The First Thing I Do In The Morning Is...

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Here's a secret from ITG's editors: It's easy to get people to talk about their beauty routines. Asking Martha Stewart about her lipstick preferences is much simpler than, say, asking Martha Stewart about her thoughts on foreign policy. (She's also more likely to answer.) Whether they're a beauty junkie or not, there everyone's got some semblance of a beauty routine... Do you brush your teeth when you wake up? Congratulations, that's a beauty routine! If there's anything to be learned from the 200-some Top Shelves documented on this website, it's that everybody has something they do in the morning that makes them feel like a functioning human again. Whether your a morning person or not.

Perhaps you've tried becoming a morning person, but "good morning" always means hitting snooze six times after your initial alarm. (That's a routine too, by the way!). If you aspire to something more productive, think of the above slideshow as your wake up call. Some advice for how to start your day off right...or maybe just something to get you out of bed.

Photos via ITG.

More beauty tips culled from five years of interviews can be found here