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12 Beauty Hacks For When You're Already Running Late

We've all been there. The mad dash to get ready on the bus on your way to school, or the disaster that happens when you're getting ready in your Uber on the way to an event.

It can be hard to get ready on the go, so we've got some great tips for you to make it a little easier!

1. It's all about the prep work beforehand. 

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Don't be scrambling for products when you're already short on time. Get your beauty products together in a makeup bag the night before. Target, Walmart, and Sephora sell the cutest makeup bags!

2. As Elsa once said, "Conceal, don't feel."

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We can talk about shoving down your emotions later. It never hurts to touch up on your concealer before heading out to go somewhere. Cover your dark circles and redness around your face.

3. If your face is oily, make sure to blot!

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Blotting papers are great for on-the-go gals. If you don't have blotting papers, you can add a bit of powder to your T-zone. Just make sure not to add too much powder because you'll risk looking cakey!

4. If you want all the attention on you, add that glow to your face.

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It's hard choosing what to focus on when you don't have a lot of time, but you can never go wrong with adding highlighter to your face.

5. If you want to focus on the eyes with only a couple minutes to spare, work on your brows and lashes.

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Attempting a smokey eye is the worst decision you can make. But brows frame your face, and curling your lashes and applying mascara makes you look more awake.

6. Invest in multipurpose products if you're constantly on the go.

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A ton of makeup brands create multipurpose products that are easy to use. NARS has The Multiple that can be used on your eyes, lips, cheeks, and body!

7. When you don't have enough time to style your hair, just put your hair in a sleek ponytail.

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It's the easiest hairstyle to do, and you instantly look put together. And if you don't have hairspray, water always works for those pesky flyaways!

8. If you don't have enough time to touch up your makeup for a party, focus on a bold lippie.

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A red lip instantly takes your look from day to night. If red isn't your color, go with a berry-toned lip. As long as it's bold!

9. No matter how big of a rush you're in, attempting eyeliner in a moving vehicle is always a bad idea.

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If you find yourself doing it anyway, stick to using a pencil eyeliner. It's a bit more forgiving when you make mistakes. You can still achieve great results with pencil liner — we doubt this girl did her eye makeup in the car!

10. If you find yourself touching up your makeup on the go a lot, it's time to invest in a good portable mirror.

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Or make sure one of your products comes with a mirror!

11. If you woke up late and didn't get much sleep last night, adding a bit of nude eyeliner on your waterline will fix that.

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It will make your eyes look a bit larger — and you'll look a bit more awake.

12. If all else fails, just walk in a room with confidence and nobody can even tell you got ready in a hurry.

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