Being a busy working woman shouldn’t mean you have to take a step back from looking your best. Of course, it can be difficult to keep up when you’re running around from meeting to meeting, or commuting to work everyday. That’s why we’re here to make it easier.
Here are five beauty hacks every boss chica should know:
1. Beauty Hacks: Skincare Routine
1. Have a daily skincare routine set in place
Being a boss chica doesn't mean you need to halt putting on your favorite makeup products in the morning, but it does mean you should be paying more attention to your skin. From running around finishing your errands to staying up late finishing work, the stress that you may be under will cause your skin to age quicker. So ladies get ready to rock your best skin because we’re getting your skincare routine in check.
Use multi-purpose products to cut down the amount of time you spend on your skin. The Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser is great for everyday use because as a regenerating cleaner it will not only cleanse your skin but also gently exfoliate allowing for your skin to regenerate! Another multi-purpose product to use is the Clinique City Block Purifying Charcol Clay Mask + Scrub. Now this isn't like the other cleanser instead you would use this just two or three times a week to get rid of all the gunk that builds up in your pores. With these two products you can easily wave goodbye to those little bumps around your face that we like to call texture.
A good serum and an amazing eye cream are also key to erasing all those long hours you've spent working late nights. Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream will give the benefits of de-puffing and lightening any dark circles and under eye bags and while your eye cream is doing it's job pick a serum that will also brighten, restore and plump your skin like the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster. You'll have that youthful glow to your skin!
Finish off with a moisturizer that will create a perfect base if you want to apply makeup later on. The Super 7 Complex in the Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream makes this moisturizer perfect for the boss chica!
2. Beauty Hacks: Daily Makeup Routine
2. Daily Makeup Routine is a Must
It gets annoying in the morning to decide what look you’re going for if you haven’t picked out your go-to products. Since your keeping up with your skincare routine (you better be) you don’t have to worry about putting on a full face of makeup. All you need are the essentials (primer, concealer, base, mascara, brow gel, and lipstick) to keep in your bag that are an easy grab and go. With this routine you will be done in under 10 minutes!
Make sure you're using a base with a minimum of 30 SPF in it so that you're always protecting your skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield works like a charm because in addition to the SPF 30 it has a high PA, photo-aging, rating. This rating means you are protected more against UVA rays. Now if you just want to run out of the house without using a primer make sure your foundation has sunscreen whether it's a powder, stick or liquid formula. Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation is definitely budge-proof leaving your skin with a semi-matte finish so you'll have that glow without looking greasy.
A lightweight concealer like the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer to help cover up any dark circles or discolorations you may have around your face, it'll also help with brightening your skin alongside the skincare you're using.
Open up your eyes with a light coat of the It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara. The formula in this mascara is enough to lengthen and give volume to your lashes.
Using an awesome eyebrow product like the Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Gel will not only help with filling in your eyebrows because of the fibers that make your eyebrows look fulller but it will help in framing your face!
Lastly, since we're trying to cut down on the use of too many products, use the NARS Audacious Lipstick which will also double as a blush (it also saves you money)
3. Beauty Hacks: Hair
3. Worried about taking too much time on your hair?
We all wish we could just wake up with our dream hair everyday but since it doesn’t work that way we’re stuck with putting it up in a sad bun, ponytail or just throwing dry shampoo and hoping it all works out. If you didn’t know the trick to why some chicas have great hair all the time, it could be that they’re doing their hair the night before and throwing it in a satin wrap!
Use the Sedu Revolution 1" Clipless Curling Iron or hair straightener and style your hair the way you like it, once you're done wrap it. The Grace Eleyae Black Slap Satin-Lined Cap is awesome for sleeping because it doesn't fall off of your head and it also works to use on your way to work so that you don't ruin your style with all the running around you will be doing.
If you're a curly haired chica start using the Morrocan Oil Hydrating Styling Cream in your hair routine, this will help with making your hair style last a longer period of time. To help hspae your curls, you can use either flexi rods which you put on at night, the Diane By Fromm 42-pack Twist-flex Rods are an amazing pick because you can create the curl size of your choice. If it's time to wash your hair but you don't want to go out and risk it frizzing up, apply the DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel which will give you the prefect curls without making them feel stiff. Then go on with a diffuser at a medium heat to help dry your curls and keep them frizz-free.
This may seem time consuming but you’ll thank us when you can hit that snooze button and wake up feeling super refreshed.
4. Beauty Hacks: Nail Polish
4. Keep Your Nails Polished, It Changes Everything
It’s crazy what a coat of nail polish can do for your appearance but as a boss chica, going to the nail salon every week is time consuming and can cost you a pretty penny.
So either get a gel manicure every two-three weeks or put on some Jamberry Nail Wraps and change them, as you get bored! They’re easy to put on and the designs are infinite.
If you prefer to pamper yourself at home, paint your own nails with a long lasting nail polish. The wet n wild 1 Step WonderGel™ Nail Color is amazing for the chica who is always on the go! There is no need to apply a base or a top coat and the polish lasts you at least a full week without chipping!
Do this and you’re co-workers are going to wonder how you have time to always looks so good.
5. Beauty Hacks: Take a Break
5. Go Outside & Take a Break
This last hack is a major key! You may wonder how this works but taking at least 15 minutes to just take a step outside, breathe and enjoy the moment can actually make a big difference in your life.
With 30 minutes you can be outside in the sunlight which produces Vitamin D helping relieve any anxiety you feel as a boss chica.
If you want to get a quick read in but don't know what book to read check out our list of books from these awesome Latinx authors. You never know, maybe your 30 minutes will turn into an hour.
You can also take a quick yoga session or even go for a jog this will get your blood flowing meaning plump radiant skin! If you happen to fall off the wagon and need some major motivation download one of these Latina approved apps to stay on track!