I'm a chronic snoozer but I also refuse to leave my apartment without makeup on. So on weekday mornings, the only choice I have is to apply said makeup at lighting speed. My roommate thinks I'm some sort of wizard, but it's surprisingly easy.
The first step is to make sure your beauty products are well organized. You don't want to be digging through a drawer full of loose products in a time crunch. That skinny eye liner pencil will never reveal itself—trust me.
Next, get into a routine with key products and stick to it everyday. The morning is no time to be experimenting with blue eye shadow or false lashes. Read on for the best time-saving tricks and products.
Use X-in-1 Products
Your cheek and lip color in one bottle, your moisturizer, concealer, foundation, powder and SPF in another. Boom.
Benefit Posietint, $30, sephora.com . Clinique Moisture surge CC cream, $35, clinique.com.
Every eye color you'd ever want to use on a weekday in about a two inch radius.Too Faced Naked eye soft & sexy eye shadow collection, $36, too faced, beauty.com
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When in Doubt: Mascara
If you only leave the house with one product on, let it be mascara. It will instantly make you look more polished. Choose one that's both lengthening and volumizing.Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara, $25, nordstrom.com
Take Care of Your Skin at Night
Put moisturizers, acne creams and the like to work while you sleep. This way, you'll wake up with smooth and even skin that requires little work and product in the morning.
Right now I'm loving Kiehl's new Skin Rescuer that fights stress-related blotchiness and breakouts.Kiehl's Skin Rescuer, $40, kiehls.com
Ensure Good LightingI find that when I can't really see what I'm doing, I tend to put on way more makeup than necessary and often make mistakes. Fixing a clown-like blush job or uneven liner is not in your time budget.
Pedestal Vanity Mirror, $60, Zadro, Target.com
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