Makeup 5 Time Saving Beauty Tips & Makeup Hacks for Busy Women

You forgot to set the alarm, the kids are playing up, there's a last minute emergency - some mornings are sheer hell! When you’re short on time and running late, you want to look presentable without spending a lot of time on your daily routine. Here are five quick and easy beauty shortcuts to include in your morning routine to help you look fabulous in a flash.

Prep your skin with toner and moisturizer

Apply a toner before your moisturiser to get rid of any sebum produced overnight. A toner will remove all remaining grime so that your moisturiser can better penetrate your skin. A brightening moisturiser after your toner will give your skin the much needed pick-me-up it needs on rushed mornings. The new L’Oréal Paris’ Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence is an ultra-lightweight facial skincare product that combines skin brightening active ingredients like Salicylic Acid and Centella Asiatica, to penetrate deep into skin for a glowing, youthful, and radiant look.

Save time with BB creams

We all love our BB creams, the multi-taskers that moisturise, protect, and unify skin tone. Plus they can be used instead of skin-clogging, cakey, dehydrating foundations. As a makeup base, the L’Oréal Paris BB creams even out skin tone to leave us with a well-moisturised, natural glow. With just one dollop your skin will be hydrated and feel baby-soft.

Conceal and brighten those under eyes

Banish signs of fatigue with a concealer. It'll camouflage any lurking under-eye bags or dark circles. Apply one that's a tone lighter than your skin - a darker one will only make them worse. Follow with a quick, gentle massage to de-congest puffy, tired eyes. Concealers are also great for disguising minor blemishes, blotches, pimples, age spots etc. A couple of minutes is all you'll need to get great skin and restore your Bambi eyes. Try out the L’Oréal Paris True Match Concealer, which does exactly the same, is available in different shades and feels just like your own skin!

Create a distraction with bold lips

If you don't have the time to 'do your face', just 'do your lips'. A long-lasting, bright lipstick will revive your features. By drawing attention to your mouth, people won't notice if you're looking slightly bleary. You can also blend in a tiny amount on the apple of your cheeks for an instant rosy glow. But go easy - creepy clowns are so not cool. Stick to one simple twist to perfect your pout and liven up your complexion.

Make dry shampoo your new best friend

Washing, drying, and straightening your hair is out of the question when you're late for the school run or work. Dry shampoos are a great way to freshen up dull locks. You can leave the full works for another day - these shampoos can deal with the greasiest of roots. What's more, dry shampoos add volume to fine, limp or dry hair without having to back-comb it to death.

When you look your best, you feel your best, and looking stunning does not always require a lot of time. While spending hours on your beauty routine everyday might not seem possible, adding these time-saving hacks to your busy mornings will have you stepping out the door looking beautiful and feeling great in a fraction of the time.