Most mornings when I’m getting ready for work, I’m in a rush trying to get out the door as quickly as possible. I don’t have time to think about looking cute. I’m more focused on getting my coffee, breakfast, and arriving on time for my 8 am meeting. With that said, I still want to look decent when getting ready in the morning.
7 Fail-Proof Tips for Getting Ready in the Morning
- Shower the night before. This might seem obvious, but if you can forgo your morning shower it will save so much time. I prefer to take my showers in the morning to help wake me up, but I recently rediscovered the benefits of showering the night before. I woke up late during the work week and had no choice but to skip my shower. I surprisingly had more time to get ready than usual and got to work on time.
- Use a multipurpose foundation or beauty/blemish (BB) cream. I recently started using BB cream. BB cream is a lightweight foundation that evens out the skin tone. BB creams moisturize, protect, and correct. They are known for their broad-spectrum SPF and antioxidants. Depending on your skin concerns you can get one that is formulated for your skin type. Even better there is no need to use a moisturizer, primer, or foundation. It does it all! I don’t know about you but that cuts out three steps in my morning routine. To set the cream I either use a translucent finishing powder or press powder (these are optional). Otherwise, my oily skin will make the BB cream slide right off in a few hours. I recommend using Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water.
- Get organized. Arrange your cleansing and beauty products in the order in which you use them. This will make it super convenient when getting ready. If that is too much to ask, keep like products and tools together. Arranging your makeup by color and type will make things easy to find.
- Bad hair day? Tease your crown and go for a messy bun or classic ponytail.
- Check the forecast. I commute to work so this is a necessary step for me when getting ready. If it’s going to rain (which never happens in Seattle), I plan on rain or riding boots, an umbrella, and I allow more travel time.
- Plan your outfits ahead of time. Once you know the forecast, you can pick out your outfit the night before or take it a step further and plan for the week. If you have room for a clothing rack you can organize your picks for the week and have them accessible. Another idea is to label your hangers by the days of the week to organize your pre-planned outfits.
- The final step in getting ready quickly is to have a few outfit combinations in your back pocket. You want something simple to grab when you’re in a bind. Mine is a pair of black pants/jeans, booties, a casual long sleeve tee, and a sweater. What I like about this look is I can wear it to the office (business casual) by swapping out the jeans for black pants. If you need to look a little more dressed up go for a heel instead of boots.
What tips to do you have for getting ready in the morning? Please share in the comments.
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