My 5 Minute Beauty Routine

In the 7 months since Harper was born, my morning beauty routine has evolved and now takes about 5 minutes. Besides foundation (or concealer if you need it) and mascara (an essential that needs no recommendation), adding color to my lips and cheeks and a little brightness and depth to my eyes is all I do for a running errands or low key days. Tarte, one of my very favorite lines, has the best Cheek Stain out there in a round deodorant looking stick that sweeps across the apples of your cheeks where you need a pop of color. It’s a sheer stain that’s easy to apply and blend. Color on the face is so important, it’s typically what’s missing when people ask you if you’re sick and you’re not. Universal Lip Liner is a touch deeper than a basic nude. I quickly line and fill in with it before adding a lip balm on top to blend both together. It isn’t glossy or thick so it makes a perfect light casual color. Side note: if you have a skin tone that’s deeper than a light/medium, check out LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint which will give the same effect and is available in a variety of colors.

For eyes I skip the shadow and line the top lash line with Skinny SmolderEYES in black. I make small dashes half touching my lid and half against my lash roots so it doesn’t look drawn on but still but adds depth. The last step I never forget is EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener, a flesh toned liner that when used along your inner rim (aka waterline) it makes my eyes look less tired and really bright. (Kim Kardashian always rocks a light waterline.) Since it works so well it went from being a sometimes thing in my routine to a must- it’s something you have to try if you ever have tired looking eyes.

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That’s the extent of what I do most days. How about you, any essentials you think I should try? What are your tips for looking put together in a hurry?

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