I envy people who can do their make-up in just a few minutes. ?Oh I need about five minutes to put my face on in the morning and I?m out the door!? Well, good for you. But all I can think of when I hear this is HOW" It already takes me five minutes to go through my eyeshadow stash and pick something. Another three for lipstick. So unless there?s some crazy time-warp technology I don?t know about there?s no way I can get my slap on in five minutes. Or could I" Last Sunday I decided to put it to the test.
I decided to skip foundation and concealer altogether (I did apply a tinted sunscreen base in the morning, but I counted that as skincare) and immediately started working on my eyes. After applying eyeshadow primer I combed my eyebrows and filled them in with eyebrow pencil. No shaping, just filling in little gaps. Next I outlined my upper and lower waterline with black eye pencil and moved on to eyeshadow. I decided to do a subtle two-tone smokey eye in warm mattes. I figured that if I was ever going to pull off this challenge I needed to use forgiving shades that didn?t require too much precision, so I applied a light warm brown on my eyelid, blended some warm rusty orange into that and applied a quick inner corner highlight.
Aaaaaand then I noticed that my five minutes were already up. Crap. Okay, so we?ll make it a 10-minute make-up challenge then, no biggie. I quickly applied mascara to finish my eye look and moved on to skin. I used some banana powder to mattify my skin and boost my complexion a bit and applied a little bit of loose MAC powder under my eyes. Since I only had a couple minutes left before I reached my new 10-minute deadline I decided to skip blush ? I don?t really wear blush on a daily basis anyway ? and immediately moved on to lips with a bit of tinted lip balm. Nine minutes and 51 seconds!
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