When your life consists of things like work, chores and taking care of kids, it’s hard to squeeze a beauty routine into your schedule. Let’s get back to feeling sexy and ready to take on the world. I know you think you don’t have enough time in the mornings to do anything but put on makeup, but trust me, with these four simple steps (and four of my favorite products), you can transform yourself from bed-head to bombshell in less than five minutes.
1. Take care of your skin
If you don’t, you’ll have dull, dry, uneven skin that will make you look more tired, older and unhealthy. Argan oil is your very best friend when it comes to skin care. Safe for the delicate nature of your face, argan oil should be the first step in your beauty routine. Supple, hydrated skin is healthy skin. It doesn’t hurt that brighter, smoother skin makes you look younger, too.
2. Go natural
Natural makeup items are simply the best. Use a lightweight and natural-looking foundation to even your skin tone and hide any blemishes. With a little swipe of a makeup sponge, evidence of back-to-back sleepless nights because of croup, or that annoying pimple you get right before your period, vanish. Ecco Bella is a natural foundation meant to nourish and moisturize as well as it covers. Its SPF 15 also provides great protection from those harmful UV rays.
3. Lash out
My favorite tool in my beauty arsenal is mascara. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; a little bit of mascara goes a long way. Look ready to take on the world with brighter, more awake eyes. Darker lashes help highlight the dark ring around the iris of your eye. This ring fades as we get older, in some people more than others. Our subconscious registers this, seeing a darker ring sends the message to our brain of youth and vitality. Therefore, utilize your mascara to its fullest and you’ll not only feel good about what others see, but you’ll feel younger every time you look in the mirror.
4. Respect your lips!
Lastly, do not neglect your lips. Although I love red lipstick, there are some of you who will forever be convinced you can’t wear it. Since I can’t take each and every one of you makeup shopping to prove you’re wrong, I beg of you to at least use a fabulous lip conditioning treatment to heal, protect and reduce the fine lines that appear as we tack on the years. My absolute favorite is DeVita Lip Volumizer. Safe, natural and non-toxic (not made of anything dangerous like snake venom or some crazy chemical), you can use this lip treatment multiple times a day to have pretty, kissably soft lips every day.