I recently got a call from my longtime friend, who I barely see anymore due to scheduling conflicts. She sent me a text out of the blue wanting to meet up, and I had about 15 minutes to get ready. I work from home, so most of the time, I’m in lounge wear! (one of the perks of working from home). I didn’t want to leave the house looking like I just dragged myself out of bed, but how do you make yourself decent in under 15 minutes? I’m not the high maintenance kind of girl, but I like to look presentable. I since came up with my 15 minutes or less, get ready tips!
Tip #1: Buy makeup that does more than one job.
Instead of foundation, use a BB cream or tinted moisturizer, they provide coverage and moisturize and offer sun protection.
Buy a mascara that curls and lengthens, you can then omit the eyelash curler. A cheek and lip stain comes in handy, you don’t need a brush to apply, just dab a little on your cheek and you’re out the door!
Tip #2: Use dry shampoo.
If your hair is not fresh from the shower, use a dry shampoo to avoid the greasy hair look. If hair is out of control that day, use a pretty elastic headband ( This is my go to “bad hair day” accessory).
Tip #3: Put on some lipstick
Go easy on eyeshadow, there’s no time! Leave your eyes neutral and got for a red lip! A bold lip can instantly make you look polished!
Tip #4: Accessorize!
There’s no time to pick the perfect outfit! Choose something classic and accessorize with a nice watch, statement jewelry, and don’t forget your sunglasses!
Tip #5: Have a “get ready quick” emergency kit.
Make your own “in a hurry” makeup bag.
- Tinted moisturizer / BB cream
- Mascara that curls and lengthens
- A bold lipstick
- Cheek and lip stain
- Eye drops to brighten eyes
- Breath mints
- Nail polish remover and cotton balls (just in case your nails are less than perfect)
- Elastic headband
Keep it on your vanity or makeup drawers, it will come in handy when you need to head out the door in a hurry!