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Makeup Hacks to Speed Up Your Morning Routine

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Mornings can be hectic, but skipping your makeup routine is not always an option. Finding useful makeup hacks is vital to you looking as glamorous as you feel when you’re short on time. 

Your morning makeup custom might consist of a quick coat of mascara, or it might be a very involved operation.

Either way, finding new and quick ways to get out the door faster with your face complete will help get your day going in the right direction. 

Female in bathroom looking into the mirrorAt Mill Pond Salon, we strive to help all of our clients find their beauty. We want every person who sits in one of our chairs to look as good as they feel and enjoy their time at the salon.

We love getting to know our clients and delivering the style and look they want.

We provide a wide range of beauty services so you can have access to everything you would at a big city salon, with the warm and friendly service of our local community. 

a white and turquoise retro alarm clockWhile Mill Pond Salon offers professional makeup application services, you probably don’t have the time to come and see us every morning. Since you’re usually on your own when it comes to getting ready for the day, check out these helpful makeup hacks. 

You don’t have to let a timely routine threaten to make you late with some easy tips and tricks. You might be surprised to find a new way of doing things to help you hustle your morning along. 

Organization is Key

Is your bathroom a cluttered mess? Do you spend each morning rifling through your drawers looking for your concealer or eyeliner? 

If the chaos on your counter enough to cause distress–organize it! The first step to making your routine easier is taking some time to set up your space.

Purging your makeup bag, drawers, and cabinet is an excellent way to get the ball rolling. Get rid of anything that’s out of date, or you no longer use. 

You’ll start with a blank slate and make the items you do use more accessible. If you have daily go-to cosmetics that you use each morning, lay them out so you can easily find them. 

You won’t have to dig through your bag or cabinets to find your favorite mascara, and you’ll have everything you need right at hand. 

Once your makeup area is clean, organized, and ready to go, you’ll realize how much more efficient you can be in the morning.

Create a Low-Key Look For Your Super Rushed Mornings

Black Woman Putting on Lipstick at HomeIf you usually have a long and involved makeup routine, consider having a low-key look on hand for the extra crazy mornings. When you’re running behind, skip your twenty-step process and instead use only a few products to create a quick and fresh look. 

If you can’t go without mascara, be sure not to skip that step. Or maybe you can’t leave the house without your favorite lip gloss.

 Whatever the case, play with your look until you find a simple one you love. Then if you run out of time to do your usual routine, you’ll have confidence in knowing you’ll look fabulous no matter what. 

Try your favorite foundation, some bronzer, and mascara to create a light, natural look. 

Hack Your Mornings with the Right Products

a flat lay of various makeup brushes and spongesIt may be that the beauty products you are using are taking up too much of your time in the morning. 

A foundation that isn’t right for your skin tone or doesn’t provide enough coverage may cause you to spend extra time blending and applying. A liquid eyeliner might be tricky for you to use in the hurried mornings. 

Experiment with different products until you find ones that are easy to apply, as well as perfect for your face. 

When you find the right makeup for your face, you’ll notice a smoother experience in the morning. And you’ll end up loving your look even more! 

Highlight Your Best Feature

a woman smiling outside with red lipstick onAnother option if you’re in a hurry, is to focus on one feature. You can achieve a stand-out look by highlighting your best feature.

A bright red lipstick can give you a dramatic look with just a little effort. A bold blush can also have the same effect. 

Don’t Forget About Your Hair

woman in pink robe blow drying her hair in hot rollersWhile your hair might not have much to do with putting on your makeup, ensuring that your hairstyle is a breeze will allow for more time for your makeup. 

Try washing your hair at night and braiding it for a relaxed wavy look in the morning. Never underestimate the power of dry shampoo for those days you need some extra shine and volume but no time to shower. 

If your hair is less complicated to deal with in the morning, you’ll have more time to achieve the makeup look you want. 

Make Mornings Less Stressful

stressed woman on phone and ironing on rob with hot rollers in hairWhile not all of us can roll out of bed and out the door and say: “I woke up like this,” it’s not hard to simplify your morning routine with these makeup hacks. 

From organizing your products to getting your hair ready the night before, you’ll experience a less stressful morning. 

You don’t have to run around crazy or worry about being late each morning with just a few of these helpful hints. You’ll love the additional time you’ll create. You might even find some new fun looks to try. 

Mill Pond Salon is Here to Help

a woman at salon being helped by a male and female stylistAre you unsure of what makeup look is best for you? Let the professionals at Mill Pond Salon help you find the perfect look.

We offer professional makeup application. Whether you’re planning a special night out and want to look fabulous, or you want help finding what look suits you, we are here to help. 

You’ll love our high-end yet friendly salon. With experienced stylists and the services you are looking for, Mill Pond Salon is ready to transform your look and teach you the absolute best makeup hacks.

Contact us today to set up an appointment. You’ll love spending time at our salon and your new look! 


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