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Our Favorite 10-Minute Beauty Routine For Busy Gals

August 24, 2021

Our Favorite 10-Minute Beauty Routine For Busy Gals

Isn’t it weird how the pandemic was supposed to give us more time to relax, reflect on our lives, and learn how to bake (or something), but instead it somehow managed to make our lives even more hectic? 

With remote work and school commitments, it can feel like you hardly have any time for yourself each day. But one thing I’ve learned over the years is that even just taking 10 minutes to do my beauty and self-care routine  in the morning can have a big effect on how confident I feel for the rest of the day. If you’re like me and feel like you’re chronically short on time, don’t fret: I’ve got a 10-minute skincare and beauty routine that will have you feeling good as hell in no time. 

The easiest 10-minute beauty routine ever

The first first step is actually getting up. I know it’s a pain, but put on your favorite playlist, chug some water, and get ready to carpe diem!


Step 1: Skincare

In my experience, the best skincare routines are the ones that can be done with as little fuss as possible. If you’re a certified Busy Gal™, you probably won’t have more than a minute or two to devote to skincare. That’s why our Face Wipes are a literal game-changer.

Just pop one of our recycled, compostable wipes out and smooth over your face and neck for a 3-in-1 cleanser, toner, and serum treatment. Plus, with 3 different formulas for oily, sensitive, or dull skin packed with ingredients like vitamin C and retinol, there’s something for everyone. 

All wiped down? Great. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer and sunscreen and you’re all set, babe. If you’re not big on makeup, feel free to stop here! You’ve just earned yourself 7-8 minutes back! If you love to indulge in a little glam though, keep reading for a super-quick beauty routine that will have you feeling cute and confident in no time flat. 

Step 2: Spot concealing

Instead of spending several minutes laying down the perfect layer of foundation, a couple well-placed dabs of concealer can be enough to help your skin look brighter and more even. 

Under the eyes, under the nose, and wherever you have stubborn spots or redness are all great places to dab a little concealer. 

Step 3: Blush

Well-placed blush is one of my secrets to looking and feeling naturally vibrant and glowing. Pick up your favorite shade (go for a cream formula if you want to look like you’re glowing from within!) and sweep along your cheekbones for a lifted look. Want to look like you’ve spent some fun under the sun? Apply any leftover blush on your brush to the bridge and tip of your nose. Here’s a handy guide to blush placement if you want to get creative!

Step 4: Mascara

Once you’ve added a little color to those cheeks, grab your fave mascara and apply by starting at the lash line and wiggling the wand up. One coat is enough to help you look more awake and put-together.

Step 5: Lips

You know the drill. Go for your favorite product, and wear it with confidence, whether it’s a bold red or a barely-there balm. And that’s it - a 10-minute beauty routine that literally anyone can do.

Want more self-care tips for gals on the go? Check out the rest of the Busy Blog for resources on skincare, beauty, and more!