Makeup Moderation: 5 Ways to Simplify Your Makeup Routine


After abstaining on wearing makeup for two weeks, I realized something: My morning makeup routine was too complicated. Two weeks was enough to get used to a shorter primping time. Before my makeup fast, I often spend 30 to 40 minutes just to get my makeup done every morning. These days, however, I only spend five to 10 minutes to get ready. So whether you’re heading to work or going back to school, here are some fool-proof tips on how you can streamline your makeup routine and get out of the door faster.


  1. Opt for Double-Duty Makeup Products

There are a lot of makeup products out there that were made to make your makeup routine faster and easier. When I’m in a rush, I apply some bronzer on the crease of my eye for some added definition – and if I want to even my eye makeup look, I simply use highlighter as an eyelid shade. Aside from this eye makeup products, there are also lip and cheek that can act as a lip and blush colour.

  1. Set Your Staple Products in One Place

Having easy access to your staple makeup products is another way of simplifying your beauty routine. Keep products like your favourite lip balm, mascara and brow pencil out in the open and ready to use. If your staple collection is small enough, simply stock them in a mug or pencil holder and place them on top of your vanity or desk.

  1. Use Semi-Permanent Products

While this may seem too gimmicky, using such products might come in handy if you spend majority of your time perfecting your eyebrows. A lot of Korean makeup brands offer peel-off eyebrow tints, which aids in bulking up eyebrows and lasts for several days. If you’re blessed with thin lashes, using a tinted mascara might be a good idea. Recently, Rimmel released Volume Colourist Mascara that tints the eyelashes over time and cuts down the time of daily mascara application.


  1. Accentuate One Facial Feature

It might sound cliché, but the advice to accentuate either your lips or your eyes isn’t just wise, it’s also helpful in streamlining your makeup routine. So if you’re planning to do a bold lip, simply swipe a few coats of mascara on your eyelashes and be done; if you’re going for a smoky eye look, just dab a small amount of sheer gloss on your lips and call it good.

  1. Take Good Care of Your Skin

When you take good care of your skin, a lot of makeup products that you thought you need will become obsolete. So shift your beauty priorities a little by investing in a good skincare regimen and sticking with it. You’ll be surprised at how having a flawless skin simplified your makeup routine.

Primping up in the morning can be a relaxing ‘me’ time for you. So avoid making it stressful on your part by following these tips to simplify your makeup routine.


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