You’ve been there: The alarm goes off, you hit snooze one too many times and then you’re dashing out the door to make it to work before your boss notices you’re not on time. You’re bound to accidently sleep in every once in a while, but that doesn’t mean your beauty routine needs to slip. You can always look your best, even on those hectic days – and it’s not going to interfere with the time crunch.
Here are a few on-the-go beauty tips that’ll have you looking flawless even on the busiest of days.
2 in 1 on the run
Once you’ve realized you’re running late, you’re going to want to speed up your skin care regimen. Cleansing is a priority, but moisturizing is important too. So after you’ve washed your face, don’t skip out on the moisturizer – simply combine it with your foundation! Not only will it hydrate your complexion, but it’ll also give your face that matte look you strive to achieve every morning. Steps don’t need to be skipped, just blend the two together (literally).
Bronze your body
Summer is almost here, and your pale complexion just isn’t going to do it. But instead of waiting hours on end to achieve the perfect tan in the sun – not to mention putting your skin at risk for damage – just opt for liquid bronzer. Cosmopolitan magazine suggested mixing bronzer with body-firming lotion. It’ll temporarily tighten your skin while giving it the perfect glow in little to no time.
Level up with lip gloss
So you left the house without giving your face some life. Have no fear – your lip gloss can take care of everything. Makeup artist Pati Dubroff shared an interesting tip with Cosmo – a pearly white lip gloss can be perfect for your lips, but it can also be used as a highlighter for your brow and cheek bones. Who knew?
“Carry a travel-sized bottle of your favorite scent.”
How many mornings have you sprayed your perfume and felt like the scent was gone soon after? Rumor has it, you might be misting the wrong areas of your body. So how do you make the scent last? Spray your undergarments with your perfume – the scent will adhere to the fabric and last long throughout the day. If you still feel like you could use a little refresh in the afternoon, carry a travel-sized bottle of your favorite scent. That way, you can give yourself a spritz whenever you deem necessary.
Introduce your do to dry shampoo
Nothing ruins a late start to your morning quite like a glimpse of greasy hair. Don’t have time to wash, dry and style it? Don’t sweat it – dry shampoo is all you need. The stuff is perfect for days you’re running late – not only will it absorb the natural oils and odors that you acquired over night, but She Knows beauty blog raved that this product can add serious volume to your flat hair. Keep dry shampoo handy at all times – it’s surely a lifesaver.
Blot the blemishes
The chances of noticing a shiny forehead halfway through your day are high. Unfortunately, you can’t just run to the bathroom at work and redo your entire skin regimen – well, you can, but who has the time for that? Introducing blotting papers – your key to a matte complexion. These little saviors are perfect for on-the-go situations. All you need to do is reach in your purse, grab a paper, dab your forehead and you’re done. Let’s face it – your touch up time throughout the day is slim to none, so take advantage of this quick option!