We all feel our best when we look our best. At the same time, most of us don't have enough hours in the day to be able to justify spending more than a few minutes on our daily make-up. If you are looking for a simple routine that will help you look great without taking up a lot of time, try out the items below.
Most of us do not need heavy foundation. If your skin is healthy, even if you have some minor blemishes, coating it in heavy foundation will do more harm than good. Instead, opt for a quality BB cream. Look for those that moisturize and offer SPF protection.
My pick? Aveeno Clear Complexion BB Cream, $10.25 on Amazon.
Everyone has beautiful eyes--I truly believe this. All shapes and colors are stunning; all you need to do is highlight them. Apply a layer of mascara each morning to help your eyes pop and appear more open. If your lashes are a little sparse, try a volumizing mascara to give them a little more oomph.
My pick? Maybelline New York Volum' Express Falsies, $5.41 on Amazon.
Any beauty guide released in the past several years has focused on eyebrows. But for most of us, penciling them in isn't needed. Instead, use a clear eyebrow gel to tame them and make them look more define. Just a few, quick swipes and you are good to go.
My pick? Ardell Brow Sculpting Gel, $3.89 on Amazon.
A pop of color on your lips is a great way to help your look come to life, but few of us enjoy the upkeep throughout the day. Lips stains allow you to avoid this by giving you lip color that really lasts, even through eating and drinking. You might need to touch it up once during the day, but that is minimal compared to traditional lip colors.
My pick? [TONYMOLY] Delight Tony Tint, $9.80 for three different shades on Amazon.
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