Everyone likes to sleep a little too much, don’t they?! In fact, I suspect that most people not only like to sleep, but also have a habit of hitting the snooze button on their alarm clock and staying in bed for an extra five minutes. So you don’t have to rack your brains trying to find shortcuts and ways to speed up the process of getting ready in the morning, or having to sacrifice your beauty routine to get to work on time. We’ve selected 5 genius tips to get you ready in 5 minutes.
Tips 1 – Eyelash extension is your best friend
Time saved: 2 to 6 minutes
Count the time spent applying pencil, eyeliner, and multiple coats of mascara, and you’ll soon understand why you’re always late. Lashes are a priority in most women’s morning beauty routine, so not having to waste time worrying about them is almost as big of a relief as waking up early to find it’s Saturday.
Calm down, no need to despair: extending eyelashes is not a seven-headed animal. According to experts, the thread-by-thread extension procedure lasts between an hour and a half and two hours.
“The silk thread is applied on top of the eyelashes of each client and the procedure is indicated for those who want to lengthen the threads and give them more volume”, she explains. Maintenance should be done monthly. The good part? “The extension totally replaces the use of mascara. The person already wakes up and doesn’t need to put on makeup”
Tips 2 -Concealer in place of foundation
Time saved: 3 minutes
Instead of wasting time covering your imperfections with the concealer and then applying and evening the foundation all over your face, apply the concealer only in strategic places – preferably something that is light and with moisturizing properties, to avoid creasing.
Apply the concealer to dark circles, the sides of the nose, the chin and to cover any other imperfections, then blend to even out the tone. By applying the product to just these areas, you brighten your entire face, creating the same illusion you would have if you covered your entire face with foundation. Finish with a setting powder and you’re good to go!
Tips 3 -Consider microblading your eyebrows
Time saved: 5 minutes
If you have very thin or bushy brows, you know you take at least five minutes every morning to pluck and fill them in with makeup. Micropigmentation completely eliminates this time. But you can forget that thread-by-thread technique that you probably already know and that leaves your eyebrows with a slight shading.
The technique of the time is the microblend, made with a device called Tebori, which uses microblades and causes very superficial scratches on the epidermis for the application of the pigment (don’t worry, it’s painless!). According to experts, the technique is the most modern nowadays. “It’s the closest thing to a natural eyebrow because it creates the illusion of threads and these traced threads are confused with the hairs that exist on the eyebrow. The cool thing is that the person already wakes up with the perfect eyebrow”, he explains. The procedure takes between an hour and an hour and a half and lasts, on average, from 9 to 16 months.
Tips 4 -Invest in multitasking products
Time saved: 3 to 5 minutes
Cutting your beauty routine down to just three or four products will cut down on time without compromising your look. When you’re in a hurry, there’s nothing better than a makeup kit that includes eyeshadows, blush, bronzer and highlighter. Having all these products in just one palette means you won’t be wasting time looking through a million different products in your bag.
Tips 5 -Know which steps you should skip
Time saved: 3 to 5 minutes
Eyeliner before going to work? It’s probably not essential. And neither is creating a smoky eye with multiple eyeshadows or an overdramatic red lip. At the end of the day, the key to makeup in less than ten minutes is the classic word: simplicity.
Still, there are always ways to squeeze your favorite product into your routine. Can’t live without primer? Mix some of it with a lighter foundation and apply both at once. Want a jet smokey eye? Bet on a double-action pencil, with a pencil on one side and a sponge for blending on the other.
And if you don’t give up on a vibrant lip, bet on a lip stain or lip tint, which is nothing more than a water and gel based lipstick that exists in the form of a cream or liquid, making application easier with the fingers.