Like most people, time is always of the essence. Last year, I did a quick series called 5 Minute Beauty! My aim was to show that you did not need to spend loads of time to apply make-up in the morning to look beautiful and fresh faced. I broke it down into simple steps for the eyes, cheeks and lips. Today I am going to combine them for a simple look to get you out the door in a flash.
Whether you’re a busy Mom on the go, juggling more than one role or working round the clock, you can still look effortlessly beautiful in the morning in less time than it takes to boil an egg! What’s even better about this is this look can last all day.
I will give you a head start. You will need the following items:
- brow product of choice
- face powder (optional)
- lash curler (optional)
- blush or bronzer (blush brush is optional)
- lip product of choice
Here is a quick pictorial of my process:
1. Start with a cleansed and moisturised face!
2. Brow love!
I do not leave home without giving my brows some definition. I use a pencil or powder- whichever is to hand. For a more detailed look on how I do my brows, check out my brow post. They frame the face and so this is important. If you have seen my more dramatic looks, you know I favour the clean brow look but this works well for everyday.
3. Cover up! (Optional)
Concealer has many uses. I use it to tidy under my brows for a sharp and clean look, cover my dark circles and more. I pigmented lids so use concealer on top of my lids and also under my eyes. This makes my eyes look more awake and fresh. You can use your favourite foundation for this step. It really depends on you. I do not conceal under my eyes all the time. In fact, you are more than likely to see me out and about with just brows and lips. When I am extremely tired looking, I conceal. Use your face powder to set, if you need to. You can also use it as a quick colour on the eyelid.
4. Eye opener!
Curling your lashes really does work to lift lashes up and give you a more wide eyed look. Regardless of the length of your lashes. This is still optional, however. Add mascara of your choice.
5. Put some colour on those cheeks and lips!
The concealer has gone some way to even out my tone and in order to not leave me looking too washed out, I need some contrast. Adding blush or bronzer and lipstick (gloss, stain) will do that in no time at all.
Let your hair down or pin it up and…
Get up and Go, Beautiful!
So! Are you up for the challenge? It may seem like a lot of steps (kidding- there are 5 and 2 of them are optional) but that is me explaining it through pictures. The step that took the longest for me was mascara and that is because I put about 2 coats on so you could see my non-existent lashes, lol!
The only time I used a brush was for the blush but that is it. Use your fingers, especially for the concealer, it warms the products before it touches your skin and makes it easier to blend.
As I said earlier, I tend to skip step 3, unless I really need it. Got full brows, then you can skip step 1. That is what makes this adaptable and easy. You don’t have to spend hours creating a look that you can do in no time at all. Best of all, you get to see you. The same beautiful you with a frame facing brow and pink lip!
Hope you enjoyed this post. If you try it let me know how you get on!