Some of you asked me what is the best way to achieve a quick and clean makeup look in the morning when you are trying to rush out of the house for work. I was actually sitting on a very long flight to L.A (have to tell you about this amaaazing trip!) when drafting this and I figured that this was a good time to finally break it down for you Divas! I will just give you step by step guidelines that I personally follow every morning and that do not take more than 10 minutes.
Step 1: After you wash your face, apply your daily moisturizer (pick one with an SPF of at least 15 during summer time or if you live in a hot climate)
Step 2: The quickest foundation to apply in the morning is the MAC Studio Fix powder. Use it with brush # 182. Make sure you carry a blot powder for quick touch-ups throughout the day.
Step 3: Shape your eyebrows with MAC Eyebrow pencil. Lining your eyebrows will give great definition to your face.
Step 4* Optional: If you wish to apply eyeshadows, pick 2 colors: the lid color (usually darker than the highlighter) and the highlighter. Apply the color on your lid using MAC brush # 252 and use the same brush to go on your eyebrow bone to apply your highlighter.
Step 5: This step will be after step 3 if you do not feel like applying eyeshadow (which is the case for most of us in the morning). Use liquid eyeliner on top of your lid and a pencil in the inner rim (check Post on eyeliner for my favorite eyeliners). Follow this by using your favorite mascara.
Step 6: Contour your lips with a neutral pencil. I like using Chestnut for darker complexion or any color that you feel will blend in with the lipgloss you want to wear. Try to stay as neutral as possible for your lip color when going to the office. My favorite lip combinations are chestnut with Bare Truth, Spite, Underage, Oh baby…
Step 7* Optional: Use a blush if you want to add a little additional touch to your face. I am a big fan of blush and cannot leave the house without it. I like using a matte blush that is not sparkling for the day. If you are of darker complexion, MAC Raizin or Loverush are great choice. If you are lighter, I like Gingerly or Blunt.