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Sunday, November 10, 2013

5 Minute Makeup

Look at me over here;  claiming I'm not a beauty blog and then posting about makeup more than once in such a short span. You'd think I was trying to prove myself wrong.

Again, this isn't a professional or expert opinion.  These products may or may not work for you.  But, they do work for me and they keep my everyday makeup routine to about 5 minutes which is all I feel I need (and want).  If I'm going out at night or we are having a date I add some glam to my look, but if you see me walking down the school hallway or into Target on a Saturday, this is my go-to look.


5 minute makeup

5 minute makeup by coachgaines featuring a loose face powder

I always, always moisturize before putting any makeup on.  In fact, I do that as soon as I get out of the shower so that it can really sink in before I do my hair and makeup.  Moisturizer (even if you have oily skin - find one that works for you) helps to fill in the lines around our faces, smiles, and forehead so that makeup doesn't settle in there.  When makeup settles there it ages us making us look older than we really are.

I have relatively thin skin under my eyes that can look dark so I use Neutrogena concealer to cover that up and I love it because it also has moisturizer in it so it saves time.  I have that same skin on my eyelids making it necessary to wear eyeshadow each day. (If not, it looks like I've been crying because you can see the little veins).

I shared the other day my love of mineral foundation so no explanation needed for that part.

Then I play up my eyes because I still can't find a lipstick that works for me.  (My lips get super dried out from lipstick.)  I am a basics girl; the cheap classics work for me.  I just recently switched to Ulta eye shadow and shame on me for not trying it sooner!  I had been a devotee to Stila for years until it came up one day as a special at Ulta.  I still love Stila, but Ulta eyeshadow works just as well for a fraction of the price.  

How much time do you spend each morning accenting your natural beauty?
still being [molly]

5 comments:

  1. I really like this post. I moisturize but wear no make-up mainly because I am completely clueless about it. I have no clue what foundation to use, how to curl my lashes, etc. I would like to find a really short basic 5 minute routine like this.

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  2. I also do a 5 minute face unless it's a special occasion though I must admit I have been doing a 0 minute face since I've been pregnant. I'd rather use the extra 5 minutes for sleep :)

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  3. Mineral powder is my fav. I love that mascara, I always have some in my makeup bag.

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  4. Ok. I definitely need to try that concealer and mineral foundation. What I have right now isn't working very well and so I always end up wearing nothing :(

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  5. I usually just go for tinted moisturizer a tad bit of powder and mascara maybe liner. Its quick and easy and makes me look awake for work!

    xo,
    ChaCha
    http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

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