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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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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