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Time-Saving Beauty Hacks For The Busy, Mature Woman – Radiantly You

Radiantly You is a monthly beauty column for mature women, written by my mom, Annette! Be sure to catch up on last month’s post featuring my mom’s top 5 skin care tips. This month’s column will cover time-saving beauty hacks for mature women on the go and how they can make time for beauty. Enjoy!

Radiantly You: Time-Saving Beauty Hacks For The Busy, Mature Woman

The biggest thing I hear coming from mature women is that they just don’t have the time to do their makeup or invest in a good skincare routine. We’re busy being moms, working, and keeping everything together so how can we possibly make time to fit in full morning and nighttime skin care routines and makeup?! I’ll tell you how.

First off, it’s a matter of making yourself a priority. Yes, it’s okay to put yourself first sometimes! But it is also a matter of nailing down an effective routine and being smart about the way you go about your beauty. Let’s dive into it more!


Use dual products

They call this “killing two birds with one stone.” A wonderful way to save time on your beauty routine is to use products that have more than one purpose. For example, a moisturizer that both moisturizes and contains SPF or a BB cream that treats the skin and provides a light layer of coverage. This saves you money, time, and space in your carry-on when you’re traveling!



At this point in our lives, we have mastered the art of multitasking. Plus, no one ever said you had to remain in your bathroom while you go through your beauty routine! I like to let my eye/de-puffer cream and primer sink in while I prepare my things for work in the morning, I’ll do a face mask while I shower, and I let my hair dry while I do laundry!


Find Semi-Permanent Solutions

If you struggle with that one thing every day and spend tons of money trying to find a solution, then you may want to look into semi-permanent solutions.

For example, I have spent years (and lord knows how much money) trying to master filling in my brows. The Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil was my miracle but it would take me forever to do my brows every day! And by the end of the day, all my hard work had gone down the toilet thanks to the Florida heat I live in. So last year, I decided to get my brows microbladed. It was pricey, but I just think about all the brow pencils I would have to buy for the rest of my life compared to the amount I paid to get it done!

So if you have an issue with your lashes, brows, or minor skin ailments, there is a host of things you can do that have long-term effects that are worth looking into.


Maintain Effective Morning and Night Routines

One of the best time-saving beauty hacks I can give is the simplest one – have an effective routine that makes sense! Don’t just do certain things because someone in a YouTube video told you to. Everything in your morning and night routines should have a purpose and it should work. There’s no need to use products just for the sake of using them.

It definitely takes some time to find the right products, but it’s much more important to discover what kind of products you should be using. Not every person needs both concealer and foundation or 5 different kinds of serums. First, figure out what you need to be using and then focus on finding the best of that product.



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Radiantly You: Time-Saving Beauty Hacks For The Busy, Mature Woman

What are your favorite time-saving beauty hacks? Let me know in the comments!

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  • Reply Hil

    All this time, I thought microblading was hair removal. Clearly, I have not been paying attention! Very helpful tips. Thank you.

    March 27, 2018 at 9:08 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Maybe you were thinking of dermaplaning? lol I’m glad I was able to clarify!

      March 27, 2018 at 9:23 am
  • Reply ShootingStarsMag

    Great post! I do think products that do more than one thing are awesome. I have a moisturizer that also has SPF, for example.


    March 27, 2018 at 9:31 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      They’re life savers!

      March 27, 2018 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Paula I'm Busy Being Awesome

    Builting routines is such an effective way to speed up getting ready time

    March 27, 2018 at 10:10 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Absolutely! Routines are a must.

      March 28, 2018 at 8:48 am
  • Reply Paula I'm Busy Being Awesome

    These are great hacks, on the side note I love lash paradise mascara

    March 27, 2018 at 10:10 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      It’s the best!

      March 28, 2018 at 8:48 am
  • Reply Corey

    Thanks for the tips. I’ve been wanting my brows microbladed for awhile now but it’s so pricey. Maybe since it’s my 30th birthday month next month I can just do it!

    March 27, 2018 at 10:34 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Go for it! Just think about the money you’ll save in the long run 🙂

      March 28, 2018 at 8:47 am
    • Reply Annette

      Go for it I too went back and forth about my brows but since living in Florida I decided to treat myself but first I did a lot of research and I found a great place love waking up with brows and when outdoors don’t have to worry that they will disappear lol

      March 28, 2018 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Jaime

    These were great tips. I’ve very recently conceded the fact that I need to look at make-up tips for mature faces…this read was a great find. The dual purpose products are a great solution. Also making the realization that I don’t need concealer and foundation and a powder…that has been the best and has made my make up look a lot less heavy.

    March 27, 2018 at 2:33 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      There you go! I’m so glad you found some value in this 🙂

      March 28, 2018 at 8:47 am
  • Reply Hillary

    Great tips! Thank you!

    March 28, 2018 at 2:33 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      My pleasure!

      March 28, 2018 at 8:47 am
  • Reply Brandi Michel

    Hi Nicole! I love your tips here. I also have a routine that I stick too everyday out of habit. It’s so ingrained in my brain, it’s hard to deviate even when I want to try something new. Lol

    March 28, 2018 at 11:01 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      haha isn’t that funny how that happens! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      March 28, 2018 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    As I was washing my face tonight, I was thinking that I really need to start implementing a routine for my skincare. So this post came just in time. Thanks!

    March 29, 2018 at 12:09 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      It was meant to be! Lol my pleasure 🙂

      March 29, 2018 at 8:56 am

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