My lack of patience might prevent me from being a beauty guru but it's been perfect for my real talent, speed makeup application. If applying makeup were a sport I could probably qualify for the Olympics.
On an average day I usually wear under eye corrector and concealer, blush and mascara. I wish I I could say I felt comfortable with a completely naked face but I don't. If I am feeling a little fancy I will add a base (foundation or tinted moisturizer), eye shadow, bronzer, a powder and something on my lips (if I'm being honest it's usually just chap stick). I might curl my lashes if I'm feeling crazy.
Since most of us have very little time in the morning I decided to see how long it actually takes me to apply a full face of makeup when I'm short for time. (Thomas was in the other room starting to get fussy... this wasn't a drill, people!) My love for speedy makeup application started when my love for sleeping in started so this has nothing to do with being a mom. I didn't use any tools aside from a blush brush and the eyelash curler. I started the timer on my phone and got to work. Even I was a little surprised that when I hit stop the timer was at 2 minutes and 45 seconds.
I'm not going to do some tutorial and pretend I have any tips to share but I thought I could share some of the products I've been reaching for lately. I have realized that if I want to spend very little time on my face I need to make sure that the products I'm using do the work for me. I need them to blend easily and give my face life with little effort.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
Benefit Erase Paste
Mac Select Cover Up
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light
Urban Decay Bronzer in Beached
Stila Perfect Me Perfect Hue Palette in Light/Medium for blush
Urban Decay Naked 2
Tarte Tarteist Mascara
Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip in Nude Flush