Most of my friends do not have the same passion for makeup as I do. In fact many of them cringe at the fact of having to put anything more on their face than mascara and lipgloss. For me makeup is fun and is my “me” time. I know, that when you are busy, you can’t put as much time into your makeup routine as you would like. After I had my son I actually went to the store with NO makeup on…gasp!!! Some of you may do this regularly but, I am going to guess you don’t have a makeup artist for a mom and a Southern Belle for a Nana. Going out of the house without your makeup and hair done was a no no. I think back in the day women spent more time on themselves because, well they had more time. Most of us are running out the door to either work or taking our kids to school…or both! If you think you can’t look cute everyday I am here to tell you…you can! I want to challenge you to find 10 minutes each morning to put your makeup on. Just 10 minutes. Even if you have to wake up before the kiddos wake up or if you have to add some more time to your morning routine before work, I promise you will feel so much better. I got into a huge rut after I had my son. I also work from home so, not getting dressed until noon is a regular occurrence. I decided one day to get dressed shortly after I woke up and then get my makeup done. I even brushed my teeth…my hair…that’s another story. After a week of this new schedule I felt so much better about myself. I actually felt like a human being and not a Zombie.
I have felt the urge to share some makeup tips to get the most out of wearing a minimal amount of makeup. Everyone will be different as I know some of us have to wear foundation to cover up discoloration or blemishes.If youdon’t have these issues, you could even skip the foundation step! I hope you can take some of these tips and make them work for you. I also hope you find a new love for makeup:)
I like to use either a powder(when I am really in a hurry) or a foundation, even if this is the only thing I put on my face. I wake up with a lot of redness. So this is a step I never skip. If your foundation is medium to full coverage you could even use it as a concealer. I also like to take a dab of foundation and use it as my eye primer.
Loreal Lumi True Match-this is best if you like a dewy finish. This is my all time favorite drug store foundation. The only problem is that I can’t use this as a concealer under my eyes because it is a bit sheer and has that dewy finish. It doesn’t look too great under the eyes. I would use concealer with this one. I have horrible under eye circles, so I add it anyways.
Maybelline Dream Wonder-if you like a more matte foundation(best for oily skin) this one is great. I just purchased it and although I tend to have dry skin, during the summer I can get oily. This one feels like silk going on.
***Tip-while your foundation is setting, brush your teeth.
Blush-besides lip products, blush is one of my favorite beauty products. Once you add your foundation, it can take away some of your natural color in your face. This is good and bad. Foundation covers some of that unwanted redness, but it also makes you look washed out. Adding a bit of blush will make you look awake!
Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Shadow-this is a cream product. I like these because they are pigmented and you don’t need a bunch of other eyeshadow with it. Just blend it with your finger all over your lid and you are good to go. I recommend Barely Bronzed, it will look great on every skin tone.
Eyebrows-if your eyebrows aren’t on point you will not look put together. Keeping them well groomed is a must. Even if you don’t want to wear eyeshadow just having your eyebrows done will make you look more polished. I like to fill my bows in with a powder. I feel naked without it!
Mascara-when polled…most women would say the one makeup item they wouldn’t go ot of the house with..is mascara. If you have whimpy eyelashes like I do, curl first and then add some waterproof mascara(holds the curl longer)
Lipstick or lip gloss-this is mainly a preference. A quick swoop of some lip gloss will finish off any look. I am a lipstick girl. It is my favorite item in my makeup bag. It looks like you took that extra step, even if you just swiped it on in the car. Stains are great too, as they last all day and you don’t have to keep reapplying.
I thought I would get in on my own challenge and I put on foundation, concealer, blush, eye shadow, filled in my eyebrows,added mascara and lip gloss. This took me a total of 6 minutes and 33 seconds, that included me brushing my teeth while my foundation set!!! I also wanted to see how long my whole makeup routine would take. I simply added two more minutes. In that time I added my bronzer, a brow bone highlight, cheek bone highlight and some eyeliner.
What are some tricks you use when you are in a hurry? I see women doing their makeup in the car while they are driving…ahhhh…that’s so dangerous and no fun. Take a little time in the morning to add some of these tips.
Happy Thursday Beauties!