Applying makeup on a busy work day can be a hassle especially when you have a lot to put in place within a short time before heading out for work in order to beat traffic and get to work in good time.
For the busy 8-5 professional you may have skipped makeup a few times or a lot of times because you feel there is no time for the seemingly long process.
Some of my friends tell me that they don’t bother with makeup most days because it takes so much time. They just simply apply lip gloss or lipstick and they are good to go.
Everyday work makeup can be achieved in 5 minutes. It doesn’t have to be applied to perfection like bridal makeup or makeup you see in magazines. You can achieve a decent look in 5 minutes with the tips I will be sharing with you today.
Makeup application doesn’t necessarily have to take a long time. There are some basic tips that can help you reduce the time you spend applying makeup to 5 minutes!
First of all for basic everyday work makeup you need the following products
1. Face Moisturizer
2. Liquid Foundation(optional)
3. Pressed powder foundation
4. Eyebrow pencil
6. Black eye liner
6. Lip gloss/ lipstick
7. Foundation brush
Apply face moisturiser all over the face. Rub in until your face feels supple and moisturised.
Apply your liquid foundation next or skip to pressed powder
This step is optional, if you don’t have blemished skin or black spots to cover you can skip liquid foundation and go straight to apply your pressed powder all over the face. Foundation can be applied faster by distributing the foundation all over the face as shown below and quickly spreading it all over evenly with a foundation brush.
Blend foundation properly all over the face and then set with pressed powder so foundation stays in place longer.
1 Minute 30 seconds
Next get your eyesbrow pencil and fill in your brows. If you remember from my previous post I mentioned that for everyday makeup your goal is to achieve a decent eyebrow shape. So for work makeup you don’t need to highlight the brows with concealer.
Apply Mascara generously on your upper and lower lashes. A lot of people tend to ignore the lower lashes but there’s such a huge difference when mascara is applied on your lower lashes.
Next apply black eyeliner on your waterline, this step defines the eyes and immediately transforms the way you look.
**This step is very important because if you notice I did not include eyeshadow application in this 5 minute makeup routine. When you apply mascara and eyeliner properly you can comfortably skip eyeshadow and you wont miss it.
Apply your lipstick or lipgloss whichever you choose is totally up to you.
And you are good to go conquer the world!
** All pictures used are in raw unedited format
Mac foundation and powder purchased at Mac store village market, Nairobi.
Foundation brush purchased at www.urbandecay.com
Sleek eyebrow pencil purchased at Nakumatt
Maybelline mascara purchased at Nakumatt
BlushinGirl Tools Black eyeliner pencil available for purchase from April 2016
BlushinGirl Tools matte lipstick available for purchase from April 2016
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