Feb 13, 2013

How To Look Fab in 5 Minutes!

We've all had it happen...we plan on having a "no makeup" day and then the phone rings. It's your girlfriend. She invites you for coffee. She wants to know if you can meet her in 20. She obviously can't see you in your raggedy sweats, with your hair thrown up in a messy bun and the only substance on your face to be the trace of the glazed doughnut you just gobbled up. So you do what any good friend would do; with your most confident voice, you say, "Oh sure, that sounds fun! Let me just freshen up." But what you are thinking is, "Oh snap, I need more than just a quick fresher-upper!! I need to start from scratch!"

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.

-The first thing I do is dot a small amount of foundation all over my face and then I blend with my fingers (but if you have a nice complexion you can skip this part you blessed person!)
-The time saver here is not messing with brushes and by applying less foundation there is less blending required, thus making this step a little faster!
- I also don't try to get every imperfection covered up; But even this small amount of foundation helps even out my complexion and hide most of my problem areas.

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

Last steps:
-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! 
So there you have it; my personal steps to going from drab to fab! And if you're wondering what I do with the rest of myself...I simply throw my hair up in a simple pony tail (no more messy bun) and get myself dressed of course! (I"m a firm believer that sweats and Pj's are to never leave the house!)

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!



Hanzy ReginaPhalange said...

Lovee it! amazing as always! Congrats on the model stage comp hun! well deserved :D xx

Loni Marie said...

Love this look! I'm am SO not a morning person so this is a great post for me.. I'm always rushing!

Selene Galindo said...

Hi Hanzy! Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it! And thanks for your vote!

Selene Galindo said...

Hi Lone! Thank you! I'm glad this post is useful to you!