How To Do Your Makeup When You've Only Got 15 Minutes

How To Do Your Makeup When You've Only 15 Minutes | My Makeup Brushes

So quick. So easy. So pretty.

You know what they say, beauty takes time. What happens when we snooze our alarm once too many or we're just juggling endless tasks at home, there has to be a way for us to look presentable in the time crunch we have, right? I mean the options can't just be either, we show up bare faced with no makeup on whatsoever or we show up late to work with a full face of makeup on. Apart from proper time management, we can practice a makeup routine in under 15 minutes. Sounds impossible? While I can appreciate the artistry that goes into those labor-intensive, impressive makeup tutorials, the speed and efficiency of a 15 minute one is definitely more suitable for my every day lifestyle. We've come up with a 15 minute makeup routine that have saved us stress, time, and money. Consider this the motivation you need to quit overusing products, simplify your routine and enhance your natural beauty. 

Step 1: Moisturize + SPF

Prepping your skin is always important and not a step to be skipped because this will allow all of the following steps to apply smoothly and on an even base. SPF is always important as well - for both winter and summer (all year round). Best if you can find one powerful product to do it all, some suggestions below. 

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Buy this: Estee Lauder DayWear Sheer Tinted Release Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer with SPF 15 (Shop Now

Step 2: Concealer

Apply concealer anywhere you see fit like dark spots or acne blemishes. Blend using a beauty blender or your ring finger, using caution not to tug on your skin. 

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Step 3: Bronze, Blush and Highlighter

One of the things to switch up here is to find cream based formulas because they give your skin a lovely natural, dewy finish and flush. 

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Step 4: Eyeliner and Mascara

A little liner and mascara can go a long way. Go with two coats of a volumizing mascara, focusing on the outer lashes with the top of your wand. If you're pressed for time, apply a little liner to your top lashes, smudge it out to give you a bit of a smoky look. Otherwise, apply liquid liner to the top lashes and pencil liner to the bottom lashes. 

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Step 5: Lips

Before applying any product, make sure your lips are soft and not chapped. For a less is more, day look approach, grab a tinted lip balm and go! If you have a little more time and want to pack a punch, start with lip liner, using a color similar to your skin tone. This will help prevent the lipstick from fading. Then, apply your lipstick, lip stain, or liquid lipstick. 

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