When the night is calling, and my boyfriend simply throws on a tee and jeans and is all set to go (oh how I envy the guys…), here’s a little routine I like to follow when I find myself greasy-haired, bare-faced, and only half dressed (while the bf is standing in the doorway waiting for me to get ready…). Fortunately, this quick and minimal routine only takes 5 minutes tops…
Brows. Fill them in with a pencil, pluck the strays, and you’re done. If you miss some of the sparser areas here and there, it’s no big deal – just play it off as if it’s a fake scar and rock it like Charlie Puth. 😉
Face. Start with a liquid concealer and apply lightly under the eyes. For the quickest foundation application, go with powder. (I have dry skin and once feared it, but now it’s pretty much all I ever use. If you fall under that skin type too, the key is to find a lightweight, moisturizing formula – I highly recommend Everyday Mineral’s Jojoba base powder foundation.) Next, apply a cool-toned blush. Then to add bit of glow back into our skin, spritz with a hydrating setting spray.
Eyes. An essential for a edgy look these days. When I’m in a rush, I find pencil works best – most formulas give you room to smudge and even fix mistakes. Grab your favorite black pencil liner, or go with something different like a forest green, electric blue, vibrant purple, or metallics. Finish by layering on black volumizing mascara.
Lips. When wearing a bolder eye look, I like to pair it with a more understated lip – think ‘my-lips-but-better’ shades. One of my personal favorites at the moment is Lovecraft by Kat Von D.
Hair. Sprinkle a little dry shampoo into your hair, tousle, and then do a quick throw over for a ‘no-part’ look that will give you tons of volume. A little leftover oil from the day is fine too. 😉
Jewelry. Add a choker and some dark metal studs and you’re all set…
What I’m wearing:
Wet N Wild Photo Focus Concealer in Light Ivory (reviewed here)
Everyday Mineral’s Jojoba Base Powder Foundation in 4C Rosy Medium (reviewed here)
Bobbi Brown Blush in Blushed
Gaia Secrets Blooming Flower Facial Mist
Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette
Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner in Electric Blue
Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara (reviewed here)
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in Lovecraft
What are some of your favorite looks to sport for a night out? And when you’re short on time, what are your go-to products?