Jul 31, 2014

4-Step Makeup Routine

Whether you hit the snooze button one too many times and are late for work or you're in a rush for a lunch date, spending too long on your makeup is just not an option! I'll admit, sometimes it takes me a long time to get ready...I mean perfecting the cat eye look does takes patience and practice! I like to think I've perfected the quick beauty routine for those days where you're in a hurry and just want that natural, but "put together", makeup look! After washing my face and applying moisturizer this is what my routine looks like...

1. Face- A tinted moisturizer or BB cream is what I use in the summertime!  I use a Beauty Blended to apply it so that it goes on evenly and doesn't leave me with any streaks. The Naked Beauty Balm gives you an overall better complexion, minimizes the appearance of pores, and has a lightweight feel. For a less expensive alternative, I recommend the Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream. If I have any extremely obvious blemishes then a cream concealer is used to cover them up! I use Bare Minerals concealer. A swipe of pink blush finishes the face and adds some neccessary color to my face!

2. Eyebrows- I just recently realized the importance of maintaining my eyebrows. I'm not talking about tweezing/waxing, I mean shaping. Either brushing them with a brow pencil or filling them in with a pencil...it really makes a difference. I absolutely love the Anastasia 'Brow Wiz' it does wonders for my eyebrows!

3. Eyes - Most of the time I only wear a few coats of mascara on my lashes, unless I'm in the mood to do a bold liner or a shimmery eye. I curl my lashes first then apply 2-3 coats of mascara! I got the the Calvin Klein mascara as a birthday gift and I love the way it lengthens my lashes! I also love the Bare Minerals "Lash Domination" mascara!

4. Finish - Now that the face, eyes, and eyebrows are done, all that's left is to apply some translucent powder to set the makeup! This isn't necessary but I think it helps keep the oil/shine away for longer! I don't wear lipstick or lipgloss on a regular basis but rose salve is my life saver! I bit of this completes my natural, and easy, look!

What's your quick makeup routine? Do you use any of these products?


  1. Love this blog post! I love Maybelline's BB Cream too-I'll have to try out Naked!


  2. Great product reviews!! xo amanda


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