A few of us who’re over 50 benefit from the means of making use of make-up and discover it stress-free, therapeutic or simply plain enjoyable. Others of us, not a lot. However irrespective of the place we’re on this continuum, there are sure occasions after we’re operating late and must get out the door in a rush… or we merely want a fast and simple make-up routine.
So right now I’ll share with you some concepts, make-up methods and merchandise that may assist get us on our manner very quickly – with out sacrificing a ravishing, completed look.
To be able to accomplish our objective of wanting our greatest within the least period of time, right here’s what we will do. First, we will use merchandise which are faster and simpler to make use of both because of the product’s components or to the precise design of the product.
As an example, it’s quicker to make use of a stick basis, since all we have to do is just take away the cap and apply it, than to make use of a liquid basis that we’ve got to pump out of the bottle after which apply. Second, we’ll give attention to methods to multitask with merchandise so one product is doing the work of two or three merchandise.
To look our greatest, filling in our brows is mostly a necessity for many of us. However this primary step will range a bit relying on what (if any) eyebrow challenges we’ve got. If our eyebrows simply should be stuffed in a little bit bit, we will use a product that may multitask for us: a tinted eyebrow gel.
Tinted forehead gels can’t solely apply coloration to our brows to assist them look thicker and higher, however they will additionally maintain our brows in place. Forehead gels range so much from model to model when it comes to how a lot pigment they apply and the way a lot maintain they provide for wiry forehead hairs so you could have to “audition” just a few earlier than you discover what works finest for you.
If you happen to want a little bit extra assist, there are merchandise which have fibers in them like Elf’s Wow Brow and Profit’s Gimme Brow. Within the video I’ll be utilizing Profit’s Gimme Forehead because it has fibers constructed into the gel that may make my brows look fuller.
Nonetheless want some assist? Chances are you’ll need to use an eyebrow pencil like Elf’s $2.00 Instant Lift Brow Pencil for 2 causes: first it glides on rapidly and simply and second, it has a thicker applicator so it’s potential to use extra product extra rapidly.
You might also need to think about using an eyebrow stencil. By merely filling within the clean space of the stencil, we will guarantee a quicker, simpler and fairly flawless forehead utility approach.
To make sure that our eye merchandise last more, don’t crease or smudge and canopy up any discoloration we would have on our eyelids, we will first rapidly swipe on and mix out some eye shadow primer. All we have to do subsequent is apply a cream or liquid eye shadow product.
Cream and liquid eyeshadows take much less time to use than powder eyeshadows which require brushes. And I lately discovered a cream eyeshadow product that multitasks as an eyeliner. It’s Tarte’s new QuickStick which is waterproof and is available in 6 totally different combos of colours.
Usually, the Quicksticks are $25 every, however by this special package on QVC I used to be capable of purchase three Fast Sticks for under $39.00. And by the best way, there’s additionally a 3 pack of those mixture eyeshadows and liners in what they name “rose” colours.
I apply the latte tan in my crease – and barely above it – and the brown eyeliner which is on the opposite finish. And I’ll use the eyeliner on the outer 1/3 space beneath my eyes as effectively.
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These subsequent steps you actually don’t should do, however they’re actually fast and simple to do with these merchandise. I apply the matte cream on my eyelids to brighten my lid space which is able to make my eyes look larger. I additionally apply it beneath the arch of my brows to assist elevate my eyes in addition to on the inside nook of my eyes to loosen up that space.
Then, I add a little bit of the darkish brown eyeliner coloration on the outer nook and outer crease space of my eyes simply to offer them extra emphasis. The eyeliner isn’t as creamy because the eyeshadow, nevertheless it’s positively workable. To complete the attention space, I rapidly curl my lashes and add some mascara.
I’ve already carried out my pores and skin prep, so my subsequent step is to use my sunscreen. I use Colorescience’s Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield “Glow” which has a mineral SPF of fifty. That is one other multi-tasking product as a result of I’m not solely getting sunscreen safety, however I’m additionally including some glow so I gained’t want to use any highlighter.
Subsequent, to cancel out redness, age spots and all types of different attention-grabbing issues on my face, I apply one other multi-tasking product which is each a basis and a concealer. It’s The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Stick from the brand new clear magnificence model Benefit.
The fantastic thing about these stick foundations is that we will simply dot them on rapidly after which use a brush or a sponge to mix them out. I like working this product into my pores and skin through the use of a dampened make-up sponge. I additionally put a few of this product on my finger and apply it across the outer fringe of my lips to assist hold my lipstick from feathering.
There are actually numerous different good stick foundations as effectively – together with the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick, the Hourglass Foundation Stick and Bobbi Brown’s Skin Foundation stick.
To finish this look, I simply add some cheek and lip coloration. For blush, I exploit a Benefit product referred to as Flush Bomb as a result of the applicator ensures a very fast and simple utility. All I must do is take off the highest and sweep the blush from the temple space all the way down to inside two finger widths from the nostril.
And simply to make it look seamless with my basis, I wish to take the make-up sponge I used earlier with the Benefit basis stick and simply contact up alongside the sides of the blush.
Subsequent, I’m going to use a lipstick that doesn’t require lip liner to maintain it from migrating into the effective strains round my lips: it’s Maybelline’s Superstay 24 Hour 2 Step Liquid Lipstick. If you happen to’re not acquainted with this product, it’s designed to be lengthy carrying and doesn’t cake or flake.
It’s finest to begin by making use of the lipstick in the course of the lip since there’s fairly a little bit of product on the applicator while you pull it out – after which end filling within the lip. Then it’s crucial to permit the lipstick to dry for 2 minutes earlier than making use of the ultra-conditioning balm on the opposite finish of the lipstick. The balm may be reapplied all through the day as usually as wanted.
Cowl Lady additionally makes a product like this referred to as Outlast All Day Lip Color with topcoat which they dub as “kiss-proof,” “food-proof,” and switch resistant.
For a fast last completion, it’s useful to take only a second to press a really barely damp make-up sponge all around the face to assist all of the merchandise meld collectively seamlessly.
And we’re carried out!
What make-up merchandise do you employ that make your make-up routine faster and simpler? What make-up methods aid you reduce down on the time you spend doing all your make-up? Please share with the neighborhood!