Beauty on the Go: How to Speed Up Your Make-Up Routine
All of us could use a little more time in the morning. Putting on makeup can be especially hard for moms on the go, discouraging us from looking and feeling our best. Below we’ve put together some tips for all our beauty lovers who need a little help expediting their morning routine.
There’s nothing worse than fighting clutter when you are minutes from being late. To prevent digging through bags and drawers, organize your vanity or bathroom mirror with some inexpensive organizers that will keep everything in place. Having all your products organized streamlines the process of putting on your makeup, and ultimately saves you time. Use cups to hold brushes and applicators, and baskets or drawer organizers to keep eyeshadows in place.
Additionally, limit your on-the-go necessities to the bare essentials. Place them in a slim makeup bag that will fit neatly in either your purse or backpack and keep you from losing them.
One of the best ways to save time on makeup is by preventing the problems you use makeup to fix. By washing and moisturizing your face twice a day, you don’t need to waste time blending in a high coverage foundation. Oftentimes, no foundation or a simple tinted BB cream is all that’s needed for a dewy, polished finish.
Likewise, stop torturing yourself for perfect, full brows every morning and get them microbladed to save time. Microblading is a semi-permanent solution that can last 12-18 months and results in natural-looking brows.
Less is More
Sometimes saving time means going for a more natural look. Many beauty experts recommend using only three items for everyday looks and saving other products for special occasions. When you’re really shorthanded on time, go for what makes the most difference: concealer, mascara, and a tinted lip balm.
On the other hand, for those who insist on doing a full face of makeup, it is recommended to use items that have more than one function. Cream-based color sticks can often serve as an all-in-one eyeshadow, lipstick, and blush. Using these products cuts down on time by providing you with complete looks with just a couple swipes.
Ultimately, there is never a reason to completely abandon something you love because you feel like there’s no time to spare. By prioritizing the products you use and making efforts to streamline your routine, there’s no reason you shouldn’t walk out of the house feeling beautiful and put-together every day.