Let’s face it, we’ve all had those morning where we roll over to check our alarm clock and are immediately overwhelmed with a wave of anxiety because we are late! Most women hop out of bed automatically assuming they have no time polish up after their long night of beauty sleep but this is far from true!
Even if you are running late to start your morning, you can easily prep yourself to feel confident and beautiful for the rest day in just ten simple minutes. The following products go on quickly without requiring any precision and they work their magic as you are on your commute.
Hydration: When you wake up in the morning your skin is in dire need for moisture, especially if you didn’t get your full eight hours. Avoid parched skin by easily applying your favorite moisturizer first thing in the a.m.
Look Awake: The key to avoiding the “I overslept” appearance is to appease your red and bloodshot eyes. A couple of eye drops will help rejuvenate your eyes while also prepping yourself for any irritating eye makeup you plan on using.
Wake Up Your Face: A simple liquid foundation or BB cream instantly reverses the look of tired skin. To reap all of the benefits of your chosen foundation, begin by applying it at the center of your face and blending it downwards so it does not get caught in any peach fuzz or blemishes.
Perk Up: Foundation cleans up your skin but a pretty pink blush will perk you up with a nice splash of color. Blush can be easily dabbed on while you are brushing your teeth since you are low on time.
Fight Bedhead: Bedhead may seem like a difficult issue to overcome but is actually easier than you may think. Simply splash your hair with a touch of texturizing spray and toss it into a side braid because they work just as well in formal and professional settings as they do casual.
These five steps of home beauty prep will not take you any longer than ten minutes and will have you feeling fantastic. Yet, if you have some extra time at work, follow these detailing tips right at your desk for even more shine!
Dimension: Apply a gentle highlighter to your cheek-bones to hide any dullness and attract light for a more contoured look.
Simple Eyes: Simple eye makeup is always the best way to go, no matter how much time you have. Eyeliner along your waterline finished with a volumizing mascara will immediately bring out the color of your eyes.
Balm Time: Busy mornings are not complete without a tinted lip balm since they are quick and flattering and require less precision than lipstick.
Scents: You should always keep a subtle, work-friendly fragrance at your desk for days just like this. A little dab on your neck and touch on your wrists will having you smelling wonderful from 9-5.
Next time you wake up in a rush, relax! It only takes a few products and a little bit of time to look refreshed and feel ready to take on the world.