I am a makeup geek. I love everything about it, trying new products, new colors and playing with different looks really excites me. My mom always told me a girl never leaves home without lipstick. So, I have mastered the art of looking polished even when I'm really short on time. Here are my tips and shortcuts:
Products: Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer with SPF // Clinique Chubby Stick for cheeks and lips // Stila Smudge Stick eyeliner // Covergirl Lash blast Mascara // Pixi Eye Shadow Crayon as an eye brightner
MINUTE 1: Tinted Moisturizer
I knock out 2 birds with one stone by applying a tinted moisturizer all over my face and neck with my fingers. This stuff gives me a nice sheer coverage, leaving me with a natural dewey finish. Brownie points if it includes SPF.
MINUTE 2: Cheeks and Lips
A little product goes a long way, so blend this creamy stain over the apples of your cheeks and apply to lips to brighten face. This stick gives you a natural flush look...so pretty!
MINUTE 3: Smudge eyeliner
I line the outer corners of my eyes and smudge it with my fingers so it does not look so severe. If you have time, line the inner rims of the eyes and you can probably skip the mascara.
MINUTE 4: Brighten eyes / lids
This little creamy eye shadow pencil is a cosmetic staple for me. It has 2 sides, one for brightening the inner eye area (gold shimmer) and the other side I dot and dab on my lids with my finger for an instant eye brightener (a soft blush color). So easy to apply!
MINUTE 5: Mascara
It's rare for me to skip applying mascara. I have long lashes, but they fall straight down, almost covering my eyes. To lift and brighten my eyes, I apply several coats of mascara pushing upward.
And that's it! A little makeup can make a big difference when you're short on time.
Thank you so much for stopping by! What are some of your makeup shortcuts?
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