You want to put your best face forward whenever you leave the house. You want to look beautiful and well-rested. But what happens when you’re feeling lazy and less than motivated to spend minutes, or even hours, on your skincare and makeup routine? That’s where time-saving hacks can help. Try these the next time you’re late, running out of time, or can’t be bothered to loot through all your products and potions.
Cut out the full face of the foundation
Chances are, you may not need the full face of foundation you’ve been relying on. Instead, choose to spot treat your blemishes and only conceal any discoloration you have on your skin. This method only takes a couple of seconds, and you won’t have to worry about the primer, blending, concealing, and loose powder application you will have to do if you wanted full coverage. Go ahead, embrace your natural skin.
Put primer on your makeup sponge
You know that makeup sponges can work wonders for flawless cream foundation, highlighter, and bronzer application, but did you know that you can skip a step and put primer on your sponge before you start with makeup? Doing so not only saves a step, but it helps the primer mix with your cream product, which will really help it adhere to your skin better.
Invest in eyelash extensions
Some people think that made-up eyebrows are key for feeling like you have a put-together face, but the real key is your eyelashes. A full set of eyelash extensions can help you look and feel so much better while opening your eyes and making your face look bright in the process. Plus, the cost of eyelash extension supplies you need for a completed look are affordable and easy to add to any budget.
Tilt your head down when concealing
You may think that the entire area under your eyes needs concealing, but that isn’t always the case. So instead of layering on thick concealer underneath your sensitive eye area, tilt your head down to see exactly where the dark shadows appear. When you do this, you can spot-correct, and you’ll only need to add enough concealer to look natural.
Invest in hair accessories
Sometimes, you just don’t want to spend a ton of time on your hair, so you throw it up. Ponytails can be wonderful, and they don’t have to be sloppy or messy. All they require is a few hair accessories to mix up things. The options are endless; you can wrap your hair in a patterned scarf, use a velvet or satin scrunchie, put fun colored hair clips in to hold your baby hairs, or even braid in ribbons! Feel free to experiment, and see what up-dos work best with your hair texture and goals in mind
Choose highlighter instead of bronzer to look awake
Bronzer is great for contouring your face, but it can look a bit muddy if it’s applied to a tired complexion. So instead, choose highlighter and gently pat it into the areas above and under your eyes, down the bridge of your nose, and on the top of your chin to instantly look brighter and fresh-faced. But be light with your hand, because too much highlighter can make you look like a disco ball and too sparkly.
With these hacks, you’ll be able to look and feel your best without spending too much time primping in front of a mirror, saving you time for other important daily tasks. And what could be better than that?