If you are anything like me, I don’t like leaving the house without some makeup unless I’m going out to exercise.
I’m busy, and I do not take time for myself. I don’t like going out without makeup because I’m tired and it shows most of the time. Most of us even if we do not wear makeup want to appear put together and rested.
I learned fast what to do to look good and how to do it fast. If you want to wear makeup and get ready in a flash less is more. A more natural appearance and using fewer products will save you the most time. Here is a quick step-by-step tutorial to get a fresh and fab face in five minutes in the morning when you’re in a hurry.
Comb or brush your hair. A messy bun or ponytail is a quick and easy way to style your long hair. A pixie cut is low maintenance and looks chic if you’re looking to save time drying and styling your hair. Styling or brushing your hair makes a difference in your appearance. Especially when you want a low maintenance or quick routine.
Wash your face or use micellar water or micellar wipes. Even if you’re not wearing makeup, you still want to start with a clean canvas every morning. I find the Simple micellar wipes are gentle and fast to use.
Moisturize your skin. A dewy moisturizer gives you an instant glow. GlamGlow makes a Volcasmic Matte Glowy moisturizer which seems a little more natural. The GlamGlow GlowStarter moisturizer is too much. There are now many illuminating moisturizers sold in the drugstore. This is the one essential I would not skip using because the right one can make you look and feel like a million bucks.
Apply a de-puffing or dark circle eye cream. A good eye cream or treatment will make you appear well rested. Amazon sells eye treatment patches for a reasonable price. If you keep them in the fridge that further reduces eye puffiness.
Curl your lashes. This will make your eyes pop. You will look more awake. Even if you do not use mascara curl your lashes. Apply mascara. Don’t bother with primer and use a mascara you know will look natural.
Comb your eyebrows and use clear brow gel if desired. To tame your brows and define them.
Apply tinted lip balm or gloss. For a pop of color and hydration.
These steps are optional. The final steps are using cosmetics. The makeup is minimal and quick. Application does not take much effort when you’re tired. Without mascara and concealer in the morning I seem tired and grumpy. Adding those to my routine makes me look awake and my eyes pop. Mascara and concealer help boost my confidence.
Use under eye concealer to hide dark circles. A brightening concealer will cover the dark circles best.
Add a dab of a blush or cheek stain on the apples of your cheeks to give your face a healthy flush.
If makeup is too much, don’t bother with wearing any. Makeup helps accentuate your natural beauty. Some women feel more confident when they wear makeup, and there is nothing wrong with that. I hope these tips help you.
Click here to read my post on skin care items that will help you look less tired.