We’ve all had those mornings, the ones where we spring out of bed in a panic because we’ve overslept or we’re required to wake up before the sun even rises for an early meeting. These days tend to leave us with droopy, puffy eyes and parched skin. But if you can take care of both before running out the door and spruce up your look on the way, you’ll feel much more confident throughout your day.
For your last-minute mornings, here are some of my favorite beauty tips.
Multitask your morning.
You’re limited on time, so finding ways to take care of multiple things at once is essential. I do this by reading emails and getting a little morning fitness in, but when it comes to beauty, it’s good to think ahead. Always keep a cool eye mask in your fridge or have depuffing pads like Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels close by so you can multitask– you’ll get rid of under eye bags while brushing your teeth or doing your hair. Also, have an all-purpose cleanser like Philosophy Purity for these specific mornings where you can’t spend much time on your full skin care regimen but still want to cleanse, tone and hydrate.
Apply the basics.
You really only need enough coverage to get out the door without looking like a complete zombie. So reach for your foundation or bb cream, mascara and lip gloss. These three items will even out your skin tone, widen your eyes, and give your lips a blast of moisture and sheen. You can make it through the day with this coverage alone, but if you like a bit more color, then the next tip is for you.
Keep a beauty essential bag in your purse.
This should be similar to your travel bag musts, but include your favorite shades – I’m talking eyeliner, lipstick, blush, concealer and shadow. If you don’t want to carry them around constantly, set aside a little bag of necessities close to your door that you can pick up and toss in your purse when you’re running late. That way, while in the car (passenger seat only, ladies) or once at your destination, you can apply more color to further brighten and polish your look. And if carrying five items isn’t your style, find dual purpose beauty products to keep on hand, like NARS The Multiple Stick in Riveria.
Embrace a messy mane.
Once you’ve trained your hair to be grease-free, you’ll only have to use some quick finishing tips during morning madness. If you can’t salvage beach waves and a hat isn’t for you, then master your signature messy bun or chignon now and make it your last-minute morning updo. Didn’t wake up late, but just super early as planned? Then prep your hair the night before. Braid your hair or throw it into a loose bun before going to sleep for wavy tousled locks. Wake up in the am, run your fingers through, toss in some product or dry shampoo and go!
What are your last-minute morning tips? Share with me below.
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