Time is limited.  You’ve got places to be and people to see.  You’ll need a makeup routine that fits your busy schedule.  What is the simplest way to get an A-list look on the go?  Here are the five essential steps to pulling off a Hollywood worthy look when you’re in a time crunch.

Step 1: Foundation

After thoroughly cleansing and moisturizing your face, grab a color that closely matches your skin tone and a makeup sponge to apply.  Make sure to cover your entire palette, including your chin, forehead and the area near your ears.  Carefully blend to eliminate lines.  Adding foundation to your lids will help shadow and liner last longer.

Step 2: Powder

Now that you’ve prepped with foundation, you can lightly add a layer of powder with a makeup brush to finish.  Adding powder eliminates shine for a more finished look.  You can also top with bronzer for sun-kissed glow.  You can get powder and bronzer combo palettes so they’re both handy at once.  Carry with you for any touch ups throughout the day.

Step 3: Eye Color

Add your base color first near your lashes.  Then, add another to your crease area.  Lastly, you can apply a highlighted tone to the area right below the brow bone.  Blend the colors to remove any obvious division.  Then, apply a liner (liquid works best) and mascara.

Step 4: Blush

Apply blush next.  Pucker and apply only to your cheekbones.  A lighter color will offer just the right amount of tint to your face.  Top with white shimmer for a fresh, bright look.  Make sure not to use a color that’s too dark or unnatural, and pat with a makeup sponge if necessary to blend it into the area, eliminating a noticeable line across your cheekbones.

Step 5: Lipstick

Topping any routine with a last-minute lipstick with polish and complete your efforts.  First, define the outline of your lips with a liner that closely matches the tone of your lipstick.  Then, apply either a roll-on hue or dab on with a lip brush.  Start from the center of your pout and work outwards.  Make sure to fill the entire mouth area, dabbing the color in until the surface is covered.  Then, press your lips together to finish.

This simple makeup routine is quick and easy, which fits into your busy lifestyle, and is sure to get you noticed.  In ten minutes or less, you’ll be out the door and ready to cease the day!

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