With life getting more hectic with every passing day, I’m always tring to find ways to make makeup time in the morning go quick and easy. Hmmm, quick and easy can be crazy sometimes, especially when trying to wade through that mini mall I call my makeup dresser sometimes.
So what I’ve done is create ‘QUiCK TRiCKS’ within my makeup madness.
And I’ve found it does wonders in getting me out the door FAST!
What kills ‘time’ in putting on makeup, is usually the 10 minutes or so I spent sitting there trying to figure what the heck I’m going to do today. What’s my look? AAAHHHHHHHHH…………I don’t know! Well, that took 7 minutes.
Well I get bored with my look very easily, and yet I tend to fall backwards into the same trap (ah, I mean look) over and over.
I’ve created an inspiration board to boost me out of my beauty boredom. Next to my makeup mirror, I’ve leaned a mini billboard against the wall, tacked full of incredible tear sheets from Vogue, Allure, any magazine that inspires me.
A look, an eye, a makeup color, anything that makes my heart skip and go, “gosh, I wish I looked like that!”. Well, there it is. In front of my face every morning. Don’t know what to do? Look at the board and bingo! I get inspired and I create a little mini make over every morning. Off course I change the board every few weeks, but believe me,the fun never ends!
My other QUiCK TRiCK, is to put a small little basket, or box next to my makeup mirror, filled with the makeup products that I KNOW just WORK on me. The killer lipstick color that makes my skin look amazing every time I wear it. The blush that makes me look like I just been running, the light brown eye pencil for everywhere………….and so forth. The “I look great in these” colors. In a rush? No time to play? Open your box and there they are. Having to HUNT for the colors takes all day! Having them in a central key location every morning makes those “I don’t have time for another cup of coffee” time crunches seem easier.
Another QUiCK TRiCK I use is my ‘mixing’ box. Another, although smaller pretty box. Full of those eye shadow colors I just can’t bring myself to wear, the old tired lipsticks I stopped wearing. The colors that I just don’t use, no matter what. But I don’t want to throw them away. So in this box of fading blush, eye shadow and all, I’ve also thrown in Vitamin E oil, lip gloss, and a small bottle of moisturizer. My “mixer” tools I call them. So with that moisturizer, I can create a cream blush with that weird plumy red eye shadow that I won’t use anymore. Or create a killer highlighter cream with that cool iridescent silver eye shadow that went out 5 years ago. Or create a cream blush by applying your moisturizer first on your cheeks,and then your ‘eye shadow’ or lipstick color on top for a better blend. The Vitamin E oil? Create ‘lipsticks’ out of eyeshadows and blush, or use on top of cheeks, eyelids, on top of lips for a going out look, that’s shiny and better for your skin than Vaseline. And stays on all night.