My Morning “Makeup, Hair and…
My Morning “Makeup, Hair and Wardrobe” Routine: Part 1
How to make the most out of your morning minutesIf you’re anything like me, early morning is not your favorite time of day. I have never been able to get in the groove of waking up to alarm clock and at this point, I’m probably never going to. As a result, I end up hitting my snooze more than once and find myself in a hurry to get out the door on time.
The good news is that I have perfected my morning routine to know exactly just how long it takes me to get ready. So, how long DOES it take?
Makeup routine: 7 minutes
Step 1: Prep the SkinThe first thing I do is slather moisturizer on my face, brushing my teeth as I let it soak in (timesaver right there). Next, I apply concealer - dotting it under my eyes and a thin strip down my nose - followed by a highlighter stick. One trick that seems to work for me is dotting highlighter over my concealer and then also in an upside down arc slightly under that area.
Step 2: Provide Good CoverageNext up, tinted moisturizer, foundation or mineral powder. I rarely use all three, it just depends on the season and how dry or oily my skin is at the time. My typical go-to is the mineral powder because it sets into my skin leaving a smooth finish. I top with a blush/bronzer duo, accenting the apples of my cheeks with a little more blush color. Right now I’m using a brighter pink, which turns out lighter on my tanned, summer skin. If you get carried away with the blush, use a cotton ball to get rid of excess. It helps wipe off color and blend without making you have to start completely over.
Step 3: Add Some ColorI bought this makeup kit with about fifty different eye shadows in it, but only use about ten. Most of them are browns and bronzes and I mix the shades to give my lids a light, shimmery look. I line the top of my eyes from the middle to the outside corners, and always rim the bottoms, which really defines and opens up my eyes. Recently, I’ve been doubling up on my mascaras, using two different kinds. (I read about this trick in a magazine) and it really seems to give my eyes more pop.
After that, Chapstick followed by a swipe of lip color and I’m ready for hair. I'll be following up this article with two more talking about hair and how I choose my outfits during the week. Stay tuned!
How long is your morning makeup routine?
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