Life is very hectic no matter the time. People are always rushing around, and especially during the holidays. Sometimes (okay MOST of the time) you don’t have time to sit down and apply a full face of makeup before heading out for the day. Learning how to quickly apply makeup is definitely something all women need to master. Whether it’s a quick dab of lip gloss or one swipe of mascara, you should keep it simple. With these tips, you’ll be looking fabulous in under 5 mins.
Think about anything you do in life and you will most likely notice that tasks get done quicker when your supplies are organized. This same rule holds true for makeup application. How much time do you spend fumbling around for your mascara? Or looking for the right shade of eyeshadow? By spending a little extra time in keeping things organized, you will find that your daily makeup application time goes by much faster.
Stick With The Basics
Try to pick out your 3-5 favorite makeup products and see if you can live with the basics. Chances are you are the most critical person in your own looks. You really may not need a tote full of makeup products to look good. Even if you think you can’t do it, just give it a try and pick out 3-5 of your favorites and see how it goes. You might surprise yourself.
If you have a good complexion without skin issues, try skipping the foundation. Some basics to use are lipstick, mascara and blush. If that is too bare bones for you, then try adding eyeliner and eyeshadow and keep it at that. You will get used to your new look and so will people around you who know you. Sometimes ladies are afraid to skip a makeup step because they will look different. This may be true, but it could just be that you are so used to seeing yourself a certain way that you don’t think you will be beautiful with your more natural look. Be brave and give it a try. Skimp down little by little to wean yourself off some of the unnecessary makeup products.
When I want to challenge myself to get more efficient at a task, I get out the stopwatch. Try timing your makeup application time. See if you can get it down to a set goal, like 5 minutes. Then try beating your record. If you have children, you might want to let them in on the fun and cheer mom on as she goes for a new record. Have fun with trying to spend less time applying makeup.
Get Enough Sleep
Eye bags, dark circles, and puffy eyes can be a big red flag that you are not getting enough sleep. While yes, it is possible to cover a lot of this lack of sleep up with foundation and concealers, try to get more sleep so you don’t have those issues in the first place.
Eat Right, Exercise and Stay Hydrated
Taking care of your body will not only reduce the amount of time that you need for makeup but it will give you more energy and make you look better. Eating right, exercising and drinking enough water will do wonders for your looks. Your skin is your largest organ in your body. Take care of it, don’t just cover it up. Skin was made to sweat. Workout your skin and your body for surprising results to your looks. You may find that you will ditch many of your makeup products.
Ladies, I hope this article challenged you to try spending less time putting on makeup and more time enjoying life. Try to cut back to your most basic makeup products, get enough sleep, exercise, stay hydrated and eat right. You may find that those dark circles disappear along with the need for foundations and concealers. I hope that this short article of tips for quickly applying makeup helps you enjoy more time away from the mirror.
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