I wish I had more time in the mornings to leisurely do my hair, makeup, sip coffee and coordinate my outfit with the right bag and shoes... but I don't. It's pretty much my least favorite part of every day, because it's hectic as all heck trying to get two unpredictable toddlers and myself ready. My husband and I basically tag in and out with the them, taking turns getting ourselves ready. So, I do as much as I can at night to pre-get ready for the day (like shower, pick out my outfit and pack my bags).
So, as a result, I've gotten my weekday/everyday makeup routine down to about 5 minutes or less, using my favorite/tried and true products and techniques, saving experimentation for the weekends when I have more time (because I do love to try new things!).
I made this video of my routine by literally taping my phone to my pink/taupe bathroom mirror, and squinted towards the small screen to make sure I was putting my products in the right place, and don't even get me started out the lighting. Someday we'll redo our bathroom, but for now...You are welcome.
My quick morning steps to my makeup routine:
Always start with a wash faced with your serums, moisturizers and aging products of choice (I'll have a post on my favorites soon!)
9. Extra Extra! I don't always do this for my day to day, just trying to get out the door makeup routine... but if I have time, this bronzer + blush in one from Tarte helps add a bit of demission to my face!
And then lipstick isn't really considered a step for me... more of a way of life. haha! I almost always have some on, and typically apply on my way to work on once I get there.
I'm curious what your quick, down and dirty/everyday makeup routine includes! This is the stuff I can do with my eyes close - quickly and efficiently... with the right products, of course. I'll spend a little more time to do up my eyes and contour a bit fuller for special occasions or big meetings.
Oh, and I hope to see some of you at my Beauty Brand event later this week! It's sold out - different that the last event I did that was open - but if you didn't get a spot, don't worry! Stay tuned to November event details coming soon!
This post is in partnership with Beauty Brands! But all opinions are my own!