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Quick-Apply Makeup Tips for Your Busiest Days

August 11, 2017

Applying makeup can be fun, especially when you have plenty of time to pay attention to each step. But life often throws us curve balls, and there will always be those times when you need to look great but just don’t have the time to do you full makeup routine. Here are a few tips from the pros that will help you look great and get you out the door fast:

Focus on the basics. Choose the feature you would like to highlight – your eyes, your cheeks, or your lips – and spend the time you have emphasizing that feature. For example, if your eyes look fabulous with a blend of three shades, do it! Then use a quick dusting of tinted powder to even out the rest of your complexion.

Go minimalistic. A quick dose of carefully chosen products can give you a fully polished look. Try a tinted moisturizer to even out your face tone, followed by mascara to highlight the eyes and a light lip color.

Use your fingertips. Rather than reaching for different sized brushes, blend your eyeshadow or blush with your fingers. A quick wash when finished will have you out the door in a jiffy.

Curl and line at once. Apply eyeliner to the edge of your eyelash curler and it will do both jobs at once! You may have to touch up a bit to make it even.

Stick to two colors. Use a medium-dark eyeshadow for the contours of your eyelids and a light shade on top. Blend with your fingers for a quick but beautiful shading.

Draw a shape. If you need to cover up dark circles under your eyes, draw an inverted triangle that extends to your cheeks rather than applying concealer in a thick line over the dark circle. This helps make blending faster and more efficient.

Prioritize concealer. Rather than applying foundation, use only concealer when in a hurry and focus on blemishes and uneven tones.

And there you have it – a few quick tips to keep you looking your best when you’re in a hurry. When it’s time to relax for a special occasion, or just as a treat for yourself, make an appointment for a professional makeup application at Anna’s Salon Elite. Find us at 2616 Brodhead Road in Aliquippa, or give us a call at 724.375.8511 to schedule an appointment.

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