Even though I am really trying to get up earlier in my life there are those days where I stay up working until midnight and then attempt to make up for it by sleeping in. Ugh, those are the worst days because then I am bogged down for time to get ready. I don’t mind going fresh-faced for quick errands and coffee runs but when it comes to work I look to look put together and professional at the office. When I am pressed for time I have to be strategic with my morning routine so here is my 10 minute morning makeup routine!
I always start off with a good moisturizer – its important to have a good foundation before the foundation (get it? hehe). If you don’t moisturize before you run the risk looking ashy and dry. I love Glam Glow so I use the Illuminating Moisturizer. Next, foundation foundation foundation. In a pinch I reach for It Cosmetics CC Tint. I found out about this product for my wedding! It was actually the go-to base for my makeup artist. I fell in love with it because it was SUPER buildable with out looking like I had ten pounds of makeup on. How I apply it depends on the day. Sometimes I use a wet beauty blender, but on days I am in a rush I just use my hands! There is no better tool for applying foundation than your own hands. Thats because you actually warm up the product allowing for an even distribution plus its quick. Again, we are going for efficacy here. I love the CC cream because its more than just a foundation. It’s had SPF which knocks that off my to-do list for the day and also has some pretty potent beauty greatness. I highly recommend.
Now comes the best part (for me): BROWS. I never go out with out my brows done. I feel like they really frame my face and just give my face the perfect structure it needs even with out makeup. I always use Anatasia for my brows and wouldn’t change that. For the rest of my face its pretty simple – I love to use concealer to just get rid of those dark circles, setting powder to keep everything in place, bronzer to give me that golden glow (YASS) and then blush to bring it all together. Finally I top it off with some mascara. I am not tied to any specific brand here but my current fav is actually a drugstore brand. LOVE IT! Below are my current 10 minute favs, I promise you’ll love them 🙂