I'm normally prompt. But I said "normally," not always. Most of these exceptions come in the mornings. I guess I love everything about the sunrise period: a fresh Bloglovin' feed, breakfast, lounging in bed with coffee in hand, and slapping on my makeup. Although, in an effort to shave off time and get out the door more quickly, I've experimented with makeup. As the five minute version of the daily slap floats around, I was all for a try. But I like to be different--I am the only ballet dancer in my school class of one hundred and twenty--and I'm delivering the three minute makeup. I'll admit that I've practiced, and it also helps if you lay your products out before hand rather than rummaging around in your makeup stocks. And, in the essence of time: ready, set, go.
To start, I rub the Dr. Jart Waterfuse BB Cream all over my face. With a self-adjusting shade that camouflages redness, more than anything, and, massaged with fingers, imparts an ever-so-glowy, natural finish, it earns an "A+" in making my complexion more perfect and the thin, slightly moussy, but not silicon-y texture blends really easily to save time, too. Since I'm human, I use the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, blended with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush, on any spots and other areas of redness or imperfections. If you've tried this concealer, you know how amazing it is. Then, I quickly brush a hint of the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder over my forehead and chin because I've been a little spotty this week, and this finely milled, powder of gold--referring to the price...eeek--smooths over the skin and hinders and tell tale signs of "I'm breaking out." Moving onto color, I quickly run a bit of NARS Laguna Bronzer under my cheekbones and on my temples, nose, and neck with an über fluffy brush to look healthier and dab a bit of the NARS Blush in Douceur on my apples and up to my temples; the shade adds a bit more sculpt and a hint of pink-tinged glow, which is rather ironic considering it's a matte formula--it's magical. And, then, as always, the rest of my makeup is super simple. I brush through my eyebrows with a spoolie, and that's it. Then, I curl my eyelashes with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers and apply the L'Orèal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof Mascara, wiggling up from my roots to tips and focusing the pigment on my outer lashes (it's the most flattering for elongated eye shapes).
Three minutes, and makeup is done. Although, there is a slight problem: I've performed this makeup everyday this week and have been later than normal. Perhaps it's reverse psychology and I'm, in turn, spending too much time on my computer to compromise. Oh shoot, I'm supposed to be leaving now (note: I'm still in my pajamas and haven't done anything to my complexion--even cleanser). One minute makeup?