It’s time to reclaim your mornings, ladies. No more frustrating battles with the liquid liner or accidentally burning your fingers on the curling iron because you’re in a rush. With a little strategy, you can streamline your routine to get out the door faster, calmer and oh-so-pretty.

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Prep Your Skin the Night Before

Save the skin-care rigmarole—any serums, oils or creams—for your bedtime routine. Not only will you buy yourself some extra time in the morning, but you’ll also wake up to smoother skin (and a smoother makeup application overall).

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Dry Your Face After Moisturizing

So you’ve saved the heavy cream for nighttime, but you still want a quick layer of light moisture in the a.m.. The problem: You have to wait for it to dry so your foundation doesn’t clump up all over the place. The solution: Give your face a quick shot of cool air from your hair dryer. Boom.

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Go Minimal With a Dot of Highlighter

Dab some highlighter under your eyes before going in with the concealer. The light-reflective particles help to brighten up the area so you can use less product overall. Finish with a dot right in the middle of your lower lash line to further distract from any shadows.

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Stick to Cream Makeup

And use it all over to bring some color to your face without having to fuss with multiple products—or brushes. Find a cream blush in a muted hue like a dusty pink or tawny rose, and use your fingers to blend it onto your cheeks, lids and lips.

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Skip the Shadow

We love a good smoky eye as much as the next gal, but it takes a whole lot of lining and shading to get that sultry finish. That’s why we love a chubby shadow stick for everyday wear. Just draw a thick line across each lid—and don’t worry about getting it perfectly straight, because you’re going to smudge it all out with your fingertip afterward.

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And Consider Boosting Your Lashes

From tinting to lifting to getting extensions, there are many ways to enhance your lashes. And while they all cost more than a tube of mascara, they’ll save you the hassle of dealing with clumps and smudges every single day.

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Get Creative with Dry Shampoo

You’ve already been blasting your oily roots with the stuff, but a little spritz through the lengths can add major texture and volume, too. Give your strands an even coat and let the product absorb for a few minutes before styling. 

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Give Your Hair a Super Quick Curl

Now that the oil and texture are in check, it’s time for a quickie curl job. Pull all of your locks into a ponytail and wrap a few sections around a curling iron. Now release your hair from the ponytail, give it your best Beyoncé head toss and get on with your day.

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