Friday, May 17, 2013

Morning Makeup Routine in 5 Minutes

There are so many reasons as to why we’re sometimes left with minutes to do our makeup before heading out the front door. Over sleeping, kids need help, husband needs help … whatever the reason. But yes, it is possible to apply your makeup in 5 minutes and look picture perfect as you jet out the door!

Makeup artist, Janna Wilks, shares the following tips with The Makeup Examiner readers! Janna says, “I like to use multi-purpose products and this is key to getting your makeup looking beautiful, in as little time as possible.”

Skin Prep: 2 minutes

Always begin with clean skin. Janna recommends facial wipes, such as FAB Gentle Cleansing Wipes ($15/30 pack), which are free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates. The wipes remove all traces of dirt and oils without water. FAB Gentle Cleansing Wipes are one of The Makeup Examiner’s favorite products. Unlike other cleansing wipes these are so incredibly gentle, yet very effective.

Next you need to moisturize. Olay Complete Daily Defense All Day Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF30 ($12.50 2oz) is a multi-purpose product.

Face It: 60 seconds

CoverGirl Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation ($10) is a primer, concealer and foundation in one. (Available in 14 shades). A quick swipe of blush and if need be, you can apply a light dusting of finishing powder, which should take all of 20 seconds.

Eyes Have It: 1 minute

On mornings when you need to get going, opt for this quick trick! Grab an eyelash curler like Panasonic’s Heated Eyelash Curler ($29.99) (5 seconds per eye) and then apply clear mascara. Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara ($5.50) will give your lashes definition with out the “oops” of colored mascara when you’re in a hurry.

Luscious Lips: 15 seconds

You won’t have time for lipliner and lipstick; this is a “get out the front door” morning. Fortunately, you have a few options. Try CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balm ($7.99) for a sheer pop of color, or CoverGirl LipPerfection Lip Color ($6) for a deeper more vibrant lip color. Both products have moisturizing ingredients, which will keep your lips refreshed and you looking polished.

And there you have a face … done in five minutes! 

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