Here's a situation we've all been in before. You've accidentally overslept a little bit, and now you're running late. Your elaborate 10-step makeup ritual is testing the ticking clock and styling your hair? That seems like a distant dream. You've got a choice to make — it's between looking put together or being on time. But what if we told you there's a way you could do both?
While we all wish we had endless time to get ready in the morning, the truth is, most of us don't. Thankfully, there are a few ways to cut your morning makeup and hair routine time in half. Read on for our top hair and makeup hacks that will help you save time in the AM.
- 01. Save time with CC creams
- 02. Use a multifunctional lipstick
- 03. Skip the eyeliner, pile on the mascara
- 04. Put your hair in a braid before bed
- 05. Use a leave-in serum for smooth hair
01. Save time with CC creams
Concealing, moisturising, and acting as sunscreen — CC creams are our favourite lazy girl beauty product. With a natural finish that feels like second skin, we're especially leaning towards the Lakmé 9 to 5 Complexion Care CC Cream SPF 30 PA++ to take care of all our base needs while we're running late. The multipurpose cream conceals, moisturises, and evens out skin tone and can you can use it as a replacement for sunscreen, foundation, and concealer when you just don't have the time.
02. Use a multifunctional lipstick
Instead of running around like a headless chicken looking for five different products, let one lipstick do the job of an eyeshadow, blush and cheek tint. The Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Colour is our favourite multitasking tool for getting the most out of a product. Simply swipe it onto your lids, your cheeks, and your lips, and watch the weightless, versatile product transform your face in minutes.
03. Skip the eyeliner, pile on the mascara
Yes, we said it. While eyeliners are fab, sometimes, time isn't on your side — and spending 30 minutes to get that perfect cat eye isn't really in the realm of possibilities. Ditch the liner when you're running out of time, and instead make a statement that'll grab eyeballs with the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara. The dramatic, curling mascara will give you natural-looking volume on your lashes and create a gorgeous, simple eye look by itself.
04. Put your hair in a braid before bed
Instead of timing the alarm an hour earlier, get some extra snooze time and wake up with good hair with this neat little trick. A loose braid will transform your hair into soft, full waves overnight. For best results, once you've opened your hair, quickly spritz them with the Tresemme Compressed Micro Mist Invisible Hold Natural Finish Texture Hold Level 1 Hair Spray and scrunch up your hair for some natural-looking waves. The spray will take care of the shine and the frizz bit and breathe fresh texture into your hair, making it look alive and bouncy.
05. Use a leave-in serum for smooth hair
An elaborate hair care ritual every morning? Ain't nobody got time for that. Keep your tresses looking put together, even if you woke up on the wrong side of the bed with some leave-in serum. Use the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Hair Serum for smooth, shiny, put-together locks thanks to the camellia oil and keratin in the product. Your hair will look salon-styled — even if you spent just two minutes styling it.