Short On Time? Get Quick and Easy Beauty Tips That Will Minimize Your Morning Routine And Look Great In No Time!
With it fast becoming a woman’s world, we are reaching career peaks that we could never have imagined, the only down side is….lack of time. In between meetings, appointments and agendas how can you fit in looking seriously gorgeous? Most of us need all the help we can get when it comes to getting ready in the morning, but who has the time for a blow dry and full face of make up? Here are some instant make up tips from those in the know.
Beauty editor Elsa McAlonan has her routine down to one minute, 43 seconds which deserves a round of applause in itself. She confides “I use a tinted moisturizer with SPF 18 like Crème de La Mer, which doubles as a base and moisturiser; Benefit Rush Hour on my lips and cheeks, applied with my fingers; a yellow based concealer under my eyes and a quick spray of Lee Stafford’s Oily Roots Spray.”
SHORTEN YOUR MAKEUP ROUTINE TIP #1: FACE IT
Jamie Coombes, make-up artist for Dior, recommends using foundation only on areas of high color and around the eyes. Apply with a foundation brush for a smooth effect. Use a cream blush in a natural pinky brown on the apples of the cheeks and eyelids, and a natural gloss on the lips.” Try Benefit Rush Hour, an instant makeover for lips and cheeks that leaves you with a rosy glow.
SHORTEN YOUR MAKEUP ROUTINE TIP #3: GOING FOR BRONZE
Top make-up artist Daniel Sandler advises to add color to a tired face by sweeping a bronzer like Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights, lightly over the entire face and neck. Then apply extra to cheekbones and eye sockets. This will give skin a lovely glow, defining cheeks and eyes. Finish with a rose or peach colored blush.
Tint your eyebrows a few shades darker recommends eyebrow guru Shavata. This will give them a groomed appearance. She says, “ If they’re looking bushy, go over them with a brush, then seal them with an eyebrow gel. Benefits Speed Brow brushes , tints and shapes in one.
SHORTEN YOUR HAIR ROUTINE TIP #5: NO TIME TO WASH AND GO
Greasy hair, but no time to wash it? Just fake it. Cinta Martello, hair and make-up artist recommends just washing your fringe which gives the impression of clean hair. You can then tie the rest of your hair into a ponytail and the natural oils will give you a glossy finish. Those without a fringe, just use a dry shampoo like Batiste Dry Shampoo, pull your hair back and straighten the ends.
Get the faux eyelash effect by heating your eyelash curlers with a hairdryer, and curling for ten seconds. Apply Mascara and repeat. I always get comments when I use this trick.
So for girls on the go, you can still look fab in this mad world of ours. If top beauty editors can look gorgeous in under two minutes, so can we.