Here are all the items in my makeup bag for my quick everyday look....
Mac Strobe Cream
Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation - 80 Medium Buff
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser Concealer - Brightener
Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer - Light
Revlon Nearly Naked - 30 Medium
Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush - 127 Honeymoon
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2
Tarte Eyelash Curler
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara - Black (One Coat)
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - Smoked Peach
I didn't want a look that was too heavy, but I did want a look that would work no matter where my day takes me. Picking products that can multitask is another time saver. For example, I filled my brows in with the darkest color in my Naked Basics 2 palette. The Hard Candy blush has a beautiful glow to it, so I don't feel the need for a highlighter. Another great highlighting blush is the Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush. I also use concealers a shade lighter than my skin tone to add to the highlighted look. I moisturize everyday, so I use my Mac Strobe Cream which is a moisturizer and illuminating cream in one for a great dewy finish. If you start the application of your mascara at the very base of your top lashes, you will get a more defined look, that resembles eyeliner. A few well selected products and techniques, make all the difference!
With having everything at my fingertips, I can quickly go from one step to the next without searching for what I need. Plus, I'm not tempted to add more products, which means more steps. I decided to use a neutral palette for the eyes, nothing too fancy, and giving the lips more of a punch. A simple change in lip color can completely transform a look. I plan on changing out my products every week or every other week. I will make most of my changes with cheek and lip color, just so I don't get bored wearing the same look everyday. You can rotate your eye and cheek looks by using pinks, peaches, or plums. You could also use a neutral blush with a dark vampy lip, if you are looking for a quick evening look.
I used the same makeup for this look, but swapped out the peach blush for Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush in Rose, and the peach lip for Wet N Wild Mega Slick Balm Stain in Lady and the Vamp.
I have done this look for several days now, and I'm loving that I can quickly get out the door. If you are used to using primers that prolong your makeup, try a setting spray. Just spray in an X motion when your makeup is finished. It's a quick and easy step. I have been trying out L'Oreal's Infallible Pro Spray & Set, and it seems to be working well. You can find it at your local drug or discount store.
I hope this post was helpful, and gives you some ideas to shorten your makeup routine. If you have any questions, please leave them below. Have a great week!