Everyone wants to look their best before they leave the house, but it’s not always easy when you’ve got a family to get ready before you can even think about sorting yourself out. Makeup is usually the first thing to be sacrificed when you need to make it out the door.
However, if you can spare five minutes, you’ve still got time to put a classic, everyday look together that will make you feel fresh and glowing when you step out the door.
Take a look at these simple makeup tricks to make getting ready a breeze.
A good skincare routine will make things much easier
Your skin is half the battle when it comes to your beauty routine, so leaving everything until the morning isn’t always going to be the best idea for your face. Instead of panicking to cleanse, tone and moisturise in the morning – do it before bed instead. The ultimate night time skincare routine should include a good cleanse, followed by toner. From there, you can put on an overnight hydrating serum that will leave your skin perfectly soft and glowing by morning.
Use a BB cream for glowing skin
A BB cream (the BB stands for ‘blemish balm’) is a miracle makeup product that will leave your skin looking radiant. BB creams are a lightweight product designed to even out your skin tone and doesn’t have the same full coverage effect of foundation. BB creams are hydrating, illuminating and feature SPF – so you don’t need to apply multiple products in the morning to achieve that dewy look. Give it a try – you won’t look back.
Focus on blush, brows and lashes
With your base in place, you can then whizz through the rest of your routine – something that shouldn’t take more than five minutes. A quick sweep or a light blusher will give you a subtle flush and make you look awake, while groomed brows are the perfect way to highlight your facial features. Finally, a long-lasting mascara will complete your look – leaving you fresh-faced and beautiful. When it comes to buying new cosmetics, try investing in palettes rather than individual products – they are ideal for getting ready on the go. If you’ve got time to eyeshadow, stick to a simple wash of colour from a cream shadow product, to give your eyes that little pop of colour.
Add a little glow
Finally, a dash of highlighter could be just what you need to complete your look and leave your skin glowing. Highlighters come in a range of formulas from powders to creams, and it’s surprising what a little sweep on your cheekbones will do to your face. For ease, choose a powder product as this will be easier to apply and can give you colour that is buildable, depending on what effect you’d like to create.
Crafting the perfect morning makeup routine will make getting ready quick and simple so that you always feel put together leaving the house. Save trying the latest beauty trends for evenings and weekend, when you have much more time on your hands. With the right tricks and products up your sleeve, you can create an easy morning makeup look that will have you ready for anything in no-time.