Getting invited to an unexpected, last minute party can make a day ten times more exciting. But while the spontaneity is enjoyable, it doesn’t always leave you with much time to get ready. Without sufficient time to get party ready, some of us may choose not to attend a last minute party altogether. But rather than missing out on all the fun, why not speed up your getting ready routine instead. You don’t need hours to make yourself look fabulous. All you need is a bit of know how and some expert tricks to make getting ready quicker and easier. So if you’re short on time but still want to look your very best, here’s what you need to do to get ready super fast.
Find everything you need
Rushing around looking for your favourite lipstick or mascara can eat away at your available time. It also makes it more likely for you to make a mistake when applying your makeup. To avoid this and to save time, spend a few minutes finding everything you need. This should include all the makeup and brushes you require to create your favourite party look. Create an area on your makeup table or bathroom counter where you can place these items when you find them. That way you can give yourself more time to concentrate and less time running around. For more advice on party makeup, take a look at our party survival guide.
Apply dry shampoo
Nobody wants to have dull and lifeless hair for a party. But if you don’t have time to wash your hair you may think you have no other option. However, applying a quick spray of dry shampoo and give your hair a just washed look in seconds. Apply the spray directly onto your roots and brush through with your fingertips. This will give your hair volume and absorb any excess oil your hair may have. It can also make your hair easier to style into a simple updo by giving you a stronger hold.
Wear a little black dress
Last minute parties are held for a number of reasons from celebrating promotions to moving into a new house. As you haven’t had time to find a new outfit, you may be unsure what to wear for the occasion. One of the most crucial items in a woman’s wardrobe is a little black dress. You can dress it up with heels and jewellery or dress it down with flats and a cardigan. So put your little black dress on and style it to suit the occasion. This can save you time, while also making you look drop dead gorgeous.
If you’ve been to a last minute costume party, it’s unlikely you have zombie or star wars costumes already in your closet. But there’s still no need to panic. A little black dress can easily be turned into a quick cat outfit in minimum time. There are plenty of tutorials you can use on Youtube for a simple but effective party costume.
These tips will ensure you look the belle of the ball even though you haven’t had hours to get ready.