Honestly, most days I am lucky if I am able to walk out the door with my scrub pants on the right way round let alone have a full face of makeup on my face. Nevertheless, when I do have a little extra time to put on more than mascara, that is where my trusty five minutes makeup routine comes in to play.
To begin with, I use the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue all over my face either with my fingers or a Real Techniques sponge. This is great for evening out my skin tone while giving me some SPF 30. I then like to give my face a little bit of color by using some bronzer. The bronzer that I have been loving lately is the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer.
Now, that my face is done I move on to my eyes. I like to take a fluffy shadow brush and dip into a matte shade to give a wash of color on my eyelid. I focus most of the color on my lid and then blend outwards from that point. My go-to colors are mainly warm browns but I have been using the Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions for the last couple months.
My favorite shade from the palette is the chocolate/purple color with works really well with my skin tone. I like to at least apply one coat of mascara to finish off my eye look. For the daytime I like my eyelashes to look pretty natural and that is what the Marc Jacobs Noir Velvet mascara does to my eyelashes .
To finishes off my look, I will throw on my lip balm like the glossier Blamdotcom. This routine takes me no longer than five minutes to do but it just gives me that little bit more put together look when I walk out the door.
Do you have your quick makeup routine when you’re in a rush? Do you have a makeup product that you always put on ?
New make up is always coming out every time I look and it’s everywhere from Instagram to Pinterest. I always love finding new products to obsessive over.So, with the holidays coming up I find it even harder to contain myself. Here are a few things that I hopefully can get my hands on soon.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Eyeshadow $42
Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette $46
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation $34
Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow $25
BareMinerals The Hidden Treasure 18.0 Ready Eye Palette $46
Charlotte Tilbury Naughty & Nice Box $149
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream $38
Any new makeup you have been obsessing over?
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Ahhhh. The weekend.There is nothing better than not having to wake up early and go to work. These few short days are just for you to do anything you want. For me, the weekend is when I like to let my skin breathe from the long days of makeup, sweat and dirt filled days of the week. However, when I do put on makeup during the weekend I like to keep it as simple as possible. I don’t like to do anything too crazy just enough to make myself look put together.
I start with BareMinerals Completion Rescue * in shade 4.5 wheat as my base I like to blend it in with a real technicians sponge. I like keeping my base product light with coverage so that it doesn’t feel heavy and my skin still looks like my skin. It’s the weekend and I don’t like to put too much effort in my makeup routine.Unfortunately, for me, I have dreadfully bad dark circles and have to cover them up with the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin *in light to even out the darkness. To give it a more natural look I just dot the concealer on to my dark circles then blend it out with my real techniques sponge.
I then move on to my eyes where I start with my eyebrows. I like to fill in the sparse areas of my eyebrows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer * in dark brown. I don’t go crazy or anything but I just like my eyebrows to look even. With my eyeshadow, I really like that the one wash of color on the eye. It’s a simple and effortless look that can be done in seconds. The Maybelline Color Tattoo Crayon in bronze truffle is my current favorite for this, all I do is swipe it on and blend out with my fingers. Then to finishes off my look by I coat my lashes with L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise * mascara.
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Mascara is one of my favorite beauty products to use hands down. I am always so excited when it come to pick out a mascara that I want to wear for the day. When it comes to buying mascara I tend to stick with drugstore brands. Not only are they a great price but I feel that the formula is just as good or even better than some of the high-end brands. I really do have my favorite high-end mascaras but I tend to reach for a drugstore mascara more than the high-end one. I have narrow down my favorite to my top three that are totally worth buying from the drugstore.
Maybelline Lash Sensational
When I first bought this mascara and used it I could totally see why there was so much hype about this product.It made my lashes look longer, fuller and it did not clump at all.Which is everything that I want in a mascara regardless if it high-end or drugstore. I have repurchased the Lash Sensatioanl mascara multiple times and will keep buying it. I will always have this on hand in my makeup bag as a trusty go to. Also, what makes this a great mascara is that no matter what kind of make up you are wearing for the day, it goes. This is also great for days when you don’t want to wear any other make up but mascara just to make yourself look a little more put together. Great for when you get done with the gym and have some errands to do.
L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise
This mascara has been out for a little bit now and I feel like everyone is talking about it in the beauty community. The L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise is hands down one of THE best mascaras that I have tried. I also agree with a lot of other beauty lover that this is a great dupe for the Too Faced BTS mascara ,you are getting the same great look without the higher price tag. It makes my lashes look fuller, super long , does not clump or flake off. I can wear this all day and it still looks as good as when I first put it on. Even when you put on more than one coat of the mascara on my lashes still look just as amazing and not clumply. I could go one talking about this mascara for days if I wanted to do but if I where you I would run to the closest drugstore and pick yourself up one of these quick. Seriously go get your hands on this now.
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Fake Out
Physisans Formula is a brand that I feel that is not on a lot of peoples radars. They really have some great products like the Organic Wear Fake Out mascara. I love the way this mascara curls and adds volume to my lashes. Also, it has 100% natural ingredients which is a plus. The only thing that is a negitive for me was that it did not give me that “Fake ” lash look which I am okay with it,which is probabley why I love this mascara so much. It gives me a very natual looking lash would is great for daytime looks or when you dont want to wear a lot of make up. You really can’t go wrong with this mascara.
What is your favorite drugstore mascara ? Do you prefer drugstore or high-end mascara?