No matter how much time you usually have to get ready in the morning, you’ve probably had that moment where you slept through your alarm and only had 10 minutes to get everything together and hop in the car. That’s a terrifying moment, and it’s even more terrifying if your makeup routine usually takes half an hour or more.
If going out without makeup isn’t an option, but you don’t have enough time to make it through your usual routine, what are you supposed to do? You can try one of these six lifesavers that’ll help get you out the door with a lovely look in just a few minutes.
1. Rely upon an All-Over Color Stick
If you want to cut down on your makeup time, you want to use as few products as possible. That’s why an all-over color stick can be an incredible help for those rushed days. With the right stick, you can use one product for your lipstick, blush, and eyeshadow, and make it all look perfect. Even better, you can take it with you. If you need to run and catch your bus, throw your color stick into your bag and do it with one product. There’s no need to worry about leaving essential tools at home.
2. Curl Your Eyelashes
Mascara is a good way to volumize your eyelashes, but it’s not always time-effective. You might also need to comb out your lashes if it goes on too clumpy, and if you make a mistake and smudge your mascara on your skin, you’re going to need to take time and correct it. Instead, get an eyelash curler and curl your eyelashes for an equally bold look.
3. Combine Your Lip Products
Lip liner, lip gloss, lip balm, and lipstick all do different things, but having them all available at once can be difficult if you’re already rushing out of the house. Instead, find one lip product that combines color and moisturization. Tinted balm is a good option, as is a moisturizing lip gloss crayon, so you can throw it in your bag and apply it as you’re walking into work.
4. Use Your Ring Finger for Under Eye Concealer
Under eye concealer is a good thing to keep in your routine, no matter how much time you have to do your makeup. It hides dark circles and manages puffiness, both things that you’re probably going to be dealing with if you slept through your alarm. Instead of using a brush or sponge to apply it, you can use your fingers and get a similarly even application, although you’ll have to wash your hands once you get to work. Just make sure you apply it with your ring finger; it’s the weakest of your fingers, which makes it the least likely to damage your sensitive under eye skin.
5. Use Concealer as Primer
One of the best tips you can use for quick makeup looks is to use as few products as possible. If you can make products do double duty, you can throw two or three products into your bag and do it on the go. If you want to make concealer a priority for your quick makeup looks, use it to cover acne, shape your eyebrows, and prime your eyebrows for a natural eyeshadow look.
6. Keep Blotting Paper on Standby
If you have very oily skin and don’t have time to do all the preparation that you usually do in the morning, you may end up with some of that oil seeping through. Even normal skin types can end up feeling a bit oily if you haven’t prepared quite right. Blotting paper can be a huge help for those days. Cut your papers into triangles, and then use them under your eyes for maximum effect.
Even on the days you don’t have a lot of time to spare, you can create a great makeup look and still get to work or school on time. These tips are a great way to make sure you’re showing up with makeup that you can be proud of, even if you only took two or three minutes to do it. Don’t rely upon these tricks all the time, though. The next time you need incredible makeup, visit an Ogle School salon to have a professional help you out.