2017 03 20 fashion make up main

Here's how to perfect the woman-on-the go makeup look!

Not everyone has two hours to primp in the morning. Typically, the everyday woman or student has 15 minutes or less to look polished and ready to face the day. Today I'll share with you some makeup kit essentials and some tips to make you look ready in a jiffy!

To start, the secret to getting ready real quick is using multi-purpose products and knowing how to make more use on what you currently have. You simply need 5 products to start your everyday makeup kit!

Look for a medium-full coverage BB cream.

This works as: Your sunscreen, your base product and your concealer.

You'd want a product with a fair amount of SPF to protect you from the sun and enough coverage to even-out your skin tone. This can also work as your concealer too! First step is to use a pea-size amount and spread all over your face and neck using your hands. To conceal your under eyes and other imperfections, take a little bit more of your BB cream and dab until you reach your desired coverage.

Let your favorite lipstick do more tricks.

This works as: Your lipstick (duh), your cream blush and cream eye shadow!

A good everyday shade is some neutral dusty pinks, mauves and even bright reds. To apply blush on your cheeks, add some products into your fingers and tap on the apples of your cheeks. Avoid smiling when applying blush though and simply follow your cheekbones for a more flattering look. And yes, you can apply a flush of pink and mauve on your lids. A monochromatic look is in-trend and this makes your eyes look awake and fresh. Make sure to set your lids with powder. Another favorite in my kit is a lip and cheek tint too so you can also use this if you're not into lipstick. And yes you can also multi-use your cream blush as well.

Opt for a light to medium coverage pressed powder.

This works as: Your protector against an oily face!

There are many pressed powders and powder foundations in the market that also offer SPF aside from coverage. Make sure to dab on your face instead of swiping with a heavy hand as this makes your base products migrate. Doing so also helps the powder melt into your skin.

Make brown mascara and lash curler your best friend.

This works as: Your lashes and brows.

Curl your lashes and apply a good amount of mascara. Layer if desired and apply on your bottom lashes too for some extra oomph. Your brown mascara also works as a brow mascara that tints and tames your brow hairs. We want to look on fleek on most days but sometimes that takes up to 20 minutes and ain't body got no time fo that on the daily. Groomed brows are important to frame our face and simply brushing them up makes you look fresh. And did you know that you can also use your mascara product as a liquid eyeliner? Take some product and swipe it at the back of your hand, dip your eyeliner brush and apply the way you usually do.

That's the beauty of makeup- there's so much use out of your everyday products especially when you want to make the most out of your purchase. Expect more beauty tricks shared here soon so better keep your eyes peeled!

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