Quick Daily Makeup Routines

Today I wanted to share with you my daily makeup routines. They are not extensive, but they get the job done. To be brutally honest, I love makeup, but putting it on early in the morning definitely proves to be a challenge. Over the years, I managed to develop a routine that is easy, quick and covers all of the basics. Although I work in a very laid back environment and looking on point is not really a necessity, I do like to have some “face on” throughout the day. So here goes my tried and true technique of looking presentable in a matter of 10 minutes.

Step 1

First thing is first, never forget to moisturize! Thanks to the wonders of tinted BB and CC Creams you can actually manage to kill two birds with one stone and I am all about that. I like to go generous with my CC and I use my trusty CC Cream by Gosh that is illuminating as well. In the winter time you need as much “illumination” as you can get. This particular CC has a matte finish, which is great for this face as I do have an oily T-Zone. I like to treat it as foundation, so I go in H.A.M. What I get in the end is a moisturized face with a nice even coverage. Total time – approximately 30 seconds.

Step 2

Next is the under eye area. Lately I have been developing some dark circles and unless I get enough sleep (which is usually never), I need some heavy artillery to combat those. I turn to Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser and Dark Circles Concealer. Love this product because of its’ applicator. Just open, twist and dab! I do go over with a beauty blender, but the entire process takes no longer than a minute. For setting my I go to my Maybelline Shine Free Oil- Control Loose Powder. Just a few sweeps under my eyes and then a quick once over the entire face and I am all set for the day. The entire process takes about two minutes tops.

Step 3

I do not really contour on the day to day basis, however I like to define my cheekbones just a bit. My face is angular as is, so an overall contouring would be too much for everyday. With that said, I use my trusty Chanel Bronzer that I have been using for over ten years now in order to define my cheekbones. A quick stroke of bronzer and all done in about a minute.

Step 4

Brows and eyes are what gets most of my attention. For brows I use my Chanel Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil. This pencil is not too creamy and not too dry, so application is great. The fact that it has a brush at the other end of it is what makes it all the better! So very convenient. After filling my brows, I also prefer to go over them with Sephora’s Brow Thickener. This little gadget is so great for making your brows look fuller and natural, all at the same time.

Step 5

I tend to go all out for my eyes, so this is what takes up most of the time in my makeup ritual. But before I even apply the eyeshadow, I make time for some eye primer in the form of Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion. For work I stay as natural as possible and I have LORAC PRO Matte Palette for that. Just a quick sweep of Bare all over, Latte in the crease and Corduroy to my outer corners for some drama and a quick coat of mascara and I am all set. This usually takes about five minutes, and that is including eyebrows.

Step 6

Nude Lips is all the rage now, for me especially! As I have already mentioned, I came across L’Oreal’s Nude line a few months back, and I am more than just obsessed with it. Jennifer’s Nude is my go to and I have been wearing it every single day since. Because it is such a nice, light color, I forego the pencil. A few strokes of lipstick and I am out the door!

And here I am in my daily get up!

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If you want an even quicker makeup routine, then repeat steps 1 – 4 and when it comes to your eyes, line the inner lash rim with black liner. This will immediately make your eyes pop without much effort. Add a quick coat of mascara and your eyes are done.

For lips, stick to a rich color because that is what will define your face. For winter time I go to my trusty TreStique Lip Crayon in Florence Fig in matte. MAC has a great selection of matte winter shades, Captive and Rebel being my favorites. Spring and summer time – obviously go light and bright! Point is, make your mouth stand out!

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And this concludes my post on quick daily makeup routines. Would love to hear what your “quickies” and tricks are!

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