These Getting-Ready Hacks Will Literally Cut Your Morning Makeup Routine in Half

Sona Gasparian's time-saving beauty tricks will let you hit the snooze button. Again.

Sona Gasparian, the makeup artist behind the Simply Sona (opens in new tab) YouTube channel, is known for her spot-on tutorials for DIY gorgeousness. But even she doesn't always have time to do a full face of makeup (who really has time for color-correcting, primer and contouring?). Her number one tip for getting ready in a hurry? Make your products do double duty. For example, wiggle your mascara wand (she loves the Almay One Coat Thickening Mascara (opens in new tab)) close to your top and bottom lash lines to fake a tight-lined look without smudging or flaking.

For more of Sona's time-saving hacks, check out the video above.

Your Toolkit: Almay One Coat Thickening Mascara (opens in new tab)Almay Clear Complexion Concealer in medium and light (opens in new tab)Almay Smart Shade Bronzer (opens in new tab)Almay Age Essentials Lip Treatment lip balm (opens in new tab).

Wardrobe Stylist: Erin McSherry; Wardrobe: Rag & Bone Collingwood Cold-Shoulder Cotton Poplin Top, $375, saksfifthavenue.com (opens in new tab); Botkier Open Twist Drop Earrings, $38, botkier.com (opens in new tab); Topshop House of Freedom Fine Ring Pack, $30, us.topshop.com (opens in new tab).

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I'm the Beauty Director at HearstMade.