Thursday, November 12, 2009

A hat and sunglasses doesn't quite cover it...

You know how it goes, you are racing to get out the door to run an errand and you only have an hour or less before your child will throw a fit and as you pass the mirror and you see yourself. OMG. Am I going to go to the grocery store looking like this and potentially run ex boyfriend? a client? an old classmate?

I have learned this lesson many times. The one time that you leave the house looking like you just rolled out of bed and threw on the clothes that were laying on top of the laundry basket is when you run into someone you know and you couldn't be more embarrassed. I have come up with a quick, 5 minute routine that will leave you looking somewhat refreshed and polished before you walk out the door (no shower required)!!!

1.) I start with Shu Eumura's Pro Concealer-it's super light and smooth. It is not heavy and can get rid of those dark circles, or blotchiness in your skin.

2.) Next, a bronzing powder does wonders. It will give you a slight glow and a touch of shimmer. I prefer Chanel's Soleil Tan De Chanel Soft Touch Bronzer

3.)  Nars Cream Eyeshadow...this stuff is amazing! I know I have talked about it before, but I can't help mentioning it again. You literally swipe it onto your eyelids and it has even coverage and just gives you a small tint of color. It's quick and subtle enough for daytime.

4.) An eyelash curler can work wonders! Do that and then put on some mascara, it will immediately open your eyes up. I prefer good old Maybelline Great Lash it's not super thick and it can be applied in seconds. The Shu Eumura eyelash curler is one of the best in the market.

5.) Nars Orgasm Blush-a bestseller for a reason. It's got a perfect "pinched cheek" glow and it's light and natural looking. It also has an amazing shimmer to it. I love it year-round!

6.) For the lips I love Chanel No.93 Paillettes Glossimer. It is a PERFECT shade of pink, with flecks of gold. If you like a really basic lip, try Bobbi Browns SPF 15 Lip Tint it's moisturizing and gives you just a touch of color

7) If you wake up with hair that is slightly "messy", work with it! Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly product really works. The Flexible hold spray can take your bed head from crazy to kind of cute in minutes. Bobby pins are also a great friend if you are having a not so amazing hair day. Twist and pin the sides back, a-la Lauren Conrad, or throw on a headband if your bangs are out of control.


  1. Fabulous tutorial. I could use the help. ah ha

  2. I love the Chanel bronzer too!

  3. Sometimes a brown paper bag over the face works too on those really bad days :0 LOL



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