5 Minute Beauty Routine With @mfashforward

My Five Minute Beauty Routine

By on September 4, 2014

Let’s be honest, we all have days that the last thing we want to do is get up and out of bed and get ready to face
the day. Some mornings I would rather hit the snooze button on my alarm instead of putting on makeup and hitting the road. Since my snooze button is often my best friend in the morning, I have had to think outside of the box when it comes to my beauty routine. After a little bit of trial and error, I have found a way to have the best of both worlds by creating a scaled down beauty routine that allows me to get that coveted last few minutes of sleep while at the same time giving myself enough time to create a fabulous look of the day everyday.

 

Choose Your Essential Steps

A trimmed down beauty routine really starts by choosing what steps of your routine that you consider essential. You then need to ask yourself “What are you comfortable leaving the house without?” For me when I am looking to save a little time, I tend to skip my foundation and my eyeshadow as they take the most time. For those of you who are shaking your head and thinking, like I once did, that I would never go out of the house without my foundation I know that this may seem a slight bit drastic, but trust me when I say that this is definitely a risk worth taking. Not only are you saving time, but in the long run with the cost of foundation you are also saving money. The one trick that I have to make my loose powder last all day long is that even though I am not applying foundation I still use the primer that normally goes under my foundation. The primer helps my powder go further and also provides almost as much coverage as when I do use my foundation which makes it a win-win.

Once I mastered my coverage options, the next step was to identify how much time I had left and what I could feasibly do during that time to finish off my beauty routine. My choice was to finish off my look with a pop on my lip using my Chubby Sticks and then a dark black mascara to add volume and contrast to my eyes. These four steps have saved me a ton of time and added countless hours of sleep to my sleep schedule. Now I want to hear from you. How do you save time when it comes to your beauty routine?

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