Beauty in a Hurry
Last minute plans pop up all the time. I have no issue leaving the house barefaced but if I have 10 minutes to spare here are my go-to products if I want to put myself together in a hurry.
Face - Tired skin lacks hydration. Instead of a heavy cream or lotion I use a facial oil. Facial oils are lighter and blend really well into the skin. I love Fresh's Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil. It not only adds hydration but gives my skin a natural glow.
Next I apply a thin layer of concealer only to areas where I want to diminish the appearance of any redness or dark spots. For me I'll dab this on the outer and inner corners of my eyes, around my nose and mouth and run it along my chin and forehead. Currently I'm using the Sephora Bright Future Gel-Serum Concealer in the shade Fondant.
Eyes - Don't you just love that color that you can swipe all over the lid and blend it out with your finger and ta-da instant eye look. That's how I feel about the ByTerry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon. This shade adds just enough definition and sheen to my eyes. Perfection!
Mascara - Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara gives my lashes length, volume and holds my curl. And don't forget to curl those lashes. This immediately opens up my eyes makes me look like I've gotten my 8 hours of beauty rest. What more could a girl ask for?
Cheeks - Stila Convertible Color in Peony adds a natural flush to my cheeks which breathes life into dull, tired skin. It also adds fullness which gives a youthful appearance which is something we could all use.
Brows - I've been absolutely loving the Boy Brow by Glossier. This stuff is amazing! Not only does it fill in my brows but it somehow fluffs then up and hold them in place all day long. Quick Tip: Brush brows up and out to add more of an arch. Voila, instant face lift!
Lips - A neutral lip is more youthful. As we age we lose definition around our lip area. Add volume by lining the lips in a more rounded fashion. The one I've been wearing a lot lately is the Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Liar. The formula is moisturizing and lightweight but also lasts through meals. Recently they replaced all of their Revolution lip rocks with the new Vice line. Good thing I have several backups!
What are some of your go-tos when you're in a hurry?