I'll admit. I'm one of those girls that doesn't like to leave the house without at least a bit of make-up on. My make-up routine has gotten significantly simpler since my days as a make-up artist and, on most mornings, I get it done in six minutes or less. With a busy kid at my feet, often tugging at my pant leg, that's all the time I can spare. Here is my six minute make-up routine for daytime:
- First 2 minutes - If I was good and used my Clarisonic the night before, I'll skip the toner, otherwise a few swipes with Thayer's Rose Petal Witch Hazel on a cotton pad does the trick. Then I put on a bit of Ole Henriksen Truth Serum and finally Neutrogena Clear Face sunscreen SPF 55.
- Next 1 minute - I take a dab of the Stila Beauty Balm and dot it under both eyes, forehead and chin and then blend outward. Then I apply a bit of the infamous NARS Illuminator to my cheek bones using a foundation brush.
- Next 2.5 minutes - I brush and fill in my sparse little eyebrows and then I apply a thin layer of a shimmery peach-colored Laura Mercier Cream Eyeshadow to both lids. If my face needs a little more oomph, I apply a thin line of a copper-colored eye liner at the base of my upper lashes (black can be too harsh for a playdate at the park) and then, finally, a good coating of black mascara.
- Last 30 seconds - A quick swipe of Burt's Bees tinted lip balm gives me a hint of color and then I top that with a chapstick with sunscreen.
If you only had 30 seconds to get ready, what is the one thing you'd do before rushing out the door? You might find this a bit strange but... I'd brush and fill in my eyebrows. No question.