You know what’s it like: It's 7 a.m., you're snoozing until the last possible second and functioning without your cup of coffee is impossible. If you’re struggling to complete your morning beauty routine at the cost of a shower or breakfast then this story is for you.

You don’t have to pick between getting enough sleep or completing your beauty routine. With some practical but life-changing hacks, you can get both and end up looking amazing.

These beauty tips are so easy you'll be able to follow them half-asleep, but they'll make you look like you've spent hours primping. Read on…

beauty hacks to cut time in morning

Do your hair the night before

Take a shower in the evening and do your hair before hitting the bed (remember those foam rollers from the 90s?). For beachy waves, spray on some texturizing spray after your hair is almost dry. Then you can either tie your hair in a loose braid or top knot for beautiful, voluminous waves. In the morning, simply finger-comb your hair to make them look set.

beauty hacks to cut time in morning

Messy chignon, FTW

If you only have 5 minutes to get out the door and your hair looks like an absolute mess, then don’t freak out. Make the most of your messy bedhead hair by pulling everything together in a bun at the top of your head and securing it with a hair tie.

beauty hacks to cut time in morning

Use Multi-tasking beauty products

Beauty products that perform double-duty are not only economical and space-saving but also help save a lot of time. Always keep a lip and cheek tint, brown eyeliner pencil to line your eyes, fill your brows or even colour your lids.

beauty hacks to cut time in morning

Make friends with dry shampoo

If you're one of those people who haven't tried this miracle product, do yourself a favour and pick one up today. Trust us, it is a total game-changer.  These babies leave your hair well-moisturised, clean and oh-so-voluminous.

beauty hacks to cut time in morning

Keep an eyeliner stencil handy

If drawing a cat-eye seems like a work of art that you just can’t seem to perfect, then save yourself the grief by making a stencil. Simply cut out the desired shape on a small piece of paper and hold it up when you are doing your eyes.