The Perfect Beauty Routine for The Busy Women

Kendall Jenner Putting On Makeup In a Rush | My Makeup Brushes
Instagram has really tainted the beauty culture with being a little extra. Whether it be all of the daily new product launches, to browsing the new beauty ambassador accounts or simply the hundreds of thousands of YouTube tutorials, we've lost track. It would be nice to have hours to spend every day and indulge in that beauty pleasure but life just isn't setup that way. For a lot of us, there's work and family and just a general lack of time to dedicate to those aspirational Instagram beauty accounts. This doesn't mean we should be ignoring ourselves, just simply pairing down our daily routine while keeping our skin looking beautiful. These tips will help busy women appear like they had all the time in world by how fantastic they look.


Find makeup that does more than one job. When you only have a few minutes for makeup application, every second counts. Find a mascara that lengthens and curls. Find a stain that works for both your lips and cheeks. 

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White is Your Friend

I know we're taught that black is what hides things and is our best friend but in this case using white eyeliner helps you look fresh and less tired. Busy people tend to get less sleep, so this trick will help you look more awake and feel more attractive. 

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Tinted Moisturizer

Tinted moisturizers are awesome for the busy gal because they offer protection against the sun, while moisturizing and providing you with coverage. Foundation only does one of those things.  

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Lip Protection

You've probably read somewhere to go for the red lipstick. While a red lip can do SO much for you, it also takes time to properly apply it and the last thing you want is a mess to clean up. Use some nude shade, gloss or some awesome chap-stick for that gorgeous sheen.

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Lash Out

Two coats of mascara can make you look more refreshed and awake. Using a lash curler, give your lashes a quick pump, apply mascara and you're done. 

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Extra Time?


Apply a little concealer under your eyes to work as a brightening agent and bring some luminosity to the center of your face. Apply it from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner, making a triangle. Make sure to blend and set with translucent powder. 

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Dew It Up 

Bronzer, blush, highlight. The best trio out there and all with dual purposes. Use your bronzer not only for your face but as an eye shadow to give you some depth. Use your blush to brighten up your face while tying your look together, giving you a more polished feel. Use highlighter everywhere. Well, not really everywhere, but highlighter is the best known way to achieve that dewy, luminous skin. 

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