February 21, 2013
For most busy women, spending time in the mirror applying beauty products is a luxury. From having to get yourself and the kids ready to making time for breakfast and a quick shower, the mornings can be hectic. However, the beauty experts at Redbook magazine have broken down the best ways to reinvent your look in 10 minutes or less, so you'll have no excuse not to look and feel great.
If you literally have two minutes to primp in the morning, then making concealer your new best friend is a must. Use the product or a foundation like Colorescience Sheer Creme Foundation directly under your eyes to hide dark circles. Next, swipe volumizing mascara on your top and bottom lashes to awaken your peepers and finish off this easy look by rocking a light pink lip gloss. Using Bliss products like the Bliss Fabulips Instant Lip Plumper is an even better option, since this product helps give you a fuller pout, drawing attention to your pretty mouth.
Ready in five
Ladies who have about five minutes to get ready each morning will want to start with their foundation as well - this time applying the product on the apples of your cheeks before rubbing it in on the sides of your nose, on your forehead and chin. This application will help smooth out your skin, hiding any imperfections.
From here, grab your go-to blush - a brush and blush combo like the Colorescience Mineral Blush Cheek Colore might be a perfect option for ladies in a hurry. Apply the hue on the apples of the cheeks for a stunning glow. Next, swipe a light shimmering gold eyeshadow on your top lids and complete the style with a few coats of mascara on your lashes.
Ten minutes of bliss
If you're lucky enough to get a full 10 minutes to yourself to get ready, then the sky is really the limit with how great you can look. For this style, the magazine suggests starting on the eyes - using a "glimmery copper eyeshadow" on your top lids. The experts recommend staying away from matte eyeshadow since it can actually make you look more tired.
Help your eyes stand out even more by using either a brown liner, if you have lighter skin, or a black variety, if you are darker in complexion, on your top lashes. Start at your inner corners and work your way out for a blended look.
Finish this style by sassing up your pout with a touch of raspberry red lipstick in a matte finish to still look professional.