Skip the Morning Shower
Studies are being shown that your natural oils are actually better for you than scrubbing it all away in the shower. Not only that, many gallons of water are saved. Oily hair? Dry shampoo is a great solution. Even cheaper (possibly household) solution?: Baby Powder.
Try: Pssst Dry Shampoo
Let your skin breathe, don't cake product on all day every day. (Especially in warmer weather!) Try a tinted moisturizer (even better, an energy-boosting one) Treat problem areas with concealer.
Try: Origins VitaZing Moisturizer.
Look for products that serve multiple uses. cheek highlight & eyeshadow, bronzer & contour, double ended products, etc. Use a peachy blush, or something a little darker than your skin tone (depending on your coloring), that can give the right effect and look like you applied contour, bronzer, and blush.
Try: MAC Blush in Margin
Don't Layer Products
"This product lengthens, this one volumizes" etc. This is especially the case for mascaras. Look for mascaras that are all-in-one products and provide everything they advertise. Layering products means you have to take the time for the first layer to dry/set.
Try: L'Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara
Most places actually frown upon colored eyeshadow and eyeliner. It does make your eyes pop, but it is also somewhat distracting, especially if it's not done right. Applying six eye shadows and getting it perfectly blended does take a lot of time; save these looks for nights out. Skip the eyeshadow altogether if you can. If your eyelids are red/purple because of veins. Get a cream matte eyeshadow that matches your skin tone. Most cream products can stay without primer.
Try: MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
If you still need/want that extra pop in your eyes, try a champagne/nude metallic (rather than white) eyeliner in your inner corner and waterline. This can give a subtle widening effect for sleepy eyes.
Try: MAC Eye Kohl in I Get No KickSkip the Brushes
Grab products that are a in a twist-up, pencil, or wand form. Some people are grossed out about applying product with their fingers, if that's the case, keep it minimal. It takes a lot of time to switch back and forth between brushes, then even more time to clean them at the end. Pour brush cleanser into a spray bottle rather than the regular bottle it comes in to save product and avoid excess mess.
FOTD: Nearly Natural
Face: Origins Vitazing Moisturizer, MAC Margin Blush
Eyes: MAC Brow Pencil in Lingering, MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot, MAC Technakohl in Graphblack (waterline & tightline), MAC Eye Kohl in I Get No Kick (inner corner), L'Oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense (lash line), L'Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara
Lips: MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick (lightly applied)
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