Monday, December 3, 2012

Late Night? Quick Morning Beauty Shortcuts

With all the holiday parties and late nights out, every minute counts when you're getting ready in the morning.  It can be super frustrating.  Even though I rarely leave the house without a full face of makeup, I still often times pick sleeping later than bothering with the whole entire makeup thing.

Luckily, there are a few shortcuts that make it okay to hit the snooze button a few times.

Go Dry Over Wet
Liquid foundation always takes longer to apply than powder.  I personally also tend to add powder on top of foundation to avoid any shine, so it totally defeats the purpose.  If you have an actual powder foundation, it can take only a minute to apply.  Bonus?  You can keep the compact in your bag and use it for touch-ups during the day.  You just can't do that with liquid foundation.

Do Quickie Eye Makeup
Just forget all the craziness of applying multiple eyeshadows and liner. This is usually what takes up the most time in the morning for me.  All you need to do to look put-together is simply apply a dark-ish shadow to the outer corners of your eyes (make sure to blend!), curl your lashes, and apply a bit of mascara.  This look takes so little time, but instantly makes you look more awake and pretty.

Leave Hair Down
Pulling your hair into a sloppy ponytail might seem like a good idea, but it basically screams, "I didn't have time to get ready!" Instead, use some dry shampoo to quickly "wash" it.  Spray it on around your roots (and any other greasy areas, rub it in, brush it out, and you'll have perfect hair in a matter of minutes.

Run to Work (or Wherever You Have to Go)
Seriously.  A little exercise will immediately brighten your complexion and add some color to your cheeks!

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