Monday, February 9, 2015

Beauty Hacks

Don't like makeup, stop reading now?  Otherwise, proceed with caution.  

My new work environment is much more casual than my past jobs.  Hence I give myself about 15 minutes each day to get from pajamas to out the door.  To some that is probably not much time.  If that's you, I'm a bit envious.  My vaired wardrobe and makeup tastes can drastically change the amount of time I choose to spend getting ready.  Back when I worked at a gallery, I had plenty of time in the morning to do complicated makeup and I loved it.  That is no longer the case.  
So, here are a few things I do to get my bum out the door on time:

When I have minimal time I do: under eye concealer, brows and mascara.  That is it.  With practice, a quick swipe of colored brow gel or pencil takes about 60 seconds.  Do it, it's worth it.  Promise.

I can't believe I am actually typing this but:  Use the leftover makeup that's already on your brushes.  When I am in a hurry, I don't take the time to find the product I want, I just use what's leftover from last time.

Dry shampoo isn't always my favorite.  Baby powder gives texture to my clean, slippery hair and absorbs oil in dirty hair.  Also, for all you blondes out there, it makes you look blond-er.  Just sayin!  

I do love dry shampoo for a fast bun.   Here's how I do it:  Spray that junk all over with reckless abandon, scrape hair upward, grab with a fabric hair band and loop it around a few times.  Stretch out the bun so it looks lived in, pin wayward parts back to your head.  Loosen the hair at your crown and nape of the neck and pull out a few pieces around your face.  (I prefer messy to ballerina.)  If you're interested, this lady does the best hair tutorials.

Organization helps speed things up, too.  I keep all my most used products in a basket in my top drawer.  Next to that is a little makup bag of hair ties and bobby pins and a cup with some makeup brushes.  Knowing where everything is reduces search time when time is tight!

Das it!  If you have some tips, let me know!

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