Nowadays most women have to balance between work, family and themselves. We would all love to have a full hour in the morning to get ready and couple extra hours a week for scrubs, masks, manicures and pedicures but rarely who has that privilege. On the other hand, we all want to look good and presentable when we go out in the world. If you are a busy woman who needs the fastest and the most effective beauty routine, we’ve got some awesome time-saving tricks that you should try.
When you have a tight schedule you can’t really go through all the steps you saw in a beauty tutorial on youtube. We understand that a lot of products nowadays look appealing and you want to try them all, but leave them for the weekend. Instead of using different colors for your eyes, cheeks, and lips, get a multifunctional product that can do all. There are many multipurpose sticks on the market that you can use as a blush, lipstick, and eyeshadow. These products are usually very sheer and you can’t mess up your makeup.
Organize Your Makeup
The last thing that you need in the morning is to run like crazy looking for your foundation or mascara. Don’t keep all your makeup in one place. Separate and organize the products that you use every day in the order you are using them. This will cut the unnecessary waste of time when you go through your beauty bags or every corner of your bathroom to find what you need.
Multipurpose Skincare Products
If you are extremely busy you know that you can’t really commit to a 5-step skincare routine. You will start to skip steps, get lazy or tired and end up with nothing. Find a multipurpose moisturizer that has SPF and acts like a primer at the same time. Luckily there are many hydrating sunscreen gels that nurture the skin and provide the needed protection from the sun. On the top of that, the sheer consistency doesn’t leave residue behind and prepares your skin for a flawless makeup application. You should never fall asleep with your makeup on. Get an effective facial cleanser to remove your makeup and apply moisturizer afterward.
If you are on a tight schedule you must own a dry shampoo. First of all because regardless how hard you try sometimes you won’t have the time to wash your hair and style it all over again. Dry shampoo is the fastest solution for your oily roots. Make sure you spray at least 8 inches away from your hair and distribute it into your hair with a brush or your fingers. Sometimes dry shampoos leave you with splotches of powder. If you sprayed more that you should use a blow-dryer and move your fingers through your hair for an even application. Dry shampoos will make your hair clean in literally seconds.
This is probably the best advice we could give to all busy women. It may sound a bit extra at the beginning but it’s the most powerful shortcut to your beauty routine. Nowadays many semi-permanent makeup methods are available. The best for busy women are the lash extensions and the microblading. The lash extensions will make your eyes appear larger and you won’t need mascara at all. If you already have long lashes you could do a lash lifting on your own eyelashes. On the other hand, the microblading is a semi-permanent technique for filling your brows. With your eyebrows and eyelashes always on point, you will cut your beauty routine in half.
Focus on Eyebrows and Lashes
If you don’t want to try any of the semi-permanent makeup options you can still save some time in the morning. Make sure your eyebrows are always in shape and you will instantly look more presentable. Nicely shaped brows are easier for filling as well. Lashes, on the other hand, bring a refreshing note to your look because they open your eyes and make you look more awake and rested. Make sure you use a mascara that has a precise wand that won’t mess up your makeup.
The curling iron is very time-consuming and rarely who has that much time in the morning. The good news is that you can still get those beautiful beachy waves without any effort. Simply wash your hair at night and braid it while it’s still wet. Make about 4-6 braids depending on how tight you want your curls to be. In the morning you just need to unbraid your hair and you will have those beautiful office-approved waves. Lastly, spray your hair with some hairspray to keep the curls in place.