10 Makeup Hacks That Will Help You get out the Door a Lot Quicker
Getting ready in the mornings is enough of a hassle, even without having to apply a full face of makeup, but when you’ve pressed the snooze button a few too many times, then the pressure is really on. If you are one of those people who never leave quite enough time to put your makeup on in the mornings, here are ten amazing makeup hacks that will help you finish your makeup faster and get out of the door a lot quicker.
1. Do some preparation, before you go to bed
You can make your life a lot easier in the mornings by getting your makeup and beauty kit ready before you go to bed. Get all the products lined up and ready to go, make sure that your makeup brushes are clean, and make sure that everything is going to be easy to find in the morning.
2. Separate weekend makeup from weekday makeup
Even with organising your makeup the night before, if you are still left with more makeup than you need, you will be wasting a lot of time. Most people wear totally different makeup on a Saturday night to what they would wear to go to work, so separate out the weekend makeup from the weekday makeup and keep it in a separate place.
3. Use foundation only where you need it
You really don’t need foundation all over your face, so use it strategically, and save yourself some time. Apply foundation in a T shape, with a horizontal line that stretches under your eyes and a vertical line that goes down over your nose to the bottom of your chin. These are the areas of the face where most people need foundation. When you have applied the T shape, blend it outward across your face with a damp makeup sponge.
4. Make more of your mascara
You can ditch eyeliner when you are in a rush and use your mascara instead. When you apply mascara to your lashes, go all the way down the lashes to the roots and then give the wand a little wiggle, so that the mascara covers the skin as well. That will be both your lashes and the eyeliner done in half the time.
5. Use an eye shadow palette
To save some time working out which eyeshadow shades will go together, use a palette with complimentary shades already in it. That way, you can create stunning eyes without even a second thought. You could also use the darkest shade in the palette as eyeliner to save you a bit more time.
6. Brighten eyes the fast way
There is no need for lots of eye creams and concealers if you know this simple makeup hack to get wide awake eyes. To make eyes look wide open, apply a beige or taupe eyeliner to the water lines at both the top and the bottom of your eyes. The light shade will make your eyes look wide awake and it won’t take any time at all to do.
7. Use lipstick as blush
If you need to add a bit of colour to your cheeks and you’re short of time, you can always use lipstick as a blush. Use your fingers to apply the lipstick to your lip and the just apply the excess to your cheeks and then blend it.
8. The fastest way to create a smoky eye
Here’s the fastest ever way to create a smoky eye. First of all, you apply eyeshadow from your eyelid up to the crease. Then, using an eyeliner pencil that is two shades darker than the eyeshadow, pencil a hashtag symbol on the outer corner of each of your eyes. Smudge that inwards and you will get a great smoky eye look without having to use loads of different products.
9. Use cream makeup products
If you use cream makeup products, you can save all the time it takes to look for the right makeup brushes to use with each product and apply the makeup with your fingers instead. Using your fingers will also save you the time of having to wash makeup brushes regularly too.
10. Lipstick, lashes, go!
If you have left it really late to get ready, you can get away with just lipstick and lashes. Curl your lashes first, because that will make you look more awake. Then, apply mascara right down the full length of your lashes to the roots and use the mascara to line your eyes in the way that we mentioned in tip 4. Then, all you need to do is swipe on some lipstick and you’re ready to get out the door.
What are your favourite beauty tips and tricks?