Do you find it difficult to get your makeup right when you are running late? Well, just because you are running behind schedule does not necessarily mean that you neglect your makeup. You can still look good thanks to basic makeup even when you are running late. All you need to get right is to cover any imperfections and then stick to the basics to get your look right. You can always do the basic makeup at home and then the rest of the touchup while you are travelling. Here’s how you can nail your makeup even when you are running late.Also Read - After 2 Hours, Sunscreens With Zinc Oxide Ingredient Can Become Toxic: Study

Moisturize your skin

Moisturize your skinAlso Read - Astringents VS Skin Toners: Which is Best For You? Shahnaz Husain Reveals

The first step is to even out your skin tone. So once you step out of the shower, use a light moisturizer or a tinted moisturizer. You can also apply a BB cream that matches your skin tone. Using tinted moisturizer will not only moisturize your skin, but it also gives you an even skin tone. Also Read - Face Yoga: Make Your Face Look Sharper By Trying These Facial Exercises Using Spoons | Watch Video

Ditch the highlighter and foundation

Ditch the highlighter and foundation

Using a foundation and highlighter will take up most of your time, so ditch them and instead opt for a concealer and use it as a highlighter and foundation. Apply it on the bridge of your nose and under your eyes.  Then blend it well using a brush using circular motions to work it into your face. Apply it on any other blemishes that need to be concealed. This step will give you a blemish free look.

Fill in your eyebrows

Fill in your eyebrows

Filling in your eyebrows will instantly give you sharp and defined brows. Do not go for something that is dramatic, stick to the natural brow line fill in gaps following the natural line of your brows. You can also use brow mascara for this step.

Light eye makeup

Light eye makeup

All you need to get your look right is to define your eyes using eyeliner. Use it on your upper and lower lash-line followed by a dash of mascara. Avoid applying eye shadow as it will take a whole lot of time. Defining your eyes with eyeliner and mascara will make your eyes pop even without using the eye shadow.

Contour with a wide brush

Contour with a wide brush

Contouring takes up a whole lot of time and effort, but you can finish the whole step in a jiffy by using a wide brush. Swipe the wide brush over the dark and light contour powder and then swipe it along your cheekbones to get dark and light contour tones in one sweep.

Add a pop of color to your lips and cheeks

Add a pop of color to your lips and cheeks

You can brighten up your makeup by adding a dash of color to your cheeks and lips. Apply a light layer of blush on your cheeks and blend it using a brush, it will instantly make your face look fresh and dewy. Also, apply a tinted lip balm instead of lipstick to save time.

Cover smudges

Cover smudges

If you have smudged lip balm, mascara or eyeliner, simply dab some concealer onto it instead of redoing your makeup. Since you are running late, you cannot afford the time to redo your makeup, the concealer will work like magic to cover any kind of smudges.

Makeup on the run

Makeup on the run(1)

Now that you are done with the basic makeup, you can manage the rest of the touch-ups while you are traveling. Use a setting powder to set your makeup. Use a pencil liner to apply it to your waterline. Opt for a thicker pencil to get more control instead of a liquid liner. Apply a clear lip liner to make sure that your lipstick does not smudge. Apply a bright lipstick and top it off with a layer of lip gloss and you are good to go!

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