Just because I'm a makeup artist doesn't mean that I want to do a full face of makeup on myself every single day. When time is of the essence I like my routine to be quick, functional and flawless. Here is exactly what I use to face my day in 5 minutes.
One: I start with a freshly washed face and some eye cream (I'm currently using La Mer 'The Eye Concentrate'). I apply Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 all over my face with a wedge sponge.
Two: I then apply MAC Prolongwear Concealer under my eyes and press it in to my skin with the same sponge I just used for step one.
Three: To seal my first two steps I press Tarte's 'Powderful' Amazonian Clay Pressed Mineral Powder all over my face and under eye area with the sponge included in the package.
Four: With my ring finger I tap into Bare Minerals 'Nude Beach' Eyecolor and also press it into my eye lids blending softly around the crease with any other clean finger. I absolutely love this eyeshadow; it gives me an "awake" look.
Five: I add one coat of Maybelline Great Lash 'Lots of Lashes' Waterproof Mascara to my top and bottom lashes. I had been faithful to L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara since I began wearing makeup - until I came across this one. It takes forever to smudge under my eyes and when it does it is very minimal. I just wipe it right off with my finger and powder a tiny bit.
Six: With an angled brush like this one, Sigma 'F40', I contour the hollows of my cheekbones lightly with Benefit 'Hoola' Bronzer. This is the perfect matte bronzer shade to contour with for a natural everyday look.
Seven: Using the same angled brush I sweep Palladio 'Atlantic Tan' Baked Bronzer to the apples of my cheeks in an upward motion toward my temple. This bronzer is very soft and the iridescence of it also doubles as a highlighter. It gives me such a beautiful "airbrushed" look.
Eight: Lastly, I dab a very generous amount of my absolute favorite gloss, Smashbox "O-Gloss" Intuitive Lip Gloss. It is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, avocado oil and reacts with your personal skin chemistry to transform from clear into your own custom shade of pink. I'm addicted!
While it may seem like a lot with eight steps, I truly do this in 5 minutes flat. If you're not into a contoured look, you can skip step six and make it even more natural and fast.
Have a beautiful day!