Do you have time to put on a full face of makeup everyday? If you answered yes, well then, good for you. You’re pretty awesome and you should stay that way.
Me however, well, I’m just not that on top of things. I am pretty busy + not being a great manager of time = running late in the mornings. Anyone else? I know there’s got to be a few of you who are nodding your heads so I’ll go on. 🙂
Even though I don’t have time every day to put on foundation, concealer, eye shadow, mascara… etc. etc. I do still try to do enough so that the tired that I am doesn’t show through as much to my face. I thought I would share a few makeup tips that you may or may not do to make those mornings when you’re in a rush easier. These are in the order of importance. If I have more time, I do them all, if I’m pressed for time, I start with the first one and work my way down until I have to scram!
Never leave home without it, ladies! It’s amazing how something as simple as mascara can brighten up your eyes. It takes maybe a minute to apply and BAM you’re one step closer to not looking like a zombie. Of course I’m referring to myself here. I’m sure you ladies look fabulous without it!
Case in point:
Just so you know, this picture is slightly embarrassing but it is completely untouched. I feel like most of the time everyone puts their best out there, but that’s not always real life. It’s okay for everyone to know we have imperfections. We’ve all got them! Anyway, as you can see from this bad cell phone picture, mascara is so simple and yet makes a ton of difference. The eye without it looks like it got punched. The eye with it looks a little less tired and more bright.
Gosh, whoever invented mascara… Can I give you a hug?
I know, I know, who has time for foundation every single morning? Well, to be quite honest, if I’m going out to school or have something to do, I make time for it. But as the weather warms up I don’t like to wear a heavy foundation. Another amazing option is BB Cream or tinted moisturizer. You just rub it on like regular lotion and you’re good to go. It obviously isn’t as great of coverage as a true foundation, but it’ll do the trick and even out your skin tone more. I use CoverGirl CG Smoothers or Pond’s BB Cream.
With a good eyeliner you can conquer the world, right? It’s a must for me just after mascara. You can rub on some brown for a natural look or wing it out with a solid black. Either way, eyeliner is a simple way to look a little more put together without a ton of effort. In the picture above I’m wearing foundation, eyeliner and lipstick. That’s it! It’s a great 5-minute routine for sure.
A little lipstick can go a long way! These two pictures are exactly the same except one I have on lipstick. That’s it. Doesn’t it make a lot of difference? It doesn’t have to be a bold color (although you know I love them!) just a little color to bring together the whole look.
Well, there you have it. Things that can be done every day, don’t take a ton of time, and have you looking fab and feeling better about yourself.