10 Life-Changing Beauty Hacks Every Busy Woman Needs To Know
#1 Wake eyes up with eyeliner
When you’re tired, it’s likely to show up in your eye area. Define your eyes with eyeliner to help it look bigger so that you’ll look more awake for that early morning meeting.
#2 Hide dark under eye circles
Still on the topic of eyes, use a peach-toned concealer like the Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(Marc)able Full Cover Concealer, $46, to hide dark circles. Using your regular concealer may cause dark under eye circles to appear grey and ashy instead.
#3 Highlight brow bones to make eyes appear larger and brighter
For bigger, brighter eyes, apply cream-based highlighter on your brow bone to really lift them. The idea is to be subtle, so avoid a highlighter with too much shimmer or glitter.
#4 Get eyelash extensions
There’s plenty of apprehension surrounding eyelash extension – do they weaken your own lashes? Are they hard to maintain? There’s definitely after-care involved after lash extensions but the pros definitely outweigh the cons.
Go to a reputable lash salon with a therapist who is able to advice on the amount of lashes, type of curl, length of lashes and style you are suitable for. Plus, if you frequently struggle with smudging mascara, eyelash extensions are definitely the way to go.
#5 Try brow embroidery
Let’s face it, there’s definitely been an emphasis on brows in the recent few years and while it isn’t too difficult to draw them, it takes a steady hand and a bit of luck to get them looking balanced. – that’s when eyebrows embroidery come in.
Unlike eyebrows tattoo back in the day, eyebrow embroidery actually looks like individual hair and can look very natural. They’re great for those with naturally sparse brows, or just have little time in the morning to perfect their brows.
#6 Nourish hair while you sleep
If you have no time to apply a hair mask while you shower, try using the Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery, $42, instead. This conditioning treatment is like a sleeping mask for your hair, nourishing it while you sleep. You can even use this on your hair while you’re working out so hair still remains soft (plus smells great), even if you’re just rinsing it out.
#7 Braid hair overnight for sexy waves in the morning
Want wavy hair but don’t have time in the morning to curl it? Section hair and braid them before you sleep, then loosen the braids in the morning, apply some styling products and you’re good to go.
#8 Master the top bun
If you have no idea how to braid your hair, an easier alternative is to tie everything up into a top bun. It’s perfect for styling gross, unwashed hair (we’re not judging) or to take care of a bad hair day (hello, limp hair).
#9 Use multi-tasking products
Not everyone can afford the time for an 11-step Korean skincare routine, and beauty brands know that. Use multi-tasking products like the Hada Labo Hydrating UV Perfect Gel Moisturizer SPF 50+ PA++++, $35.90, which is both a moisturiser and sunscreen, to hydrate and protect against UV rays.
There are also plenty of hybrid skincare and makeup products that saves you even more time.
There are a couple of beauty products we like to keep on our desk and purse for beauty emergencies. The Miniso Nail Polish Remover Pads, are a godsend in removing weeks-old nail polish which you’ve put off removing. Just a quick run to the toilet or during your ride in an Uber (be polite and ask the driver for permission first though) will do the trick.