Stuck for time? Me too! My daily morning routine often resembles getting up half an hour before lectures start, having just about enough time to scrape my hair into a half decent style, and perhaps topping up last night’s make-up. Counting all of the products currently spilling out of my make-up box, it's clear that the pressure is on to keep up a beauty regime, no matter how limited for time I am.
So, how can we maintain that ‘healthy glow’ without having to sacrifice the extra hit on the snooze button? Here are some quick tips for when you're running out the door in the morning.
Why not use tinted moisturiser? With moisture and cover up in one handy bottle, it's a perfect time saving product and great for dehydrated, tired-looking skin. Benefit does a decent tinted moisturiser, 'You Rebel', and for those with a fairer complexion, 'You Rebel Lite'. At £23.50 this will officially become your early morning lifesaver.
If you’re looking for a tinted moisturiser on more of a budget, Olay have brought out Olay 'Complete Touch of Foundation', which is a classic moisturiser from their complete care range and contains a touch of Max Factor foundation. This product goes onto the skin exactly like a moisturiser whilst giving the coverage and colour of a normal foundation. Priced at around £10, this is a great buy for those wanting beauty on a budget.
To add colour to your cheeks and lips in a hurry I would swear by a two-in-one. Many cosmetic brands include products in their range which can be used to add a rosy glow to the cheeks while doubling up as a lip tint. Benefit recently brought out a clever little product, aptly named 'Rush Hour', which is two-in-one stick that can be used to add sun-blushed colour to the cheeks and lips for that 'straight from the slopes' glow we all yearn for. Rush Hour comes in a conveniently slim-line stick for girls on the go, and priced at £17.50 it's a must have for your time saving make-up kit.
If this still seems a bit pricey, and you would rather save your pennies for that grande double shot Americano to make you look remotely human in the morning, then Collection 2000 also do a fantastic cheek and lip tint.
'The Cheek of It', priced at about £3, leaves a lasting colour on your cheeks and lips, acting like a stain and giving you the life and warmth your complexion needs on the days you need it most.
We have no excuse now; cosmetic brands are on our side and are giving us the support we need to maintain our hectic lifestyles.