We all want to look our best every day, but sometimes it’s just hard to find time to fix up when we are always in a rush to fulfill the demands of daily life. Luckily, there are some tricks that can make you look beautiful and feel more confident in just 5 minutes or less. Here are 11 time saving beauty tricks for your busy days.
1. Mix a bit of highlighter with your foundation.
To give your skin a natural glow, mix a little bit of highlighter with your foundation. Typically, makeup artists use the strobing technique to create the illusion of fresh-looking skin. However, it takes some mastery with makeup and a lot of time. Our trick, on the other hand, works even when you have a couple of minutes to get ready.
2. Line your eyelash curler.
Lining your eyes is a tedious task that can take minutes even hours of your time. To make sure that none of your precious time is wasted, put your eyeliner on your eyelash curler. This insanely good idea lets you kill two birds with one stone!
3. Dust your lips with powder.
To keep your lipstick fresh-looking and long-lasting, Lauren Conrad recommends dusting your lips with a little powder after you’ve applied lipstick. A lot of beauty experts swear by this trick and is even used when preparing models for the runway. It is a tested and proven way to avoid retouching throughout the day. What’s even better is that it only takes a couple of seconds.
4. Use a tinted SPF.
Save precious time by using a tinted SPF in the morning. It has a double effect on your skin. A tinted SPF protects it from sun damage while making it look beautiful. Look for a tinted SPF that works for your skin type. For instance, if you have dry skin, purchase a tinted SPF with an added moisturizing effect.
5. Iron clothes with a hair straightener.
If you are in a rush in the morning, lightly iron your clothes with a straightener instead of an iron and ironing board. This is a quick way of getting wrinkles out of your clothes without having to prepare your entire ironing gear. This will definitely save you precious time and will make you look like you spent a lot of time getting ready. This trick is also a great idea when you are travelling.
6. Shave with baby oil.
Do away with shaving cream. Use a cheaper and better alternative, baby oil. It helps your razor last longer while keeping your legs smoother. This trick works for people who don’t have the time to shave often. If you don’t have any baby oil, you may also use coconut oil instead.
7. Soak Q-Tips in your perfume.
Tired of carrying a heavy bottle of perfume? Save space and time by soaking Q-tips or cotton swabs in your perfume them placing them in a plastic bag which you can take on the go. With this trick, there is no need to go to the powder room to freshen up while you are out and about. Just grab your soaked Q-tips or cotton swab and quickly dab a little perfume.
8. Soak your mascara in hot water.
Cosmopolitan suggests soaking your mascara bottle in hot water for a minute or two. This trick will thin the ink making your mascara smoother and easier to apply. You’ll avoid messy and clumpy lashes which look completely unattractive.
9. Wash your hair in the sink.
If you are running low on time, don’t hesitate to wash your hair in the sink. Before you worry about the rest of your body, it is recommended that you fix your hair first because it is the first thing people notice about you. Actually, if you can get it clean and shining, you don’t really need to worry that much about everything else. Grab some shampoo and start washing. You’ll look beautiful and feel clean without spending a lot of time on your hair.
10. Tame your hair with hairspray on a toothbrush.
Get rid of frizzy fly-aways in 5 minutes or less using a toothbrush. Just spritz a little hairspray on a toothbrush and brush it on your annoying fly-aways. Your hair will look neater and it will look like you spent hours fixing your hair. Feel free to use this trick as you prepare your hair every day.
11. Tie your hair with a scarf.
Avoid having another bad hair day by tying your hair with a scarf. Grab a colorful one from your closet and use it to cover your messy or greasy hair. Just follow the simple tutorial on the photo. Not only does this trick save you time, it also makes you look trendy. Play with colors and prints. Try matching them with your outfit to create a fashion statement.