Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday - 5-Minute Makeup

On most days in the summer, the last thing that I want to do is shellack myself with a lot of makeup. In fact, I'd prefer to go around bare-faced. Me without makeup, however, is not appropriate for the workplace (unless I get a gig as a Death-warmed-over zombie).

So, necessity being the mother of invention, I've started a great 5-minute-or-less makeup routine that is good for work, but I usually wind up doing this every day during the summer. The best thing about this routine is that this look is appropriate for the summer, but also works year-round.

5-Minute Makeup Routine
  1. Wash face with tepid water and mild cleanser. (I like this type - which doesn't require water; and this type.)

  2. Apply a combination sunscreen/moisturizer. (I'm in love with this. As a multiple skin-cancer survivor, I cannot stress enough the importance of making sunscreen a part of your morning routine.)
  3. Using an eyeliner brush, line your upper lids with black, brown or navy shadow. (If you're feeling daring, you can experiment with different and brighter colors. I've used a bright turquoise and a dark green).
  4. Curl your lashes. (It takes two seconds and is so worth it! All the magazines I read recommend the Shu Uemeura brand of eyelash curler, which I got here.)
  5. Apply 1-2 coats of brown or black mascara.

That's it, and it Works for Me!! See more hints, tips and hacks every Wednesday at Rocks In My Dryer.


Mama Pajama said...

Funny...I know the feeling. I have my own 5 minute routine. Sadly, I still look like I need to put on my makeup...only I don't look as pale or sickly as I did before this "first coat." : )

Mom2fur said...

I like your quick routine! I love those facial cleaners where you don't have to use water. CVS makes their own, which are pretty good. I should remember to use the eyelash curler I have. I use a moisturizer with some SPF or another in it, but I'd like to try one that is tinted.

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Thanks for some pointers. I'm always trying to find a way to make this process more streamlined, even if I only do it once or twice a week now.

Ang said...

I love fast and easy make-up! I've hit pay dirt w/ CoverGirl's Advanced Radiance tinted moisturizer (w/ SPF). Love the stuff, and now will barely leave the house w/o it! Not to mention that it's a great price and that the tube lasts for a long time!

Jendi said...

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