Thursday, October 4, 2012

Two Minute Make-up Routine

Two Minute Make-Up Routine

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.

What does your make-up routine look like?


  1. You really highlighted key products when you are in a hurry!
    I like to take my times sometimes but I can get ready in under 5 minutes. i'm going to post a video soon of the 5 min makeup challenge. It was a lot of fun and shows girls that you really don't have to spend a lot of time.

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  2. Good ideas! You could also add a sweep of blush across your face to add back some color. :)

  3. Lydia, definitely a good idea! I usually don't use enough foundation to need more color, but I'm sure some people do.

  4. Great tips! This is pretty much what I do (minus the mascara) when I'm in a rush!
    I'm new to your blog and already love it! Can't wait to read more :)

  5. I'm so glad you included sunscreen. :) As a master aesthetician I can't press the importance of sunscreen enough!

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