Just because you are slammed with work doesn’t mean that you have to forego looking your best. You can still look beautiful with creative makeup ideas that won’t take too much time.
If twenty-four hours a day isn’t enough for you to finish all your tasks (not because you move slowly, but because there’s just simply so much to do), you’re officially a busy gal.
Time is gold for you, so every second counts. You don’t have time to wonder and wander. You only have time to work, work, work just as badass Rihanna says.
If this is how you roll each day, chances are you sacrifice some important things in your life, including several time-consuming beauty routines (Oh, no!).
Since you can’t afford for a second to go by without you accomplishing a task, you may have forgotten how you look during the process.
You don’t have to look as if you’re going to attend a red carpet event whenever you’re meeting clients, but if you want to make a good first impression, you at least make an effort to look beautiful and professional at the same time.
For this reason, we’ve rounded up seven beauty ideas that will glam up how you look without taking much of your precious time.
1. Hide imperfections with concealer
We workaholic women don’t always get enough sleep. Despite that, you know how important it is not only to stay awake, but also to look awake. This is when the right concealer can do wonders for you.
Buy one that is close to your skin tone. After moisturizing and washing your face early in the morning, apply it in the area around your eyes to hide your dark circles and, in some cases, eye puffiness. You’ll look awake and alert (even with less sleep) in less than three minutes!
2. Captivate anyone with striking and expressive eyes
Have you ever seen some women forgo the blush and lipstick, but not their eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara? Yes! It’s all because the eyes are almost always what people notice about you, so you want people to be captivated while you have that split second opportunity.
The eyes are the window to the soul as the old adage goes, so you want people to notice depth instead of emptiness. How do you do these? The trick is simple.
Apply an eyeshadow that suits your skin tone, hair and attire. Then, apply your eyeliner (stick or liquid, whichever suits your fancy). Lastly, give your eyelashes a quick swipe of your mascara to make your eyes look fuller and awake. You’ll look perfect from day to night in less than ten minutes!
You don’t want a beautiful and radiant face, but a dull looking skin, do you? It’s an ugly combination. So, throw in that moisturizing lotion into your beauty essentials kit and lather it on skin generously to achieve soft and supple skin your colleagues will surely envy you for.
4. Plump those lips
If you’re preparing for a meeting with clients or have a speaking engagement but are pressed for time, you can forget everything but your lips.
Make them pop just enough to keep things fabulous and exciting by using colors like red, fuchsia or plum. You can also add a light hint of lip gloss to give your lips a plumping boost.
You can do all these after protecting your lips by applying lip balm with SPF.
5. Keep those brows neat
Not all women can spare some time to get those brows taken care of. With that said, nailing the art of tidying up your brows yourself is a skill you need to master.
There are a variety of video tutorials available online, so watch one while on coffee break. They’ll teach you which brow form is perfect for your face shape so that even if you’re makeup free, you’ll always look impressive in photos.
6. Add some cheek color
If you look naturally pale, a hint of cheek color from a tint or blush on can go a long way. Pick a color that matches your skin tone, then apply it evenly after your face powder or foundation.
7. Style those tresses
You look perfect with your subtle but captivating makeup, but your hair is all over the place. Before you head out the door, brush your hair and tie it in a ponytail (braids are kind of time-consuming, but worth it if you have time to spare). You can also opt to wear a headband.
Just choose one in a solid color (gold or silver always does the trick) so it matches easily with your outfit of the day while keeping your hair away from your face as you work.
When you know that you have a long day ahead of you, it’s always best to start the day looking your best. It not only gives you a boost in your self-confidence, but also helps to impress the people you need to impress on any given day.
So cheer up, queen! Even if you don’t have much time to get all dolled up before you step outside, these easy but brilliant beauty ideas will do the trick for you. You’ll shine your brightest effortlessly wherever you go.
What other beauty ideas can you suggest for women who are pressed for time every day? How do you keep yourself looking beautiful despite being busy? Share your thoughts and beauty ideas in the comments.