We all wish we could save precious time in the morning but still look presentable. Use our top time saving beauty tips to optimise your beauty routine.

In the shower

Those of us with long tresses know just how much time it can take to de-tangle long hair, never more so than when we are in a rush in the morning! To save time, keep a large toothed comb in the shower to run through your hair while running conditioner through it. This will not only save you time after your shower but will lower the possibility of causing your hair damage and split ends. Aussie’s 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner is perfect to help smooth unruly manes.

Use an exfoliating body wash with added moisturiser in the shower to clean, hydrate, and protect your skin all at once. Simple have a Kind to Skin Exfoliating body wash containing soothing oils, so that you don’t need to apply additional moisturiser after your shower.

Applying make-up

Powder eye shadows can be messy to apply with your make up brushes; no matter what shape or size. When doing your make-up, consider starting with your eye shadow so any flecks of powder that fall below your eyes won’t ruin your foundation and require a time-consuming touch up. Alternatively, invest in a cream eye-shadow like the Pro-Longwear Paint Pot from Mac and avoid the problem altogether!

When applying your mascara, avoid mess and those precious minutes reapplying and retouching eye make up due to smudges by holding a tissue under your lash line so that any excess mascara will end up on the tissue.

Consider using a tinted moisturiser on your face and applying some loose powder on top to set it so it lasts. If you prefer more coverage, liquid foundations are generally faster and far easier to apply than powders.

In a serious rush?

If you’ve hit that snooze button a few too many times and you’re seriously tight for time, focus on your eyes. Get that eyeliner and mascara applied, add some concealer to your under eye area to hide any dark circles followed by a slick of gloss on the lips to finish the look.

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