I know that most of the tutorials I share are more of a glam look but trust me, with a rambunctious toddler running around I need to have an arsenal of products that can help me get presentable fast!
If Raj and I decide we want to do a last minute brunch or movie and I have to get ready while still being the channel changer and snack opener for Rohan; I need products that will help me look put together pronto! These are also what I would be using if I was still working a 8-5 job because aint nobody got time for 20 minute eyebrows at 7am!
CoverFX Blurring Primer: Even when I am trying to get ready fast, I still don’t forget a primer. This one fills in your pores & fine lines and helps your makeup stay on longer! I only use this on the T-Zone and upper forehead FYI.
YSL Touche Eclat All-In-One-Glow: This lightweight, medium coverage tinted moisturizer changed the game for me in 2018! I typically am not a tinted moisturizer fan as they do not have enough coverage for some of the redness I naturally have I my skin tone but when I tried this one and realized it had medium coverage and looked amazing on the skin, I was hooked! With all tinted moisturizers I make sure to use a primer, good setting powder and setting spray to help it stay longer. Tinted moisturizers are not made to be super long wearing like foundation so these 3 additional steps will help with the longevity.
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer: I still use my normal everyday concealer but when I’m in a hurry I typically don’t do a full highlighting routine with it and stick to under my eyes and any blemishes.
Nars Liquid Blush in Orgasm: When I am doing a quick makeup look I skip highlighting and contouring so a healthy glow from within so I don’t look so one dimensional is key. I love Nars Liquid Blush but it is very pigmented so I suggest barely barely pumping out any product on your hand or wherever and using a brush or beauty blender to lightly apply to the apples of the cheeks and then blend out.
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder: Because the YSL tinted moisturizer is nice and creamy the Laura Mercier powder is a perfect fit since it tends to be more on the drying side. It helps dry down the tinted moisturizer and stay longer. I use this to set under my eyes after concealer and my whole face. If you prefer more of a dewy look to the skin only set under your eyes, T-Zone and under your cheekbones!
Benefit Hoola Bronzer: If you have seen any of my tutorials or have followed me for awhile then you know that I am a huge fan on cream highlighting and contouring but as I said above when I am in a hurry there is just no time for this. So I bronze my face instead and a great universal bronzer is the Hoola one by Benefit. I apply to the hairline, cheeks an upper cheekbones, a light swipe across the nose and under the chin and jawline for definition.
Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc: This in another product that will literally save you so much time! You could skip the Hoola bronzer and Ears liquid blush all together and just use this 1 product if you wanted! These shimmer blocs are a quad powder compact that includes a bronzer color, 2 blush colors & a highlighter. All you have to do is literally swirl your brush through all the colors and apply to the apples of the cheeks and cheekbones like a bronzer. For the forehead and jawline only use the bronzer color and then use the highlighter by itself for the highest points on your cheekbones and a tiny bit down the bridge of the nose! I have even used this product as eyeshadow and its fast & easy!
Benefit Gimme Brow: This is a holy grail quick makeup product you need to have in your arsenal. This is a tinted brow gel so when I need to be fast I use this and nothing else. I comb it through my natural brows and because it is tinted it helps fill in any sparse areas while also setting the hairs in place. Its a win win!
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara: This mascara is awesome for thickening, lengthening and darkening lashes in a flash! I have eyelash extensions now but before I did this was my fastest mascara to use!
Urban Decay All Nighter Spray: I never and I do mean NEVER do my makeup and not finish with a setting spray. It helps lock in your makeup and in my option is a non-negotiable makeup product. I absolutely see a difference in the longevity of my makeup if I don’t use one! I have tried a ton and I always come back to this one.
(OPTIONAL) Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette: Whenever I am doing a quick look I usually just take my large, fluffy blending brush and swirly it through 2-3 matte light brownish colors and apply it in windshield wiper and small circle motions to my crease and call it a day. If you like eyeliner always then do the same thing and then apply your eyeliner. This palette is inexpensive but comes with all the colors you would need and none that you don’t for an easy eyeshadow look!
Apply your favorite lippie color and off you go! I have this look down to 10 minutes flat…if I am not interrupted, lol, which is like never!
Have any questions, let me know!