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You guys get to hear my beauty and fashion tips all the time, so I wanted to let someone else give her two cents. Mia is here giving her morning makeup routine and I think you’re really going to love it! I know sometimes I’m a little too “glam” for people’s tastes so this one might tickle your fancy. This morning makeup routine is perfect because it’s quick and simple. I tried it myself and snapped a quick selfie so you can see how it looks! Not too shabby for less than ten minutes, right?
If you’re rushing out to work in the morning, you need your makeup routine to be fast and effective. Personally, I love sleeping late, so I’ve really got the hang of it. Here’s my easy six-step routine, for a fresh look with a healthy glow.
1. Thorough cleansing
Clean your face with your usual cleansing product: gel, foam, or face wash. Avoid bar soaps because they tend to dry out your skin. Finish up the cleansing process with a toner since it ensures all the impurities are removed. At least once a week, add scrubbing to this first step in order to get rid of dead skin cells: they’re the main reason your skin looks dull and ashy since they don’t reflect light. Apply moisturizing cream and make sure it matches your skin type.
2. Setting the base
I love using a primer because it makes my makeup last longer, look more polished and on the point. I then apply a concealer to cover dark circles and discolorations. Then I use liquid foundation or a tinted moisturizer, depending on the level of coverage I need. If you have oily skin, you can also add powder foundation in order to avoid excessive shine. Invest in quality formulas enriched with natural ingredients that contain SPF and anti-age properties.
3. Applying highlighter
I really love the strobing technique because it gives me a fresh and dewy look with minimum effort: a dash of highlighter on the cheekbones, eyelids, and above eyebrows – and you’re done! Apply a white pencil into your inner waterline to make your eyes look bigger and wide awake. Use a shadow brush to swirl it over your lower lid and apply a bit of it to the inner corner of your eyes. Curl your lashes and put your mascara on.
4. Add a dash of blush
Just a bit of blush to enhance your cheekbones will ensure that attractive healthy glow you get after exercising. You can even order makeup online and find a subtle shade that matches your skin tone. Use an angled blush brush and avoid applying too much of the product. It’s morning, so aim for the natural look. If you accidentally apply too much of it, use a blending sponge and roll it across your cheeks.
5. Eyebrows on point
I’m not a big fan of unnatural precise eyebrows that are a part of the contouring trend. I prefer the natural look: using a spoolie brush, I comb through my brows and ensure there’s no powder left on them. Then I use an eyebrow pencil that matches my brow color or is just a bit darker. Using short strokes in the direction of growth of my hair, I gently fill the eyebrows, giving them more definition.
6. Pucker lips
My last step includes applying lipstick. Since we’re talking about day makeup, I prefer using a nude shade that will enhance my lips, but keep them natural. From beige and opaque nudes to soft pinks – the choice is yours. My favorite shade is the brown-nude one: it’s subtle but it makes me look rejuvenated. To make your lips look bigger and add a bit more definition, you can use a pencil in the same shade and apply it on the outer lip line. Add a bit of highlighter above your cupid’s bow and you’ll be left with incredibly kissable lips!
This routine might sound complex, but it’s actually pretty easy: it will take only around 7 minutes of your time. For a natural look everyone is guaranteed to compliment you for, it all comes down to strategically pointing out your assets with minimum makeup.
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and she loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on a lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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