My last day in the office was March 12. After a week of spring break, I returned to work, reverting my desk-turned-vanity to just desk. The makeup and button-up pants did not return to the new WFH arrangement.
After three weeks of going completely barefaced, I longed to use all my pretty makeup products still sitting in my top desk drawer. Makeup has once again become a workday habit but on a much smaller scale. Thanks to some products I purchased pre-pandemic, I’ve mastered my quarantine look. It only takes five minutes, and I only employ one makeup brush.
And then Bombshell won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the Oscars on Sunday night. I thought, “I better get on that!” And I did last night. And it was A LOT of product. Here’s my play by play.
Here’s me, starting from scratch. That means a freshly washed face followed by a serum and moisturizer. Makeup always sits better on a moisturized palette.
Some mornings, I wake up eager and ready to pull together a detailed, fabulous makeup look. Most mornings, I have snoozed for 18 minutes, am running late, and need to pull together a quick made-up face. Here’s the rundown for a look I’ve been doing a lot the past few months. It takes me about 7-8 minutes, so for those not as quick on the draw, let’s call it an even 10 minutes.
Back in September, I wrote a post about my five-minute make-up face. Now that the heat has FINALLY gone away, I can tolerate wearing a little more product. For winter, I’ve been wearing foundation everyday and have punched up the color on my lips. Here’s my go-to make-up look when I want to quickly get out the door but still look put together.
Last time we talked, Jenn had responded to some make-up inspirations that I sent her. She was on board for a neutral palette of an overall peach overtone, with punched up eyes. Based on that information, I devised an “ingredients list” to cook-up Jenn’s perfect wedding make-up look. Some of the products she would buy, and some I would bring with me. To come up with this list, I mentally walked through her make-up application.
As I’ve gotten older, I am stricter about how I look when I leave the house to be seen out in public. Unless I’m heading to the gym or a quick run to the grocery store, I am wearing some kind of outfit that’s been given some consideration with a face with some makeup. But it is hot in Texas, so I don’t like to wear foundation every day. Here is my summertime five-minute made-up face.
If you are like me and spend entirely too much time at Sephora, then you must sign-up to be a Sephora Beauty Insider. As you spend money, you build up points that can then be redeemed for small-size samples of products. On more than one occasion, I have found a new beloved product from a sample I received.
My latest sample that has worked its way into my regular make-up rotation is Benefit CORALista.