10 Time-Saving Hair and Makeup Hacks for The Busy Girl

Every girl wants to look the finest before venturing out of her home. Be it going to the school, college, office or attending a get-together, they need to look the best. But then, looking good requires a great deal of time and effort, which is not an easy feat to accomplish for busy girls! So, what are the alternatives for them?

How can they deck up and look like a million bucks without having to try too much and spend hours in front of the mirror?

Here are some quick hair and makeup hacks that are immensely handy:

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Hair Hacks

The twisted ponytail

Bored of wearing the same old ponytails? Make it appear trendy by going for the “twisted” look. All you need to do is divide your hair into two sections. Make one large section (with more hair) and one small section (with less hair). Tie the larger section in a ponytail using a rubber band. Now, take the smaller section of hair and tightly twist it away from the face. Wrap this twisted section around the ponytail, over the rubber band, so that it gets covered completely. Secure it with a bobby pin or U-shaped pins. With practice, this takes hardly a couple of minutes or so and give you a sleek, stylish hairstyle that will make heads turn!

Add a bow to it

When you are running really late and don’t want to waste time on doing up your hair, just add a bow to it. You can either opt for a clip-in bow accessory or create bow with your own hair. For instance, you can try a couple of tutorials, which show you how to create fancy hairstyle with a bow. They are quite easy to make and you’ll end up looking dapper. You can find the tutorials here and here.

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Manage a bad hair day

Having a bad hair day and don’t know what to do with your hair? The solution is simple. Wear a headband that matches your outfit. They are versatile hair accessories, which work wonders and get rid of a bad hair day. You can choose from a variety of hairstyles using a headband and look picture perfect without trying too hard. However, if you are getting bad hair days in a row, especially if you are facing severe hair loss, then it is about time you address the issue. Know the root cause of your hair fall or hair loss by going through this comprehensive hair loss guide.

Braid it away

Braids are in trend nowadays and there are an infinite number of options that you can select from. But some of them can take up a lot of your time. The shortcut is to opt for a quick Mermaid braid, which not only adds the oomph-factor to your hair but also makes it appear voluminous. The steps are easy. Tie your hair in a ponytail and divide it into three equal sections. Make three braids using these three sections of hair. Finally, tie the ends of the braids together using a rubber band, so that it appears to be one single braid. Secure the three braids with bobby pins in such a way that they appear as one thick braid. Get more idea by going through the tutorial given here or check out some other mermaid hairstyles.

Makeup Hacks

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Work only on the eyebrows

Don’t have time to do complete makeup? In that case, all you got to do is work on the eyebrows. Yes! You read it right. Even filling in your eyebrows can make a huge difference in the way you look. So, this way, with only a few strokes of the eyebrow pencil and wand, you can easily transform your look sans using make-up. Get the tutorial here.

Make your lipstick last all day

Don’t like to get up and go for constant touch ups for your lipstick? Avoid all that by making your lipstick last all day. To begin with, use a lipstick that has high pigmentation and is preferably manufactured by a reputable brand (say no to dupes). Once you apply the lipstick, hold a tissue paper over it and apply translucent powder using a brush, followed by reapplying the lipstick. This little trick will make sure that your lipstick lasts longer than usual.

Get the mascara done right

Want to get your mascara done perfectly and within seconds? Use a business card or even a post-it note to protect your lids from getting the excess mascara on them. This way, you’ll be able to get the mascara from the tip to the roots of your eyelashes without any hassle.
Pro tip: You can also use the same business card to get the perfect winged-eyeliner within minutes.

Contour it right: 

The mere thought of contouring gives many girls, sleepless nights. How about trying a contouring technique, which takes up barely a few minutes and still, does a wonderful job? Probably you’ve guessed by now that we are talking about war paint contouring. All you need to do is apply contour and highlighter just like a war paint all over your face instead of following those tricky contour lines and shapes. This will help you blend it better.

Replace makeup brushes with beauty blenders: 

Blend all your makeup – concealer, foundation, highlighter, blush etc. with a beauty blender. This will help you save a lot of your time as you won’t have to take out separate brushes to apply them one by one. However, if you are using your fingers to apply makeup, make sure that they are clean enough.

Multi-purpose makeup: 

Save oodles of time by using different makeup substitutes. For instance, you can replace the eyelash curler by using a volumizing mascara, use a tinted moisturizer instead of a foundation, use a lipstick instead of a blush and bronzer for eyeshadow. All you need is a bit of practice with all this, and soon enough you will be an expert in using the substitute products like a pro!


These are some of the time-saving makeup and hair hacks that every busy girl needs to know and use. Do you know of more such life-altering tips and tricks? Then please do mention it in the comments!

Author Bio:
Axara Sharma is a Delhi-based writer. She writes on several topics, which include lifestyle and healthcare. She extensively writes about hair loss, hair regrowth and hair care for Athena Life Sciences. Apart from the written word, she loves the outdoors and being a foodie!

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  1. Sheela3:03 PM

    Dry shampoo and leave-in conditioners are perfect for days when you simply don’t have time to shampoo but you also cannot go out with your hair all greasy and unmanageable.

  2. Sahana3:05 PM

    You can, save time every morning if your moisturizer is right by your side when you wake up. And if you know that you’ll be too tired at night to remove your makeup properly, simply keep wet wipes by your bedside table. These simple steps will ensure that you don’t waste too much time every morning. Get a bright, makeup pouch to keep it all together and brighten up your dresser or nightstand.

  3. I'll be showing this one to my wife. I think she'll love it! Great post :)

  4. Hey this is nice to use. i love this. i appreciate to great idea to keep safe our beauty products.


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