So you have plans to get ready for but you're running short on time and now you have a very limited window to put your makeup on. It can be pretty overwhelming to try to apply your makeup in just a fraction of the time you normally spend on it but it's almost inevitable that you're going to run into a situation like that at one point or another. After all, no matter how much of a planner you are, life can always throw you a curveball and all of a sudden, the two hours you had set aside to get ready have now dwindled down to mere minutes.

Even for pros used to the fast-paced environment of backstage fashion shows or on-the-go clients, fast makeup looks can be a challenge to master. But there are some tricks you can pick up to help you shave down the amount of time it takes and we're here to drop the knowledge on you!


Time to tape

Winged eyeliner might not be the most time-efficient choice to go with but if you just can't skip this step, then the tape method will be a lifesaver. This method can help you get the precision of winged eyeliner in a fraction of the time it would normally take.



Organization is key

The last thing you need when you're pressed for time is to waste it by nervously digging through all your stuff to find that one specific product you want. Keeping your vanity area tidy will mean you can easily find what you're looking for and spend less time searching and more time applying what you need.


Go monochrome

A monochrome beauty look will help you optimize your time by reducing the amount of products you actually need. Your favorite lippie could also double for blush and eyeshadow which means it's less work on your end to get ready. And lucky for you, monochrome makeup is absolutely trendy right now. Fast and chic!



The bigger, the better

Simple but effective. No matter if it's a brush or sponge, the larger it is, the more area you'll be able to cover in a smaller window of time. This can be essential if you're going for a full-coverage look that requires you to use foundation all over.


Keep it bold

You might think that going minimal is your only choice when in a time pinch but in fact, the opposite could be more effective. When you can't dedicate enough time to every area of your face, wear a bold lipstick or eyeshadow to draw attention away from the spots that got minimal makeup.



There's always going to be a certain level of stress when you're racing against the clock so you can never have too many tricks up your sleeve to cut down on time. For the next situation where you're in a rush, just take a deep breath, remember our tips and you'll be out the door in no time!


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