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Mornings always feel rushed as I’m trying to get ready for work. I used to feel like I had to sacrifice having nice makeup in order to get out the door on time. But over the years, I’ve learned some simple tricks to cut down on my makeup routine without looking like I just rolled out of bed.
If you struggle to fit in your beauty routine on hectic mornings, these 10 time-saving makeup hacks will be a game-changer! I’ve shared my best tips for streamlining and speeding up the process while still looking polished and put together.
1. Start With Tinted Moisturizer
One of my top time-saving tips is to use a tinted moisturizer instead of foundation. Formulas with light-to-medium coverage provide a nice even base while hydrating and protecting your skin. I use a dot of moisturizer on each area of my face and quickly blend it in with my fingers. It gives me a natural glow without taking any extra tools or effort.
2. Use Multitasking Products
Look for products that can do double duty, like a tinted brow gel that sets your brows while taming and coloring them. Or try a CC cream with color-correcting pigments that also prime, hydrate and protect skin. The fewer products you need to open and use, the faster your routine will be!
3. Opt for Cream Formulas
Cream blushes, bronzers and highlights are faster and easier to apply than powders. Just tap or swipe them onto cheeks with your fingers then blend the edges. Creams melt right into skin for a gorgeous lit-from-within glow.
4. Apply Eyeshadow With Your Fingers
The warmth of your fingers helps eyeshadow blend and adhere to lids better than brushes. Press shimmery shades onto your lid with your ring finger for the quickest application. Use your pinky for detail work in the inner corners or brow bone.
5. Use Multitasking Eyeshadow Sticks
Eyeshadow sticks make application fast and portable. Many are infused with primers and can be used on lids as a base as well as swiped onto eyes directly. Try using oneshade all over lids and a darker color blended out just on the outer corners and crease.
6. Curl Lashes Before Mascara
Save time by curling your lashes first, then applying mascara. The mascara will help set the curl so it lasts all day without needing touch ups. Use a lash comb to separate and define lashes as you coat them with mascara.
7. Apply Highlighter With Your Fingertips
Warming up highlighter on your fingers helps it go on smoother and more pigmented. Focus on the high points of your face like cheekbones, inner corners of eyes, cupid’s bow and brow bones. The warmth of your hands amps up the glow.
8. Use a Brow Marker Pen
Brow pens have an ultra-fine tip applicator that makes filling in brows fast and easy. The marker-like tip glides on smoothly. Focus on filling in any sparse areas then brush brows into place with a spooly.
9. Swipe On a Bold Lip Stain
For long-lasting lip color, switch to a lip stain with a doe-foot or sponge applicator. Lip stains deposit concentrated pigment that adheres to lips and avoids any smudging or transferring. Just one swipe onto bare lips gives you a perfect pop of color.
10. Keep Products Handy
Organize your everyday makeup in a container or caddy so everything you need is in one place. Keep it in an easily accessible spot so you can grab and go. Having all your essentials on hand shaves off time spent searching drawers and bags.
With these handy makeup hacks, you can cut your routine down to just 10 minutes but still look like you spent way more time getting ready. For mornings when you need to look polished fast, try streamlining your products and application techniques. What’s your best quick beauty trick for rushed mornings? Let me know in the comments below!