Makeup can be a hassle and you may find yourself sacrificing your daily routine because of your busy schedule. If you’re a busy woman, you know the days of spending hours on your makeup are long gone.
Our lives are so full with work, family, and other obligations that taking the time to apply a full face of foundation and eyeshadow is really just not realistic. So here are a few tips to help you get the look you want without sacrificing time that you don’t have.
1. Always begin with a primer and quality concealer
Apply a primer to your skin before you apply ANY make-up. This will give your skin a silky and smooth finish. This makes it easy to apply your other makeup quickly and allows it to stay on longer.
You can also use concealer to help cover any blemishes or dark circles under your eyes. Be sure to give your concealer time to dry. So it’s best to start your morning routine, I apply the concealer, and then finish your tasks so that it dries. Afterward, continue with the rest of your makeup routine.
2. Focus on your eyes the most
Your eyes are the first thing that people see when they look at your face, and it will often be their main focal point. A clean face and good eye makeup will make the world of difference in your look.
Here are a few ways to tackle the main areas of the eye–the eyebrows, eyelashes, and eyeline. You can shape your eyebrows by lightly brushing them and filling in any gaps with a good concealer–and highlight the area beneath them for more depth.
Apply a black or dark brown eyeliner to your upper eyelashes. Finally, use a mascara brush to add definition to your lashes. And boom…done!
3. Use cream eye shadows
Cream eye shadows are a great way to subtly enhance your eyes and make them pop. Cream shadows can be layered to give a good smudged effect under the eye. You can also eliminate the base color of your eye shadow by using a cream shadow.
4. Apply a brow liner
Eyebrow liner can go a long way. Our eyebrows become thinner and lighter as we age. Eyebrow liner can be used to help fill in your brows. It can be used to create a smokey, smudged-eyeliner effect under your eyes and is a must-have for long travels. And the best thing is that it stays put all day.
5. Find a quality lash-growing serum
When women hit their mid to late 30s their lashes often become lighter and thinner. A lash serum allows you to grow your splashes and may even prevent them from shedding. Many lash-growing products will last for about 1-3 months, but the results can be visible in as little as one month.
6. Remove tangles while showering
When you are short on time, it can be frustrating to try to fix knots or tangles in your hair. It can also cause significant damage to your hair follicles. When conditioning your hair, use a large-toothed comb or brush to run through them.
And remember, when detangling, I always start at the end of your hair and work your way toward your roots. This way, you on pushing the tangles down your hair shaft, causing more split ends and tangling.
7. Use a multi-purpose moisturizer
A lotion with a 30 SPF and antioxidants can serve three functions: as a moisturizer, sunscreen, and an anti-aging moisturizer. Antioxidants have skin tightening and anti-aging benefits to support your skin’s elasticity.
We’re used to hearing about antioxidants in the form of fruit and vegetables, but you can also buy them in skincare products as well. Using antioxidant-rich skin moisturizers and serums can have a tremendous effect, especially when it comes to blocking or absorbing UV radiation and pollution in the atmosphere.
8. Use a bronzer
A bronzer can be a great addition, especially in the winter months. You can use it on your cheeks, under your eyebrow bone, and as an eyeshadow. Bronzers work wonderfully if you want your skin to have a more warm and even tone.
There are many bronzers available, including deep red, wine, and plum. You should choose one that enhances your skin’s natural undertones. A bronzer is not just for adding a bit of warmness. It’s also meant to define the jawline.