Okay, so maybe you've never had this particular conversation with yourself, but I most certainly have....on more than one occasion. But I have found a way around the whole "I need an hour to get ready" dilemma.
I've already posted a before and after here , but that makeup session took me a good 30 minutes. So today, I would like to show you my super-duper fast version of makeup application. After this, you will never have to pass on a last minute outing!
Let's get started:
Okay, so here is my un-made-up face...again, along with my apologies.
|I've only washed my face and applied moisturizer at this point.|
Okay, so this is what I look like at this point (with only foundation applied):
|-You can see some imperfections are still peeking through, but I don't mind. I'd rather make it to that last minute coffee session with my friend than look perfect!|
|-Next is concealer. I just apply this under my eyes, on my lids and around my nose.|
-Time saver: not using it to highlight or applying it around my mouth.
Here I am with foundation and concealer all applied:
|- Next step is to set everything with powder and apply my blush|
-Time saver: skipping my contouring steps and bronzer
-line my upper lash line with black eyeliner- no time for eyeshadow!
-apply mascara and curl lashes
-fill in eyebrows (never skip this step-they make a huge difference! To learn how to shape and fill, read this.
-and apply a nude toned lipgloss....All done!
But wait!!!! Here is my #1 tip to looking fab in 5!!!
|-Apply a bright lipstick!!|
-This just instantly brightens up your face and makes you look more put together; like you put more effort into getting ready than you actually did!
Recap: foundation, concealer, powder, blush, eyebrows, liner, mascara and lips! Skipping the contouring, highlighting, bronzing, and eyeshadow really saves you the time when needed!
If you can spare a one more minute: highlight under the brow and tear duct area to open up your eyes and make them sparkle.
Have a super fab, not drab, kind of day!!
Do you have any tips you use when getting ready in a rush? I'd love to hear about them in the comment section below!
Note: I haven't forgotten about the simple one brush eye look I promised...it's in the works!