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Make-up In A Hurry

Updated on April 3, 2011

No time for make-up in your morning routine? I intend to prove that it can be fit in. I have compiled a series of different make up routines. The routines include a "No Time" routine that can be done in as little as 2 minutes, a "More Time" routine than can be done in as little as 3 minutes, or the "Business Appropriate" routine that can be done in under 5 minutes.

The routines came to be because women that I work with are always asking me for make-up tips and advice. I am not a professional make-up artist, just a woman who enjoys testing new beauty products and techniques.

Basic make-up supplies to accomplish these routines are a make-up brush, liquid concealer (to match your skin tone), powder bronzer, eye shadow, mascara and lip gloss.

I recommend starting off with a moisturizing skin lotion applied all over the face.

Routine #1 ~ "No Time" ~ Requirements are a make-up brush, powder bronzer, mascara and lip gloss. Apply bronzer (with brush) over your cheek bone. When smiling, start at the ball of your check and brush out to hair line. Also apply a bit of bronzer at the top of your forehead close to your hairline. Bronzer gives your skin a nice healthy glow. Next apply mascara to both top and bottom eyelashes. Finally, apply lip gloss. Lip glosses come in a variety of colors and shines. For the "no time" routine, choose a neutral color with a bit of shine. Toss the lip gloss in your purse for touch ups.

Routine #2 ~ "More Time" ~ Requirements for this routine include all of the above products and liquid concealer. Liquid concealer is a beauty product that evens out your skin tone. If you have never used concealer before, take the time to test out different tones to get one closest to your natural tone. Start applying in little sections at a time. Concealer is meant to even your tones out and when applied properly will not look caked on or obvious. After you have applied the concealer, continue with the steps from Routine #1.

Routine #3 ~ "Business Appropriate" ~ This routine follows the same basic application as Routine #2 with the addition of eye shadow. Eye shadow should be put on before applying mascara. In choosing an eye shadow to go with the Business Appropriate routine, I recommend sticking with neutral shades such as browns. Buy a product that includes 3 or 4 shades of brown. An applicator should be included with the product. Swipe the medium tone of eye shadow across the entire lid. Use just a touch of the darker shade to accent outer corner of eye. Follow up with mascara to both top and bottom eyelashes. Complete the Business Appropriate look with all of the steps in Routine #2.

I have included an actual before and after make over.  The Business Appropriate is a fresh look that appears very natural.


Actual before photo
Actual before photo
Actual after photo using the Business Appropriate routine
Actual after photo using the Business Appropriate routine

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    • DexisView profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexi 

      6 years ago from New England

      Thanks, vespawoolf. Glad you liked the advice on fitting in make-up.

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      vespawoolf 

      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      This is agreat advice and very practical! I like that you presented the different layers from "no time" to "business appropriate".

    • DexisView profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexi 

      6 years ago from New England

      I with you, Emma. Always in a hurry in the morning no matter how early I get up...and WON'T leave without my makeup. Glad you found the tips helpful.

    • DexisView profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexi 

      6 years ago from New England

      That you enjoyed the tips. Thanks for commenting, LittleFairy.

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      Emma Kisby 

      6 years ago from Berkshire, UK

      Great tips DexisView. I am always in a mad rush when I have work in the morning, but I simply cannot leave the house without my makeup. I don't wear a lot of it, so tip one is perfect!

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      LittleFairy 

      7 years ago

      very easy and useful tips. Thanks for sharing, lots of women will find these as time savers :)

    • DexisView profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexi 

      7 years ago from New England

      Your welcome joeychan!

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      joeychan 

      7 years ago from Malaysia

      Thank you for your info!!!

    • DexisView profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexi 

      7 years ago from New England

      Hi Darski, thanks for stopping by. It is fun to get ready to go out :)

      Glad you liked the tips, skalicia.

      ~Dexi

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      skalicia 

      7 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

      Great hub! Thanks for the tips!

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      Darlene Sabella 

      7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Awesome hub my friend Dex, love it and now that I am old, I don't wear make up, I kind of miss getting ready to go out on a date or with my girlfriends, times have changes. rate up up love & peace darski

    • DexisView profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexi 

      7 years ago from New England

      Who doesn't want blue eyebrows, Hyphenbird?!!? LOL! I had to get dressed and put make-up on a couple of weeks ago after we lost power. That was a fun morning!

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      Brenda Barnes 

      7 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Just remember to turn on the light. One morning I did a one minute makeup rush job. Then after I had delivered my son to school and schoomzed dozens of people at work, I discovered I had used a blue pencil for my eyebrows!

      Thanks for the advice.

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