Many women are up before the sun rises, going through their daily beauty routines. Every minute you can shave off that routine means an extra minute of sleep.
The Early Show co-anchor Hannah Storm and her colleagues in morning television have come up with some sleep-saving shortcuts.
They shared them in this month's Good Housekeeping and the magazine's beauty editor, Holly Crawford,
Just like your mom put your outfit out the night before school, have your makeup out and ready to go so you're not running around looking for your things in the morning. Arrange products in the order you will put them on.
If you straighten your hair, do it the night before or, if you use curlers, put them in first thing in the morning to let them set while you get ready. You can also save time with an ionic blow dryer, such as the T3 Tourmaline model. Testers say it can cut drying time by up to 60 percent.
Save time by killing two birds with one stone. Go for 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 products. These multi-taskers save you from searching for multiple products and they remove extra steps. Examples include tinted moisturizers, moisturizers with sun block, multi-purpose makeup colors, conditioners combined with anti-frizz, and in-shower body moisturizers.
Bronzers add a quick healthy glow to any complexion year round.
Curling your lashes instantly makes your eyes look wider and brighter. And know how to use one: starting at the base or root of the upper eyelashes and working your way out to the middle of the lashes.
Get your lips buff by gently brushing them with a clean, dry toothbrush. This will remove any dead skin on the lips, leaving them more radiant and smooth. Exfoliating your lips will also allow lipstick to glide on more evenly.
Vaseline is a must-have beauty product. It's inexpensive and has multiple uses. You can apply on lips to moisturize, on upper cheeks for a "glow" or dewy effect, to smooth or tame brows, and to condition and darken eye lashes. It can also be used to fake a fresh manicure. Apply Vaseline on cuticles as a moisturizer when your nails look shabby and you have no time for a manicure. The sheen allows it to last longer than plain old hand cream.
As for Storm's morning routine, CBS makeup artist Lisa Mirante likes to mix a very pink blush with a bronze one. "The result is a picker-upper color that makes you really look alive," she says.
To get that wide-eyed look, it's all in the lashes. Without time to fuss with false eyelashes, Hannah gets a similar effect with a layer of Alcone Fast Lash, which contains tiny, thickening fibers applied like mascara. Use one coat of regular mascara, then a coat of Fast Lash, then more mascara to lock in the fibers.
For a flawless finish, Storm says she "can't live without LycoGel." It's a natural-feeling foundation she uses to cover a birthmark on her cheek.
For more tips from Hannah and her colleagues, check out the February issue of Good Housekeeping.