You know you’re in deep trouble when you’re late and your hard-to-please boss is not going to be very happy about it. Even if you see your world spiralling out of control, looking presentable is an absolute must. For all the times that you’re going to be running late and won’t have a minute to spare, here are a few make-up tricks that you should keep in mind for fixing yourself on the go!
 

Carry travel-sized bottles

Carry travel-sized bottles

When you’re on the go and have no time to spare, carry your make-up products with you and get ready while commuting or when you reach office. Carrying your entire kit can be a bit overwhelming, invest in travel size versions of the same products. You can also buy small containers and transfer your products into them.

 Beachy waves under 5 minutes!
 
Have you woken up with hair that’s falling flat on your face with zero volume? This 5 minute hack will take care of it. All you need to do is apply serum to your hair, plait it down and run your hair straightener over it. Now open the braid and run your fingers through your hair. Voila! For smaller and tighter curls, tie two plaits and repeat the process.
 

 

Stick to the basics

Stick to the basics

At times, you might have to skip through a few steps when you’re getting late. It’s okay to skip your liner, but replace it with a quick swipe of kajal. Make sure that your hair looks tidy. Apply concealer on your under-eyes to look fresh, some blush and a swipe of lip balm and you’re good to go.
 
 
Dry shampoo to the rescue

This one’s a life saver. Washing hair and setting it can take time, and if you have none to spare, spritz some dry shampoo on your hair to get rid of the oiliness. This is not a complete alternative to washing one’s hair, but an easy hack when it is not possible.
 

 

Ice water for quick-drying your nails

Ice water for quick-drying your nails

When you’ve just changed a nail paint to match an outfit and need to dry your nails real quick before you leave the house, just soak them in a bowl of ice water and witness magic happen. Your paint will dry in a jiffy and you’ll be carefree to get out!
 
Never skip the blush!
 
Yes, it is okay to skip the foundation application step because it eats up a lot of time for blending. But don’t skip the blusher! Apply your blusher for a quick pick-me-up before you step out.