In response to the comments on luv_is_infinite’s post, I thought I’d address one of the concerns you Lovelies had: Make-up takes a long time to put on.
I am a current college student. I wake up 20 minutes before class starts every morning. This means I give myself 5 minutes to get dressed, 5 minutes to prep myself, and 10 minutes to walk. Yes, lovelies, I can put on an entire face of makeup in 5 minutes.
1) Skin79 BB Cream: $16-$20, E-Bay. Process time: 1 minute. Lovelies can read more about this amazing product here. I use the Triple Functions Hot Pink Label because it has UVA/UVB protection, anti-aging properties, whitening effects, and has soothing botanicals for blemishes. I especially like that this product comes in a pump. I’ve had horrible experiences with over pouring and leaking foundations which are definitely not time conservative! I pump once on my ring and pinky fingers, and pat the product into my face, concentrating a few extra pats under my eyes. I find that patting prevents streaks and the warmth from your hands makes everything blend flawlessly.
2) Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear: $5, drugstore. Process time: 30 seconds. I love this mascara because this serves as a dual purpose for me. I brush it on to add a dewy definition to my eyelashes and also to groom my eyebrows.
3) Sephora’s Lush Flush Lip & Cheek Stain in Pinoy: $12, Sephora. Process time: 1 minute. I love tapping this right on the apples of my cheeks, tapping less and less as I work to my temples. I also tap a tiny amount in the middle of my lips for a pouty, highlighted effect. I use my middle finger and gently blend upwards on my cheeks and sometimes spread it all over my lips if I want a tint of color. The fact that it comes with its own wand means no extra tools or accidental spills (darn those mineral blushes).
4) Korres Eyeliner in Brown: $16, Sephora. Process time: 1 minute. This eyeliner glides like butter! I have very sensitive skin around my eyes and tend to get flakiness or redness whenever anything tugs or pulls on them. It is loaded with Vitamin E and also paraben, sulfate, fragrance, and petro-chemical free!
5) Revlon Mineral Finish Powder in Brighten: $9 drugstore. Process time: 1 minute. This line from Revlon is said to be a dupe for the MAC mineralized skin finishes. But what I love more is that this product seriously lasts forever! I’ve been using this since the school year began, and am not even halfway done with this. I use my index finger and dab above my blush, in the corners of my eyes, on my lower lash line, and under the brow bone. Because it is marble-ized with pink and pearl shades, my whole face has beautiful opal glow.
6) ELF Studio SPF 45 Sunscreen UVA/UVB Protection: $6, eyeslipsface.com. Process time: 30 seconds. SPF protection can be a hassle, but it’s really unhealthy to skip. It’s super convenient for me to simply shake the tin and use the included sponge blotter to pat this all over my face, ears, neck, and chest for protection.
So what do you think Lovelies? Successful or not? And what other products would you recommend that serve a dual purpose? Post them below!