Looking hot takes time and effort, even if some women make it look easy. If you favor the ‘just out of bed’ look, you may get away with a five minute (or less) beauty routine, but the chances are good that you, like every other woman on the planet, needs a whole host of accessories to achieve a flawless look when you step out of the door. Here are the top ones.
Curling irons are an easy way to achieve bold curls and gentle waves in long hair. Celebs have the time to put rollers in, but the rest of us do not. Curling irons give you the roller look in a lot less time. Check out the Xtava 5 in 1 curling iron for a multi-functional appliance.
Hair irons do the exact opposite to curling irons. If you have frizzy, curly or wavy hair, use hair irons to transform your untamed tresses into sleek, straight locks. Ceramic hair irons are a good choice, as they do not damage hair as much, but it is still sensible to protect hair with a product spray.
You shouldn’t blow dry your hair too often as it will lead to split ends, but using a hair dryer is unavoidable if you are late for work. However, when used carefully, a hair dryer is the best way to achieve a smooth, sleek look, or if you use a diffuser, soft curls. For best results, look for a professional ionic hair dryer.
If you want your eyelashes to curl upwards, you need a pair of eyelash curlers. At first glance, eyelash curlers look a bit scary, but they are very easy to use. Good quality eyelash curlers fit the eye perfectly and come with replacement rubbers.
Don’t ever be tempted to shave your unruly eyebrows, as they will never recover. Waxing eyebrows is OK, but the best way to shape eyebrows is to have them threaded by a professional. However, keep a pair of tweezers in your makeup bag so you can get rid of stray hairs.
Good makeup brushes are worth their weight in gold. Some people use their fingers to apply makeup, but brushes give you more even coverage. Makeup brushes are also more sanitary than fingers. Cheap brushes are OK, but high quality professional makeup brushes will last for many years. Just remember to wash them regularly, or the bristles will clog up with makeup and dirt.
A hair removal system is essential, unless you prefer the hirsute look. Shaving legs is quick and easy, but it can lead to painful rashes and the hair tends to grow back thick and bristly. An epilator takes some getting used to. However, hair regrowth is slower and over time you may notice less hair overall.
With these beauty accessories in your bag, you can stay looking sleek and stylish all day long – even if you sleep through the alarm on a workday.