THEE most important thing about being able to pull off a quick, natural makeup routine is having your skin in check! We all know what that looks like, clean, glowy, moisturized skin. You got to get that down to get the most out of this routine. So be sure the night before to cleanse your skin, exfoliate with a gentle exfoliant such as sugar or baking soda, and moisturize… maybe a swipe of chapstick too. 🙂
Your Quick, Natural Makeup Routine
In the AM rinse your face with cool water, and pat dry. Moisturize with a serum (they are lighter than moisturizer). Focus on a natural makeup look when you don’t have time for full makeup. Then use a BB cream, tinted moisturizer or a radiant primer like GlamGlow Glow Starter or Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer. For added radiance, you can apply a dab of facial oil to the high points of your face. A quick swipe of gel blush like this one from L’oreal ( I love this one because the color is subtle and it has a bit of golden flecks in it), or the new Cloud Paint from Glossier on the apples of your cheeks.
If you have good brows, just brush them with brow gel. If not pencil them in lightly and brush through with a spoolie, my fave is Anastasia Brow Definer. Apply a light yellowish/gold creme eyeshadow or eyeshadow stick. I like the Maybelline Eye Tattoo Crayon when I’m in a rush. You can color it straight on the lid and smudge with your finger. I color it on my finger and smudge it on the lids, then use the pencil to highlight my inner corner. Darkening the lashes always helps, it makes the whites of your eyes brighter too! Do two coats of black lengthening mascara. Natural looking lips are not dry but not super glossy either. You could do a colored balm, or creme/satin finish lipcolor; preferably one close to the color of your gums. I like the Nyx Butter Lipstick formulas. I use Sandcastle, which is a nude with a peach undertone. It just brightens up my face. I have dark brunette hair and a fair-light skintone. The key to0 a quick morning makeup is not only having the best skin possible but keeping it a natural makeup look.
XOXO and have a beautiful day!!