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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

How to Get Ready in 10 Minutes

Get Excited! Get Excited! Makeup and Beauty Readers... Are you going somewhere special and have a little time to get ready? If so, I'm going to tell you how to transform your makeup in 5-10 minutes. As I can imagine, You've been wearing makeup since 8:00 this morning, so you don't have time to take it all off and start over. That's okay though; with a few touch-ups, you can transform your day makeup into a spectacular nighttime look.

Mary Kay

Let's get started first with Foundation
Use a clean sponge to remove the foundation you're wearing, paying particular attention to the area under your eyes where more product normally accumulates. Next, use a damp sponge to apply a light layer of fresh foundation and blend. Now you have new foundation and a completely made-up face.

Conceal
Use concealer, but this time use very little product or dampen the brush before application so you don't apply too much. Conceal undereye circles, paying special attention to the inner corners of the eyes and underneath your lower eyelashes. Traces of mascara typically settle in these areas.


Powder
Use mineral powder to add light and life to your face; you'll need it after having spent the whole day made up. My favorite: Flori Roberts Creme to Powder Foundation Rather than leaving skin matte, it adds brilliance and freshness to your face. This is one of the products I can't live without.

Eyes
Here is where you start to notice the transformation a little more. It's very fast and easy, and the result is spectacular.

Wipe off the eyeshadow you were wearing before with a clean sponge and apply a matte, cream-colored shadow over your entire lid. Next, use a damp angled brush to apply black eyeshadow at the roots of your upper and lower eyelashes. The color will look super-intense.

If your eyes aren't sensitive, carefully use the brush to make up the inner rims of your eyes as well, like you would if you were using a pencil. Don't make up the area around your tear ducts; it's best to leave that part clean. Curl your eyelashes and apply two coats of mascara, and your eyes will be stunning.


Cheeks
I always use two kinds of blush: a brownish tone to sculpt and lift my cheekbones and a bronze tone to add color. Don't abuse the blush or it will weigh down your look.



Lips
Moisturize your lips and apply a touch of gloss. Leave lipstick for another day, because if you're tired, it will accentuate signs of fatigue. It's better to go natural.

Highlighting
Use an illuminating powder or cream on your T-zone, forehead, chin, and cheekbones. You'll brighten your face and hide signs of tiredness. When doing your makeup, especially in a situation such as this, focus on brightening your skin. Don't skip this step!
Feel free to stop by my online beauty store to update your look this spring.  Don't forget to subscribe and leave a comment.  Until next time...Have a wonderful day!




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