There’s no time to be stressin’. We want to look good and we want to look good quick.
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Instead of just water, which might interfere with your makeup coverage and thin it out, use a hydrating face mist to dampen your makeup sponge for a dewy look and smooth blending. No streaks or unevenness here!
Similarly, use those same hydrating face mists to spritz your face in between makeup layers to keep your makeup seamless and smooth instead of cakey and powdery (a beauty nightmare 😳).
When you’re looking tired or you have no time for perfect eyeliner, line your lower eyelids with a shimmery gold, bronze, or nude eyeliner for a quick way to spruce up your eyes. It’s a simple hack to open them up and brighten your eye area, making you look less tired and more awake!
Trying to get symmetrical wings for a winged eyeliner look takes up hours and way too much effort — use an eyeliner stamp instead to save time and get perfect wings. Your time is precious!
Winged eyeliner in general is known to be notoriously hard. An easy hack: use a gel pencil liner instead to quickly slide over your lids and voilà: you’ve got your peepers lined for the day. It’s quick and doesn’t have to be so precise like liquid liner.
Still want the liquid liner look but afraid of messing up? Layer! Use a gel eye pencil to draw on the liner first so you have a base to follow. If it’s imperfect, you can just clean it up and even it out (way easier than with liquid). Then draw over that with liquid liner and you’re done!
If you want to try metallic eyes, a gel shimmer pencil OR metallic eyeshadow is easier and quicker, rather than liquid glitter eyeshadow, which can be messy and stressful — more so when you’re dealing with sparkle!
When you have no time to do anything else or a full face feels like work, a quick sweep of blush provides a flushed, healthy glow, brightens your face, and prevents the dry, washed-out look by adding some color to your complexion. You can rock it even when you’re wearing no other makeup!
When it’s too much to put on foundation everyday, opt for a glowy, luminous base cream or moisturizer for a quick skin pick-me-up that evens out your complexion and still hydrates. Even when you’re not wearing makeup, you still look bright and fresh.
If a traditional highlighter takes too much effort or you want an easier way to accentuate your cheekbones but don’t want to go all-out, use clear lip balm or lip gloss on your cheekbones to catch the light. Rub it on your Cupid’s bow, brow bone, anywhere you want to glow!
For easy monochromatic looks or if you don’t have a matching blush or if you just ran *out* of blush, use cream lipstick! Just tap a few dots on the apples of your cheeks and blend with your fingers or makeup sponge. Ta-da!
Look for products you can apply with your fingers like BB creams, cream/gel blushes, and cream eyeshadows. Just rub, dab, tap, and go! The heat from your hands helps with natural blending, which saves you the frustration of mastering your sponge/brush technique. Not to mention how much time it saves!
We know wearing foundation every day can be a drag. Use BB cream or tinted moisturizer instead to get the same smooth and even-toned look with a more natural finish so you don’t feel like you’re caking on makeup all the time. Save foundation for special occasions!
If you have hooded eyes, keep your eyes open when you’re doing any type of eye makeup. Whether you’re doing liner or shadow, keeping your eyes open ensures that your makeup won’t completely disappear the moment you open your eyes!
Use a concealer that blends quickly and effectively so it doesn’t take up much time. Dab it on, blend with your fingers or a sponge, and you’re done! There’s no need for complicated applicators or messy powders. Keep your concealer step stress-free!
If it’s too stressful to keep track of so many tools and products, use multipurpose makeup or makeup sticks — a do-all product you can use on your eyes, lips, and cheeks!
You ready to take on the day with your new time-efficient stress-free look: