So you slept in and have five minutes to get to work? Or perhaps your sweetheart decided to take you to see that movie and the show starts shortly? Well I have good news for you. You CAN do your makeup in less than five minutes. Focus on basics and work with what you have. Remember, to start with a good base which is – spf moisturizer- always. Your next step is to find a makeup combo that is good for you. In a pinch, the main goal is to fix anything which stands out a lot (i.e., breakouts, very dark circles, tired eyes, invisible eyebrows etc). The idea of this makeup isn’t fancy. It’s to let your natural beauty shine and conceal anything that you weren’t born with or that makes you look very tired.
Fix or play up certain features with quick makeup
Depending upon any issues you’re dealing with (skin problems, eye circles) pick your focus. Try These Looks:
-Good skin look – Foundation+concealer+translucent powder
-Awake look – concealer +curled lashes+brow pencil+pink blush
-No-makeup look- translucent powder+small amount brown eyeliner+lip&cheek color
-Glamorous – Tinted moisturizer+bronzer+smudged black liner (or heavy coat of mascara)+lipgloss
General quick makeup look
First, use either a tinted moisturizer or mix some moisturizer with a small amount of foundation. Next, use translucent powder over it. After that apply some bronzer or blush to your cheeks. Apply mascara and lip gloss and you’re good to go!
Look for multi-tasking products
When it comes to quick makeup looks, having items that do more than one thing can make your routine even easier. My recommendations would be things like your eye pencil (can be doubled for use on brows, or smudged onto the lid for a smoky effect without shadow), lipstick (you can use it on your cheeks and eyes) and lip balm (you can use a small amount on your fingers to tame flyaway hair or smooth down unruly brows!).
The best way to look good in a pinch is to have a good foundation to work with. For instance, the better care you take of your skin, the less face makeup you’ll need. Another great time saver is dry shampoo, since you spray it in and brush it out. It’s a personal favorite of mine when time is of the essence. Also, when I’m tan I feel like I need less makeup and even look ok without it. The best part of beauty is your attitude. If you love and accept yourself as is, you will be happy in the long run.