6 Get-Out-the-Door Beauty Hacks
Apply Eyeliner in a Flash
By rimming your lash curler with a heavily pigmented pencil liner (we love Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencils, $16; occmakeup.com), then curling lashes, you'll look like you got a full eight hours before your morning meeting, according to Cloudy With a Chance of Wine. If you need a new eyelash curler, try Tweezerman ProMaster Lash Curler ($22; sephora.com), which has an extra-wide brim, especially useful for those with almond-shaped or deep-set eyes. (Try these 10 Pro Eyeliner Tricks to Upgrade Your Look too.)
Craft Perfect Lashes
While you're getting dressed, place your tube of clumpy, gunky mascara between your cleavage in your bra, according to YouTube vlogger Nicole Emerson. Your body heat will warm it up, making for a super smooth formula. It'll glide on seamlessly and doesn't require the help of a lash comb (or—shudder—having to wipe it off and start over.) Try Avon Big & False Lash Volume Mascara ($9; avon.com) if you're looking for doe-like, fluttery, long lashes.
Instantly Plump Your Lips
To get a Kylie Jenner-like pout without injections or hours of lip-lining, try mixing a few drops of peppermint oil with your lipgloss or lipstick. (Use a little dish with a lid—they sell 'em at the Container Store—and a lip brush to mix.) After applying, your mouth will look so plump you can skip the lip-liner step altogether. (Plump It Up! The Best Beauty Products for Full Lips, Eyelashes, and Skin.)
Make a DIY Storage Board
Never misplace your favorite compacts, shadows, and brushes again with this brilliant DIY board from the savvy girls at HerCampus. A magnetic board that stores all of your makeup will keep everything organized—you won't lose sight of any of your favorite products (like that perfect eye gloss or baby liner brush) ever again! Your mornings just got way more streamlined.
Create Perfect Waves in Minutes
Forget spending time painfully focusing on curling every strand—that requires serious time that you don't have. Instead, try this ingenious trick from Makeup.com. First, place your hair into a high ponytail on the top of your head. Separate it into four sections, and wrap each around a 1-inch curling iron or wand, like the GVP Professional 1 Inch Curling Wand ($40; sallybeauty.com). (Set the temperature according to your hair's thickness.) Let cool, remove ponytail, and finger-comb waves. Set with a light-hold hairspray—we're all about Ouidad Finishing Mist Setting & Holding Spray Styling Mist ($20; ouidad.com). You'll look like you spent your morning at DryBar instead of driving the kids to school.
Deep-Condition Strands, Stat!
Before your morning run, cardio dance class, or yoga session, saturate damp strands with a deep conditioner, suggest the folks at BuzzFeed—especially right after summer, when your hair's in need of serious rehab. The heat from your scalp will help your hair absorb the conditioner's beneficial ingredients as you pound the pavement. After your sweat session, just rinse out, then wash your body and face—you'll be good to go. (And keep it looking flawless by avoiding these 12 Hair Habits Distressing Your Strands.)