When it comes to beauty, you want to look your best, but you have a limited amount of time in your busy day to devote to your hair, makeup and manis. While you’d like to primp and pamper yourself more often, you are lucky most mornings just to find the time to put on some mascara and lipstick before heading out the door.
If this sounds familiar, here’s some great news: simplifying your everyday beauty routine without sacrificing your “look” has never been easier. Here’s how you can do it:
1. Invest in high-quality nail polish
While shopping for nail polish, it might be tempting to go for the bargain-priced brands, especially when you are trying a “novelty” color like shimmering lime or beachy blue. But if your budget allows, invest in the more expensive nail polish in the same cool colors; spendier polish is almost always a higher quality and tends to chip and fade less easily than cheap brands. This means you will spend less time re-doing your nails and/or scheduling trips to the local salon for a mani; you can give yourself a high-quality manicure and/or pedicure right at home and enjoy polish that lasts a long time.
2. Buy cosmetics that multitask
If you have trouble finding your fave eye liner in your makeup bag because it is filled to the brim with so many different items, it might be time to pare back on the cosmetic clutter by buying multitasking makeup. A great example is a cream blush, which can be used both as a traditional blusher and also for coloring your lips.
3. Look into lash extensions
If you feel like you spend way too much time curling your lashes and then applying a couple layers of mascara — not to mention having to remove it all at night, you might want to consider eye lash extensions. It’s easy to find a wide variety of high-quality and attractive volume lashes for sale, as well as lash extensions, in different colors and styles. Once you have on lash extensions, you can skip the entire mascara routine and save yourself a ton of time — plus, the volume lashes and extensions look amazing.
4. Skip certain steps
If you have been religious about washing your face in the morning and at night, Real Simple notes you can save some time and effort by skipping the a.m. wash. If you properly clean your face before you go to bed, your skin will probably still be plenty dewy fresh in the morning when you wake up. Splash your face with a bit of warm water to revive it and pat it dry and then put on your makeup as usual.
It’s reassuring to know that we don’t have to spend huge amounts of time on our makeup, polish, skin and lashes to still look great. By following these tips, you can pare off precious minutes from your beauty routine and leave the house looking as fabulous as always.