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Monday, April 21, 2014

The Three Minute Makeup


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?

14 comments :

  1. I know exactly how you feel. I am always getting up on time but when it comes to getting ready I procrastinate a little(or a lot) and in the end I have to hurry to get ready and be punctual. (and the one minute makeup works. doesn't look very glamourous but at least you don't look like a zombie.)

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  2. I admire people who can do a full face makeup in under 10 minutes. I've tried before but I'm just too slow and end up being late anyway!

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  3. Love the sound of this makeup, it sounds like it would all fit perfectly together! x

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  4. I love it when I have my makeup routine down to a couple of minutes! I've been eyeing up the By Terry powder - if all the reviews are to go buy it's a staple... x

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  5. I definitely need some of these products! The Dr Jart BB Cream is high on my wishlist as it sounds so easy and fast to work with! xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  6. Ha! Even a slint of mascara would make me look better. (: x

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  7. I agree; and beyond even putting it on--I physically can't do it (I think my face is a little too juvenile looking for so much). x

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  8. Ah, it's amazing! x

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  9. Merci; I'm glad you liked it! x

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  10. It's the best. As for the By Terry Powder, I recommend the Hourglass Ambient Lighting ones over this one, but if you already have that one and are looking for something else, this is a good next step. I hope that helps, and if you'd need any more suggestions or info, please let me know! x

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  11. It's amazing! I've had it for about a year now and look at how much I've used; and I love it just as much now as I did when I got it. x

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  12. Great picks for those precious 3 minutes! I love Nars Douceur!


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