We all want to look our best. We want to look alert and awake when we aren’t, and we want to look like we spent hours applying our makeup when it really only took 5 minutes. Being a woman is hard! Try these tips and tricks to see if it makes your life a little bit easier.
1. Keep Your Makeup Remover By Your Bed
Taking your makeup off at the end of the day feels like it requires a lot more energy than it should. If you are just too exhausted to deal with it, keep your makeup wipes beside your bed, and take your makeup off there. WHAM! BAM! THANK YOU, MA’AM!
2. Get Products with Multiple Benefits
If you want to have a whole skin care routine but don’t want to spend forever at the sink, or you don’t want to spend god only knows how much money on 8 different products, then try buying something that does it all. The Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water is an awesome product that will remove your makeup in addition to cleansing and hydrating your skin, all at the same time. Put a couple drops on a cotton pad and do a whole skin care routine in less than a minute.
3. Have Makeup Products That are Easy to Apply
Stick foundations are amazing for fast application. Using a stick foundation means that you are literally just a couple of swipes and pats away from airbrushed looking skin. Over the past few years, makeup brands have started coming out with stamp products as well. Yeah, not kidding. Stamp brows, stamp winged eyeliner, stamp eye shadow, even makeup stickers, and a lot of them ACTUALLY work!
4. Two Words: Dry. Shampoo.
Washing your hair every day isn’t just exhausting, it’s also not healthy for your hair. Finding the right brand of dry shampoo can save you tons of time and energy. If your hair gets greasy quickly, or even if you simply want to look like you just stepped out of the shower, dry shampoo is for you. I personally had some trouble finding a dry shampoo that worked for me, so don’t write it off completely just yet. Try a couple different brands and save yourself from the hassle of washing your hair multiple times a week.
5. Use Baby Oil on Your Shaved Legs
Don’t you hate when you are running late, notice your legs aren’t shaved, so you run to the tub and have to do the rushed, sitting on the side of the tub, leg-shaving dance? I do. If you shave and notice that you still have bumpy legs, try massaging in a little baby oil. Super smooth, skirt ready legs instantly!
6. Skip the Curling Iron
If you like having curled hair but don’t want to have to go through the entire hair curling regimen every day, try putting your hair in a loose braid before bed- wake up with flawless mermaid waves. Throw on some hairspray and you are good to go!
7. Disguise Yourself as Someone Who is Well Rested
Didn’t get a good night sleep, but want to look like you did? Fear not! White eyeliner is a life saver for this one. Use a little white eyeliner in your waterline to make your eyes look more awake and alert. White eyeliner also comes in handy in our next hack.
8. Use White Eyeliner as your Eye Shadow Base
If you are trying out a new eyeshadow palette and notice that the shades aren’t as pigmented as you’d like them to be, use white eyeliner all over your eyelid and gently tap with your finger to blend. This white base will really make your eyeshadow POP. The colors will not only look more pigmented, but the base will keep your shadow looking good all day long. No touch ups necessary.
9. Use a Setting Spray
Setting spray will keep your whole face in place all day. After finishing your makeup, spritz a little setting spray all over and call it a day. There will be no need to keep checking your foundation all day because it won’t budge.
10. Speed Up Your Hair Drying Process
If you are running late in the morning and need your hair to dry faster, use a cotton t-shirt to dry your hair instead of a towel. I know, it sounds crazy, but I actually tried this and I was shocked at how well it worked. Not only will your hair dry much faster, but the shirt will help fight against static and frizz as well.
We all wish that we had the energy to come out of the bathroom looking like Beyoncé every day, but the reality is, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” Also, we are too tired! If you have any beauty hacks that save you time, leave them in the comments and save someone else some time too! They will thank you later.