Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The 5 Minute Face

First off I want to thank everyone for all the visits yesterday! I'm so excited to start this project and I wouldn't be doing it without the support of some awesome ladies.

Remember if you have any questions or suggestions I'll try to stay on top of all comments and emails!

I'm going to be honest with you, I am lazy and I am a procrastinator. My favorite time to get dressed for work is 10 minutes before I need to leave the house.
So, I thought my first tutorial would show you fellow procrastinators or busy moms how to throw on a full face of makeup that only takes 5 minutes to do.
I'll link to all the products I use when I show pictures.

This is my before and after, I'm on 3rd day hair. 

This look is very warm and natural, it's my normal work look because like I mentioned, I'm always running late and this is easy and always looks put together.

Step 1 
Oscar Blandi Powder dry Shampoo
I hate washing my hair, it takes forever to dry and it just dries everything out in general. I usually try to go 3 days between washing, so dry shampoo is one of my most used products.
Oscar Blandi's dry shampoo powder was a game changer for me. I usually sprinkle it on and fluff my hair a bit and let it sit for awhile to really absorb the oil. Then a shot with the hair dryer and I'm left with a lot of volume, clean looking hair, and a nice lemon scent that all the Blandi dry shampoos have.

Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo

Step 2 
BB Cream, I'm usuing Rimmel's 9-in-1 skin perfecting BB cream today because it's a really good price and it works for a quick makeup job. I just apply with my fingers and rub it on almost like a moisturizer sometimes doubling up on areas I need more coverage. I use another that I love but that's another post. 


Step 3
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind under eye brightener 

I have mad bags under my eyes, and this product is another game changer. It's perfect. One trick I've learned in hiding my bags and circles is to go down a bit onto my cheeks and not just under my eyes, really blend the product down so you don't have tanning goggle eyes. 
Steps 4&5
Bronzer and Blush
I use bare mineral's warmth all over my face and neck, it gives me a fantastic glow and well, a warmth that my skin is usually missing. I apply with a big powder brush and trust me a little bit goes a looong way. I've had this little pot over a year and I've barely gone through half of it.
My blush is Tarte's Amazonian Clay in Amused, it's a BRIGHT pink but goes on like a flush from a cold day. I apply to the apples of my cheeks, down the bridge of my nose, and across my forehead.
Make sure you go bronzer and then blush to give yourself a natural glow that looks amazing on anyone. 

Step 6 - Eyes y'all

I am absolutely crazy about my eyemakeup. I don't scrimp on products, I have incredibly sensitive eyes so once I find something that doesn't give me crazy burny eyes I stick with.
The best makeup purchase I've ever made happened a little over a year ago. More than game changing, it was earth shaking. 
Urban Decay's Naked 2 palette is possibly the best $50 ever spent.  I've used it at least 4 days a week the past year and it looks almost new. Trust me run don't walk and invest in this fantastic set.
For my rush job makeup days I wear NYC brown eyeliner, very simple and gives a nice definition. I just line my upper and lower lids, it's smudgy enough that you don't need to be precise. 
Finally my mascara, the light of my life, my desert island beauty product, Bare Mineral's Buxom mascara. Great volume, great staying power, NO CLUMPS!

Eye shadow instructions

I start off with the bisque color foxy all over the lid and brow, it makes a nice base and evens out the skin tone. I then use suspect, a golden beige on my lid, and the add a little Half Baked in the center of the lid to give a pop. I finish by adding a little verve in the inner corners of my eyes to make them appear larger and under my brow bone to give a little highlight.

This all seems like a lot, but it probably take me under five minutes, rush days mean makeup I know, I don't mess with lots of brushes or tricks I aim to look put together and healthy.
Do you have a makeup routine you can do in less time than it takes to make a microwave dinner?


Becca said...

Love it!! Great fIrst tutorial. And you look absolutely glowy. I'm definitely wanting to buy the under eye product and that blush!

Could you maybe do a post on brushes? I know you say you don't use many in this routine, but I always feel overwhelmed whenever I look at all the different shapes/sizes.

Allison said...

I could totally do a brush tutorial! They confused me for a longtime too.

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