Living in the city means waking up and leaving extra early just to get to your destination on time (because traffic is that unbelievable). For days when you literally only have a few minutes to prep yourself for the day, here are some useful time-saving tips on how you can leave the house still looking ~amazing~:
1. Plan your look the night before.
Aside from choosing what outfit and shoes to wear, decide in advance what your makeup will be, too. Another trick? Master at least one or two no-fail makeup looks that you can easily apply.
2. Prepare and organize everything you need.
Before getting some shuteye, prepare all of the items you will be using—from your complete ensemble to your makeup tools. This will prevent you from wasting time looking for that missing brush or lipstick.
3. Choose a product that addresses multiple needs.
Choosing an all-in-one product will save you loads of time. For example, instead of applying moisturizing cream, waiting for it to set in, and applying face powder, use SkinWhite Powerwhitening Face Cream Powder, which acts as a moisturizer and matte powder in one. It has SPF12 to protect you from the sun and comes with Advanced Tripower Technology that makes skin fairer in as fast as 7 days. It trims down the steps in your skincare and makeup routine, so this Cosmo Beauty Awards winner is definitely every busy girl’s must-have.
4. Keep it simple.
If you’re really in a hurry but still want to leave the house looking super fab, go for a more natural look. After your base, simply apply some mascara, brush up your brows, and swipe on your trusty pink-nude lippie.
5. Embrace messy hair.
Instead of spending hours ironing or blow-drying your hair to perfection, embrace your messy tresses, and just apply a pump of hair serum or volumizing mousse. If letting your hair down isn’t an option, put it up in a messy bun, or wear a side braid—both perfect hairstyles for Manila’s humid weather.