Saturday, November 28, 2015

5 Minute Face

In my set of Muji drawers I have one that has become dedicated to quick, every day, in a rush makeup. All I have to do is pull out that drawer, grab a couple of brushes, and pick my base and I'm ready to throw it on and then rush out the door. With how busy I am I have this down to a science, throwing on a fresh, wide awake face in no time.

For a base I have been using Burberry's BB Cream or YSL Touche Éclat foundation. Both leave my face looking fresh and glowing, the only difference being amount of coverage and the Burberry BB Cream has a tad more of a dewy look to it. Both are light and you can barely even tell I'm wearing makeup. Under my eyes I dab some Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector and if I need to I put a bit of Urban Decay's Naked Concealer to cover my dark circles and dab it on any spots that are peaking through.  For my cheeks I have been using Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal as a highlight to brighten everything up. I then put on Becca Beach Tint in Fig to add a bit of color to my cheeks. Both of these blend beautifully (confession: I just dab them on with my finger and then blend it. I'm in a rush, I don't have time for a brush!) and give the skin color and life without being too overpowering. I'll fill in the sparse bits of my brows with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz and a few sweeps of their gel, nothing too fancy we are keeping thing pretty neutral and easy here. For lips I use a variety of things but lately I have been grabbing Marc Jacobs lipstick in Anais or YSL Velopte Tint-In-Oil in Peach Me Love if I want a bit more color. Now that I no longer have eyelash extensions I have added in a quick little bit of mascara and I have been using Urban Decay Perversion Mascara or Maybelline Full 'N Soft after a quick run with an eyelash curler. I set it all with Laura Mercier translucent powder

I like this routine a lot. It is fast and simple, and in no time you look awake and ready to take on the day! You can add anything you want depending on the day-sometimes I add a quick swipe or two of Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rosegold (concentrating on the inner corners and then blending it out a bit) over my eyes or one of the Becca Eye Tints. A quick scrub on your lips (or a run over them with your toothbrush) and some chapstick also look nice.  If I want a more bronzed look I use the Becca Bronzing Skin Perfector (noticing a trend? I'm obsessed with Becca products for quick, "your face but better" looks).