Beauty Essentials For A "5 Minute Face"

10:17 AM

 
In between juggling work, a 5 month old, a sassy pup, and all of life's other demands, I've gotten pretty darn good at mastering what I call the "5 minute face." Just enough to make me feel put together without taking up too much time...because let's be real, no one needs to contour to go to the grocery store or HomeGoods, am I right?!

I get to work by popping Laura Mercier Secret Concealer under my eyes because the bags are real and they ain't designer, y'all. I just use my fingers to blend.

I'll follow that with the YSL Touche Eclat down the bridge and sides of my nose to brighten them up - this stuff is a crap concealer but it's a great brightener.

A pop of Benefit Dallas Bronzer on the apples of my cheeks, hairline around my forehead, and down my nose is next for a sunkissed look.

A swipe of RMS Beauty Living Luminizer then goes on the tops of my cheekbones. I've tried a couple of setting powders from the drugstore that have been ok at best, but I'm impressed with the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (thank you to the Laura Mercier, Sephora and Influenster team for the complimentary sample!) for keeping everything on lock for the entire day. Good stuff.

I then coat my lashes with a few swipes of Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara, brushing them out if I have a little extra time since it can get a little clumpy looking (though I don't mind that since it gives more oomph to my stubby lashes). 

The look is finished with Fresh Rose Lip Balm. I hate that I love it so much because it is so expensive for a lip balm, but it's my ride or die.

So that's it! A few of my daily faves currently in rotation that help me look less like Gollum and more like Gigi (haaaaa....I wish). What are some of your everyday favorites, chickadees? Dish in the comments!

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