Brilliant Time-Saving Beauty Tips from Celebrity Hair and Makeup Pros Who Are Also Moms
Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey says…
Hairstylist Laura Polko says...
Extend Your Style Between Washes
"To be honest, I don’t have the luxury of showering every day, so I apply dry shampoo in my hair, working it in with my hands to refresh my hair and add texture. I can go about three days without washing my hair, if need be."
Makeup artist and mom Amy Nadine says...
Perfect Your Complexion in Just One Step
"Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Flawless Filter is just that — a filter in a bottle. I wear it alone to smooth fine lines and pores."
And Use a Lash-Boosting Mascara
"My makeup routine has gotten shorter — and faster — so layering coats of mascara is out. It Cosmetics’ formula is truly a one coat game-changer."
Makeup artist and mom Pati Dubroff says...
Mask While Performing Other Tasks
"It's easy to say you don’t have time to mask, but they really help the quality of your skin. I wear cream masks in the morning while making breakfast, and sheet masks in the evening while watching TV."
Focus on Your Favorite Feature
"When pressed for time, apply concealer and tinted moisturizer — then zero in on the one area you really like to emphasize. For me, it’s brows!"
Go for Creamy Makeup Products
"I find creamy formulas much easier to apply quickly. (And in most cases, they look better!) Plus: You don’t need brushes, your fingers as your tools."
And Edit Your Makeup Kit
"Nothing sucks up time like rummaging through unnecessary clutter. Keep the things you use daily lined up on your vanity or in a separate to streamline the whole process."
Hairstylist Kylee Heath says...
Master the Art of Air-Drying Your Hair
"I often wash my hair in the evening then apply a sea salt styling spray throughout my hair. Then I braid my hair and sleep with it in the braid to create texture. Sometimes I don’t bother to take out the braid, but when I do, my hair has a gorgeous wave."
Makeup artist Toby Fleischman says...
Make Your Makeup Pull Double Duty
"With limited time to myself, multitasking products are my BFF. Reach for tinted moisturizers with spf and concealers that can take the place of foundation (such as Veil Cosmetics', which comes in 15 shades). And get crafty with your makeup: try using your blush as eyeshadow or lipstick your lipstick as blush!"
And Never Forget the Power of a Pretty Lipstick
"It may seem silly but for me, Makeup can sometimes help save me time just by making me feel better about myself. And we all know there’s nothing like a good lipstick to give you that added pep in your step! My favorites include Burt’s Bees Glossy Lipstick, Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper and Tarte Color Splash Lipstick."
Hairstylist Ericka Verrett says…
Invest In the Best Haircut For Your Texture
"Because on days when you're lucky enough to wash your hair, you might not have time for extensive styling, it's really important that your haircut suits for your natural texture."