Ladies, let’s be honest, any of us would gladly trade a full, lengthy makeup routine for a half an hour of extra sleep. Today’s wonderful, working women are being held to such high standards when it comes to appearance, and there is no denying that looking on point makes you feel like you can take on the entire world. But very few women can actually spare more than ten minutes of their time to do their entire makeup. Not to worry – here are some tips that will make your makeup routine much faster, so you can enjoy your morning coffee in peace.

1. Skincare

The most important part of your makeup routine actually isn’t your makeup – it’s your skincare. Taking good care of your skin will not only make you look healthier, more radiant and overall better, but it will also make the makeup process a lot faster because the makeup will go on smoother and you won’t have as many problematic areas that need your attention. It’s very important to think about the things we put on our skin, and we should always try to get products that are all natural and organic. If you want to be sure you are getting the best and cleanest, buy your cosmetics at a vegan shop, because that way you can be sure that everything is completely natural.

2. Foundation

eup,Applying your foundation can, for some women, be the bulk of their makeup routine. Here’s how you can speed up the process: Get a foundation that is a perfect match to your skin tone, because that will allow you to simply spot-treat areas that are in need of attention, and you won’t have to apply your foundation all the way down to the neckline of your shirt. Secondly, use a good brush, a beauty blender, or your fingertips. Each one of these methods has its pros and cons, so try them out and master the one you find most appealing. Finally, make sure you are using a good quality foundation. You are applying it all over your face, and your skin will take a part of it in, so you want to make sure it’s organic, vegan makeup, and not harmful chemicals. Using a brand like Inika from Australia is my preference, because I know it’s all organic, cruelty-free and won’t irritate my skin. And as a bonus, it goes on as smooth as butter.

3. Blush

If you want to speed up the process of giving your face a fresh, natural hue, your best bet is going with a cream blush. The Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick is so easy to use because you can apply it on the apples of your cheeks, blend it with your fingers, and it will melt right into the rest of your foundation. Cream blushes are always better for the summer because they become one with your skin, instead of sitting on top of it and melting off with the first grains of sweat.

4. Eyes

The best thing you can do to aid your everyday makeup is to master a look that suits your face and your lifestyle. Whether that means learning to do your liner in a single stroke or applying highlighter in seconds, the summer is the perfect time to speed up your eye makeup game because it encourages lighter, more minimalist looks. Apply a touch of highlighter on the inner corner of the eye, the center of the lid and under your brow bone and finish the whole look with a swipe of Urban Decay’s Perversion mascara, for a simple, yet put-together style.

5. Lips

Your lips are the most magical part of your face: even if you leave your entire face plain, simply applying a good red lipstick can make you look and feel like a million bucks. Learn how to quickly trace the shape of your lips with a MAC pencil, and have a go-to lip color that is neutral enough to complement any outfit, yet bold enough to bring some boldness into your look. For summer, stick to brighter and lighter shades, and make sure you are moisturizing well before applying lipstick because the hot weather can dry your lips out in a second.

Learning these tricks and nailing a few 1-minute hairstyles will have you ready and out the door in minutes, so you can get those extra few minutes of sleep you deserve.

Authors Bio: This guest post was written by Samantha Braddy. She is a lifestyle blogger with the addiction to fashion and beauty.

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