For most of us, applying make-up is just one rushed part of getting ready for work or studies every morning. However intricate your make-up routine, time saving tips are always welcome, especially when you are running late! Find out how to get your make-up done quickly and efficiently without ending up with smudged mascara and a half-powdered face.
Preparation and Planning
A little bit of organization can go a long way when it comes to applying your make-up! We’re not talking about colour coding your lipsticks to your nail polishes, or anything time consuming – simply having a cleared area with access to a mirror and good lighting, and your make-up at hand and not in the bottom recesses of your handbag, is enough. Invest in some good quality make-up and ensure that you replace it a while before it runs out. You don’t want to be stuck with a dried-up tube of mascara or crumbling eye-shadow on the morning of an important job interview!
Lay a Foundation
If you have an uneven skin tone, it’s good to start with a simple foundation. Instead of using 4 or 5 different products (e.g., primer, concealer, foundation, powder), invest in a good tinted moisturizer, or a BB / CC cream (blemish balm / colour control) so you can save time by using a single product that acts as many products in one. Use a blending sponge for quick and mess-free application, and keep the foundation light and evenly distributed for a natural look.
Master the Essentials
For maximum impact in the least time possible, choose three of your best features, and master how to apply make-up to them. In general, the eyes and lips are essentials, plus one extra feature that will give you a unique edge.
Choose a shade that complements your skin tone, and a lipstick or tinted lip-balm that is moisturizing, to prevent dry lips. Skip the lip liner or long-stay lipstick and simply keep your lipstick in your bag for touch-ups during the day.
Eyeshadow and mascara is enough for daytime make-up, especially if you are pressed for time. One or two shades of eyeshadow are perfect, and one or two coats of mascara can accentuate your eyes and brighten up your face. Unless you are a true master when it comes to winged or liquid eyeliner, simply skip it. Any mistakes will waste time to correct, or even mean starting again!
Invest in a two-in-one brow pencil and gel to tidy and set your brows as part of your daily make-up routine. This small change can make a big difference when you want to looked well-groomed and professional.
Overall, keeping it simple is the best approach. Quality over quantity of make-up will always help you to look and feel your best!driving. If you are worried about sudden headaches or recurring pain, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact your doctor.