Put your best foot forward... the easy way!
For all of us ladies who have to juggle between the office, family, and social life, getting ready and looking great can be a real nightmare. But, hey, it doesn’t necessarily have to be, not if you’ve got a few tricks up your sleeve and learn how to spin things.
Take a look… Every solid look-great drill has a few steps, and so does this one:
1. Wash your face
Sounds too simple? It IS that simple! We’ve all gotten caught up in morning propaganda routines launched by the beauty industry that we’ve all forgotten about the most simple and effective way to keep the skin healthy — washing it with plain water.
When we wake up, the skin is thirsty for water, especially if you skimped on sleep; lack of sleep leaves skin parched which is why you need to give it a nice wash.
Wash your face with mild water in several splashes and you are good to go – the skin will “wake up” immediately!
2. Make your eyes sparkle
Hypromellose (fake tears) are a fantastic way to rehydrate dry, irritated, bloodshot eyes before bringing potentially irritating eye makeup anywhere near them. They instantly wet the eye shell and eliminate dryness that can cause pain and discomfort.
No, you won’t look like you’ve been crying — the fake tears" will disappear and your sparkle will be back. You don’t need more than four drops.
3. Wake up your skin
Liquid foundation is the thing! The once tired looking skin will almost instantly turn fresh with a simple application of liquid makeup. Dot it in the center of your face, and blend outward.
4. Get peachy
Coral blush masks dullness and if you’re using cream formulas, they’ll melt into foundation quickly. You can always dab on as you brush your teeth — talk about efficiency, right?
5. Think ahead
If your hair is semi-clean, mist it with some texturizing spray before you go to bed and braid it. When you wake up, you’ll have fabulous waves.
However, if that didn’t work and the hair is still looking unattractive, go with a braid/pony/bun — a side braid looks very professional, as do ponytails and buns.
6. Polish at work
When you do things right at home, all you need is a little detailing when you get to the office.
7. Add dimension
Some creamy highlighter patted onto the tops of your cheekbones and lids is going to give your face dimension and glow; the right shade will hide dullness and shadows and attract light in all the right angles. Plus, the cheekbones will look higher!
8. Keep it simple
Not every day is a flawless eye makeup day, so you don’t need to get stressed over that; there’ll be days when you’ll have the time to go full-eyeshadow on your lids but when you can’t find the time, don’t force it.
9. Experiment a bit
Mastering new makeup looks gives you confidence, sass, and edge. We all could use more of that, especially those who’ve just gone through a breakup. Don’t be afraid to go with a different shade of lipstick to the one you’ve been usually wearing.
Go for the sass, why not!?
If lipsticks aren’t your thing, bring out the balm. They require less precision than lipsticks do and they give the lips a very charming shine.
10. Don’t forget the scent
Smelling good is key. Just, don’t let yourself spritz perfume if you haven’t managed to squeeze in a shower first. Use wet wipes to freshen up and then use perfume.
We’d advise you always keep a fresh, work-friendly fragrance at your desk along with mints and wet wipes; that way you won’t have to worry about forgetting to do any of it at home.
See? Nothing’s that complicated! Enjoy the process, darlings!
This article was originally published at Never Liked It Anyway. Reprinted with permission from the author.