Let’s face it, We all love a beautiful full face of makeup and being all dolled up. Unfortunately, we do not always have the time to spend hours on our makeup and hair. We barely have enough time in the mornings to brush our teeth and drink a cup of coffee. But being short on time does not mean we have to leave the house looking like a hot mess. Luckily there are a lot of beauty products that help us to achieve a polished look in a matter of minutes.
We have all been there, our makeup is done perfectly, and all we have to do is our eye makeup. But then we sneeze, or mascara or eyeliner gets in our eyes, and before you know it, your whole look is ruined. And if you try to fix it, you look like a sad panda, and the rest of your efforts are down the drain.
However, there’s a way to prevent this type of tragic event. Apply your eye makeup first. Most people are used to starting with their foundation, as most of us were taught that this is how you should apply makeup. But making a few changes in our makeup routine can help us to apply our makeup better and, most importantly, hassle-free and faster. Let us look at some reasons why it might be better to start with our eye makeup first.
- It is less messy. If you struggle with falling out with your eye makeup, it can waste a lot of time to clean it up and to re-apply the rest of your makeup. If you start with your eyes and make a mess, it will be super quick and easy to clean up without ruining the rest of your look and wasting time.
- It creates more balance. When you start with the rest of your make-up first, it can be harder to decide what look you are going for before you get to the eyes. You can take up a lot of time deciding what look and feel you are going for. When you do your eyes first, it is easier to see what you will use on your lips or cheeks as your eyes are the focal point.
- It gives your skin-prep products time to work. Apply a moisturizer or serum on your face, and then do your eyes. The application of the foundation will be easier and smoother. This will save you time as you won’t have to re-apply or add more products to correct the cakey foundation.
The trick here is to focus on your best features and accentuate them as much as possible. Hiding your problem areas will take longer. So, if you pick lipstick, mascara, and concealer, you will still look put together, accentuate your features, and be out the door in ten minutes. Another option is to use multi-use products. Use lipstick as a lip color, blush, and eyeshadow, or use a foundation that includes SPF and a serum. This will not just save you time but get rid of all that clutter in your makeup bag. Using multi-use products can save you time but is also cheaper and environment-friendly.
We all know that a bad hair day can completely ruin our look. But we do not always have time to wash our hair every day. Besides, washing your hair every day can be damaging and cause oil build-up. When you are short on time and need to be somewhere in ten minutes, dry shampoo is a lifesaver. It can transform flat and greasy hair into shiny and voluminous-looking hair. You just shake the bottle, give it three sprays at the roots, massage it through, and voilà! Beautiful, healthy-looking hair.
When you use your fingers, the natural warmth of your hands will warm it up and make it easier, faster, and smoother to apply. You do not need to clean up your makeup sponges or spend a lot of money on different kinds of tools. If you are short on time, your fingers will do a great job. You can also blend products quicker and easier. Just remember to wash your hands!
If you do not want to use your fingers to apply your makeup, another useful tip for fast application is to use a damp makeup sponge or brush. Your product will be more pigmented, and the application process will be faster. Just wet your brush or sponge for 20 seconds, squeeze out the water and start using it. Not only will it save you from wasting any product, but it’ll also make your makeup application more even for a streak-free, flawless finish.
Planning ahead can make life so much easier. Plan your makeup look the previous evening and organize all your makeup tools. Lay your makeup out for the next day. Make sure you know where everything is. You will thank yourself the next day if you are still sleepy and just trying to function like an average human.
Being short on time should never be an excuse not to look your best. With these handy tips, you can still create a beautiful and polished look even with only ten minutes to spare. Looking after ourselves should always be a priority; even these small habits and improvements can improve our self-esteem and confidence.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.