Picture every person’s worst nightmare, running late.
Whether it be date night getting bumped up, leaving you less than 30 minutes to get ready or oversleeping, which now makes you late for work, there’s still a way to look effortlessly put together.
Marilyn Monroe once said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and she wasn’t wrong. With a stylish piece of jewelry (check out the hottest trends on Jewelry Jealousy for some inspiration) and a few makeup tricks, you’ll be able to achieve an effortlessly stunning look even when you’re running late.
Here’s how to create that effortless look even for days when you don’t have time to look in the mirror:
Wipe it off
Since time is not on your side, you can forget about those long showers where you contemplate life and think about your future.
Instead, a couple of deodorant wipes and a bottle of dry shampoo can be your lifesavers. You will be as fresh as a daisy in a matter of seconds and able to use the rest of your time for greater things- like putting on your makeup.
Simple is always better, even when you’re not in a rush
No matter how great your outfit is, we all know that those annoying dark under-eye circles can ruin everything. Therefore, cover those pesky bags with a concealer which has a slight yellow undertone. This way you will look rested, and no one will know that you are basically a walking cup of coffee mixed with energy drinks.
Use your go-to BB cream to even out your skin tone and emphasize your eyes with a touch of mascara. If you are like most women, you probably feel naked without your eyebrows done so just fill them in with a couple of brush strokes.
Remember, every second counts so this is not the time to try out a new look!
Now all you need to do is finish off your face with little blush and lipstick, and you are good to go. Well, almost.
Messy hair, don’t care
Put down that flat iron and embrace that ‘I woke up like this’ look!
That fabulously messy hair is in style right now, so either shake your hair and give it more volume with a hair spray or go with the messy bun. Whichever you choose, you won’t be wrong.
Planning is crucial
No matter how organized you are, sooner or later you will find yourself in a situation when you will need to get ready really quick. This is why planning ahead is a really good strategy.
When you find yourself with a little bit of spare time on your hands, pick out an outfit for those crazy mornings when you won’t have time to mix and match your wardrobe.
On the other hand, if you are not the planning ahead type, go with your favorite dress. This way you won’t waste time trying to figure out which shirt goes with those pants and trust me, in that chaotic moment nothing will seem right.
Clean your shoes
My father always used to say that no matter what you put on, if your shoes are clean and your hair looks good, you will make a great impression.
After all these years I have to say that the man was right! If your shoes are muddy or dusty, just quickly clean them with a couple of wet wipes, and they will look as good as new.
With the right piece of jewelry, any outfit can look stylish. Therefore, if you are wearing something plain don’t be afraid to spice things up with a colorful statement necklace. This useful piece of jewelry can transform your completely basic look into something incredibly chic and fabulous. On the other hand, if you are a fan of bold patterns, subtle pieces of jewelry will add a touch of sophistication to your look.
So, even when you need to be ready in a really short amount of time, you can really skip the need to hyperventilate and/or panic. Follow these awesome tips and you’ll look amazing in a jiffy. And trust me, no one will be able to tell that you had to cut your beauty routine short. Pinky promise.
Victoria Lim is a lifestyle writer with expertise in scribbling a lot of unnecessary words, traveling with a big pack of gummy bears (green ones to the victory!), walking a dog for miles and miles, getting bites from pet squirrel and choosing a tea for her next cup.