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Beauty hacks to speed up your morning routine

Beauty hacks to speed up your morning routine

Having a whole hour every morning to perfect that ‘I woke up like this’ makeover is unrealistic for many of us.

But don’t give up on your beauty routine, just make it smarter. From double-duty products to multi-tasking hairstyles, we give you the lowdown on the best beauty hacks to save you time in the morning.

Get a moisturising scrub

A body scrub like Body Smooth by Tropic Skincare does double duty as both an exfoliater and moisturiser. The gorgeously scented body polish is made with a blend of invigorating, zesty essential oils, mineral rich sea salts and exotic pure plant extracts. Enriched with vitamin E and lemon myrtle, it buffs your skin to perfection and leaves you feeling smooth and soft.

Master a braid

Not only are they fashionable but a braid is an easy go-to when you don’t have time for a blow out or a twist out. It looks a bit more deliberate than a bun, and you can do it in seconds. Just spritz hair with some holding spray, and get plaiting.

Use bronzer

If you don’t have time to painstakingly do eye make-up, keep it simple by applying bronzer or contour powder in the crease of your eyelids for a delicate wash. It adds definition to your eyes without taking more than a few seconds.

Ditch daily hair washing

Using dry shampoo is a huge time-saver in the mornings when you’re trying to get ready for work. Ideally, spray your favourite dry shampoo on your roots at night, right before bed, to give the powder time to soak up any scalp oils as you sleep.

Invest in multi-tasking products.

Use a stick like Nars The Multiple, a multi-purpose product which can be used on eyes, cheeks, lips and body. It’s available in several shades, and its creamy formula blends effortlessly to provide gorgeous colour for creating shimmering accents, contours or dynamic highlights on all skin tones. Not having to sort through your make-up bag for different products or brushes also saves time.

Get some falsies

Investing in eyelash extensions will give you a head start every morning. After applying your foundation and blush, you’re practically ready to go. Long lush lashes can give you the feel of wearing a full-face of make-up, even when you aren’t.

Skip the blow-dryer

Those with long hair might want to ditch the slow-dryer if you’re pressed for time. Dampen hair, and collect your locks into a very loose French braid, before giving a spritz with Bumble and bumble's Thickening Dryspun Finish - you’ll be left with simple beachy waves in no time at all!

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