Now that college has started back up, most of us are probably already feeling the detrimental effects of late nights, early mornings & the seemingly never-ending cycle of assignments & exams. With so many different commitments & stress levels at a permanent high, who really wants to spend all that time in the morning getting ready when you could be getting an extra 20 mins of sleep instead??!
Luckily, there're tons of time-saving beauty products & tips that'll keep you looking fab & fresh-faced while still allowing you to hit that snooze button for the 5th time:
The most versatile thing in the world, whether you need to apply eye shadow, clean up messy eyeliner, swipe excess nail polish off your cuticles or a million other tasks.
2. Petroleum Jelly
Having something like this is key. You can put it on your lids for a sheer but made up look, it moisturizes lips, is a good eye makeup remover & moisturizes cuticles.
3. A Soft Beige/Brown Eye Shadow
Why? A soft, flattering color close to your skin tone will make a good shadow, blush & lip color if you find yourself in need of a quick fix.
4. Dark Brown Mascara
Black may be your favorite, but dark brown is way more versatile. In a pinch, you can use it in place of liquid liner & even brow pencil & it looks softer & more natural on lashes than black.
Stink happens. Whether you got stuck standing next to someone smoking or got a little sweaty walking back from lunch, having a little bit of something fresh & clean smelling can really help.
6. A Mini-pack of Wet Wipes
Whether you're removing makeup, wiping down unkempt hair or cleaning up sweaty pits or feet, these things are always excellent to have around.
Hairspray gets a bad rap, but it's really great for smoothing flyaways & even shining up scuffed shoes.
A lot of sun damage happens in places you don't expect it, like waiting in the parking lot on sunny days. Being prepared now is easier than dealing with skin discoloration later.
9. A Travel Bottle of Talcum Powder
This is a great all-around oil absorber. You can sub unscented talcum powder in for deodorant & face powder in a pinch.
What're your favorite time-saving beauty products & tips??? Anything I missed? Any other suggestions as to how to fake looking totally refreshed & well-rested?