There are two types of women, the ones who wake up like an energizer bunny and the ones who can’t function before two cups of coffee. Regardless of which one you are, we all have those lazy days and need a little help to get us looking fabulous. We’ve got you covered with some practical morning makeup hacks that really work.
It is really vital to have clean looking nails, if you haven’t been for a manicure in a while and have run out of nail polish remover, don’t fret. Dig into that nail polish bag that every girl has and find the darkest shade you have. Do a quick clip to shape and shorten your nails to one length, then apply the dark nail polish – it hides everything, believe us!
POPxo recommends: O.P.I Nail Lacquer – Lincoln Park After Dark (Rs 850)
If you don’t have time for a full hair wash, then just wash your bangs or near your hairline to freshen up your hair. A quick rinse over the sink and your hair immediately looks more healthy, clean and ready to go. Dry shampoo of course is another great option!
POPxo recommends: BBLUNT MINI Back To Life Dry Shampoo, For Instant Freshness (Rs 250)
If mornings aren’t your thing, then spend the night before styling your hair, whether you want to straighten or create big waves, it doesn’t matter. Once you’ve done your entire head of hair, the next morning you can spend a minimal amount of time to touch up your look. Added bonus – that natural sexy bed-head hair.
POPxo recommends: Chaoba LCD Flat Iron Hair Straightener (Black) (Rs 1,999); Andis CI-44 1-1/2″ High Heat Gold Ceramic Curling Iron (Rs 3,499)
On a day off or if you’re a bit free, go through your makeup bag and find the few essentials you need to achieve your daily look. Keeping only the makeup you need in a cute pouch will save time the next morning.
POPxo recommends: Danali Gold Foil Printed “KISS & MAKE-UP” Utility Pouch (Rs 599)
Always have multi-purpose products in your handbag, if you’re too lazy or busy but want to look hot for that cutie at work, these products are key. There are a bunch of lip and cheek stains available that can add a bit of colour to your look without trying too hard.
POPxo recommends: The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet (Rs 995)
No matter how lazy you are, groomed eyebrows, long lashes and a fabulous lipstick will change your entire look in minutes. Invest in a good brow pencil, mascara and a nude lipstick – these will be your go-to products no matter where you’re off to.
Find a concealer that matches your skin tone and is easy to blend with your fingers. This tiny product can give you clear and even toned skin whenever you want with little trouble and can be applied in even less time than it takes to get your coffee.
POPxo recommends: Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer (Rs 525)
Don’t just tie your hair back with a hair tie. There are a boat load of tutorials on youtube to jazz up your ponytail, but we are totally for the classics. Tie your hair back into a ponytail, leaving a small section at the nape of your neck loose and wrap it around the ponytail concealing the hair type for a more polished vibe.
POPxo recommends: Elite Models ABC5104B Fashion Hair Bobby Pins – Maroon (Rs 399); Toniq Pop Up Rubber Band Set (Rs 199)
If you just can’t function in the morning, then take a longer shower at night. Not only do you wash away the troubles of the entire day, but it’s also really relaxing before bed. Wake up in the morning and just cleanse your face and have a short rinse in the morning.
POPxo recommends: Palmolive Thermal Spa Skin Renewal Shower Gel (Rs 170)
If you’ve missed your waxing appointment one too many times, but really want to wear that pencil skirt to work, then you need one thing – a razor. A razor is perfect for a quick fix in the morning when you just don’t feel like putting on pants.
POPxo recommends: Gillette Venus Breeze 3 Blades Lather For 1 Step Silky Skin (Rs 299)