These days it seems we’re all in a constant mad dash to get somewhere. Whether our destination be the office, a hot date or an afternoon hang sesh with the girls, we can’t seem to get out the door fast enough. And, as much as we live for makeup, our 12-step beauty routine is often the reason we’re late for just about everything. We can’t have you harboring resentment against your beloved makeup arsenal, so we’re going to play therapist here. We enlisted the help of two of our fave makeup artists to sound off on some quick solves that can speed up your makeup routine.

#1: Go Back to Basics

We hate to say it, but you don’t always have to go full-force with your makeup, especially on easy, uneventful days. Sometimes, sticking to a few key items will do the trick and get you out the door in minutes. “Don’t feel like you have to apply everything all at once,” says New York-based makeup artist Ashley Rebecca. “Create a five-minute makeup routine only involving your key essentials: tinted moisturizer, mascara, blush, concealer, and a lip product.” Hey, if it’s coming from a pro, we’re all about cutting corners.