If you are a working girl like me, I know that you’d rather have more time to sleep in the morning than do your makeup. Let’s be honest, makeup gives an instant boost of confidence and makes us feel good about ourselves. Because I usually lack sleep, my eye bags are very puffy and I have under eye circles. Covering them makes me look more awake, and more confident to face another busy work day.
Today’s post is all about helping you to still look great without spending more time in applying your makeup. All you need are the basics – a concealer, a mattifying face powder, a lip color, a blush and MASCARA! Yes, you need to wear mascara and I will let you know why as we go.
Below are the steps that I do if I want to wear makeup, but don’t have so much time. You can do these steps in five to ten minutes!
I usually put moisturizer and eye cream first after I wash my face to keep my face and eyes hydrated. After it absorbed completely, I apply my concealer over my under eye dark circles, and blemishes. To keep them in place, I set them with a loose powder.
Next, I powder my face with a mattifying face powder. I am loving the New! Maybelline White Superfresh No Touchup Powder Foundation. This powder keeps my face less oily than usual for a long time. It can hold up until the end of the day. I swear this powder is great, and you should try it for yourself. It is very affordable for only P299.00 and comes in a refill.
I am not blessed in the eyebrow department so I can’t skip fixing my eyebrows. Using a pencil or a powder does it quick but I usually prefer a pomade or a gel eyebrow product for longer lasting effect.
Next, if I still have the time, I usually apply eyeliner to define my eyes more, and then I curl my eyelashes, and apply generous coats of mascara!
Mascara completes my eye makeup! I can’t live without it. Yes, all of us should not skip it because it really helps open up the eyes more, and the eyes looks more beautiful when your eyelashes are long and curled!
The mascara I used here is the newly formulated HyperCurl Volum’ Express Mascara by Maybelline New York! The wand is unique out of all the mascaras that I’ve tried. This mascara also has the gel-like consistency which makes it buildable without clumps! It did not smudge on me because it is waterproof and I did not experience any irritation while wearing it the whole day.
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Here’s my top 5 mascara tips and tricks on how to make your eyelashes look better:
#1 – Always curl your eyelashes first before applying mascara. This makes a lot of difference especially if your eyelashes stick straight. I never curl my eyelashes after mascara because it might break the eyelashes.
#2 – For a more intense curl, make sure to put your eyelash curler at the base of your eyelashes first, curl and then change the angle upwards, and then curl again. To make it clearer, look at how I do it below. This makes the curl more natural than be curled in an “L” shape. Hope you get the picture! 🙂
#3 – To prevent clumps, make sure to remove the excess mascara from the wand. The wand usually have more product than you need so it is best to remove the excess so that you can apply it without clumping.
#4 – Start at the base of your lashes, and then swipe to the tips to keep your lashes curled longer! This step also makes the eyelashes fuller because it looks thicker on the base.
#5 – If the mascara smudged on your eyes, wait for it to dry first, and then remove with a cotton bud. This happens to me all the time! I usually let it set and wait for a few minutes so that once dry, it just flakes off my skin.
Two coats are all I need to make my eyelashes become volumized, thick and curled!
Moving on with our makeup look… I used the Maybelline Cheeky Glow in Creamy Cinnamon for a natural flush!
Last but not the least, I applied the Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in Pink Punch for a subtle, but luscious lips! It is a beautiful pinky coral shade that is perfect for everyday wear!
The Final Look…
I really enjoyed blogging about these tips for you. It seems hard, and takes a lot of time but I swear that you can do the above steps in no time!
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Have a fun weekend!
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