Remember the days when you could spend a good 1 hour on your hair and makeup? Unless you're a beautician, a Beauty Editor or in your early 20s, I bet those days are now long gone. Obviously there is no shame in being a busy woman - work, family, kids and everything else that goes with it! But wouldn't it be lovely to be able to squeeze in a little bit of pamper time each day? It's not as hard as you think, natural beauties, and thanks to these quick little makeup beauty tips for the busy bee, you can primp yourself in the nick of time (while still staying sane!). Here's how to get groomed in under 5 minutes and minimise the morning rush by paring back your makeup routine:
1. Lipstick as blush
When I first picked up this genius little tip, I was blown away! I love to swipe some of my Pink Juniper Lip Nourish Lipstick in Dusky Pink across my lips and dab a bit on the apples of my cheeks for an unstoppable glow (they blend so well thanks to the creamy consistency!). It's a great little complexion pick-me-up when you're on-the-go. My 100% Pure Cherry Lip & Cheek Stains also double as blush and lippie. Told you - genius!
2. Mascara as eyeliner
This is a handy little one! My 100% Pure Dark Chocolate All-Natural Mascara is shaded in brown (which is super flattering for mature peepers) so it works well as an eyeliner as it's nice and subtle. Once you've coated your lashes, smudge a little of the pigment in towards your eye's water line with a cotton tip or your index finger for a sultry, smokey-effect. The antioxidant-rich ingredients nourish the lids and won't create any messy fall-out around the eyes and the formula smells like chocolate, YUMMY. Here's another awesome trick - got a grey hair? Sweep some brown mascara through it (if you're a brunette, of course) to conceal.
If you're a mum on-the-run or simply don't have a spare moment in the day, try drinking my Glow & Go Green Smoothie for a hit of complexion perfection. The antioxidants and nutrients from all of the fresh greens will give your visage that much-needed radiance not to mention loads of energy to conquer the day.
4. Moisturise, prime & perfect
Swirl in some moisturiser with your liquid foundation for an easy three-punch hydrator, primer and base and apply all over the skin for a seamless, velvety-soft finish. My 100% Pure Healthy Skin Liquid Foundation blends well with other products and make the facial features come alive thanks to a healthy concoction of antixoidant-rich fruit and vegetable pigments.
Sometimes all you need is a bit of concealer. Brighten your under-eye area with some liquid illuminator and my 100% Pure Brightening Concealer which helps reflect light and gives the skin a bit more radiance. I also like to dab this product on my Cupid's Bow (right above the centre of the lip), above the eyebrows to make them appear more shapely and right below the lower lip to make it appear slightly more fuller. If you don't have time to apply foundation, simply spot conceal any blemishes or dark areas with this powerhouse, natural formula and you're good to go!
6. Flawless base
If you want to walk out the door with flawless skin, try my 100% Pure Flawless Skin Powder Foundation which goes on quickly and smoothly - just be sure to blend carefully. Top with a dab of my 100% Pure Fruit Pigment Pot Rouge Blushers on the apples of the cheek for a fresh look.
This is your most beautiful asset and it's totally low maintenance!
Featured image via dollarphotoclub.comWhat are your busy-bee beauty tips ladies? Tell me in the comments x