Beauty Hacks, Makeup

How to Cut Down Your Makeup Routine from 20 to 5 minutes

by Jess Hall 10 months ago

How to Cut Down Your Makeup Routine from 20 to 5 minutes

If you mentally journey back to this morning, how long did it take for you to do your makeup? 20 minutes? With the average makeup routine taking far longer than it used to thanks to additional steps being added over the years (we’re thinking contouring, strobing and having to physically get up and dampen our beauty blenders), steps to cut down our routine are needed more than ever. And besides, we could all do with an extra 15 minutes in bed, right?

Lay your products out the night before – Is there anything more frustrating than watching the clock tick far too quickly with one eye while searching for your mascara, which just happens to perform a disappearing act every time you need it? To save you from rooting around in your makeup bag to find ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ product, take a couple of minutes the night before the morning ahead to lay your products on your dresser.

Use skincare-makeup hybrids – Using makeup products that offer skincare benefits is a sure-fire way of cutting down both your product arsenal and time. For longevity and moisturising benefits, think hydrating primers, and rather than using a separate SPF, foundation and moisturiser, opt for a tinted moisturiser to get all three benefits in one formula!

Use liquid lipstick as a cream blush – To inject some much-needed colour into our complexion in the morning, a little blush goes a long way. To save time and reap the benefits of multi-purpose products, try applying your liquid lipstick on the apples of your cheeks and quickly blending in with your fingers. As liquid lipstick formulas are designed to set and be long-lasting, your blush will stick around all day, and your makeup look will tie together nicely, too!

For this, we recommend our LiveGlam KissMe lippies! Each month you get 3 new shades delivered straight to your door for just $19.99. You’ll absolutely love the formula and delicious smell. Check it out here!

Use cream shadow – Being faced with a 35-pan eyeshadow palette when you have 10 minutes before you need to lock your front door behind you can be a little intimidating. Realistically, us working gals just don’t have the time to be concerning ourselves with inner corner highlights, transition shades and outer corner colours, so try opting for a cream shadow. Not only do they take 0.5 seconds to apply, but they quite often have a duo-chrome effect, which ultimately makes it look as though more shades (and more time) have been used.

Do you use any of these hacks in your day-to-day life? Let us know!

Jess Hall

Jess Hall is a British beauty lover, who can often be found perusing makeup aisles in the search for the perfect peachy pink hues, or perfecting her latest makeup flat lay. When she’s not trialling the latest skincare releases, she enjoys sharing her latest findings, the newest beauty trends and knowledge with you! View all the posts by Jess Hall

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You Might Also Like:

November #LiveGlamFam Giveaway Winners!

LiveGlam, Monthly Winners

November #LiveGlamFam Giveaway Winners!

November #LiveGlamFam Giveaway Winners! It’s GIVEAWAY TIME! Not only did members of our #LiveGlamFam feel extra be-you-tiful with our Nove ...

Processing & Shipping Info for Your LiveGlam Holiday Packages! 

LiveGlam, LiveGlam Clubs

Processing & Shipping Info for Your LiveGlam Holiday Packages! 

CURRENT SHIPPING UPDATES:  11/29 10 am: Oh no! Santa’s sleigh is behind schedule (you know what they say about LA traffic…), s ...

Last Call for LiveGlam November MorpheMe Brushes!

LiveGlam, LiveGlam Clubs, MorpheMe

Last Call for LiveGlam November MorpheMe Brushes!

Last Call for LiveGlam November MorpheMe Brushes! Last chance to feast your eyes on our November MorpheMe brushes, Glammers! You only have 7 ...

Choose Your Monthly Dose of Glam

  • Receive Monthly Brushes

    MorpheMe

    Get 3-8 Morphe brushes each month. Brushing up your kit has never been so easy!

    For as low as $19.99 per month

  • Receive Monthly Lippies

    KissMe

    Get 3 new long-lasting lippies. You'll be falling in love with new colors every month.

    For as low as $19.99 per month

  • Receive Bi-Monthly Palettes

    ShadowMe

    Get an eyeshadow palette with 6 new shades every other month and blend up a happier you!

    For as low as $19.99 every 2 months

Step 2: Select Your Plan

Choose Your ShadowMe Plan

Select a ShadowMe subscription option

Go Back to Step 1

  • PAY AS YOU GO

    $19.99

    pay every 2 months

    10% Complete

    1 ShadowMe Palette

    Cancel anytime

  • BI-ANNUAL

    $59.97

    pay every 6 months

    50% Complete

    3 ShadowMe Palettes

    Earn free beauty products! i

    Rising
    Star

  • ANNUAL

    $119.97

    pay every 12 months

    100% Complete

    6 ShadowMe Palettes

    Earn free beauty products! i

    Best
    Value!

Proceed to Checkout

*Free US Shipping, $5.99 Worldwide

Choose Your MorpheMe Plan

Select a MorpheMe subscription option

Go Back to Step 1

  • PAY AS YOU GO

    $19.99

    pay per month

    10% Complete

    $30+ in Morphe Brushes

    Cancel anytime

  • BI-ANNUAL

    $119.99

    pay every 6 months

    50% Complete

    $180+ in Morphe Brushes

    $25+ in Free Beauty Products i

    Rising
    Star

  • ANNUAL

    $239.99

    pay every 12 months

    100% Complete

    $360+ in Morphe Brushes

    $50+ in Free Beauty Products i

    Best
    Value!

Proceed to Checkout

*Free US Shipping, $4.99 Worldwide

Choose Your KissMe Plan

Select a KissMe subscription option

Go Back to Step 1

  • ANNUAL

    $219.99

    pay every 12 months

    100% Complete

    36 KissMe Lippies

    $50+ in Free Beauty Products i

    Get 1 Month Free Lippies!

    Best
    Choice

  • BI-ANNUAL

    $119.99

    pay every 6 months

    50% Complete

    18 KissMe Lippies

    $25+ in Free Beauty Products i

    Rising
    Star

  • PAY AS YOU GO

    $19.99

    pay per month

    10% Complete

    3 KissMe Lippies

    Cancel anytime

Proceed to Checkout

Free US Shipping, $3.99 Worldwide