Putting on make-up in a hurry can sometimes leave you wishing you had simply skipped wearing make-up at all. It doesn’t have to be that way though. With some key products, and a little skill you can have a five minute look that looks like you spent an hour getting ready.
Cut Out Unneeded Products
Layering moisturizers, concealers, and foundations takes extensive time if done right allowing each product to completely absorb or dry in order not to have a clumpy caked on look. Try cutting back to just one product. With so many brands now offering a wide variety of tinted moisturizers; this is one of the easiest ways to save time and money when applying make-up.
Additionally, using other products as double duty go to items, such as rouge for lip stick, or dark eye shadow for eye liner, cuts back on the amount of products you need, and speeds up your make-up process.
Use Quality Products
Make-up can be expensive, and when you are on a budget it is easy to want to go cheap when purchasing items like eyeliner, mascara, and lip gloss. But, don’t do it. If you are looking to decrease the amount of time it takes to get ready in the morning, you’ll want quality products. Since, you are removing some of the layers, and processes involved in traditional make-up application, you want products that hold up to their added responsibility without damaging your skin; like mascaras that you know don’t go on clumpy, tinted moisturizers that actually cover smoothly and evenly, eye shadows that stay where you put them, etc. Plus since you will be buying fewer products you can afford to splurge a little on items you know will work and make you look great.
Take Care of your Skin
It is easy to pile make-up on every morning and then forget to take it off before bed that night only to wake up and pile on more make-up. We’ve all done it; in the long run though it is very rough on your skin. Think of your skin like a new smooth canvas free of products, you wouldn’t continue to paint one painting after another on this canvas without preparing your canvas properly in between. Your skin requires the same considerations. Make sure to clean your face thoroughly at night, followed by a quality moisturizer, in order to give your skin the refresher that it needs in between make-up application. Use moisturizers that contain light weight SPF during the day in order to help avoid sun damage. If you have sensitive skin, choose products that do not clog pores, or cause breakout. These products will typically be much more light weight than some other products.
It doesn’t have to take hours to apply your make-up if you regularly take good care of your skin, use quality over quantity products, and figure out which products can be used for more than one purpose. In the end, you will save time, money and in a lot of cases look better than if you had taken the time to do a traditional make-up application.