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10 Beauty shortcuts for busy mornings

Michelle Maffei is a freelance copywriter covering a variety of topics both online and in print, from parenting to beauty and more. Combining her two favorite loves, writing and motherhood, she has found joy in even the most challenging ...

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Looking for a way to simplify your morning beauty routine? Apart from going natural, here are 10 beauty shortcuts that will get you from bedside to outside in no time flat.

Use a tinted eye brightener pen.

Dabbing on a little of this lets you skip blending with a brush when hiding those dark circles you earned from spending all night on Facebook.


Use a foundation with sunscreen.

Smooth on foundation or a lightweight tinted moisturizer that contains sunscreen to protect your skin against UV rays and give your makeup more staying power. If you're dedicated to foundation, use it in stick form, which also doubles as a concealer.


use a heated eyelash curler.

This helps you channel your inner Marilyn Monroe while cutting down on curling time.


Spritz on quick-dry nail spray.

Need to touch up nail polish that looks like you've been clawing your way through the week? Sweep on a fresh coat and spritz on quick-dry nail spray to speed up drying time.


Use lip balm instead of lipstick.

Dabbing on a shimmery lip balm or petroleum jelly doesn't require a mirror, so you can perfect your pucker easily while you're on the run.

Once you take these time-savers for a spin, you'll wonder how you ever got ready without them!

Homemade organic lip balm recipe

This DIY organic lip balm is free of toxic ingredients and preservatives, is inexpensive to make, and keeps your lips moisturized.

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