How To Look Your Best In 30 Minutes or Less


Many of us are not early risers, so chances are you have experienced more than a few of those early-morning scrambles. A familiar scenario – you’ve hit the snooze button a zillion times and when you finally open your eyes, you realize how late you are and you instantly panic. You dash to the closet, rifle through your clothes, despair over the state of your hairdo (or the lack thereof) and end up fixing your makeup in an overcrowded train. It’s a mess alright. Lucky for you, we’ve got some easy hacks to speed up your morning routine and get you ready in less than half an hour. Look your best and feel your best with minimal effort!


Quick & Easy Makeup Tips

The golden rule: Keep your makeup products neat and well-organized. Even if you’re just half-awake, you should have no problem finding your beauty tools. There is no time to waste looking for the primer or eyeliner. Your staple products like foundation, highlighter, eyeliner and mascara should always be at hand and close to each other. Other products like eye shadow and lipsticks should be kept as tidy as possible in separate bins. Another trick is to arrange them by order of use (from primers to lipsticks). Whichever suits you. Moreover, devising your own morning beauty routine can go a long way. Mastering the art of quick morning preparation starts with understanding that what you need is not loads of makeup on your face, but wisely chosen products to get those under-eye circles and uneven complexion under control. Aim for easy application and effective results. In essence, you don’t need more than a concealer, foundation, brow filler and mascara to get you going.  


Hair Hacks

Struggling with hair-styling in the morning? The key to prepping quickly is thinking ahead. If you want elegant waves in the morning, but you can barely manage to dress and rush out, there is still a way. Braiding your hair the night before can be a lifesaver. In the morning, you just undo the braids, tussle the locks to achieve an effortless look and you are good to go! Another great hack for speeding up hair-styling is by using clip in hair extensions. By adding extra volume or several inches of hair, extensions make it easy to fix up your hair in a number of ways. And even a ponytail looks nicer if you have plenty of lustrous locks. Most importantly, you can put them on in an instant and since they are not permanent, you can make changes every now and them.


Get Dressed In A Flash

Maybe morning isn’t the best time for choosing your outfit for the day. Let’s face it – being groggy and stumbling around looking for matching pieces of clothing or statement jewelry does not get you looking your best. Instead, decide on your combination the night before, organize it neatly and in the morning just put on you perfect combination with ease. Being dressed to kill is a serious thing but it can also be just a piece of cake! For best results coordinate clothes, jewelry and makeup at the same time. Planning pays off, and even if you feel like changing something in the morning, it’s still quicker than starting from scratch.


As you can see, getting your hair, makeup and clothes in order in just under half an hour is not mission impossible. Use these tips and tricks to buy yourself some time in the morning and indulge in those extra minutes of sleep knowing that from now on you will always make it to work on time.  

Have any other time saving styling tips? Let us know in the comments below!

Peter Minkoff Fashion Editor

11 Comments Add yours

  1. These are great tips, needed that hair tip! The one thing I struggle with is outfit planning! I can’t pick an outfit out the night before and stick I it the next day. I never know how I want to dress until I’m up! 💖

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    1. Dāsha says:

      I’m the same way so I save time by grouping my outfits together when I’m hanging clothes that way I’m not running around looking for half of the look.

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      1. Such a great idea!!!

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  2. Love these tips. I’m notorious for waking up late so these tips will definitely come in handy!

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    1. Dāsha says:

      Me too girl🙈 I’m trying REAL HARD to do better.


  3. brirock666 says:

    Love the statement jewelry tip!

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  4. I really need to get it together in the morning. My problem is there always seems to be something I cannot find! Thanks for the tips!


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  5. These are some good tips! I’m going to have to use them because I completely hate having to wake up early in the morning

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  6. Hellokyoto says:

    Thank you for the precious tips, you’re the organisation Queen!

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  7. You made me realize just how badly I need to get organized lol! Great tips, I’ll certainly be trying the braids!

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    1. Dāsha says:

      Organization is the key to success! #YouGotThis

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