Skip a full face of makeup and just apply red lipstick.
If you’re really squeezed for time, apply some red lipstick, you’ll look like you spent an hour doing your ‘makeup’ when you spent only two minutes.
Plait your hair the night before.
When your hair is slightly damp from the shower, plait it into two braids for loose waves, four braids if you want medium waves, and six braided sections if you want your waves to be tighter. Sleep on them, and when you wake up, hit your hair with the heat from your hairdryer or run your straighteners over each braid to set your style. Then unravel each one and lock your waves into place with hairspray.
Use an in-shower moisturizer.
After lathering up with your usual body cleanser, apply a hydrating formula like Olay Ultra Moisture In-Shower Body Lotion from your neck down. The warmth and humidity of the shower opens up your pores, allowing the moisturising ingredients to be absorbed into your skin, so that after you rinse and towel off, your skin remains super soft.
Choose one multitasking hair product and apply it with a vent brush to evenly distribute it.
To speed up your routine, use one styling product that does multiple things, and then apply it using a vent brush for even application. Once you’ve brushed the product into your hair, rinse off your brush and continue styling as you normally would.
Having a bad hair day? Throw it into a polished, yet undone chignon.
Everyone has a bad hair day, so when one strikes, throw your hair up into a pretty, low side bun, pin it into place with bobby pins, and go.
Use all cream cosmetics and your fingers to apply them.
By using your fingers to apply your makeup, you eliminate the time it takes to find the right brush, apply your makeup perfectly using each tool, and then washing them after to avoid bacteria build-up.