You’ve got a big night out planned, and you want to look your best. Maybe it’s date night; a big party you’ve been anticipating for months or just a celebratory “hey we got through the week!” Friday night on the town. Whatever the occasion, you want to look and feel great.
There is something of a stereotype that women are always late when it comes to leaving the house. It’s also worth acknowledging it tends to be a stereotype because it’s… it’s pretty accurate sometimes, really. And who can blame us, with the number of things we have to do so we can feel our best when we leave the house?
You can grab the time back, defeat the stereotype and score a victory for womankind. All it takes is a little planning. Is it possible to get ready in an hour? Let’s see…
Time To Leave: 60 minutes
Shampoo your hair clean and apply conditioner. While that’s sinking in, grab your bought razor from https://99centrazor.com/99-cent-razor-dollar-shave-club-for-women/ and prepare to wage battle on your leg hair. Did you know you can use the same hair conditioner you just lathered on your locks to shave your legs? It’s true, and plenty of women such as https://www.thriftyfun.com/Tips-for-Shaving-Your-Legs.html agree. It’s far easier than messing around with different products!
Rinse off; step out.
You bundle your hair into a hair wrap; there’s a chance to save some time here! Use a microfiber rather than standard towel; it’ll dry everything far quicker.
Time To Leave: 45 minutes.
Dry your hair as quickly as possible – it’s worth considering sprays designed to help hair dry if you have particularly long or thick hair. Then pin your hair back and let it cool; this will make it easier to manage when you style.
Time To Leave: 40 minutes.
Makeup time. How long you take doing your makeup is largely subjective, depending on the products you want to use. As we’re trying to cut time, let’s keep it simple:
- Face primer. Apply all over; leave to dry while you arrange the rest of your tools in front of you.
- Eyes first. Many women do their eyes after their foundation – but if you do your eyes first, any loose eyeshadow or mascara smudges don’t ruin your foundation. A light layer of eyeshadow, contouring with the darker colors and then mascara is sufficient if you’re in a rush. Eyeliner if you have a steady hand or own stencils to make achieving the perfect line a doddle.
- With your primer now dry, apply your foundation and contour. Concealer is optional but will take extra time – judge this one on how much you need it. A nasty zit probably still needs covering, but let your foundation take care of general uneven skin tone.
- Lipstick or gloss. Matte lipsticks take the longest to apply as they need lining perfectly; the gloss is easier to just slick on. Choose depending on how much time you have left.
Time To Leave: 20 minutes.
Choose an outfit and get dressed. It’s often easier to choose when in a rush, as you don’t have time to experiment and play around. Go for something that feels right immediately.
Time To Leave: 10 minutes.
Unpin your hair and style it; loose curls are easily achieved at this point. Alternatively, spray hairspray onto a brush and brush your hair through – it helps control frizz and keeps things looking neat, without lacquering the hair in a product.
Time To Leave: 0 minutes.
You did it!