By product guru SLynnRo
My mother, life-long lover of make-up, would not approve of this post. For my mom, “putting on your face” is an Event. While she always looks beautiful, her time consuming rituals have left many annoyed, irritated, and late in her wake. It may surprise some of the readers of my personal blog, due to the fact that I am so product obsessed, that my morning routine takes less than 10 minutes. Fueled by a desire to not have scores of family members frustrated with me, I have my make-up routine down to a science.
So let’s get down to business.
Foundation - Necessary for most of us to achieve a flawless complexion! I’ve found the easiest and quickest application in mousse textures, like Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse . It’s also a great formula for layering your coverage- you can make it full or light coverage depending on how heavy your hand is. Bonus Points - Try a foundation primer.
Powder - For oilier complexions, use a pressed powder and apply it with a powder brush. I prefer Clinique Stay Matte Pressed Powder . I’ve tried everything, and this definitely absorbs oil best. For drier skin, try a loose powder. I like Laura Mercier Translucent Powder .
Concealer - We all need a little help under the eyes. I pat concealer under my lower lash line and blend with my fingers. Ones to try- Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage , or more budget friendly Max Factor Erace .
Blush - Adding a little glow to your cheeks is a must! Sonia Kushak at Target makes a wonderful, affordable blush brush . I’m a fan of Nars blush and Benefit Dallas , which is something of a blush/bronzer hybrid. Or try Neutrogena Mineral Sheers blush , which comes with a brush built in.
Eyeshadow - I think brown palettes work on everyone. L’Oreal makes affordable, long lasting ones like the Autumn Leaves Quad . I would encourage you to invest in a few eyeshadow brushes, like these from Sephora .
Lips - I’m a bit gloss crazy myself, with my favorite being the non-tacky Chanel Glossimer . But I’m nearly as in love with Nivea’s Kiss of Flavor Lip Balms , which provide just enough color and just enough lip conditioning to finish off your look.
What’s your morning make-up routine?
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