Go to bed late. Snooze morning alarm. Wake up. Frantically shuffle around house. Eventually leave house. End result: late for school and/or work.
Let’s face it, every person has a late day (or two!). While time cannot be added to your morning routine, here are a few beauty tips to properly manage your time when you’re running late.
1. Prepare a Backup Outfit
Regardless of whether you are on time or running late, picking out an outfit the night before is always crucial. When running late, the last thing that should be on your mind is what you should wear. To avoid shuffling around clothes, searching for fabrics that match, and having several different wardrobe changes, keep aside one or two go-to outfits in your closet as a safety net.
2. Have a Simple Makeup Look
Although you may have a certain makeup look that you enjoy, in cases when you are running late, a full face of makeup may not be possible. So experiment and create a makeup look that you can do within a few minutes or even on-the-go when you are running behind. Try to simplify your makeup routine by only wearing concealer and lip balm or mascara and a simple line of eyeliner.
3. Dry Shampoo
If you don’t have time to wash your hair in the morning, keep a bottle of dry shampoo handy for an instant and convenient option to extend fresh hair for an extra day or two. A great alternative to dry shampoo is brushing baby powder through your hair. The baby powder will soak up excess oils and restore volume.