On those days when you only have a few minutes to apply your makeup (we all know what that feels like) it can be quite difficult to decide what to spend your time on. I personally like to take my time when applying my makeup because I find it very relaxing and love that bit of me time in the morning, but sometimes that just can’t happen. This post was inspired by Allison and I thought it was such a great and interesting post idea so I figured why not share what 5 products I reach for when I am short for time?
Foundation is something I never skip in my routine. I have quite a bit of redness in my skin so I always take the time to even out my complexion. The base that I am loving at the moment is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation as it gives the skin a fresh and dewy look that I love. Since I am quite fair I always make sure to add some colour back into my skin with a blush. Foundation can tend to make your face look flat, so applying a bit of Bobbi Brown Apricot blush to the cheeks brings that dimension back into the face and really gives my skin that pick me up it needs.
Next up is brows. Brows can make a huge difference to your overall look and I love using my Anastasia Brow Wiz to give mine a bit more fullness and shape. The pencil is very fine so it’s easy to mimic the look of natural hairs and the spooly on the other end helps to blend the product. When I am in a rush I typically don’t have time to apply eyeshadow so I instead focus my attention on my lashes. Mine are very straight so I like give them a good curl with my eyelash curler and then apply a few generous coats of the Benefit They’re Real mascara to give them some length and volume.
I then always apply some lipstick or gloss to finish off the look and bring everything together. I usually tend to gravitate toward lipsticks more as they are longer wearing and my favourite of the moment has to be Plumful by MAC.
So that is my minimal makeup routine and I’d love to know what products that you use when you are in a rush out the door!