Not every girl is born with a desire to waste hours before the mirror. But who says you need to hire a professional make-up artist to get that ramp-ready look! Getting ready can be one heck of a cakewalk if you just know a few basic techniques. Doesn’t matter if you belong to the low-maintenance camp, you can still look appealing to everybody out there.
Here are a few tips for all those girls who like to keep it simple. These amazing hacks would cut down on the time it takes you to get ready every morning so that you enjoy those extra hours of sleep as well. Getting ready was never this easy!
Recognize what’s best for you!
You really don’t need to struggle with thousands of shades of make-up every morning. All you need is just one signature look that never goes wrong for you. You can go through make-up tutorials if you’ve never tried your hand at it. Experiment with different combinations of mascara, blush, lipstick, eye shadow, etc. and see what suits you the best and goes well along with your dressing style, say the colors you generally wear. Keep the combo pack aside so that you can find it in no time when in a hurry. All you’d need to do is apply it and get ready just like that.
Use multi-tasking products!
For instance, a tinted moisturizer that works as a foundation as well, a face cream with high SPF to skip applying sunscreen or a sunscreen with good SPF content to hydrate your skin and compensate for the application of moisturizer. You should know what works the best for you and then, just go for it. This way you can eliminate a few steps in your beauty routine.
Exfoliate your skin at least three times a week!
Exfoliating not only removes the dead cells from our skin but also cleans the pores and saves you from breaking-out with pimples and acne. You can use home-made exfoliators, like honey & sugar scrub or coffee, lavender & sugar scrub or even buy exfoliating products from the market. Physical exfoliators containing jojoba beads and chemical ones with glycolic, lactic & malic acids deeply slough away dead skin cells. With regular exfoliation, you can say hello to clear, fresh and glowing skin that requires only a little bit of touch-up and not a heavy dose of make-up.
Let the world see your luscious red lips!
Red lips go well along with almost anything you wear. If you find them too bold and intimidating, try a lighter shade because any shade of red is most likely to suit all kinds of skin tones. Not only it’ll make you look sexier but will also make people wonder how you get such a complete look without even spending too much time. Let those pouts look fuller, rosier and more beautiful in your selfies now!
Keep your eyebrows in shape all the time!
Eyebrows can prove to be your beauty-enhancer as well as look-spoiler, depending upon how you maintain them. This is something you must pay regular parlor visits for or you can even amp up your arches all by yourself. But make sure that your brows compliment the shape of your face. Use an eyebrow pencil to give them a final touch. Perfectly shaped eyebrows make your face look so well groomed & carved up that you get all set to step out of your door with head held high.
Let the nights beautify you!
The best way to cut down on your AM routine is to utilize the nights. Never sleep with make-up on and deeply cleanse your face with a cleansing milk before going to bed. You can apply overnight creams to wake up with a happy skin. It’s called beauty sleep for a reason. The skin repairs itself overnight. Use a hair serum or dry conditioner from roots to tips before sleep to save yourself from bad hair days. The more you pamper your skin and hair at night, the less they trouble you in the morning.
Master quick hairstyles and get the most suitable haircut!
A suitable hair-cut would make you look your best at all times. Even if you’ve no time left to do your hair in the morning, you can simply brush your strands few times and there you go. Quick hairstyles, like a messy bun, a fishtail braid, a high ponytail, a top knot, etc. are some of the amazing go-to styles which make you look like you spent way more time to get ready than you actually did. Your Instagram-worthy hairstyles are surely going to make people skip a beat.
Do your nails on a regular basis!
I’m not asking you to go through the lengthy manicure procedure but keeping your nails clean and clear is important with hygienic views as well. A superfast manicure that includes pushing back the cuticles gently with a cuticle pusher, filing the nails, and applying basecoat, color, and topcoat is more than enough. Put some lemon juice or tea tree oil in lukewarm water and soak your nails in the solution for just 10-15 minutes to make them look beautiful as ever. Regularly hydrating your hands with lotions and oils would help you leave your house with perfectly filed nails at all times.
Sumedha is a young, ambitious girl of 19 who has a flair for writing and believes that one needs to be a genius to contribute to literature. She is inspired by Shakespeare and loves to pen down what girls of her age adore reading.