The mornings are darker and colder, and all you want to do is curl up in bed and sleep for 10 more minutes. But your professor or boss is expecting you to be at your desk by 8am. Hit snooze or bear the cold bathroom tile? Lucky for you, we've got some beauty hacks that will speed up your morning beauty routine and give you those precious extra minutes in bed.
1. Bright Eyes
Fight those groggy eyes by curling your lashes to make you look wide awake for your early morning obligations. Pump your curler through your lashes for 10 seconds then top it with your favorite mascara. To finish off your eye look, apply a champagne colored liner to your tight line and water line to get that bright eyed effect.
2. Skip Foundation, Just Conceal
Instead of applying a full face, target your problem areas with a concealer that matches your skin tone. Brighten your under-eyes and pinpoint conceal your blemishes and imperfections. Powder and done!
3. Quick Brows
Eyebrows take the longest time in our routine, but we really can't skip it. To save time in the morning, use your spoolie instead of an angled brush to apply you eyebrow powder. Get color into the spoolie then run those through your brows for a softly defined quick brows!
4. Don't Smile When You Blush
If you're not a morning person, this hack will come easy to you! But really, when you smile and apply blush to the apples of your cheeks, the color can pull your face down. Instead, apply blush to the high points of your cheek and back toward your temples, like where you would apply highlighter. This gives you a more wide awake and fresh look.
5. Skip the Bold Lip
Usually we'll tell you, "Yasss, girl, rock that bold lip!" But when you're in a hurry to get out of the house or finishing your makeup in the car, a bold lip will be more hassle than fab. Instead apply your go-to, my-lips-but-better shade for a natural look. Bonus, if your lipgloss has peppermint oil, it'll double as a lip plumper!