Time is a small, but a very real thing. As small as it is, it still manages to rule most of our routines, even our beauty routine.
If it hasn’t happened yet, there will come a morning where you realize all too late you’re short on time. Perhaps you woke up late and need a magic way to transform yourself into a presentable enough appearance to sprint out the door.
Something simple, but not too bold—though honestly, what girl walks out the door without their bright, red lipstick?
Now is the time to embrace the minimalist’s practice of simplifying your beauty routine in the inevitable event you find yourself in a pinch.
How to Simplify Your Beauty Routine?
First things first, before you start eliminating steps from your morning ritual, you need to know where to cut from.
It wouldn’t make sense to toss out that first hairbrush of the day, or heaven forbid, your teeth-brushing minute at the bathroom sink. Let’s be realistic here. Even when you’re short on time, personal hygiene is still an absolute priority. If the dreaded moment ever comes where you need to choose between applying your favorite lip color or brushing your teeth, BRUSH YOUR TEETH! Always.
By simplifying I mean less is more in this scenario. After you’ve prepped your canvas—I’m suggesting that you always wash your face—don’t let your beauty routine overwhelm you. Just because you own fifty billion different beauty products, does not mean that you have to wear them all every day. Mind-blowing, right?
Save yourself the mess and the time, and just skip the foundation. If you must, apply concealer where needed, and set with a translucent powder.
Let’s start at the top of the face and work our way down.
Eyebrows are essential for framing the face. They set the foundation for the rest of the face, and bring all of the features together.
If you don’t have time, or are just feeling a tad bit lazy to fill them in, comb the hairs up and out with a spoolie and set with brow gel.