We’ve all been in a tight spot before; getting the kids ready for school, making breakfast, cleaning up the mess, and trying to get their lunches made while simultaneously trying to get ready for work when the dog takes off with your keys, and you’ve just realized you now don’t have time for your regular morning routine. OMG! What to do?! Never fear, here are five emergency beauty tricks to help you look like your spent hours getting ready, and you’ll look absolutely beautiful.
If you’re stressed out or didn’t get enough sleep (getting adequate sleep is the first trick to looking beautiful and refreshed in the morning) you may have bags under your eyes and no time to sit with cooled cucumbers or tea bags on them. Just use this tried and true model and celebrity secret; Preparation H (which contains a blood constricting and swelling reducer chemical called phenylephrine. just be careful no to get it in your eyes!). You’ll see a magical difference in seconds, it’s no wonder it’s been a model and celebrity secret for years.
Next, apply a concealer for any blemishes or spots and a quick dab under the eyes for a brightener and blend well. Dermablend – Quick-Fix Concealer has an SPF of 30 and works wonders, or if you prefer an organic version; Dr. Hauschika Concealer is a magic wand when it comes to dark circles under the eyes, blemishes, bruises, age spots, scars or even to cover freckles. Just make sure to blend it well, you don’t want that deer in the headlights look.
Another great tip if you’re really in a hurry is to use a tinted moisturizer. Tinted moisturizers are so simple and quick to use, plus they contain everything you need all in one package; a moisturizer, a foundation and a SPF; genius. Look for one that has natural ingredients, your skin will love you for it. Try Josie Maranor Physician’s Formula, or Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15. Follow up with a quick brush of pink or peach blush on the apples of your cheeks for a dewy, just pinched fresh look.
Here’s a super trick for looking beautiful with minimal work. Make your eyes bright and open by applying a thin white line on the inner rims of lashes with a white eye pencil, and add a bit of silver or gold eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes they will really pop out and look fresh. Then follow with a quick curl of the lashes and apply mascara. Wow, in a minute you’ve gone from blurry to blam!
When you have no time for a shower and your hair is just a bit on the oily side you’re in luck; hair powder is great for oily hair, it adds volume and is a super quick fix for looking beautiful in no time flat. Just add a little into the palm of your hand over the sink and dip your fingertips into the powder and rub into the roots of your hair, then work into the whole head and brush out the rest. Walla! Beautiful and workable hair. Bumble and Bumble make tinted hair powders now to match your hair shade if you want to cover those unsightly roots. Blondes don’t really have to worry about using a colored hair powder, cornstarch, baby powder or my favorite; shower to shower breeze fresh with vanilla, work just as well. Be careful using powder though, it is a bit messy so make sure you get dressed after applying. Powdering your hair, wigs and noses were common occurrences in the 18th century, and that’s how the term “powder room” came into existence.
So, you’re now looking beautiful with a minute to spare and notice that your nails look a bit dull and don’t have time for even a quick manicure. Just spray a little hairspray over the nails and they’ll look shiny and gorgeous like you just had them done. Perfect.
Now you’ve learned a few tricks for looking beautiful even without spending a lot of time on yourself, congratulations, you are a wonder woman! Now take three deep breaths, stand up straight (great posture is a nice trick for looking beautiful), and realize you’re beautiful no matter what. As Forrest Gump would reply, “Beauty is as beauty does”. Act beautiful towards everyone, look for beauty everywhere, and think beautiful thoughts, this is a good start to be-ing beautiful without any tricks at all.
Dr. Hauschika Concealer
Dermablend – Quick-Fix Concealer
Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
white eye pencil
silver or gold eyeshadow
Bumble and Bumble tinted hair powders
shower to shower breeze fresh with vanilla,