5 Tips To Save Time In The Morning And Still Look Beautiful

Are you always in a hurry in the mornings? Do you wake up before the sun rises to go through your beauty routine so that you can be out of the house on time but wish you could spent a few more minutes in bed instead? A few, quick changes to your beauty routine will make you save some precious time so you can stay in your comfy and warm bed a little bit longer or enjoy a a relaxed breakfast and still look your best. Here’s how:

1. Shower the night before

Showering at night is one of the best ways to save time in the morning, allowing you to spent a little more time in bed. In addition, because you don’t have to rush out to go to work or run some errands, you can spend more time in the shower. You can take advantage of this to shave, wash your hair or just unwind and relax, letting the water soothe your tired body and wash your cares away.

2. Choose your outfit the night before

Do you often grab the first clothes you can find in the morning even if they don’t go well together, or on the contrary, waste a lot of time looking for those earrings that would really complement your outfit but you can’t remember where you put them? These problems are easily fixed by picking out your entire outfit, including underwear, jewelry and other accessories at night before going to bed. That way, all you have to do in the morning is simply put them on. It saves time and ensures you always look your best.

3. Use unnecessary skincare products at night

In the mornings, keep your skincare routine as simple as possible and use only necessary products such as a cleanser, a sunscreen, a moisturizer and maybe a product to treat breakouts or any serious skin condition you may have. Instead, use serums, toners, exfoliants and any other skincare product you need at night before going to bed. Also, tweeze your eyebrows and do your manicure, pedicure, and any other skin-pampering treatment you need in the evening too.

4. Keep your makeup simple too

If you don’t have much time to get ready in the morning, keep your makeup simple: a touch of concealer when needed, a neutral eyeshadow, a coat of mascara, some blush, a gloss and a dust of powder to fix everything is all most people need. Also, use multi-tasking products such as a cheek and lip stain. Doing a full face or more complex eyeshadow looks is nice and fun, but do it only when you have time.

5. Don’t try new looks in the mornings

And don’t try new looks or techniques in the morning. If you want to use a liquid eyeliner but don’t have a steady hand, or want to apply your eyeshadow in a different way, practice when you have some free time, or you’ll risk ruining your look and having to start from scratch again, which will only make you lose time and maybe make you late for work or school too. Once you’ve become a pro, you can incorporate it in your makeup routine in the mornings.

Do you have any other beauty-related tips to save time in the mornings?

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  1. says

    i do everything above! i only got 5mins for makeup anyway, so i only use foundation/ bb cream that i know will never fail me and a blush that’s sheer usually save me a lot of problems. ah, and also lipbalms. tinted ones.

    mascara and eyeshadows and liners take too much of my time so I don’t do those.

    i lay out the things that i want to use on the table so I won’t need to go look for them. Especially when you have massive amount of stuff all around you! 😛
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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Plue, good for you. Choosing your outfit the night before is a huge time-saver, especially if you always leave things around and need to look for them all over the house lol. (I’m quite messy too. :) ).

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Vonnie, they make you save a lot of time, don’t they, but still make you look polished and beautiful. :)

  2. says

    hahahahha I do all 5 of these I’m so lazy. Those 5 extra minutes of sleep are so worth it. Actually, sometime I skip makeup altogether in favor of an extra 10 minutes. The laying out clothes the night before is the best, it’s amazing how long it takes me to pick out clothes in the morning.
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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Makeup Morsels, good for you. I prefer to spend 5 more minutes in bed too than spending the morning having to do everything in a rush and there’s always something (like a necklace or bag) that you can’t find and waste lots of time.. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Xin, I prefer to shower at night to save time and also because I can stay there longer, which relaxes me. But I can see why some people prefer to shower in the mornings anyway.

      And picking the outfit the night before is a huge time-saver indeed. :)

  3. says

    This may not be encouraging folks to have a more leisurely morning routine but when I’m extremely pressed for time, I do my makeup on the train. I have an emergency pouch with basic essentials like BB cream, pressed powder, blush, a neutral eyeshadow palette, mascara, and a lipstick.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Beauty Box, I’ve never been able to apply my makeup on a train but for those who can, it is definitely a huge help when they’re in a hurry. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Annabella, not doing your makeup saves a lot of time indeed. But I could never go to work without wearing anything, I need to apply at least some concealer, mascara and gloss, and do something more complicated if I have time. :)

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