Regardless of whether you’re a morning person or not, you know firsthand that we all have days when the morning time seems to beckon us back to bed. For many of us, we decide to squeeze in 20 more minutes of sleep instead of getting up and putting on makeup. Fortunately, though, there are a few simple tips that you can follow to ensure that you feel well-rested each morning as well as have plenty of time to look your best.
Believe it or not, there are many women who limit their morning makeup routine to lip stick only. In doing this, they are able to save 10 minutes or more each morning by not having to put on makeup. If you’re bold enough to go this route, do remember that a little lip color will go a long way in making sure you look awake. Simply stick your lip color in the console of your car and put it on while on your way to work. Do remember, though, that during the hot months of the year, you’ll want to leave your lip color in your purse and not in your car because it will melt.
You might think that you look weird without eyeliner, but truth be known, you look a lot more natural without it. And because it takes quite a bit of time to put eyeliner on the correct way, you may as well leave this makeup product in your fancy occasion makeup bag. To keep your eyes from looking tired, simply give both your upper and lower eyelashes a quick swipe with mascara.
The smoky eye effect is well known for taking a long time to get just right. Fortunately, though, there are simple tricks you can follow on lazy mornings. By outlining your eyes with a eye liner pencil and then smudging eye shadow cream in the crease of your eye, you can then smear the cream toward the outer part of your eye, creating an instant smoky eye effect.
Bronzer can go a long way in giving your face an instant uplift without having to apply other makeup products. Be sure to apply it on your cheekbones, across your forehead and along the sides of your face. Not only will this help give your face more defined bone structure, but using this tip can save lots of time in the morning.
When every makeup product that you use has to be applied with a separate brush, this can lead to you spending lots of time sorting through your makeup bag. By using products that can be applied with your finger, you get to eliminate the time you spend fumbling with your brushes. From cream eye shadows to finger-friendly lip gloss, the more items you apply with your finger, the easier your morning time makeup routine will be.
If you have 10 tubes of lipstick in your makeup bag that haven’t been worn in over a year, then it’s probably time to throw them away or pass them down to your younger sister. Sure, it might be difficult to give away ten $10 tubes of lipstick, but in doing so you will greatly lessen the amount of makeup that you have to sift through each morning. From old blush brushes to unused eye shadows, anything and everything that you don’t use needs to be gotten rid of.
Unless you’re a movie star, singer or model (in which someone else would likely do your makeup), there’s no reason for you to spend an hour on your makeup each morning. In fact, 10 to 20 minutes is plenty. If you find yourself spending more time than this, covering your face with so much makeup that you look entirely different than your true self, then it’s time for you to work on loving yourself better. And don’t be fooled into thinking that no one notices how much makeup you wear because they do. If you wear too much, you are likely the hot topic at many water cooler talks.
Most girls have certain types of makeup that they wear on a daily basis as well as makeup that they wear when they want to get all dolled up. It’s imperative to separate these products. In fact, you should have two separate makeup bags. Keep your everyday products in one, and your fancier products in the other.
Don’t forget that having your makeup products within a single compact will also help lessen the amount of time that you spend putting it on. Take for instance a compact that holds your eye shadow, blush and lipstick. Instead of shuffling through all of your makeup, you can open the compact and have instant access to multiple makeup products.
Have you ever heard of tinted moisturizer, such as BB cream, or fat eyeliner pencils? Both of these makeup products perform two tasks. For example, a tinted moisturizer will not only moisturize your face but it will also give you the look of having on a foundation. Fat eyeliner pencils can work as both an eye liner and eye shadow. With products that work double time, you’ll be sure to make your morning makeup routine easier.