Like most women I’m always running out of time. It takes me almost 1:30 to get to work and I can use any time saving tricks I can in the morning. There are some days where you just want to feel a bit more special and crank up your routine a notch!
This is the only step in all of those steps that I actually do every day. Actually more than half of my time is dedicated to skin care in the morning. I let every step sink in before I move on to the next step. If you have dry skin it will make a huge difference in how your make up applies. If you have oily skin you can replace one of the moisturizer by an oil reducing primer
I have chronically chapped lips, I kid you not! The problem with using lip balms is that it just doesn’t get rid of the flakes. It flattens them down and then they come back in force. A lip scrub will make you look more polish and make your lips look much better!
I have to give credit for tip to pixiwoo. Since I started doing this, I find that I do not need as much powder and that my face looks much smoother. I do foundation and concealer first and then I do the eye makeup. I then go pack to powder and blush.
The two steps eyeshadow blending method
Courtesy of Gossmakeupartist on youtube
As you can see by the video above, this is a method I took from Wayne Goss. But basically the method is as follow:
-Apply your lid, crease and brow bone shade.
-Take a clean brush and blend the crease into the lid and brow bone.
-Apply a darker color to the outer part of your eye.
-Blend once more with a clean brush
I find this really does a difference in how my eyeshadow look end up. It looks less muddy than blending everything in the end.
If you can stand it, this is a great way to make your eyelashes look extra full. It's also great for a no-makeup look!
When I'm in the rush in the morning, I don't go for overly complicated look. But I don't find my eye looks to be completed without putting something on the lower lash line. On most days I just apply softly some dark eyeshadow on the lower lash line. If I want it to stay extra long I usually go for eyeliner then I smudge, then layering some eyeshadow on top, then smudge.
Most women highlight the top of the cheek bone when they want to go for the highlighter look. Applying highlighter is in the inner corner makes the eyes look more open and on the cupid's bow makes the lip look fuller. It's also more subtle for day wear
Using a finishing brush
I always though that a finishing spray was rubbish, but now I'm a convert! If you have oily skin (and use a formula aimed at that) it can make your make up last longer. If you have dry skin than it makes the powdery look go away and give you a subtle glow. I personally like Fix + from MAC for the dewy look, it doesn't however make your make up stay longer.
Using a reverse lip liner