Getting ready in the morning after spending the night with a few friends, I suddenly realized that I’m the only one of us who wears make-up every day. As we talked while I carefully applied mascara in the bathroom mirror, my friends discussed how they usually felt too rushed in the morning to bother with make-up.
It seems like many women feel the same way, but putting on make-up in the morning doesn’t have to be a production. For an everyday look, a simple make-up routine that enhances rather than hides or changes your features is easy to follow. At most my basic routine takes 2 minutes leaving plenty of time for your beauty sleep.
Step One: Sunscreen
Even if you decide to wear no make-up at all, sunscreen is essential. Protecting your skin will keep it healthy in the long run.
Step Two: Foundation
Don’t feel that your foundation has to cover every inch of your face. As long as the shade matches your skin, you only need to cover up areas that are red or uneven.
Step Three: Mascara
Using small strokes, coat only your top lashes with mascara. For everyday make-up, mascara on the bottom lashes really isn't necessary. Take your time since rushing this step usually causes mistakes.
Step Four: Lipstick
For the finishing touch, lipstick, you can use a color close to your natural color. However, swiping a bright color just in the center, the using your finger to spread it like a lip balm creates a more natural looking color.
With only four steps and four products, you have an almost effortless, basic routine that you have time for each morning.
The products that I currently use are Aveeno Sunblock Face SPF-70, Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup, Maybelline Volum' Express Mascara, Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Lipcolor .
What does your make-up routine look like?