A lot of us are busy bees, rushing through our day to take advantage of the little 24 hours we have. As self-sufficient, fabulous-yet-dedicated beauty lovers we have to get a million things done while still looking put together. The problem a lot of us have, though, is finding the time to do so. So for all the moms (and dads!), the students, the workers, and the stay-at-home-doing-a-billion-things makeup lovers: it’s okay! There are simple ways to look like the sexy beast you are in under 5 minutes. Here are my must haves for a quick “G2G” (Got 2 Go) flawless makeup routine:
I’m sure you’ve heard people say a million times that the eyes are the windows to our soul. However, according to this article by Harper’s Bazaar, a study conducted by the University of Lethbridge in Canada found that “brows are more important than your eyes if you want to make a lasting impression”. Which means eyebrows should be your priority in the beauty department. The Brow Wiz is a great tool, because it is dual ended. One side is excellent for filling and shaping brows, and the other is the perfect spoolie for blending and avoiding harsh lines. It is a mechanical pencil too, which means you won’t have to waste any time sharpening. This is G2G beauty, after all!
This is an EIGHT-IN-ONE product, EIGHT!!!!!!!! Do I even need to go in-depth about BB cream? BB Cream is the answer to all your beauty needs. It hydrates, blurs imperfections, evens skin tone, brightens, and it even has SPF 30. What more could you possibly need? Add this to your routine to fake getting enough rest (come on now, we know you don’t sleep nearly as much as you should!).
Those Designer Bags Under Your Eyes
So your eyebrows are shaped, your skin is even, but you still look like a corpse. Honey, you need to conceal those dark circles and you need to do it quickly. This concealer is amazing, it’s full coverage yet lightweight. It can tackle parts of your face that your BB cream might have missed. And while the formula is great, what really makes this product a standout for me is the wand. It has a flat, flexible tip that makes it easy to apply where you want product. It’s small enough that it can spot conceal, yet big enough that it can cover larger spots in a short stroke. Blend it out with your favorite beauty sponge and voila! You’re a masterpiece!
You didn’t think I’d let you out without some color on those lips, did you? Lolita is a universally flattering color that looks different, but still good, on everyone. It is described as a dusty rose color, which is actually a muted rosy brown. Because it is a liquid lipstick, it goes on like lip gloss but dries to a lightweight matte that lasts up to eight hours, so you don’t have to waste time reapplying. Temptalia gave it an A rating, so you know it’s good.
Even if they’re not the windows to your soul, opening up your eyes will help you look more alive. My favorite mascara (which you may recall from my Makeup Snobs post) is this Jordana one. It’s super volumizing, doesn’t flake or smudge, and costs less than $3. I actually prefer this to more expensive alternatives.
If you have a few more minutes…
This isn’t a crucial step to your routine, but it does make a difference. If you have another minute to spare, I highly suggest you highlight a bit. I always use some highlighter in the inner corners of my eyes to add some oomph! Since this one is so easy to just glide on the cheekbones, it won’t kill to add a little glow there too. I recommend this, as it makes you look (and feel) like the glowing goddess that you are.
Refer to my Secret Weapons post, so you can see why this setting spray is so amazing. If you have time to spare, spritz some of it on your face so your 5-minute routine can last a lot longer than 5 minutes!
And there you have it. With this handful of products you can achieve looking even hotter than you already are in no time! Are there any products you feel are must haves for a quick makeup routine? Feel free to share!
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