Friday, November 5, 2010

Perfect Makeup in Five Minutes

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I wake up super early for work and the last thing I want is to spend an hour getting ready. At the same time I don't want to head into the office looking haggard. So I use a few easy steps to look fresh in a hurry:
 
1.  Before you apply your make up start with a moisturized face. I like Anastasia Beverly Hills Nourishing Antioxidant Eye Cream and Chanel Beautie Initiale.
2. Apply a tinted moisturizer using a foundation brush and lightly stroke upwards and out on cheeks and a little on your t-zone.
3. Add a light layer of concealer to red spots and dark circles. I like Smash Box Camera Ready #3-the peach tones help with my dark circles.
4. Apply blush to your cheeks and bronzer to your t-zone.
5. Apply mascara and slide on a coat of your favorite lipstick. 

If you have extra time do your eyebrows, it helps define your look. I have been trying to grow mine out for two years and have finally come to grips with the fact that they will never be as thick as they once were. Luckily, Anastasia Beverly Hills sent me a bunch of amazing products that have seriously made a difference with my brows. The Brow DualityThe Brow Pen, The Beauty Express, and my favorite, The Brow Wiz -fill them in and brush them up and you're done! 

32 comments:

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

great tips! xx

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Josie said...

Doll, these tips are absolutely GENIUS. I constantly drag myself out of bed five minutes later than I should and I'm all about the five-minute-makeup -- concealer, translucent powder, blush, mascara, and a little strawberry lip balm as I roll out the door. So simple but fresh-looking.
xo Josie
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Nicole Lisa said...

Great tips!
I really try, but some days I have to give my face a break and that is where the moisturizer is just perfect, it evens out the skin and makes you look fresh any day.
<3 Nicole Lisa
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DiamondsandTulle said...

Love the tips Taylor! And the brushes in a mason jar. I keep mine in an Anthro cup [similar idea]. Happy Friday!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

KcomeKarolina said...

thanks for the tips! great post!

xoxo
K.
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Robbie said...

Thanks for the tips, I always think everyday make up should be done in minimal time and look clean and simple. That way, when you try something more adventurous it's always noticed!

Have a lovely weekend.
xxx

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vicky h. said...

I loooove how you store your brushes!!! might have to copy that :)

xox Vicky
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Styles 'n Cream said...

I am also a fan of Anastasia brow products - I never neglect my brows - I always try to brush them and fill them in - for me that completes my look. As fas my makeup routine in the morning it is as quick as it gets and performed at red lights and traffic jams while I am driving to work. I don't even have 5 min at home - trying to get myself and 2 little kids ready is not an easy task when everyone is a sleepy head.

Have a great weekend!

xoxo,
Rali

wishful nals said...

great tips! i always do my eyebrows. not that i need to, but once you do, it's hard to not! it really defines your face! xo

Bianca said...

I like how you store your brushes in a mason jar- super creative; currently mine are in a- very lacking- case.

Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo
bianca

Closet Fashionista said...

Awesome tips! I usually just go to work looking like a zombie, but that's because no one my age works there so I don't really care XD But I do make sure I'm dressed awesome ;)
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Agitarsi said...

Great tips!

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the style crusader said...

love seeing little behind the scenes shots of people's homes... love your brushes and their glass jar! definitely a girl of quick makeup. bronzer, blush, mascara and eyebrows is all i do most days. only recently discovered the magic of boosting your eyebrows... i'm addicted now. xx

Olya Nikol Pishcheva said...

Thank you for the tips! ~

the chirpy bird said...

Keep it quick and keep it simple! Often when you spend too much time in the mirror is when it looks like you've spent too much time in the mirror! It's really all about great skin care and enhancing the fact that you take care of yourself! That's my motto! Love these tips!
xo tash

Mary said...

Fab! Thanks for the tips!!

Mary xoxo

Liana said...

great and simple morning routine! and i love the anastasia brow whiz, it works great!

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Dancing Branflake said...

Great tips! Where do you work? Now I am so curious!

FASHION SNAG said...

Great tips!

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diana kang said...

you always have such little cute setups of your stuff! that jar is just perfect!
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Agnieszka said...

I think eyebrows are really important! It can make you look so more fresh and give you THAT look

Ette said...

Love the brushes in a jar.
I have a PINK makeup brush set in a similar sort of thing from ikea <3

peace & love

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Caroline said...

I always love your tips!! Enjoy your weekend lady! xo

November Grey said...

Great tips! Thanks!

xx

November Grey

Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen said...

I find that filling in my eyebrows in is sometimes all I need. It makes such a difference! And I love Anastasia's products. I use their eyebrow duo and it's awesome.

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

These are lovely tips, thank you!!!

Liesl :)

Ana said...

LOVE the mason jar for your brushes. Like a real artist.


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missmarc said...

I dont wear makeup but I think its so cute that you put your makeup brushes in a Mason jar! <3

libys11 said...

of course i have different products, but this is exactly how i do my 5-minute face in the morning for work too!! :D

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christina said...

I really like the first photo xxx
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She Wore It Well said...

Benefit has some great eyebrow products too


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Katy said...

Oooh, these are great. I'm always such a slave to my usual routine, but I should really think more about moisturizer and concealer, instead of just SPF and mascara -- it does make a big difference!

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