You know those days, the ones where your alarm doesn’t wake you, and you only have five minutes to get dressed for work.
It can be an absolutely terrifying prospect to think that you will have to roll out of bed and head to the office.
While it is never an ideal situation, it doesn’t mean you have to go to work looking like a hot mess.
With these eight tips, you will find yourself ready to hit the door in just a few minutes, looking cute and ready to start your day.
Just because you hit the snooze button one too many times, doesn’t mean you can’t still show up to work looking put together.
Follow these beauty tips and hit the road!
Tip #1 Skip the shower and use dry shampoo.
A good portion of your time spent getting ready in the morning probably involves fixing your hair, right?
When the clock says that you have to be out the door in five minutes, you won’t have time to do the do. Instead, reach for your dry shampoo.
Dry shampoo can be a life saver in these types of situations. It takes only a few seconds to apply, and it will keep your hair from looking like a greasy mess. You can even find a DIY recipe on Pinterest if you don’t want to purchase it. However, we recommend making it on the weekend and tossing in the medicine cabinet for those “just in case” moments. You definitely can’t add making dry shampoo from scratch to your late morning routine.
Tip #2 Put your hair in a bun.
A messy bun can be a life-saver when you are running late. It has become a chic hairstyle that people rock even on days when they had plenty of time to get ready.
It is an easy and quick hairstyle that can have you looking put together and out the door in minutes. If you tease your hair a little before you start wrapping it up, you will find that it gives you a fuller looking bun.
Tip #3 Use cold water.
This one may seem like a strange beauty tip, but a splash of cold water on the face will actually make you look pretty good on a late morning. It will cut down on the puffiness around your eyes and relieve some of the redness in your skin. This will give you a more normal and even color.
A few splashes of cold water may feel shocking to the skin, but your coworkers will never know that you were still snoozing away just a few moments before arriving at work.
Tip #4 Stick to the basics.
If you have flawless skin and can get away without wearing any makeup, good for you! Rock that bare face.
However, if you are like most of us, you will need at least a little bit of color to keep everyone from asking if you are feeling sick. Right? Well, when time is of the essence, stick to the basics.
The best practice is to hit the trouble spots and let the good ones go bare. For instance, if you have even skin tone but tend to look washed out, swipe on some bronzer and lipstick. If you have naturally thick eyelashes, skip out on the eyeliner and mascara. If your cheeks are rosy but your eyebrows non-existent, fill in the brows but forget about the blush.
Strategically choosing your makeup application means you can put on your face in less than a few minutes.
It becomes even easier when you know that you have fresh and clean replaceable makeup brushes from Beautiac! You can rely on your brushes giving you a clean and even application.
Tip #5 Choose simple clothes.
Throw on an outfit that is simple without too many layers. In fact, if you can wear a dress or some other one-piece outfit that would be best.
Avoid things like button up dress shirts if possible. With no time to iron your clothing, you might look like a wrinkled mess. That will definitely cue people in to the fact that you didn’t have a whole lot of time to get ready.
Choosing something that is just slightly dressier than your norm is another way to look more put together with the messy bun and minimal makeup. The appearance of extra care in your outfit will camouflage the slacking nature of the rest of your ensemble.
Tip #6 Grab an accessory.
You may be thinking, “um, what? Why would I take time to accessorize?”
It only takes about a half of a second to toss on a long necklace or to shove a pair of hoops in your ears. However, the effect of adding the accessory will instantly make you look more put together.
This is another camouflage effort that will cover up the fact that your face is only half-made and your hair is dirty. You will be surprised by what a simple necklace can do.
Tip #7 Make sure you smell good.
Smelling a little dirty and sweaty will be a dead giveaway that you weren’t firing on all cylinders before work which makes this beauty tip super important.
Your hair will smell okay due to the dry shampoo. Use a bit of deodorant and a spritz of perfume to get the rest of you smelling a bit fresher. Plus, the lovely smell of your favorite scent will make you feel more confident, and less like a slob.
Tip #8 Drink your breakfast.
Since you are going to be making a mad dash for the door, you aren’t going to have time to eat a well-balanced breakfast.
Take a smoothie with you instead. It only takes a minute to throw ingredients in the blender and jab a button. Then you can pour your breakfast in a to-go cup and drink it on the way, no matter how you commute.
A super quick and easy smoothie to try is 1 cup ice, 1 cup milk, 1 banana, and 1 tablespoon peanut butter. It tastes great and contains enough protein to get you to lunch time.
More Beauty Tips to Live By
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