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Lazy girl’s guide to morning makeup
September 1, 2014, 10:17 am

Everyone has those mornings where you just don’t feel like getting up and starting the day, let alone putting on makeup. You are feeling a little lazy and unmotivated – but you don’t want to completely forgo makeup altogether. In case you’re in that boat today, and need some help, here are some minimalistic makeup tips that will maintain your makeup routine without requiring you to go full out at 6 am.

BB/CC Cream as Cover-up: The overall application of cover-up can be the longest part of the makeup routine. From moisturizer, to concealer, to powder foundation, it’s no wonder you want to skip out on your makeup. To sum up this part of process, use a BB or CC Cream. It’ll work as a moisturizer while applying a light layer of coverage. It also adds a healthy glow to give you a nice fresh-faced look.

Strategic bronzer: Applying bronzer in key areas can make all the difference in very little time. Just a swift sweep of the bronzer brush over your temples, along the sides of your face and right under the cheekbones is all it takes. This will immediately strengthen your bone structure without the need to completely contour.

Easy smokey eye: On a lazy morning, a smokey eye is exactly the look you would not choose for the day. With all the different eyeshadow shades and eyeliner tricks, creating this look is too excessive. It doesn’t have to be though. You can create a simple daytime smoky eye by the simple application of a brown eyeliner pencil on the top and bottom lash line. Then just use a smudging brush to create the hazy/smokey effect.

Eyelash curler:  This is a typical step that women tend to skip, but curling your eyelashes takes a few seconds and makes all the difference. It opens up your eyes without the need to apply anything. All it does is simply enhance what is already there to make you look more awake and ready to start the day.

Bottom lash mascara: Eyeliner outlines and shapes your eyes, but it does take a certain technique that most women aren’t always ready for so early in the morning. To get the same eye-shaping effect, apply a quick layer of mascara on the bottom lashes. You already have the mascara brush out for your top lashes, what’s a quick swipe of the bottom ones?

Bold lip: If you’re going to go bare everywhere else on your face, commit to a bold lip. It’ll act almost as a distraction for the lack of other makeup. Another method is to choose a liner that is brighter than your lipstick. This is a great way to make your lips pop with a simple bold effect.  A girl flashing a bright colored lip immediately looks very put-together and ready to rock her day.


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