5 Quick Makeup Looks for Busy Working Women
From one working woman to another, we all know our morning makeup routine consists of dabbing on loads of concealer so not everyone can see that we spent last night binge watching multiple seasons on Netflix. The morning struggle lies between napping for those extra five minutes or foregoing those five minutes to look like a functioning human being through the help of makeup. While those extra ten minutes of sleeping make you happy, they do nothing for the dark circles that have taken refuge under your eyes or your tired skin. You may have mastered the art of makeup, but ain’t nobody got time for dabbing foundation onto your skin so early in the morning. Our inner perfectionists need at least 30-40 minutes in order to bring out our inner divas. Here are 5 looks to try for all the ladies that are looking to channel their inner Miranda Priestly with a beauty routine that won’t take more than ten minutes:
Pull the focus with a bright lip
One can never underestimate the power of a bright lip color and what it does to your face. If the outcome is to look less tired and more presentable then a bright color will do the trick. Colors like burgundy and dark red will instantly brighten up your face. A bright lipstick will draw attention away from the rest of your face. If you want a no-nonsense look that still looks put together, then you can opt for a vivid lip color with a few dabs of concealer. When opting for a bright color, always choose a non-smudge lipstick which will stay intact the entire day and is easy to apply.
Go crazy with your eyeliner
We’ve all been victims of dreaded uneven eyeliner mishap at least once in our lives. Remember the last time you were vacationing in Italy and tried to hide the jetlag in your eyes with a winged eyeliner and concealer? For those of you who have mastered this art can use it to create an effortless look by playing with your eyeliner. If you go forth with bold eyeliner it will make your eyes pop and instantly make you look chic. If you’re feeling the urge to try a dramatic look, then you can opt for a winged eyeliner, which may be tricky but completely worth the extra effort. However, only go for the winged liner if you have a steady hand and can do it in seconds. After you’ve highlighted your eyes, you can keep the rest of your face fresh and subtle with a light nude lipstick that will do the trick.
Conceal anything and everything
The nights that you spent binge eating while watching Netflix take a toll on your face and that’s where this superhero aka concealer steps in. This is the one product that you can always count on to hide the bags you have under your eyes. With just one swipe on concealer, you look alive and fresh even if it’s the complete opposite of how you feel. Once you have concealed your eyes, you can add some blush for a healthy glow. Since you’re dealing with a time constraint, opt for a cream blush. It’s not only easy to use but will also look far more natural than a powder blush.
Use makeup to look like you haven’t used any makeup
This is the perfect look for days where you want to look ethereal without putting in any real efforts. Start off by making your skin tone look even with a tinted moisturizer. The tinted moisturizer will even out your skin and give it a matte look without the heaviness of foundation. The next step is to fill in your eyebrows without making yourself look like a Disney Villain. Top this off with a nude ‘barely there’ lipstick or gloss and you have completed your no makeup look. Keeping each product on the lighter side will give your face a no-makeup vibe while making you look gorgeous.
Invest in multipurpose makeup
One of the best things that you can do to speed along your makeup process in the mornings is to invest your money in makeup products that can be used for multiple purposes. The hard-earned dollars you make through your small business or at your day job should not be wasted away, and multi-purpose makeup will make sure they aren’t. Makeup Lines have come up with cream or powder based products that can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks simultaneously. With multipurpose makeup, you can get complete your beauty routine even from the comfort of your own car while you are rushing off to work.
With the mechanics of your makeup routine all sorted out, all you need is some cute dresses and a couple of basic but stunning pair of shoes. You don’t have to break up with Netflix and partying anymore just so you can look like a presentable human being at work the next morning.
Jenny Harrison is a passionate fashion and lifestyle blogger. She loves to get engaged with the readers who are seeking for fashion, fitness and lifestyle related information on the internet. She is a featured blogger at various high authority blogs and magazines in which she shared her research and experience with the vast online community. Currently, she is associated with Sophie and Trey, an online boutique offering crop tops, white romper and cute dresses for women. Follow her on twitter @MJennyHarrison for more updates.