Simplifying your beauty routine is much easier than you think! If you resolved to be more organized this year or just want to shave some time off of your morning routine, I’ve got 7 excellent tricks to simplifying your beauty routine that’ll make getting gorgeous faster, easier and so much more enjoyable! Going through your beauty routine shouldn’t be a chore and with these simple tips to speed up your beauty routine, you’ll be sitting pretty in no time!
1. Shower the Night before
One of the easiest ways to simplify your beauty routine is to shower the night before. This way, you’re all clean, you can wash and dry your hair and you’ll be all primed to go the next morning. I know how great it feels to face the day fresh out of the shower, but we can skip it for the sake of saving time, right? If you just can’t skip your morning shower, skip washing your hair and use dry shampoo instead so you’re not spending extra time washing, drying and styling your hair.
2. Clear out Clutter
Another one of the most time consuming parts of our beauty routine can be sifting through tons and tons of beauty products. Like most women, I own way too many beauty products for my own good and having too many options is not only overwhelming, but they get in the way! Go through your makeup bag, your vanity and wherever else you happen to have makeup and go through it. Throw out old makeup and separate your everyday products from your evening or special occasion makeup.
3. Avoid over Cleansing
The experts at Real Simple suggest skipping your A.M. facial cleanser as properly cleansed skin from the previous night will still be spick and span in the morning. I’m sure many people with certain skin types can skip washing their faces in the morning, but I have a super oily T-zone that begs to be washed after I wake up. If you can skip this step, you’re one step closer to getting ready to head out the door!
4. Set Your Stuff out
Speed up your beauty routine even more by setting out your beauty essentials so they’re within easy reach when you need them. Keep your foundation, blush, mascara, eye liner, lip products and makeup brushes all together. If you don’t have room to lay them all out, you can also keep them in a separate container on the counter or in a drawer. So much easier than looking for products in an overstuffed bag!
5. Use Time-saving Tools
We all have certain looks we like to create and there are typically different products we can use to achieve those looks. In order to streamline your makeup routine, always reach for the fast-drying and easiest to apply products. If you’re faster at using pencil liner versus gel liner, keep your pencil liners handy. If you have an eye shadow palette that you can use on your lids and brows, give it prime real estate on your vanity. Also, if you have a beauty tool like a Beauty Blender or your favorite brush that you can use to blend multiple products like foundation and concealer, place it front and center.
6. Skip Shadows
For those days where you’re in a crazy hurry and just can’t be bothered to fumble with countless eye shadows, skip it. Having your brows groomed and applying eye liner and some mascara will make a bigger impact than using eye shadow. If you feel naked without wearing something on your lids, swipe a couple of neutral colors on your lids.
7. Use Mascara Sparingly
Lastly, if you want to speed up your beauty routine, use mascara sparingly. Some ladies opt to skip mascara on lower lashes since they tend to smudge and takes extra time. If you still want to show your lower lashes some love, make sure your dab your mascara wand with a tissue to remove excess product so you get a smooth application.
Depending on what your personal beauty routine is like, I’m sure you can come up with lots of other ways to streamline it! Don’t spend your entire morning applying beauty products when you can take some shortcuts and spend some extra time stretching, enjoying a hot beverage or just mentally planning your day ahead. Do you have any tricks you use that saves time in your beauty routine?