We all know how it goes, the first few weeks of school everyone is motivated, wakes up on time for classes, and puts in effort. But once those few fresh weeks wear off, we get lazy. And by that I mean, only waking up a max of 20 minutes before our 8 am class, if even that. This is the routine I fell into because lets face it, we get tired, especially in college. I am one who looooves my sleep so choosing 8 am science classes may not have been the best idea, and yes I have skipped a few, like most people probably have. But throughout this semester and last I would like to believe that I have mastered the 5-10 minute “full face” of makeup. Now, to some this would be considered a full face, but to me its only half way there.
I always start with a moisturizer, my favorite at the moment is the Clinique dramatically different moisturizing gel. I prefer the gel because it feels lighter on the face, and is more refreshing in my opinion. After the moisturizer, I move onto primer. I am one of those people who’s makeup does NOT like to stay on at all so primer is a very very important step for me. I currently use the Tarte Poreless magnifying primer, and I really do see a difference in both the smoothness of my makeup, and the lasting power when I use this. Next, I use my tried and true Maybelline Fit Me matte and poreless (as you can see I love my mattifyng products). I apply with a damp beauty blender because I find it to be the quickest and easiest method (and I love the way my foundation turns out). I follow this with my Tarte shape tape concealer under my eyes (typical college girl not getting enough sleep) and set it, along with the rest of my face, with the Maybelline Fit me loose finishing powder using my damp beauty blender. I find this concealer/ powder duo is GREAT because it does not crease, stays all day, and best of all, has no flashback.
After those steps I’m done with my face products and move onto my brows. I use the MAC fluid line brow creme (great but VERY pigmented and thick) in deep dark brunette to shape and fill in my brows. I follow that with applying my Lancome Monsieur BIG mascara, which has quickly became my favorite mascara of all time. Last but not least (once the mascara has dried) I mist my face the MAC fix plus coconut setting spray.
As you can tell, I like to do a “full face” everyday minus the contour, bronzer, eyeshadow, blush, and highlighter. And although it seems like a lot, it really does only take me about 5- 10 minutes, and has saved me from being late to my morning classes when I only give myself 15 minutes to get ready.
What is your “go to” makeup when you decide to sleep in a little later than you should? Let me know!
*Side note: I know I haven’t been on here since 2018, so I’m sure there are different people viewing my content, so thank you for reading!*