Saturday, April 9, 2011

The 7 Minute Makeup Routine...Really!!

If you're anything like me, you DO NOT have an hour in the morning to devote to applying your make-up. After you've gotten the kids up, hubby out the door, the dog fed and walked and finally figured out what to wear to today's meeting with your bosses MIGHT have 10 minutes left to freshen your face and pull it all together. Well ladies, allow me to introduce to you the 7 minute make up routine? Why 7 minutes you ask...because I've tried 5 and it's simply unrealistic when trying to acheive a polished look. 

As a side bar,  investing in a skincare system that is pure, safe, and beneficial like Arbonne's RE9 system, that synergizes not one but nine major age defying elements and botanicals in a powerful system of products clinically proven to start working within 24 hrs, will help you acheive a Joyous Face even without makeup.

You barely have 10 minutes to waste on make-up so the following are the absolute make up products. After you have cleansed your face with a skin care system you can begin your make up regimen.

A primer prepares your face for make-up by smoothing fine lines and pores for a flawless face. To apply, simply smooth onto your face with your fingers.

Tinted Moustuirzer w/ SPF:
Tinted moisturizer delivers sun protection and natural-looking coverage while restoring and maintaing optimal moisture balance.

Your eyes communicate to people and convey feeling without saying a word. Be sure to highlight them.

Eye Liner & Mascara:
Generally you may not have time for a liquid liner in the morning so use a pencil instead. Use the eye liner to add a partial half moon line to the bottom lash line. Then use your pinky to gently stretch your top lid (creating a straighter surface to draw) and draw an extremely short line from the outer corner inwards only about 2/3 of the way in. The goal is to create a slight cat eye that does not readily register as a make-up effect, yet replaces the need to apply eyeshadow, since it will highlight your eyes. The trick is to not pass the pencil beyond the middle of the eyelid, and make the line thin.

Apply one coat of Mascara....wait 10 seconds and then apply your second coat to avoid clumpy lashes.

Bronzer is a safe way to acheive a tanned look without compromising your skin to the dangerous rays of the sun. It can also be used to contour your face and add color without blush. The key to succesfully applying bronzer without looking like an orange streaky monster are:

USE a big powder or blush brush. Smaller brushes do not spread enough color so you will end up with streaks

BUILD up the bronzer. Do not sweep all at one, layer until you get the color you want. It's easier to add then it is to take away.

SWEEP from your forehead down to your jaw line in the shape of a "3". Using this technique highlights the areas light natuarally hits your face, for a natural look.

Lip Gloss/LipStick:
Pick your favorite shade and apply to finish your look. I like to apply Arbonne's Before Sub Lip Saver Sunscreen SPF 30 prior to applying my lipgloss or lipstick.

I hope this is helpful! Here's to a Joyous Face in 7 minutes or less!
I use all Arbonne products  for my face and body care as well as my cosmetics.
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