{Makeup} My 15 Minute Routine

January 21, 2011

You may have noticed a lack of “Face of the Day” posts, and I’ll admit, it’s because I’ve been pretty boring with my makeup. I’ve been in a bit of a makeup rut lately, but the good news is I’ve been able to master a 15 minute routine making it much easier and quicker to get ready for work in the morning. So I figured I’d share. Here is the breakdown of my everyday face lately and my 15 minute makeup routine.

1. I first apply Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream all over my face.
2. I then apply MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20 underneath my eyes, around my nose and on any red spots or blemishes using a concealer brush.
3. I use one full pump of MAC Studio Fix Fluid on the e.l.f. Studio Powder Brush and stipple all over my face, then blend out using light circular motions.
4. I apply two thick streaks of Benefit Benetint on the apples of my cheeks then blend in with my fingers to give my cheeks a natural flush of color.
5. I then apply several dots of Benefit High Beam along my high cheek bones and blend by lightly patting with my middle finger to add some glow to my face.
6. I set everything with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium using the Sigma Large Powder Brush.
7. I apply Prestige Liqiud Liner in Black along my top lashline thickening it at the end and winging it out to create a sharp cat eye.
8. I swear by Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara in blackest black and apply several coats on both my top and bottom lashes.
9. I apply a little bit of Rosebud Salve’s Strawberry Lip Balm on my lips for a little bit of shine and moisture.
10. I then complete the look with a few spritzes of MAC Fix + to “set” my makeup and give it a refreshed, dewy look.
And done–a simple makeup routine all in a matter of 15 minutes! 
What’s your quick makeup routine?