How to Create a Look that Glows in 5 Minutes or Less


Women are always busy. They shoulder the weight of taking care of everyone and a house and they rarely complain. That's because they were born with an innate sense that helps them take charge of any situation and make sure that life runs smoothly. Those burdens can be stressful, and when a woman is stressed to the point where she feels uncomfortable, it's time to take action.

In most homes, mornings tend to be chaotic. Mothers are busy getting the kids ready for school, making their lunches, packing their backpacks, and reminding the kids to pick up after themselves. The prospect of walking out of the house to go anywhere, let alone be seen in public, is daunting and terrifying. There has to be a happy medium between the full-on glamorous makeup look and the look of a bare face with no makeup on.

For those days when you don't have enough time to devote to wearing a lot of makeup, we have a routine that should take you no more than five minutes to do if that and you'll walk out of the house with your head held high because you're proud of your refreshingly natural look.

These simple steps will take you from drab to fab in no more than five minutes, and you won't ever have to worry about not looking decent just because you're not wearing a ton of makeup.

Wash Your Face

Start with a clean face. You should always make sure your face is clean before putting makeup, moisturizer, concealer. A good sunscreen is important to keep your face from aging prematurely. You can use facial cleansing cloths or a facial cleaner that you apply with your clean hands.

Apply a Bronzer the right way!

* Bronzer goes on after face makeup (foundation, concealer, and powder) but before blush. You can use any type of brush you like. My personal preference is a Kabuki, but any brush with soft, short bristles that control placement is good. Bronzer should go along the hairline/upper forehead, just below the cheekbone and just below the jawline. Use a sweeping motion as you imagine that you're drawing a number 3 on your face. Then blend, blend blend! All the way down to the neckline.

Apply an Illuminating Cream

Illuminating products are becoming more popular and for a good reason. They give your face a fresh, sun-kissed glow that is wonderfully radiant. It's the equivalent of adding a cherry to your ice-cream sundae. It is just as important that you choose the right shade of illuminator as it is to choose the right shade of a BB, CC, or tinted moisturizer.

Use a Shimmery Ivory or Champagne-Colored Eye Shadow

Cover your eyelid just to the crease with the eye shadow. You can use it under your eye to cover any dark circles or irregularities in your skin pigment.

Apply Two Coats of Mascara

You may want to get a different mascara for the days when you aren't wearing much makeup. The key to every aspect of this look is to make it look as natural as possible.

The Final Touch

Finish the process by applying a peach or rosy pink-colored blush to the apples of your cheeks. This will give your cheeks the delightful look that they get when you've been outside on a cold and windy day. Apply a natural-looking lip gloss to your lips.This simple system is quick and easy. The result is a look that's fresh and natural, and you won't have to worry about not looking your best because you haven't put your makeup on that day.

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