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3 Minute Makeup

Posted April 9th, 2014

The other day I managed to completely forget about a scheduled breakfast meeting, which resulted in me frantically running around the house in order to make it out on time. I threw on my go-to uniform (skinny jeans, pumps, a button-down and a blazer) and dove into my make-up bag in search of something to instantly make me look more awake. Here are the steps I took, using multi-purpose products and shortcuts, in order to get out the door in minutes...while still looking polished.

Products: Aveeno moisturizer, Giorgio Armani foundation, Nars eyebrow gel, Tarte cheek stain, Estée Lauder eyeliner, concealer (to throw in my bag for touch-ups throughout the day).

In order to moisturize my skin while also gaining some coverage, I mix my lotion with my foundation. It keeps my face looking dewy and evens out my skin.

I normally use a clear brow gel, but when I don't have time to fill in my eyebrows and then set them, I use a tinted version. 

A bit of color goes a long way, so I use a stain on my cheeks and on my lips to brighten up my face.

If I'm short on time, I simply line my eyes with a dark brown liner on the inside rim and along the outer corners (I smudge it in a bit so that it doesn't look quite as severe). Once it's applied, I don't even miss the fact that I'm not wearing mascara.

And that's it. A few products go a long way when you're short on time.

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