Quick Fresh Faced Tipz and Trickz!

 Quick Fresh Face Look-

This is a quick fresh look and easy to do in the morning, and can give a youthful appearance. I’m not saying to throw out your regime or your sunscreen prior to this look but time can be precious to most of us and if you are anything like me, I’m not a morning person to start with.

If you haven’t tried a BB cream yet, it is worth a try. The name BB stands for Blemish Balm or Blemish Base, but the name is confusing since it has nothing to do with acne treatment or blemishes, it has more to do with its origin in the Asian community and you can Wiki it. The idea is that it doubles for and even in some formulas, triple duties, it does all of the multi- tasking in one tube (Serum, Tinted Moisturizer, SPF). So, you get it all in one convenient package and takes seconds to apply. I like BB Creams they come in all price points, (Clinique  Age Defense BB Cream $37.00 Department Stores/ www.clinique.com Garnier BB Cream $11.00 drugstores/ target.com) but sometimes I think there are more selections for colors if you opt for a tinted moisturizer. Whatever you do just make sure you wear sunscreen under or look for a formula that includes one. These formulas are great because they protect and nourish the skin and have a sheer coverage, they are almost mistake proof in application as long as you don’t choose a color too dark for your skin. Application time, 1 min tops!

Add some color to your cheeks (It looks chic and healthy), a cream blush (unless you are super oily and have orders from the Derm not to use it) looks really great and gives a hydrated glow to the skin no matter what skin color you have. Just stay away from too much frost or glitter that needs to be left at the strip club! Cream blush ( Mark Just Pinched www.avon.com  e.l.f. Heartbreaker Studio Cream Blush $6.00  www.target.com  www.eyeslipsface. Com) is great because you warm it in your fingers and apply it to the apples of your cheeks again this is available at any price but worth it! App time less than a minute, more like 20 sec.

Don’t forget the polished brow is the frame of your face, you can go out without eye shadow but if your brows look like Smokey the Bear needs you to trim that forest better do it! At least fill in sparse hairs. Look for a color close to your own. Don’t go dark or black if you are fair and don’t (please I’m begging here) shave and refill in your brow, it looks fake, trashy and everyone is laughing behind your back, don’t be that person! I like a quick powder with a small brush, cheap you can find brow brushes anywhere (www.sophora.com ) I like this, two in one I carry everywhere called, Beautique Eyebrow Pencil (www.sallybeauty.com ) it has a little brush built on the end, very handy!  If you use a pencil stay very close to your hair color and brush it out to soften the look. Ok 80 seconds.

Eyes are the window of your soul but, who has time to think about that in the early part of the day? Problem is that we talk to everyone from the eyes first. Eyeshadow can be simple choose a shade just about 1 or two shades lighter than your skin and it’s an instant pick me up. Save cat eye and false lashes for nighttime out at the club. Keep a little shimmer, look for very little but not complete matte unless you are over the age of 50 (you might want to stay more muted) but not glitter or too much frost unless you are collecting dollar bills. You can find eyeshadows at any price but I find the cheaper ones tend to be very talc based and flake everywhere. I think middle of the road Revlon and my always fav high end Dior ( www.dior.com www.revlon.com ) and drugstore brands like Revlon have got great shadows .App time 2 min on eyes.

Eyeliner is my biggest OMG! part of this segment because I’m a liner addict! The best way to put this is you flick up the ends at the outer part of the lash line. It gives a little upward swing to the eye that is fun so learn to “flick it”. Try (Covergirl Liquiline  Blast $3.00 drugstores  Dior  Crayon Eyeliner Waterproof Pencil $27.00 www.dior.com) Line eyes, 1 min easy!

Lashes, 1 coat black mascara (I like too curl first with a curler for 30 sec.) add a second coat after 30 seconds (love Full and Soft by Maybelline, it’s my go too( drugstores www.maybelline.com ).

Lips are important but please!!!!  Get a balm or product with an SPF! This is the place we always forget about but it is so, out in your face and everyone’s face too when you blab! Guys to get a lip balm or “Chapstick “ with SPF.  Lining your lips can be great stick to a natural looking lip liner close to your skin tone. You can always use a sugar and honey mix and exfoliate first if you like then use a gloss close to your skin tone, if you use too dark or light you either get looking socked in the mouth or if too light  nothing to notice (don’t look like a Krispy Kreme doughnut) or define. Good rule of thumb look for in the middle shade and pink or peach ,they  looks more natural than other shades so always a safe bet. App time less than 1 min!

Now you have, under 6 minutes for applications. What are you going to do with the rest of your morning?  Coffee, Tea or Me! (Meaning you!)




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