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Seven Ways To Speed Up Your Beauty Routine…

Seven Ways To Speed Up Your Beauty Routine…
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Whilst lockdown definitely wasn’t fun, it did give most of us a little extra time in the morning to enjoy a leisurely breakfast, have a bit of a pampering skincare routine and apply makeup meticulously. Now though, as normal life resumes, it’s time to get back into your speedy routine. Don’t worry if you’re out of the habit, here are seven ways to speed up your beauty routine to ensure you look your best in 10 minutes or less... 

1. Double Up 

Products that work double duty are a saving grace when you’re in a rush. We’re big fans of lip and cheek tints, as they pep up your skin in just a few seconds. Dab a little on your lips and cheeks and voila! An instantly plumped pout and fresh, rosy cheeks.

If you're looking for a great lip and cheek tint, reach for the Beauty Crop Palm Balm from our June box! 

2. Freshen Up Your Locks 

When you’re looking to speed up your beauty routine, you can’t beat dry shampoo. In just one spritz, it will leave your hair looking freshly washed and full of life. They work their magic to soak up excess oil, but the powder texture is also great for providing a quick root lift if you’re lacking volume.

I love the Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo! Though it’s pricier than others, it lasts up to 3 months and leaves hair feeling clean like no other dry shampoo does!

3. Combine Forces 

Trust me when I say that a multi-hued illuminating palette is a blessing when you’re in a hurry! The highlighting hue can be used to give your complexion a healthy glow, whilst the pinkish tones are perfect dusted over your eyes! What’s more, they can be used to set foundation or as a touch up throughout the day! 

I can’t recommend the MAC Cosmetics’s Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle enough! You can blend it all over your face and body to produce an eye-catching, luminous polish, or use it to add a light-reflecting finish to the high points of your face. 

4. Instant Style And Texture 

If you know that you’re going to be in a rush the next morning, texturising spray is a dream! It’s an ultra quick way to add style to your mane. Simply spritz it on your locks when you wake up, give them a scrunch and you’ll be left with subtle beachy waves! 

When it comes to salt sprays, you can’t beat the Bumble and bumble Surf Spray. It boasts a salt-infused formula that contains seaweed and kelp extracts to add texture and volume to fine hair. 

5. A Makeup Tour De Force 

If you’re really strapped for time and can’t go through your full makeup routine, pull all the focus to your lips with a dash of red lipstick. It will add colour to your face instantly (not to mention a general air of sophistication)! 

I’m obsessed with the NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam. It delivers some serious colour and dries to a soft, matte finish that stays put for hours. 

6. Fast Dry Your Nails 

Chipped your nail polish overnight? No problem. Give them a quick touch up and fast forward the dry time with a speed drying spray.

You can’t try the Leighton Denny Miracle Mist Speed Drying Spray and not fall in love. It helps to condition your cuticles, whilst drying your nails in seconds so you don't have to sit around waiting for them to dry. 

7. Cover Up Your Roots 

If you still haven’t had time to go to the hairdressers (or go again, as the case may be), then a root cover-up spray is what you need to look on-point.  

The L’Oréal Paris Magic Retouch Temporary Instant Root Concealer Spray has had rave reviews! It instantly revives your roots and keeps your colour looking fresh. 

Related: Root Cover-Up Sprays To Hide Your Lockdown Regrowth

And there you have it, seven ways to speed up your beauty routine now that normal life is resuming.

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