6 Makeup Tips to Speed Up Your Morning Routine

Whether you’re hitting snooze or racing to get kids out the door, there’s no doubt a few extra minutes to get ready in the morning would go a long way. There are many ways to have more time in the morning. You can set your alarm earlier, prep more the night before, opt for a grab-and-go breakfast and even skip your blow dry. That said, rather than setting your alarm earlier, optimize your time with these makeup simple tips that will speed up your morning routine.

Cleanse and Moisturize First

While you might have your morning routine set in stone, it’s never too late to be more efficient. The first step in optimizing your morning routine is starting face-first. When you wake up, head to the sink and wash your face. This help to remove any excess oil, exfoliate, and provides a clean surface for your moisturizer.

After your cleanser, follow with your usual face moisturizer. If possible, opt for a face lotion with SPF to protect your skin from the sun. Starting your morning with these two tasks will help you wake up feeling fresh. Plus, it’ll give your skin time to soak in the lotion and hydrate before applying makeup.

Dedicate Time to Your Eyebrows – After Hours

It can take a lot of time to perfect a full brow makeup application. Rather than doing a full-face in the morning, keep it quick and natural. To speed up your morning routine, dedicate time to your brows outside of daily routine.

Consider getting your eyebrows threaded or waxed every two weeks. To make your full-face routine even faster, you can also explore microblading. This will prevent the need to fill your eyebrows at all, let alone when you’re opting for a quick, natural look.

Stain Your Lips

There are plenty of trendy lip care routines out there. That said, the quickest, most efficient way to ensure all-day color is to get a colorful lip stain. When choosing the color, opt for something that will compliment your natural lip color. Then, top with your favorite liner, lipstick or gloss. The stain will provide a long-lasting base and is quick to apply.

Skip the Shadow

Proper eyeshadow application is time consuming. Consequently, it’s best to opt out of this lengthy process and skip the shadow all-together. An all-natural look is not only trendy and quick, but it’s also more comfortable for all-day wear.

Make your eyes pop with a quick application of mascara and – if you’d like a bit more contrast – a thin line of eyeliner. For the natural look, chose brown liner rather than black.

Accent with Earrings

We know this isn’t a makeup trick, but it’s an easy way to add glam or color to your quick, natural look. A neutral makeup application leaves room for a colorful, large earring. Consider adding an organic, colorful earring like these bronze and leather earrings. Or, try these vibrant gold and cotton earrings that are available in 5 colors, making them the perfect pairing for any style.

Add Color with Blush

The finishing touch on your quick and easy morning makeup routine should always be a dash of color. Whether you opt for a pink blush or glimmering bronzer, one quick swipe of the brush and you’ll be out the door. While many natural looks are opting out of the blush and bronzer, we highly suggest it. It adds the finishing touch that makes your look more complete.

When you’re rushing to get out the front door on busy mornings, it’s ideal to optimize and simplify your makeup application. Chances are, there are a few things you can skip to speed up your morning routine. That said, there’s no reason a simplified look can’t be fun; quickly spice it up with unique jewelry and you’ll be out the door in no time.


SS 18 & Resort Top Trends

Earlier this year we learned what the big trends for Spring 2018 were, here’s a short recap:

– Goddess silhouettes: draped gowns, golden prints and gladiator sandals were seen all over the runways giving an elegant and sophisticated look to designs from Chanel to Fausto Puglisi, Gucci, Prada and among many others.

– Trenchmania: Trench coats are EVERYWHERE! Classic trench coats, embellished ones, PVC and leather ones… You name it, this will be next season’s must have.

– All about white… one of the colors of the season is crisp, clean white! From day to night, white was seen in coats, dresses, pants and even boots.

– Stripes: yes… we’ve all seen it before, but no! Designers have decided to give the classic pattern a twist with new placements, colors and directions.

– Flower power: the flower print is not going anywhere anytime soon, so embrace it and find blooming garments.

– Southwestern vibes… flare cuts, boho-chic patterns, flowy dresses and artisanal prints.

– Glamorous leisure: remember athleisure? It’s now in the past…. Designers have decided to upscale athletic wear to a whole new level, combining athletic prints and cuts with an elegant and stylish aesthetic.

– And probably the strongest trend of them all for the season: PLAID. Designers like Philip Lim, Alberta Ferreti, Fendi among others have all inspired their collection in the classic pattern. Plaid was very popular throughout all runways, seen in suits, dresses and even accessories.


SS 18 Fashion month is over now and we’ve got you covered on Spring Summer 2018 latest trends!


– Pastels, as vogue called them “gelato hues”, soft, delicate pastel tones were seen among all runways, lemon sorbet, parma violet, pistachio and other delicious ice cream tones.

– Once again: Trenchmania! As already predicted earlier this year, trench coats will be a must have in 2018.

– Denim! Not only in jeans, but blazers, shirts, dresses, you name it! Specially structured denim will be a big trend.

– Bright COLORS, vivid, neon and bright colors are still making a statement, from Marni to Aalto, Versace, Calvin Klein among others have used a wide colored palette in their designs.

– Pencil skirts: a classic, elegant, sophisticated and most times flattering.

– Plastic: showcasing a futuristic look, plastic garments and shoes were seen everywhere, specially in Chanel’s runway where Kaia Gerber made a statement in a tweed crop top and PVC clear boots.

Latam Brand Hunting!

At By Malka we strive to add unique, one of a kind and just amazing brands! With that latin-luxe feel predominates, with handcrafted techniques, vivid colors, delicious textures and sophisticated designs.

Founded by two friends from Bogota, Colombia, we thrive to offer access to new designers, brands and designs every day. Starting with primarily Colombian brands, By Malka is expanding by adding new designers from other countries in Latin America, to showcase to the entire world.

If you own a brand which you think may be a good fit for or By Malka family or know anyone who does, don’t hesitate in emailing us @ info@bymalka.com

From the Runway to Everyday Style: Bold Earrings

Every season, there is a new trend coming along the way. Some better than the others, but always exciting and vanguardist.  Statement earrings have been a huge trend this past fashion week and I wouldn’t blame them.  Earrings are one of the best ways to make your outfits pop and to let style speak for you.  Some people have preferences when it comes to accessories; some like rings,  necklaces, bracelets or earrings.  No matter the season or the trend, I certainly am an earring girl.  What makes me love earrings so much is the story behind every design and the crafts that go into making every piece unique.  I have purchased earrings  from all around the world – Turkey, India and Greece have precious ones, but there is definitely nothing as creative as those made in Colombia.

Being Colombian comes with such pride and joy and the boom that Colombian designs have had in the last couple of years has been epic.  If you dare to be different and are a fan of intricately made designs, then you should start purchasing earrings from Colombian Brands such as: Liza Echeverry, Laura Davila, Maria Paula Castillo, Tres Almas, Pajaro Limón among others. 

If you do not know where to purchase these beauties pictured below, fear on more.  bymalka.com has a diverse collection of Colombian designers whose earrings will leave you wanting more. Get into character and start embrace bold, colorful, modern and beautiful earrings. I sure have been embracing them!