Today I wanted to share with you my “run-out-the-door” quick face. I love to play with makeup (yes…like a 5 year old) so I’ve come up with one, very important, conclusion. The harder you try, the more you can tell.I know this really isn’t anything new, but it took my own trials and errors to fully grasp it. I finally figured out that the simpler I did my makeup, the prettier I felt. I am less inclined to constantly check my makeup when I have very little on. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good smokey eye, colorful eye, dramatic lip….so on and so forth. But for everyday, this is sweet and simple. Plus it takes all of 5 minutes!So here it goes:1. Apply tinted moisture. (avoid putting it on your neck….not necessary)2. Fill in your brows. If you don’t already do this, START NOW! It makes a huge difference.3. As thinly as possible, line your top lid from corner to corner. For the bottom, line only the outer corner. 4. One coat of mascara.
5. Brush on the blush.
5. Lipgloss!All done!
Everybody has their own opinion when it comes to what you MUST HAVE in your beauty bag (or in my case, beauty box). But here’s what I think are to most important items to have in your arsenal.For the FACE:Foundation Primer — This is probably the most expensive item in my box but it’s SO worth it! It gives you a smooth texture and fills in any creases or (eek!) wrinkles. A primer truly turns your face into a blank canvas!I like tinted moisturizer better than foundation because it’s light weight and I feel like it doesn’t seep into my pores. (Thanks to my friend, Ashley, for turning me on to this!) It’s also important, even if your prefer foundation, to find something with SPF in it. I’m pretty fair and I need all the protection I can get. But remember, we all need a little SPF no matter what your skin color may be!Blush Blush Blush! I love looking fresh and awake. (Especially in the days when LM wouldn’t sleep much!) A fresh, rosy cheek can brighten up your whole face.For the LIPS and EYES:You can have ALL the eyeliner in the world. Heaven knows I love to experiment with eyeliner! But the best item to have is mascara. And, in my opinion, one that enhances your eye color. I have green eyes, so a slight purple tint to my mascara really intensifies the color. (Check out Almay for a good reference on your color!)And last but not least, RED LIPS! I hardly ever wear this, it’s usually just some lip balm (with SPF, of course!), but I HAVE TO HAVE IT in my box! Just in case I feel like being fancy! Be sure if you do get a bold lip, be sure you get a liner to match. When doing a dramatic color, a liner will help prevent color bleed into those little lines around your lips.What’s in your bag that you HAVE TO HAVE?!♥Kelly(**no compensation was given for a review of any product. This is strictly the opinion of Kelly — TheNODramaMama**)