Two Minute Makeover Monday!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer's humidity is in full swing here in Upstate New York. So are camp, lacrosse, soccer practice, karate, swimming, work, vacation prep, etc.

It seems like I am ten times busier in the summer than any other time of year, so I like to save time in every way possible.

Today I would like to show you an easy peasy on-the-run makeup look that will take you less than 2 minutes.  I promise! I am showing you pictures of me from today. See how I look at 8am? I have brows to work on, uneven tone, freckles, etc. We all do!

Here are the products I used this morning--

*Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer & Brightener

*Jane Iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer in Medium

*W3LL PEOPLE Narcissist Stick Concealer & Foundation in Narcissist 2 (used as concealer)

*Jane Iredale Powder Me SPF in Golden

*W3LL PEOPLE Hedonist Bronzer in Medium

*It Cosmetics YLBB Waterproof Nude Light/Medium Lip Liner Stain

*It Cosmetics Lip Flush Butter Gloss in Naturally Pretty

*Silk Naturals Brow Cream in Medium Ash applied with Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Angled Brow Brush

*Jane Iredale Longest Lash Mascara (I use one light coat).


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AFTER:






I just happened to receive a lovely box full of new products from It Cosmetics, so I decided to try out the lippies. I ABSOLUTELY must recommend the Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss! Now, I NEVER, EVER use lip liner. Ever.

However, included in my box was the YLBB Waterproof Nude Lip Liner in Light/Medium. I gently colored it in my lips ad used it as a base for my lip gloss. I applied my lip gloss at 8am. The photo above was taken at 1pm. In between, I had two cups of coffee, a smoothie, water, iced tea, and a salad. It is still on my lips!

Now, I am as pale as Casper the Friendly Ghost. We all know this....but in the summer, I want a TAN. One without the sun. One that won't make me ORANGE. I have been using Tantasia from Jane Iredale twice a week and each day, I have been sweeping W3LL PEOPLE's Hedonist Bronzer in Medium all over my face and neck.

I also have to tell you about a NEW product (to me) that I am just madly in love with. It is called Powder Me SPF in Golden and it is by Jane Iredale. I have it in Golden and it gives me a hint of color, so I use this right over my tinted moisturizer It is broad spectrum SPF 30 and it WORKS. I no longer have to use a separate facial sunscreen, because I layer this over my Dream Tint (SPF 15). I love this formula for the face. My only gripe is that the packaging isn't so good and leads to product waste (a bunch of powder spilled out all over my vanity when I opened it). Packaging issues are a common complaint about this product on the Jane Iredale site, so I do hope they can fix the problem.

So, this is what I have used. It took me under two minutes. I timed myself and it took me a minute and 43 seconds to do my face today.

Best of all, it won't melt off!


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