7 Morning Beauty Hacks For People Who Hate Waking Up Early Like Us
Mornings are a painful thing. If getting out of a comfortable bed and facing the wrath of life is not bad enough, you also have to squeeze in 50% of the day’s work in two hours. From wrapping up pending work, to making and eating breakfast, taking a shower, doing your make-up, picking something to wear and whatnot, it is just way too much work. So, as lazy people who cannot do so much without our first morning cuppa, we thought some hacks need to be devised to make life easier. Hence, behold seven morning beauty hacks, for those who hate waking up early as much as we do!
Figure out a way to make your cat-eye troubles go away.
Personally, what really gets me late in the morning is trying to get my winged eyeliner right. So, I resort to numerous hacks to make life easier, which are as follows:
· Use a felt-tip liner. It has the precision and angular look of a liquid liner, but is easy to use like a pencil liner.
· Use some sort of stencil, be it scotch tape, or a post-it, to keep the tip in shape. Some even use a business card or ATM card, though we don’t recommend it because then you have to hold TWO things steady instead of one!
· Buy a concealer brush, so that cleaning up eyeliner mistakes becomes easier. This way, you can just dip it in concealer and sharpen messy edges.
Moisturise your skin overnight.
Using a sheet mask and patting its essence into your skin, or trying a hydrating sleeping pack, followed by a night cream and serum, can save you a lot of time in the morning. This is because you need time to apply a moisturiser in the morning and wait for it to settle before starting your base. Instead, if your skin is very-well prepped with hydrating ingredients when you wake-up, you can just remove any excess build-up with rosewater, and begin your make-up routine.
Have a designated minimal make-up routine for emergencies.
When you’re in a rush, you can’t afford to be confused about what make-up to put on your face. For such days, have a make-up routine in mind that is tailored for your basic needs, and does the bare minimum. This means, figure out the make-up rituals you cannot live without. For me, it’s concealer for my dark circles, filling in my brows, and applying eyeliner. For some people, it’s lip balm and mascara. Figure out what your face needs and build a 5-minute daily routine that does the job.
Wash and style your hair the previous night.
If you have to wash, condition and blow dry your hair in the morning, you will be late. So, save time by changing your haircare time to the night before. Moreover, you can also style your hair overnight, by throwing damp locks into a high top knot, or a braid, for lovely curls and waves the next morning. Just remember to apply a product that will help your hair hold those curls. If you wash your hair every day because your bangs get oily, only wash your bangs!
Keep broad-spectrum products in your bag at all times.
Products with multiple uses, like lip and cheek stains, are a great way to cheat your way to flushed, fresh looking make-up. You can use this on your way to work, in the cab, or in the metro. Plus, keeping a BB cream in your beauty kit is also very useful, because it usually contains SPF and provides coverage.
Two words: Dry Shampoo.
A good dry shampoo, like the one from Klorane, actually works towards controlling oil-production on your scalp, making washing your hair optional. Why forego a blessing like that? Keep one thing in mind, though: Use dry shampoo while your hair is still relatively clean, so that the scalp stays that way. It won’t work on oiled, greasy hair.
Make red lipstick your bestie.
Nothing upgrades a dull, plain look like a quick wash of red lipstick. Keep the rest of the face bare and let the dramatic and bold pigment of the red lips work their magic. That way, you can easily skip the rest of your make-up and still look put together.
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