Quick and easy makeup tips when you only have minutes


There are days when we only have minutes in the morning and still want to look presentable, here are some of my tips of a quick and easy pick-me-up makeup tips.

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Base

If you’re already in a hurry, you don’t want to fuss around with foundations and brushes. Instead, I suggest using only concealer for your imperfections, if you need to even out your skintone, just use a tinted moisturizer and slather it on with your fingers, it’s easier and won’t consume half an hour for blending! After that just dust a little bit of powder to set everything and keep your makeup fresh.

Note: Remember to moisturize your skin, you don’t have to go through all of the steps in your skincare routine but please do apply your moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and it also helps create a smooth base for any makeup that you’re going to put on top.

Blush

If you are already in a rush, chances are, you’ve had a couple of snoozes in the morning, and many of us didn’t look so delightful and happy in the morning. A great way to amp up your complexion is to apply blush. A rosy flush will instantly makes you look awake and healthy.

You can use cream blush or powder blush with a little bit of shimmer to create a settle youthful glow.

Mascara (or eyeliner)

Curl them lashes and apply a few coats of mascara to open up your eyes, it always makes a huge difference for me. If you’re a liner girl and you can do it like a piece of cake, then just go for it!

Lip color

This depends on your preference of lip products. For me I’d reach for a peachy lip gloss or a sheer lipstick for easy application. But let’s be honest, our girls can rock any lip color wherever and whenever we want, it’s different for everybody, some people’s go-to are reds, some are light nudes, others are pinks…

Just in case if you have some extra time then you can add a couple more steps to your makeup look:

Eyebrows

Eyebrows are the frame of your eyes and for some people they can really light up the whole face! So if you can’t leave the house without your eyebrows then you can use some powder to fill them in quickly. For the girls who are blessed with a full set of brows you can just run some clear brow gel through them.

Eyeshadows

For eyeshadows, you can either go for a single color like a shimmery champagne or gold all over the lids, apply with your fingers for an easy and brightening look or you can go all out with a smokey eye, depends on how much time you have left to do your makeup.

If you don’t even have time for all of that, you can just dap a little bit of a light shimmery eyeshadow in the inner corners of the eyes, it will make your eyes look more open and awake.

Here is the list of my go-to products when I’m in a hurry:

Base

BH Cosmetics Studio Pro HD Foundation ($8.99) Buy 1 Get 1 Free

BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Anti-Shine ($9.99)

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream ($29.50)

Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer ($36)

Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream ($8.49)

Concealer

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer ($6.99)

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30)

BH Cosmetics 6 Color Concealer & Corrector Palette ($6.99)

Powder

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder ($5.49)

BH Cosmetics Blooming Radiance Mineral Powder Foundation ($9.99) Buy 1 get 1

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder ($45) 

Blush

Nyx HD Blush ($6.49) – Pink The Town and Rose Gold

Stila Convertible Color ($25) – Gerbera

Mascara and Eyeliner

BH Liquid Eyeliner – Black ($4.99)

L’oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara ($9.99)

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20)

Lips

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm ($17) – Mega Melon and Bountiful Blush

BH Lip Set – Naughty Nudes ($14.99) Buy 1 get 1

BH Lip Set – Rebel Reds ($14.99) Buy 1 get 1

Nyx Butter Gloss ($4.99) – Pink Buttercream and Tiramisu

Eyebrows

BH Cosmetics Flawless Brow Trio ($6.50)

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow Wiz Pencil ($21)

BENEFIT COSMETICS Goof Proof Brow Pencil Easy Shape & Fill ($24)

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Micro Brow Pencil ($9)

 Eyeshadow

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette ($42)

Tart Tartelette 2 In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette ($46)

BH Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition – 21 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette ($22.50) Buy1  get 1

BH Blacklight Highlight – 6 Color Palette ($16.99) Buy 1 get 1

E.L.F. Mad For Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($10)

E.L.F. Prism Eyeshadow Palette ($10)

L’oreal Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow ($5.99)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quick and easy makeup tips when you only have minutes