Are you a busy person? I am sometimes so busy that I can barely recall what my name is much less spend two hours getting ready. I usually have about 10 minutes to get it done and that’s on a good day. I pretty much have the same go-to products when it comes to my easy everyday makeup routine. I am always grabbing for the same things so it makes it super easy to get it done in half the time it would if I was digging through my collection. I keep all of these products in my makeup bag (along with some others that you can see in my makeup bag confessional) and I’m good to go.
I get started with my regular skincare routine (which I’m not counting in the 10 minutes, as it’s usually done way before I get to my makeup) for other reasons in my crazy schedule. I work at home so most days don’t even bother with makeup and my husband is lucky if I brush my hair. I always start off with a primer and my skin lacks that natural glow so I go with the Magic Lumi from L’Oreal for my primer because it’s super illuminating and Too Faced ‘primed and poreless‘ to give the illusion of smaller pores and a good base to start. I apply this all over my face. I tend to get some dark circles since I almost never get over 4 hours of sleep and a perfect product for that is the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer, I apply it right under my eyes to brighten a bit before foundation using the sponge on the end of the bottle and my fingers to pat it down. Since it’s summer I have been using a lot more BB creams and not as many foundations, I have been loving the New York Color Smooth Skin BB and I’ve been applying this all over with a bit of the primer mixed in as well!
For my highlight and contour we know that I am a huge fan of the Maybelline Dream Lumi concealer from previous ‘how to contour‘ posts so I always use that, I’ve been using the Elf Contouring blush and bronzer as well as the Elf Whipped Shimmer for a bit of subtle blush and bronzer. I set it all with my Sue Devitt Triple C-Weed Pressed Powder and move on.
I almost always do my eyes last, is that odd? I know so many people who do them first but I just never go that route. Anywho, when I’m in a hurry I use the Maybelline Dream Lumi for an eye shadow primer, and I always grab for shades in my Urban Decay Naked3 palette (review + swatches here) and I use the Rimmel Scandaleyes liner in nude for my inner corner and lower lash line to brighten up my eyes. I have been loving the Ardency Inn liner so that’s definitely been a staple and Benefit’s They’re Real mascara is perfect for a quick look! End the look with a Revlon balm stain and there you have it, an easy everyday makeup routine that can be done in under 10 minutes!!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS FOR AN EASY EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK?