We all have those days when you just don’t have enough time in the morning to do a whole glam makeup look. Keeping it simple is great to give your face a break from heavy makeup and giving it the ability to breathe. Creating a look that you can do quick in the morning is ideal when you are rushing out the door but still want to look presentable. Here are my tips and tricks for an easy look with just 5 products.
B A S E
To keep the base simple, a multi-tasking BB cream is the best choice. BB creams are easy to blend, have medium coverage, and are good for your skin. The Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer SPF 30 Sunscreen has the 5-in-1 technology. This tinted moisturizer treats, primes, hydrates, protects and camouflages the skin all at once. This eliminates the need for a primer, concealer, and powder. These types of bases are also really easy to blend in with your fingers or a beauty blender.
C H E E K S + L I P S
If you are running late on time you want to reach for multi-tasking products. A cream blush can be used on the cheeks for a pretty flush and on the lips for a tint that will last all day. This also creates a matching cheek and lip which always makes any makeup look polished. The NYX Cream Blush comes in so many different shades and is affordable. Pick some of your favorite colors so you can switch them up to your mood.
B R O W S
No matter where I am going I always make sure to fill in my brows. This step can change your whole look – in a good way. The fastest and timely way to fill/shape your brows is with a brow pencil. Aim for a pencil that has a spoolie on the other end so your can quickly brush them out and then fill them in. My favorite pencil is from Billion Dollar Brows. The Brows On Point Micro Pencil works to create fine hair-like lines. It is also retractable so you don’t have to worry about sharpening it. If you aren’t that into brows and you just want a quick fix, Maybelline just launched their Brow Pomade Crayon. You simply sweep on the product and it tames at the same time so they stay all day.
E Y E S
Eyeshadow can be a complicated step in the morning when doing your makeup but, if you use a simple eye crayon it’s simple. Make sure when you apply your BB cream that you blend it over the lids as a primer. With a natural (or crazy!) eye crayon apply it all over the lid and blend it with your finger. The NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils have a great color selection and give you different shades to play around with. You can end there or your can apply it to your crease as well. Apply a small amount to the outer corner of the eye and take a blending brush and slightly smoke it out. This will give the illusion of complicated eyes when you’ve only used one product.
L A S H E S
The last product is a good mascara. A lifting mascara is great if you don’t have enough time to curl the lashes. I love Maybelline The Rocket Mascara because it gives the effect of more drama while still looking like your natural eyelashes. Two coats to the top lashes will give a natural yet volumizing look.
Remember to have fun with makeup and let your true colors shine!
What is your most used product?