If you’re anything like me, then you’ll cherish every last minute and every last second of being in bed in the morning. Who doesn’t? I hit snooze three or four times, I crawl back under the covers and sleep in until I decide enough is enough. Another thing that takes up a lot of time: makeup. I rarely leave the house without wearing makeup. And on those days where you wake up late and you have little time to get ready, it can be a nightmare.
How about getting ready and out the door in under 20 minutes? Sound better? It can certainly be done.
Baby Powder for fuller eyelashes
This is pure genius. How you apply the baby powder is up to you – I find that using my fingers works fine. Alternatively you can use a cotton bud / q-tip. It’s best to do this in the bathroom or over a sink as it can make quite some mess. Afterwards, apply a few coats of mascara and you will see a big difference in how fuller and thicker your eyelashes appear.
Use eyeshadow as eyeliner
Applying eyeliner can be very tricky and takes up a lot of time. Using eyeshadow is better in many ways as there’s less chance of it smudging (thus no need to hastily reapply it) and in the long run can be much cheaper than having to regularly purchase a new eyeliner. It’s best to apply the eyeshadow using an angled eyeliner brush, but don’t worry too much if you don’t have one on hand, any thin brush will be fine. This creates a softer, less intense look than eyeliner, which is great for days where you want a subtle makeup look.
Lipstick as blusher
You don’t have to spend loads on a high-end blusher. In fact, you don’t have to spend anything at all. As long as you have a light pink/coral shade of lipstick, it will give the same look as a cream blush. Dabbing it on lightly with your fingers will brighten up your complexion while giving you a healthy, natural glow.
It’s all about lipstick
On days when you only have 5 minutes to get ready, forget everything else, just wear a bright lipstick. A bright lip can create the illusion that you’ve taken time to apply your makeup even if you’ve only just got out of bed. Not to mention the fact that it makes your smile brighter.