Friday, May 13, 2016

the five minute face


you pushed the 'snooze' button one too many times and barely have a moment
to make yourself a cup of coffee (let alone complete your normal 
beauty and makeup routine) before you need to be out the door for work.
sound familiar? this is me most every morning(s).
to save time, and justify how many times i push that 'snooze' button each morning,
i've compiled a few of my favorite drugstore makeup products, purchased
at my local bartell drugs, that can be applied on the go! 

first, prep your face by applying your daily toner and/or face moisturizer. 
i have combination skin, so i rely on toner, moisturizer, and primer before
applying my foundation. blend your foundation. then, apply concealer as needed. 
to brighten your face, apply highlighter on the tops of your cheek bones 
(just above where your blush will go). 

thick, full-looking eyelashes are crucial, even for my everyday look. 
if i only have time for one makeup product, i will always choose mascara;
it helps me look and feel more awake, and i curl my lashes before applying.

for a fresh look, select a bright (but not neon) blush color. i love bright pinks
and coral shades for spring. apply blush on the apples of your cheeks and blend out 
towards the temples. 

next, think eyebrows! they're very important. i prefer
bold brows, but don't want them to look overdone (that marker-like look? 
no, thank you). this maybelline brow pencil is a quick and easy way to define and fill in 
the sparser areas of my eyebrows. simply line your brows with the wax 
pencil and blend with the filling powder. 

the finishing touch? apply color to your lips. this neutrogena lip crayon goes on smooth,
is buildable (apply liberally to achieve a more colorful lip), and is
hydrating. i am wearing 'sweet watermelon' - the color is soft and natural looking, 
but neutrogena has many color options, depending on your preference! 

to finish off this five minute
look, apply your matte finish makeup setting spray. 
the setting spray helps your makeup stay in place throughout the day, while
reducing face oils and shine that often appear several hours after application. 

five minutes later, and you're ready to start your day with a gorgeous, 
natural makeup look. 

a special thank you to my local bartell drugs for sponsoring this post!
i loved attending their recent spring #beautybybartell makeup event.
be sure to check back for a night look tutorial on my blog next week.
have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
xoxo. 

**this is a sponsored post. bartell drugs graciously
provided me with a gift certificate to purchase the products in this post.
all opinions are my own!