We don’t all have an hour in the morning to put on our makeup. And unless we’re professional makeup artists, we don’t have the time to become an expert in makeup artistry. Watching beauty gurus pile on 10 different shades onto a tiny eyelid and then trying to replicate that is definitely not worth the sleep lost waking up extra early to do so. And don’t even get me started on contouring. Many of us simply don’t have that extra time or patience in the morning.

However, just because you don’t have enough time in the morning doesn’t mean you have to live with less-than-flawless makeup for the rest of your life. If you still want to up your makeup game in less time, you’ve come to the right place! Over the years of playing around with makeup, I’ve come up with a few minor makeup tricks that make all the difference. Trust me, and you’ll thank me later.