Who can spend an hour on hair and makeup in the a.m.? Uh, we don’t and we’re pretty sure you don’t either (hey, a girl needs her beauty sleep!). But that doesn’t mean you have to lose sleep to look amazing. We’ve got some super-speedy tricks to get you gorgeous—and out the door on time. Mornings have never looked so good.
There’s no need to slather foundation on your gorge face every a.m. Not only does it take forever, but it can make you look older. Instead, use a small amount of concealer to cover up blemishes and apply a tinted moisturizer over it. Let your natural beauty shine through.
Stick to the Essentials
Forget putting on a full face of makeup. Instead, apply two coats of black mascara for a wide-eyed look and a swipe of pink gloss. You’ll look pretty and polished, with zero effort.
Pump up that Pony
A ponytail with volume is totally rockin’ (and not a bit boring). Backcomb strands at the crown of your head with a small brush. Gather all of your hair into a sky-high pony. Add a cool elastic and you’re set.
Zap Drying Time
Blow-drying your hair can take forever and a day. When you’re in a hurry, focus on the t-zone only (around your part and hairline). If it’s too cold to go out with damp hair, use a dry shampoo to refresh locks.
Make your lipstick work double (or triple) duty. Apply a couple of dabs on your cheeks and blend like crazy for a makeshift blush. Or use your fingers to smudge some on your lids as a girly eyeshadow. Just make sure to blend, blend, blend and add mascara.
BY L’OREAL THOMPSON ON 11/12/2009 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN hair, make-up, fast