By Joanne Rosa
Remember the good ol’ days, where you could just roll out of bed, brush your teeth, and run out the door?
We miss that.
With everyone obsessing over their image these days, it’s not surprising that our morning routines are sometimes more than an hour. OK, maybe that’s just some of us in the Wendy office. It’s like a fashion show up in here!
Between our early risers at the office, and Wendy’s Glam Squad, we came up with a way to cut down on your morning routine.
To properly tackle the morning, we need to start with the evening.
Shower at Night
When you shower at night, you seriously save a ton of time. Plus, it’s good to wash the day off before getting into bed (yuck). Skip washing your hair so you can save even more time. That’s what dry shampoo is for. Plus, washing your hair everyday is not good for your hair health.
Lay Clothes Out at Night
Make sure you look up the weather, and pick out the appropriate clothes for the next day. Pick out clothes you know will work. It will be a time eater to try on an outfit in the morning, just to have to take it off and figure out something else to wear. Our wardrobe stylist Memsor has what he calls a “uniform” that he wears nearly every day. “A quick change of shoes, add a jacket, and the outfit can be dressed up or down depending on the schedule… less time figuring out what to wear in the am, more time in bed.” I’m sure we could all use a bit more beauty sleep!
Do Your Hair at Night
With the help of our hair stylist Robyn Michele, we have a hair routine that can be done at night, to give you an “I woke up like this” look.
1. Before going to bed, lightly spray hair with a sea salt spray. Robyn suggests using Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray.
2. Add a light mist from roots to ends. Do NOT saturate your hair!
3. Section hair in two-four French braids/cornrows, and secure the ends with an elastic
4. Sleep with braids in overnight.
5. In the morning, undo the braids and pull apart until you reach desired wave result.
6. Finish with a dime size amount of Verb’s Ghost Oil, by lightly smoothing it from mid shaft to ends.
Once you’re done with your bathroom routine, and your moisturizer is set in to your skin, you can begin your makeup application. This is not the time to try that new makeup look that you saw on Pinterest. Apply foundation and concealer as usual. Wendy’s makeup artist Merrel Hollis told us to go for the trending monochromatic look, similar to Emily Ratajkowski’s look above at this year’s Golden Globes. With Nars’ The Multiple in the color Orgasm, you’re able to apply blush, lip color, and eye color with one product. This is the most universal shade for all skin colors. Next, quickly fill in your brows with Lancôme’s Sourcils Styler brow gel. Throw on some mascara, and you’re makeup is done!
Get Dressed and Go!
That’s it, people! Ain’t nobody got time to care that much in the morning before work. Leave your house, flawless, in half the time you used to take to get ready. Tomorrow, Merrel will show us how to take your makeup look from day to night. We are all about simplicity here at Wendy.