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5 Minutes to a Fabulous Face

By March 29, 2013 , , ,

Do ever find it difficult to get out of the house in the morning? Getting the kids up? Breakfast made? Bags packed for the day? Maybe if you're lucky, you get to take a shower. But goodness knows it better be quick because you've got somewhere to be and soon! Story of my life.

How about you?

I feel like I'm always in a hurry and I'm always supposed to be somewhere and like 5 minutes ago.

So it's one of those mornings when you don't have time to dry and curl the hair and spend 15 minutes in front of the mirror. Been there, done that. And honestly, in the summer, when it's hot and humid out, what's the point.

In the summer, you'll find me in a ball cap on the weekends, I can just about guarantee it. I'm not one of those girls whose hair dries and lays beautiful and wavy, it's a wild, hot mess most days.

However, you also won't see me out of the house, without a little bit of color on my face. When I was in college, my motto was that "you never know when you're going to meet your soul mate, better look good." Obviously, that motto is kinda moot at this point. But thesedays, when I have a little bit of color on, I'm not afraid of running into someone I know at the grocery (instead of hiding behind a bag of Cheetos).

But moreso, I feel more confident and beautiful, even if my hair is sitting on top of my hair in hot messed-up bun.

Somedays (let's face it, alot of days), I just go with what I like to call the 5-Minute Face. It's quick, it's easy and you'll feel fresh, fabulous and fine!

Cleanse & Moisturize
First, of course wash and moisturize your pretty face. While my recommendation would be Mary Kay's 3-in-1 Age-fighting cleanser and Moisturizer, the important point is that you are cleansing and moisturizing your face. 20 years from now you will thank me for telling you this. Perfect evidence, just check out a Mary Kay consultant or customer who has been using our products for years. Proof is in the pudding, folks, I'm just sayin'. You only get one face and your skin needs care and attention on a daily basis to avoid those yucky wrinkles, lines and dark spots in the future.

Foundation - Keepin' it simple
So after you cleanse and moisturize, let's use a little Mineral Powder Foundation. Brush it across your face lightly using a mineral powder brush, only. The more you brush over, the more coverage you will see. But for our five-minute look, let's keep it quick!

Cheeky Cheek
For a natural look with just a hint of color, use a pink cheek color with a dash of shimmer (not sparkle!) like Shy Blush. Use a cheek brush to lightly sweep color along your cheek bone and on the apple of your cheek. Smile and you'll find your apple!

Nude Lip
I love me some nude lip gloss! Especially a color like Cafe au Lait, its not sticky, but it sure is sweet (and moisturizing too), no need to pack the lip balm, just this gloss!

Color that Eye 
For a quick, natural look, there is nothing better than a color like our Chocolate Kiss. Use Chocolate Kiss as a midtone, using a crease brush to sweep from just above the crease in your eyelid down to your eyelashes. Then take your brush to sweep a highlight color like Crystalline or Moonstone to blend the color from your crease to your eye brow.

Lovely Lashes
For a quick finish, take your mascara (I'd recommend our Ultimate Mascara in Black), and make a zig-zag movement from the base of your eyelash to the ends. Start with the top and if you have time, lightly sweep a little mascara on your bottom eyelash only halfway to the corner of your eye (toward your nose).

That's it! You're ready to go, don't forget your cell phone, wallet, oh yea and the kids!

Happy Good Friday and enjoy your Easter ya'll!

(It's probably obvious that I am a Mary Kay consultant. However, this post is not intended to sell you Mary Kay, but to provide you with an example of a five-minute look. If you have similar colors in your cosmetic drawer, try em! But if you need some new color recommendations or have  questions, just drop me a line!)

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