7 beauty hacks to save you time every morning

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If you’re in a rush, in need of an extra 20 minutes or just not a fan of excessive faffing – these time-saving beauty hacks are for you…

1. Wash your hair the night before. Wash and rough dry (or even blow-dry) your hair the night before, and give it a good spritz of dry shampoo before bed if you have fine hair or if you’re prone to oiliness.

Time saved: 20 minutes

2. Apply skin treatment products at night. Make sure that you use the heavy lifters and time-consuming products like exfoliators and masks at night. In the mornings, keep things simple with a light serum, moisturizer, and SPF.

Time saved: 10 minutes

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3. Ditch the brushes. On mornings when you’re short on time, ditch most of the brushes and apply products with your fingers. While some people cringe at the idea, it is the quickest and easiest application method. Aside from that, the warmth from your fingers helps to blend cream-textured products which results in a more even, natural finish.

Time saved: 5 minutes

4. Less line work. When you’re in a rush, applying make-up that requires precise lines isn’t the best idea. Skip your eyebrow pencil and use a brow gel with a brush applicator instead. Avoid liquid, gel and pencil liners, and instead line your eyes with eyeshadow on a detailer brush. Softer lines are much more forgiving and you won’t risk having to spend additional time cleaning up mistakes.

Time saved: 5 minutes

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5. Opt for cream textures. Eyeshadows and blushers with cream textures can be patted on with your fingertips and require minimal blending. They also need less preparation and priming to stay in place, and tend to stay put for longer.

Time saved: 5 minutes

6. Tint and shape. Have your eyebrows professionally shaped every three months, and maintain them inbetween. This, together with tinting your eyebrows and eyelashes, does wonders for defining your features, which lets you get away with less make-up on lazy days.

Time saved: 5 minutes

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7. When all else fails, there’s always lipstick. Even on those days when your hair is pointing in a million different directions and the face looking back at you in the mirror seems to belong to a stranger, there’s always lipstick. A bold lip colour can do wonders when you run out the door with no make-up and a mis-matched outfit.

Time saved: 10 minutes

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