Beauty hacks: 5 ways to speed up your morning routine

We all want to put our best face forward when it comes to office life, but who has the time for contouring and fishtail braids when you want to hit the snooze button multiple times? Not us. We are all about the beauty hacks that will minimise our prep time on a Monday.

Luckily for you, we are masters of the early morning rush routine, and we’ve got a few handy tips on how you can speed up your process, grab extra sleep, and still look presentable for work.

1. Get a good base

Start off right by investing some time the night before in great overnight beauty products. We’re talking super hydration, so that you don’t have to waste time in the morning on an extensive beauty regime. An overnight mask will help hydrate and repair your skin while you rest, so in the morning you don’t have to worry about hiding any unwanted signs of a heavy weekend. Give your skin a treat with the Nude Advanced Renewal repair mask.

Image Credit: Space NK

Image Credit: Space NK

2. Love dry shampoo

If you don’t have time to wash and style your hair, then dry shampoo is all you need. Not only will it give you a clean look and feel, but it’ll also make it much easier to tame your hair. A quick spritz and a shake and you’re good to go. We love Percy and Reed’s dry shampoo for an extra kick in the morning.

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3. Invest in the 2-in-1

Multi-purpose products are your best friend when it comes to shortening that prep time. A BB cream is the ultimate if you want coverage but don’t have the time to be fussing, and a Nars Multiple for your lips and cheeks will have you looking ready for the day in moments.

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4. Master the flick

Create an eyeliner stencil to eliminate wasted time attempting to make sure your wings are even. If you cut a piece of card to shape then you will be able to simply use that each morning to avoid a smudge or an uneven line.

5. Love your lips

Let a red lip do the talking if you have no time to spare. You will look refreshed and healthy, and the focus will be on the colour of your lips rather than the bags under your eyes. If nothing else, it gives you the look of someone who is together enough to contemplate a bold red lip on a Monday morning, even if the rest of your face is bare. Laura Mercier Angelic is always a winner.

Image Credit: Space NK

Image Credit: Space NK

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