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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

10 Minute Makeup Routine

Raise your hand if you never feel like you get enough sleep and are always rushing out the door every morning, if you didn't raise your hand I'll raise mine for the both of us. I wish I could say I get the average 7-8 hours of sleep adults are recommended to have, but I am more in that 4 hour range. I am working on it, I promise. Most mornings I would just get up, brush my teeth, wash my face, and put on work out clothes, and drop my oldest off at school. The problem is not only do I feel tired and basically like crap, I look it too. I started taking an extra 10 minutes to do this routine before drop off and it honestly makes me feel a lot more put together. The great part about is, if I go to the gym after drop off, I look decent but dont end up with racoon eyes or look like I have a face full of makeup. This routine looks like I have no makeup on, its just me but better lol.

Here's what I use and I will list what brand I use as well:

Tinted SPF: This not only gives me a good layer SPF but also gives me a nice glowy base with a little bit of tint that helps make me look more awake.  (Dr. Dennis Gross Instant Radiance Sun Defense in medium- deep)

Concealer: I use concealer under my eyes to brighten, this makes an immediate difference. I have dark circles due to my aforementioned lack of rest and covering them up immediately makes me look less tired. I also put concealer on any blemishes or spots I have at the moment. The trick is to really blend out the edges so people can't tell you don't have foundation on. (Nars Radiant Concealer in Biscuit for under my eyes and Make Up Forever full cover concealer in 12 for spots and blemishes)

Loose Powder: I then dust skin toned loose powder all over my face. This sets my concealer and also gives the other areas of my face some light coverage as well. (Chanel Loose Powder in 3)

Tinted eyebrow gel: I set my eyebrows with tinted eyebrow gel. This not only holds my eyebrow hairs in place, but the gel also fills in any sparse areas very naturally and quickly. I don't have time for a full eyebrow routine that early in the morning. (Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted brow gel in Brunette)

Bronzer: For me bronzer is life. I literally love bronzer. I take bronzer and place it right under my cheek bone and on the temples. In my quick morning routine, I am using it as a contour and bronzer. It adds such a nice wash of color that really instantly makes you look more awake and put together. (Mac Skin Finish in Dark Deep or Chanel Les Beiges in the darkest color)

Lip Balm/Lip Gloss: I keep the lips really basic for my early mornings just an easy lip balm or lip gloss, nothing fancy and nothing too sticky. (Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm)

Waterproof Mascara: Last but certainly not least, I add a light coat of waterproof mascara to my top lashes. Mascara opens the eyes up and instantly makes you look more awake. I don't put too much because remember the key is to like you actually woke up like this. (Loreal Voluminous Waterpoof)

So remember being short on time, doesn't mean you cant still slay the day!





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  2. Love this! As a wife and a mom of two toddlers and a 7 month old, with very short moments for myself, I definitely relate to having 10 minutes or less to slay that face and feel good; even if it's just getting things done around the house. I love to feel refreshed and a little bit of makeup surely spruces my day. I haven't had a full night sleep in 3 years. Lbvs my kids still get in the bed and my oldest is 5 and my 2 year old requests to eat and drink in the middle of the night, almost every night. As women we do what we have to and make things happen and even though at times it's challenging but, God has given us such a strength to make it look effortlessly. Blessing- Sha'Meca


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