We could all use a little more getting ready time in the morning. Whether you’re rushing off to work, heading to school, jumping on the bus to uni or waking up before your kids there’s hardly ever enough minutes to get everything done.
Let’s change that. Here are ten beauty tricks to help speed up your morning beauty routine. You’ll look just as good as always and you’ll actually be on time for once!
1. Dry Shampoo Is Your Friend
Skip the morning wash and spray some dry shampoo into your roots. It instantly soaks up any oil and adds amazing volume to your locks. Great for both quick topknots or refreshing a sleek blowdry!
2. Prep Your Hair The Night Before
How many hours in your life have you spent staring into a mirror while you curl or straighten your hair? Get relaxed waves by curling your hair the night before and sleeping with it loose. A quick tousle with your fingers in the morning and you’re out the door!
3. Organise Your Makeup
No matter how often you use the same mascara, foundation or bronzer it seems like you can never find them when you need them. Take some time out this weekend to organize your collection. Separate your makeup into different categories using your spare bellaboxes! Keep your most used products in one bellabox so that you won’t waste time rummaging around in the bathroom in the mornings.
4. Keep A Fragrance In Your Bag
Keep a small fragrance in your handbag so you can spritz some on while you’re in the car or waiting for the train. Some of you may have received an Impulse Fragrance vial in Romantic Spark in your May bellabox – this is the perfect handbag size, and it will leave you smelling like wild violets and warm earthy woods. The regular size Impulse perfumes also make excellent handbag companions!
5. Lip Balm Instead Of Lipstick
Some of us are lucky enough to be able to apply lipstick without a mirror – but if that’s not you, go for lip balm instead of lipstick in the mornings. Our current favourite is the yet to be launched in Australia Cookies & Cream ChapStick which is super moisturising and smells delicious (some of you will be sampling this flavour exclusively in May.)
6. Invest In Versatile Hero Products
Look for products that have multiple uses to help speed up your beauty routine. Instead of using separate concealers and highlighters try the Sleek Makeup Luminaire Concealer for dark circles and highlighting your features. Or you might like Sunescape Hydrating Gradual Tan Extender which acts as a 3 in 1 formula – a gradual self tanner, a tan extender and a moisturiser which you can quickly rub on your arms and legs in the morning before you leave the house.
7. Lash Defining Mascara Instead Of Eyeliner
Yes we all know that cat eyes look amazing, but who has time to draw on even wings before your morning coffee? Instead try using a lash enhancing mascara like Eye Of Horus Mascara. It strengthens and lengthens and comes in a jet black colour that will give your eyes plenty of definition in an instant. You could also get your lashes and brows tinted every month at a salon so that you can really jump out of bed and leave the house fast on busy mornings.
8. Step Up Your Evening Skincare
If you focus more on your bedtime beauty routine you’ll find you don’t need to spend as much time on it in the morning. A thorough night time regime that incorporates a cleanser, serum, eye cream and moisturiser will give you a beautiful base that requires less makeup! Palmer's Moisture Rich Night Cream is packed with vitamin C, retinol and peptides so it will do the work for you while you sleep. See our tips for layering your skincare in the evening.
9. Moisturise Problem Areas At Night
If you’re prone to dry heels and elbows then you should really be working on them while you sleep. Slap a thick moisturiser on these areas before you go to bed, or even better try the Yu-Be Heel & Elbow Moisturising Sock to keep all that hydrating goodness sealed into you skin and not on your sheets.
10. Replaces All Your Creams With One Product
Moisturiser, sunscreen, foundation – there are a lot of creams and lotions to apply to your face each morning. Instead of spending time rubbing each one in and waiting for it to settle, invest in one great BB cream or tinted moisturiser that does the lot. Try theBalm Shelter Tinted Moisturiser which provides hydration, sun protection and a light coverage.
What’s your best time saving beauty tip to get you out of the house faster? Let us know in the comments!