How often have you skipped your morning makeup routine to beat the rush hour traffic, only to still end up super late for work? How many times have you wished you at least applied some concealer before leaving the house because it's better to brave the traffic looking good than looking like a mess?
With these simple but efficient beauty hacks, you no longer have to sacrifice your makeup time in the morning—even if you only have less than 10 minutes before you make that mad dash out the door for another long day. Read on!
Ace your base
Unless you have a really important meeting or presentation early in the morning, you don’t have to leave the house with a face caked with a thick layer foundation. Instead, opt for a two-way cake to hide your blemishes. Use it dry for a fresh-faced look, or apply it with a wet sponge for more coverage. It also helps keep your skin moisturized and your face looking radiant.
Try: Every Bilena Advance Two-Way Cake, P220
Blush duos with brown and pink hues are perfect for faking an instant glow. The brown powder is perfect for contouring your cheeks, and the rose shade makes for a lovely blush. You can even apply it on your lids for a quick eye look—no need to fish out your bulky palettes!
Try: Ever Bilena Advance Blush Duo, P225
Long-lasting is key
Sure, redoing your lipstick before a big appointment doesn't take a long time. But every second counts when you're running late, and if you can skip even the least time-consuming step of your beauty routine, that would be excellent. The solution? Swipe on a matte liquid lippie before stepping out of the house. Pick a long-lasting one that's formulated with emollients so your lips will stay supple and smooth throughout the day.
Try: Ever Bilena Advance LTD Liquid Lipstick, P185
Add a little color
The easiest way to get pretty is to dab a pop of color on your lips and cheeks. Unfortunately, not all tints are created equal. A great lip and cheek tint would be long-lasting and blendable, with hygienic, user-friendly packaging that lets you apply it perfectly even as you're making your way out the door.
Try: Ever Bilena Advance Lip & Cheek Stain, P175
Ever Bilena Advance is available in all leading department stores nationwide.