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Hey there, dolls! Doesn’t it feel like time can just fly by? We don’t know about you, but mornings are low-key our nemesis. We just don’t get along and frankly probably want to break up, but you know the world loves mornings. As we navigate our mornings, we understand that when many of us go to work, we’re going to be wearing makeup. It’s not that we don’t enjoy that living dead girl appearance; maybe you want others to be afraid, but maybe not that afraid. So many of us have become accustomed to Zoom meetings, but as we venture into the office or maybe an appointment, we are still thinking about our makeup routines and hoping for some beauty hacks.
Sure, it may look different now, but many of us are a bit out of practice when it comes to getting ready in record time. We sometimes feel every morning is like a trial for the Olympics. That’s why we scoured the web to find some things that will help you speed up your makeup routine. We’re also going to give you some general beauty hacks and tips that should help you out!
Tip 1: Organization
To start off, one of our top beauty hacks is organization! Organization is the key to a smooth makeup routine. If you have stuff all over the place, then you’re going to waste time scrambling. First up, look at where you store your makeup and also throw out any expired makeup. Once you clear the space, find a container that only holds the essentials. This functional makeup display rotates 360 degrees in order for you to see everything that you have for your makeup routine. There are spaces for brushes, lipsticks, mascara, palettes, and whatever else you deem necessary. Remember this is about the basics, not about makeup that you wear while going out and you have two hours to get ready. As such, our focus is on the fast and functional.
Another pro tip is to clean your brushes when you’re not in a rush. That way you don’t have to worry about cross-contamination or putting any bacteria on your skin.
Tip 2: Use products that double up
Clearly, there is makeup for everyone and every little thing you could possibly want to do, but that can be overwhelming. Now, while you generally want to be mindful of makeup that goes on multiple places like cheeks and eyes, they can be time saves. It’s no secret the skin on your eyes is incredibly sensitive, but there is actually makeup that allows you to use it anywhere on the body and face. Take for example this Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for lips and cheeks. This customizable face cream can be blended to create the right shade for your lips and cheeks. Products that are multipurpose can save you time, space, and money. Another pro tip, since you all are so sweet: use highlighter on your T Zone to also brighten up your face, especially when you’re lacking some much-needed sleep and time.
Tip 3: Use Dry Shampoo
We totally get why people want to shower in the morning, but even you have literally any hair on your head, washing it will slow you down. Yes, it feels amazing to have that hot water wake you up, but washing and styling your hair can be a devastating blow to your morning rush. So, what’s the alternative and one of the greatest beauty hacks? Use dry shampoo. Dry shampoo, like this vegan one from Klorane, can take your frazzled and sometimes smelly hair to a luscious oasis.
Dry shampoo technology has come a long way because now they have dry shampoo that comes in a variety of colors. One of the original drawbacks of dry shampoo was that it essentially looked like baby powder on your hair, which yeah, if you’re blonde that’s fine. However, if you have dark hair, then it wasn’t such a cute look. This particular dry shampoo is for dark brown to black-haired people who might not have time to wash their hair in the morning before work or just going out in general. Personally, we’re huge fans of dry shampoo because it smells amazing and really saves us time when we’re getting ready. Sure, many people have used dry shampoo a little too long before washing, but hey, we’ve all been there. You can also use dry shampoo before going to bed, so it has extra time to absorb any excess oily.
Pro tip alert! When you use dry shampoo, make sure you don’t spray directly on the top part of your head. You want to spray underneath near the neckline and lift up sections to give you that boost. Additionally, don’t be afraid to massage it slightly. Once the dry shampoo is in, don’t touch your hair anymore because your hair can still appear greasy from over touching.
Tip 4: Hydrate your skin as you sleep
We all know that drinking water is crazy important for our internal and external health. However, sometimes we come up short, which means your skin is going to be cranky about the lack of hydration. Now, what’s the solution, besides drinking more water? Do a hydration mask overnight! Products like this hydrating sleep mask with chamomile help prep your skin for the morning rush. These types of masks are great for brightening up dark circles and hydrating skin, which will make your makeup application so much smoother. A prepped face is essential to speed up your makeup routine. We can’t say this enough, but wash your face, tone your face, and put some moisturizer on there. Do this every day and your makeup routine will speed up and improve tenfold!
Tip 5: Red lipstick and a messy bun
Last one of our beauty hacks! So sometimes choices have to be made. Let’s say your skin is luscious already, so you’re ready to grab the red lipstick and make a dash for it. If you’re looking for a quick and stylish hairdo, try a messy bun and bolt out the door. But if you have short hair, consider using a scarf or even a headband to tie around your locks. These two items for some reason have this power to make you look more put together and also confident; not to mention, they’re perfect if you literally have five minutes to get ready. Yes, we know red is bold, but so is sleeping until five minutes before you have to leave.
Also, sure you find the right shade of red that doesn’t look washed out. If red lipstick is too much, then try a matte shade like this one by NYX, which by the way is vegan and cruelty-free. Pro-tip for all the new red lipstick wearers: use a liner! The color molecules in red can actually escape the lip line, and looking like the Joker will not score you any points. Finally, to avoid lipstick on your teeth, make sure you do a once suck on your finger. This means to place a finger in your mouth and then pull the finger out. The finger will collect any lipstick that made its way into your mouth.
So ladies, which of these beauty hacks did you find the most useful? Any that you’ve found work really well (or not so flatteringly)? Let us know in the comments below or on Instagram @successible_life. And if you’re looking for bragging rights with your own routine, just use #SuccessibleBeauty for a chance to be reposted!
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