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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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:
BH Cosmetics Studio Pro HD Foundation ($8.99) Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream ($8.49)
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer ($6.99)
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder ($5.49)
BH Cosmetics Blooming Radiance Mineral Powder Foundation ($9.99) Buy 1 get 1
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)
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
BH Cosmetics Flawless Brow Trio ($6.50)
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