There have only been a handful of times that I’ve needed to wear makeup in the last year or so. I know how to do my make up so I look nice but I am no where near talented when it comes to those amazing make up looks my nieces can pull off looking like celebrities. When you add shaky hands and fatigue in the mix, makeup can be the last thing I want to do, but sometimes, it necessary.
Over the years when I am low on energy but I need to get my face done, I have come up with what I call my “5-5-5 Face.” Esentually, it breaks down like this…
5 minutes on my face, I use a foundation primer with build in highlighter. Then I apply my foundation with a beauty blender.
5 minute rest break. I sit on the floor, the side of the tub, really anywhere just to give my leg a break from all the standing.
The last 5 minutes I do my eyebrows, eye’s and lips. Since I am trying to look presentable but not exert too much energy, I use cat-eye stamps on my eyelids. I takes seconds to stamp it on and BAM! Already looking fierce! Then I use a highlighter crayon to cover my eyelids for a slight glow. I add mascara and my eyes are done!
Lastly, I use a dual cheek and lip color. I pat the color directly to my lips and cheeks and blend it in. If my hands are too shaky, all this may take slightly more than 5 minutes at a time, but you get the idea!
To wash my face I use a makeup remover towel. You just wet it with lukewarm water and take off your face! I also keep a pack of makeup remover sheets next to my side of the bed for those nights, I am just exhausted.
During March, when lockdown was still being strictly enforced, I decided to start using up all the little, random samples of products I had laying around my bathroom cabinets. It feels good to use them up and clear up space but by doing this, I was able to find out that foundation primer plus highlighter was even I thing!! This sample is almost out and I will be purchasing the full size Smashbox product.
Do you have any products you love? Any time saver products?