If you’re like me, now that October is gone, you’ve been hitting the snooze button every morning for a good month. That doesn’t mean that your look has to suffer! Now you’ll never have to feel guilty about taking those ten extra minutes of beauty sleep with these tips to help you speed up your morning routine.

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1. Stay organized!

If your products aren’t organized, you will be spending precious time simply looking for your comb, tweezers, or mascara wand. Keep your everyday items in a separate makeup bag so they are easily accessible.

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2. Combat puffy eyes

To combat puffy eyes, moisten tea bags with cold water and lay them on your eyes for five minutes. The cold should reduce puffiness and the tea bags will make your skin look tighter.

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3. Dry your hair faster

Invest in a microfiber towel to remove excess water from your hair and reduce frizz. Then apply a styling cream and allow your hair to dry further while you apply your makeup.

MORE: How to Dry Curly Hair


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4. Freeze your tweezers

Before you jump in the shower, pop your tweezers in the freezer. For less irritation, it’s best to pluck your eyebrows after you get out of the shower. The cold will help reduce any redness you may experience.

MORE: How to Tame Curly Eyebrows


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5. Say goodbye to multistep skin prep!

Instead of applying moisturizer and liquid foundation separately, blend the two in your hand and then apply them evenly over your skin, or simply buy a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. You can use a second layer on discolored areas. Finally, apply a loose powder to set your makeup.

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6. Skip the eyeshadow

If you’re in a serious rush, focus on eyeliner and mascara. I like to apply a little ChapStick to my eyelids on the way out the door — it’s moisturizing and it keeps my eyes looking bright!

MORE: How to Get “Doe Eyes”


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7. Invest in multipurpose makeup

Several brands now make products that can be used as lip color, blush and even eyeshadow, (check out NARS The Multiple and Stila Convertible Color“>. Multipurpose makeup is a great time-saver, and it will take up less space in your makeup bag!

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Have any other time-saving tips? Be sure to share them in the comments section!

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