despite the changes in ‘hair fashion’ and with hot rollers you can have those in a few minutes.
Practice a bit so you can learn to apply them fast and do this the moment you wake up in the morning. Sprinkle your head with some dry shampoo first as this will both allow you to skip washing and help keep the wavy shape. Wear hot rollers while you are brushing your teeth, making breakfast, and applying makeup. All this time your hair will be styling without any effort on your part. Brush it out after removing them and glamorous wavy hair is your style for the day.
In case hot rollers really aren’t your thing, consider wearing soft pillow rollers to bed.
2. Upgrade your skin and hair care products
Few women realize how much the quality of the skin and hair care products they use affects the duration of time they have to spend getting prettied up. You see, the best of the best things are worth the investment because they improve the health and looks of your skin and hair. This means that you need to put in less work into getting ready.
Skin health is essential for simplifying the process of applying foundation and concealer. With good skin, you’ll be able to get away with nothing more than putting on some BB cream with a few strokes of hand. If you want your locks to look stunning and not require daily washing, you should start using top-quality hair care products. Give your locks the same level of care at home as they receive at a salon and you will have shine, strong, and smooth that will be easy to style.
3. Ice up your face
Spend 30 seconds wiping your face gently with an ice cube in the morning and the process of makeup application will become faster because your skin will be absorbing products better. The ice will also help tighten up your pores and generally make your face look fresher. Don’t underestimate the ‘waking up’ effect of this simple procedure as well. It’ll help you get rid of cobwebs of sleep better than a cup of coffee.
Makeup applied to iced skin will look better. It will also be easier for you to blend products, so you don’t have to waste time working on blending non-cooperative contours of your face.
4. Use an eyeliner pencil instead of eye shadow
If you are in a rush but want to add some color to your eyelids anyway, avoid eye-shadow completely. Instead, draw a thick line with an eyeliner pencil (you don’t have to bother trying to make it perfect) and smudge it gently with your fingers.
You’ll be able to avoid the hassle of working with brushes and powdered shadows that seem to get everywhere at the least opportune moments.
5. Pick lips over makeup
When you are in a hurry, applying full makeup might be impossible. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t look stunning even without it. The secret to looking put-together and beautiful with a minimum of makeup lies in bold lips.
Make your skin tone even with a BB cream, touch up your lashes with charcoal-black mascara and apply one of the trendy bold lipsticks. You will look ready for any kind of meeting and no one would ever know that the retro movie-star look you are rocking took less than five minutes to complete.