Just like every other woman I know, I’m very busy in the morning. I don’t have time to fuss with a lot of cosmetics before I start my day. I know I have about 10 minutes to spend on my beauty routine before work, kids and chores become top priority. I’ve learned that by consolidating cosmetics, I can feel good about the way I look in just a few minutes.
Here’s how I do it.
I wash my hair at night with a product that combines a cleansing agent with a conditioner. The two step process of hair washing and conditioning becomes a one-step process saving time and money. In the morning, all I have to do is touch up my hair, and I’m ready for the day.
All women know how important sunscreen is to preserve healthy young-looking skin. How lucky we are that many cosmetic manufacturers now make tinted moisturizers that contain SPF ingredients. With one application of tinted moisturizer, I can protect and hydrate my skin plus even-out my skin tone and add a touch of color to my face.
Powdered eye-shadow and a tube of mascara are all I need to create great eyes. I use a creamy vanilla shade of shadow to brush over my whole eyelid. Then I use a dark-brown eye shadow to line my eyes and to add contour to the crease of my eye. Next I fill in my brows with a pinch of brown shadow. The final touch is a quick brush of mascara on my lashes. One coat is all you need. The whole process only takes a few minutes. It actually takes more time to write about what to do than to do it!
Lips and cheeks
You can often use the same product to color your lips and add a rosy glow to your cheeks. A low-gloss lipstick can do double duty. I use it on my lips and on my cheeks. The best part is the colors never clash! In ten minutes I feel confident about my looks and ready for the day ahead.
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