Save a Lot of Time Putting on Makeup by Following these Nifty Tricks

by Hayley Jones
(Toronto, Canada)

If men usually complain that women take ages to prepare for a night out, they’re usually right. This is especially true if you have brought out all your makeup arsenal to make yourself look like a knockout for a hot date. But what if you do not have the luxury of time, yet you still want to look your best? Here, we will be dishing out a few time-saving makeup tricks which only takes a few minutes to do.

Time-Saving Makeup Tricks

The key is to have a solid skin care regimen and grooming habits that you follow regularly. Let’s take your hair as an example. Failing to wash regularly will make your hair greasy or frizzy. This will add even more time to your makeup ritual when you’re going out. The same thing holds true for your skin. Maintaining a regular skin care regimen based on your skin type will prevent zits, sun spots, fine lines and other skin problems from developing.

The clearer your skin is, the easier it would be to swiftly apply makeup using the following tricks:

• If you can, skip the foundation. 

For women who already have clear skin, there’s actually no need for you to apply foundation. This is the part of a makeup ritual which takes the longest. However, don’t fail to moisturize your face and let the product sit for a few minutes to allow it to be absorbed by the skin. Afterwards, you can proceed with applying the rest of your makeup.

• Use only one eye shadow color. 

Next, work on your eyes. If you have dark circles under your peepers, use a concealer. If not, skip the step. To save time, use only one eye shadow color. There’s no need for you to put on elaborate makeup especially if you are going for a day instead of a night out. Apply eye shadow on the lids only, curl your lashes and add a bit of mascara to bring out the beauty of your eyes.

• Put on blush and lipstick – then you’re ready to go. 

Finally, add a bit of blush on your cheekbones. Use an angular motion to swipe the brush from the apple of your cheeks towards your ears. Apply lipstick, then you’re all set!

Remember that your goal here is to use makeup but without having to spend too much time in front of the mirror. By following these time-saving makeup tricks, you would not have to spend ages preparing. You should be ready to walk out the door in less than ten minutes, ready to tackle the tasks that you’ve set yourself for the day.

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Updated: December 28, 2013 — 5:03 pm

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