|Quick Beauty Tricks
Get Out of That Beauty Rut
by E. Von Freudenberg
With life getting
more hectic with every passing day, I'm always trying to find ways to make
makeup time in the morning go quick and easy. Hmmm, quick and easy can
be crazy sometimes, especially when trying to wade through that mini mall
I call my makeup drawer sometimes.
So what I've done is create 'QUICK
TRICKS' within my makeup madness.
And I've found it does wonders in getting
me out the door fast!
What kills 'time' in putting on makeup,
is usually the 10 minutes or so spent sitting there trying to figure what
the heck I'm going to do today. What's my look for today? I don't know.
Well, that took 7 minutes.
I get bored with my look just as much
as everyone else, and yet I tend to fall backwards into the same trap,
ah, I mean look, over and over.
Here's how I get out of my beauty rut:
created an inspiration board to boost me out of my beauty boredom. Next
to my makeup mirror, I've leaned a mini corkboard against the wall, tacked
full of incredible tear sheets from Vogue, Allure, just about any magazine
that inspires me. A look, an eye, a makeup color, anything that makes my
heart skip and go, "gee, I wish I looked like that." Well, there it is.
In front of my face every morning. Don't know what to do? Look at the board
and bingo - I get inspired and I create a little mini make over every morning.
Off course I change the board every few weeks, but believe me,the inspiration
TRICK', is to put a small little basket, or box next to my makeup
mirror, filled with the makeup products that I KNOW WORK on me. The killer
lipstick color that makes my skin look amazing every time I wear it. The
blush that makes me look like I've just been running, the light brown eye
pencil that works everywhere.............and so forth. Those "I look great
in these" colors. In a rush? No time to play? Open your box and there they
are. Having to HUNT for colors is what takes all day. Having them in a
central location every morning makes those "I wish I had time for another
cup of coffee" time crunches seem a little easier.
TRICK' I use is my 'mixing' box. Another, although smaller pretty
box. Full of those eye shadow colors I just can't bring myself to wear,
the old tired lipsticks I stopped wearing years ago. The colors that I
just don't use, no matter what. But I don't want to throw them away. In
this box of fading blush, eye shadow and all, I've also thrown in Vitamin
E Oil, clear lip gloss, a small bottle of moisturizer. My "mixer" tools
I call them.
With that moisturizer, I can create
a cream blush with that weird plumy red eye shadow that I won't use anymore
create a killer highlighter cream with that cool iridescent cream eye shadow
that went out 5 years ago. Create a cream blush by applying your moisturizer
first on your cheeks,and then your 'eye shadow' or lipstick color on top
for a better blend.
The Vitamin E oil and/or lipgloss?
Create 'lipsticks' out of eyeshadows and blush, or use on top of cheeks,
eyelids, on top of lips for a going out look, that's shiny and better for
your skin than Vaseline. And stays on all night.
So there you have it. Simple quick
tricks that can turn your makeup boredom, into a morning of creativity.