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Makeup is a fun and exciting rite of passage for any young girl or boy who decides they want to experiment with it. Whether it's a simple day-to-day look or something extravagant and bold, many people worldwide love playing with the colors and ideas that come from makeup. As interesting as it is, however, applying these creative looks can be time-consuming as the minutes drag on and we become late for an event. Luckily, there is a variety of tips that have been learned to speed up the applying process for those who do not have as much time as others. Below are a few tips to make applying makeup a bit quicker.
If you do not have a foundation on hand or you are just running late and do not have the time to apply a full coverage foundation, concealer is an excellent substitute for foundation. Concealers can be mixed with any kind of moisturizer for a quick foundation fix. Liquid concealer can also simply be blended well in a thin layer on the face if a moisturizer is not around.
Some makeup harms the skin, which is why there are extra products that can be applied to the skin to keep the face feeling refreshed. However, sometimes time works against us and there is not enough time to apply every coat of the products need for healthy skin. For this problem, there are all-in-one foundations. All-in-one foundations typically have mixed-in moisturizers for the skin so you do not have to spend as long blending in so many products.
For a lot of makeup lovers, skincare is a huge thing to look out for. Because of this, it is wise to have a trusted skincare routine for either the night before or a quick and easy routine in the morning. Washing and moisturizing is the main way to go for most people as it thoroughly cleans the skin from the makeup worn throughout that day and lets the skin settle in a moisturizer overnight so your skin feels refreshed in the morning.
A lot of people like to use good blush color. Sometimes, though, we run out of blush and need to get more but do not have the time quite yet to go out and get more. The good news is that a lot of lipstick products that are on hand are made up of similar products that are found in cream blushes. All that needs to be done for this tip is to take a little bit of the chosen lipstick color, dot it on each cheek, and gently blend it in. When using this tip, however, the lipstick should not be too much of a dark color since blush is meant to be a rosy color.
Some days we are running late and can not seem to find some of the things we normally use in our makeup routines. This tip is for that moment when your eyeliner seems to have disappeared but you see your mascara sitting there on the counter. To apply mascara as an eyeliner, all you need to do is get a small makeup brush, gather the mascara on the brush, and use it as you normally would with an actual eyeliner.
While many of us love doing extravagant eye looks, the harsh reality is that we do not always have the time to perfect these looks we want. An easy way to save time while applying makeup is to aim for a subtle, everyday look. This may not be the boldest look in the world, but it will give you the satisfaction of doing makeup and can give you a well-rested look during the day. Some eyeshadow colors that are common for this are basic skin tone colors or a neutral shimmering shade.
7. Begin With Eye Looks
When applying makeup, we have been accustomed to think the base should be applied first and then go to eyeshadows, mascara, eyeliner, etc. However, a helpful time-saver is beginning with the eyes and then doing the base. Some eyeshadows tend to have a bit of fallout, this fallout can fall down the face and stick on the already applied base. To avoid the time of fixing the fallout, eyeshadow can be applied first.
Darker shades give us that bold and dangerous look that some people want. However, darker colors leave more room for error when being applied. Lighter shades take less time to apply since they match our natural skin tones, so if we mess up with lighter shades it is not a hassle to try to correct the mistakes. Using lighter shades can also give the lips a healthier and shinier appearance.
In an absolute makeup emergency, there is a solution to going to makeup stores, like Sephora and using test samples. When using this tip, however, disposable applicators are recommended. Using eye products, such as eyeliner or mascara, are also not encouraged. Using the basic makeup samples is known to be just fine for a needed makeup fix.
If you are a makeup lover, there is really no getting out of finding some way of doing makeup each day. While these are just some time-saving tips, think about using them the next time you are in a rush to put on your makeup for the day.