My Work Day Makeup Routine

Friday, June 13, 2014

Most days for work I need to get my butt out the door by 5:45am, which means my alarm is going off at 5:15 so a full face of makeup is out of the question! In order to not look like a total zombie all day, I do put on a little bit of makeup so I thought I'd share my quick routine! 

Since its about 5:25am when I am applying this, you can imagine how dark the bags under my eyes are. I recently bought this concealer to cover those bad boys up (tbd if I actually like the far, its been a let down). I apply it under my eyes, on my eyelids, above my eyebrows, around the edges of my nose, and on any spots I have on my face. I blend it into my skin with a random short shader brush that I didn't like for eye shadow, but it works great for concealer!

Now it is 5:28am and I've tripled checked to make sure that I haven't left any unblended dots of concealer on my face (because I've left the house with giant dots of concealer on my face before...NOT PRETTY). Then I throw this finishing powder on to keep concealer in place and to keep my forehead from looking like an oily mess by the end of the day (sorry thats gross).

Step 3: Smashbox Cream Eye Liner Trio

It's 5:29 and grab this cream eye liner and a eye liner brush to fill in my brows. As you can tell from being able to see the bottom, I use the brown from this trio (unless you think I have magenta or gold eyebrows). Now I know this is a cream eyeliner, but I feel like it works better as a brow filler because it looks more natural than a pencil and lasts longer than a powder would. Also, ignore the fact that both products mentioned in this step are not being used as what they were initially made for...

At 5:31 I reach for my holy grail product...this mascara! Out of all the mascaras I have used, drugstore AND high end, this is my absolute favorite. I have naturally long eyelashes, but I like to add a lot more volume and I find that this product just works perfectly for me! Also, at $6.99 a tube, you can't find anything better for price and quality!


What products do you use when you are in a rush?


  1. When I'm in a rush I reach for my Tarte concealer, a quick dusting of Clinique loose powder, a sweep of bronzer on my cheeks and eyelids, loads of mascara and gloss.

    Great post!

    Keisha xo

    1. The more mascara, the better! Also, good thinking with using bronzer on cheeks and eyelids...definitely a good time saver!

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