We’ve all been there – you’re running late for work so you grab your makeup bag and do your morning routine while behind the wheel. Who needs a vanity when you’ve got a rearview mirror, right?
While as many as 95% of all women in the U.S. wear makeup to work, nearly half of women leave all or part of their beauty routine to their morning commute. Although you’d normally get props for multitasking, putting on mascara during your drive is dangerous, and not to mention messy.
It also may be illegal, depending on where you live.
And if you ever have to get a mug shot, you definitely want your makeup to look on point. Although putting on makeup while you drive is not per se illegal, most states have distracted driving laws that cover it. Distracted driving laws can be general laws that punish any driving that could potentially distract a driver, or they can be aimed at specific activities – like making it illegal to text and drive. Some things that fall into the distracted driving category besides putting on makeup and texting include eating, aka “excessive deliciousness,” tending to a pet, reading, and yes, changing diapers. Even when there isn’t a specific law dealing with distracted driving, evidence of distracted driving can be used against you if you ever get in an accident in order to prove the accident was caused by your negligence. Check out what your state considers distracted driving here.
The Verdict: Don’t hit the snooze button for the third time (you know it happens). Simplify your beauty routine with these multi-purpose products, so you don’t have to use your rearview mirror.
- You only need one eyeshadow compact, with Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye Con No 7 Plush Eyeshadow Palette.
- Moisturize, protect and smooth with Sugar Lip Treatment.
- This Nars Blush-Bronzer duo saves you a compact, and precious shut-eye.
- Skip the eyelash curler, and let this Benefit mascara do the work for you.
- No need for moisturizer, sunscreen and foundation when you use a BB cream like Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Cream.