(Originally Posted on Fly Gyal)
It’s Monday morning, you hit the snooze button three times. You tell yourself “just five more minutes,” your brain telling you that it’s so cozy and warm in your bed, and your body is refusing to wake up. And all of the sudden, BAM! “What time is it?!!??” You wake up, in a panic and realize you only have 10 minutes to get ready for work in order to beat rush hour morning traffic. You certainly can’t go to work looking like you just rolled out of bed!
No need to fear! Your “Beauty Superheroes” are here! Every 4th Wednesday of each month, we will share our “secret” super-charged beauty products and tips to help you defend beauty foes and woes!
This week, it’s all about products to get you out the door in 10 minutes or less, which may even spare you time to grab a your power latte.
#1 Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer (Found at your local drugstore/discount retailer) starting at $7.99 / #2 Sephora Collection: Bunette (Brunette is shown) $7 / #3 L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Waterproof Volume Building Mascara (Found at your local drugstore/discount retailer) starting at $6 / #4 BUXOM Full-On Lip Cream: Mudslide $19 / #5 M.A.C. Mineralize Skinfinish Natrual $30 / #6 STILA Lip & Cheek Stain: Cherry Crush $24
Buns of Steel (not really..)
Forget the hair dryer, curling iron, and heck, who has time for a shower when you only have 10 minutes? Throw that mane into a fabulous bun, giving you a chic, clean, and powerful look to conquer your work office, or the world–whichever you choose.
Invisible Under-Eye Circles
Oh no, too much fun on the weekend has left your eyes looking like you just walked off the set of The Walking Dead. Thankfully, the power of color-correcting concealers will amp up your invisibility ability.
Super Women are sometimes photographed, so it’s important that your complexion is evenly toned, and picture perfect, should the occasion arise that your noble efforts be captured by the “paparazzi.” To achieve this, apply a powder foundation with a dense brush, such as a kabuki brush. This allows even distribution of the powder, allowing your to build the coverage to your liking, leaving little to no room for mistakes or un-eveness.
Lashes of Stamina
Skip the eyeliner and power on with mascara. Choosing a waterproof formula will not only dry faster, but it will also hold any curl you manipulate with your lash curler, and prevent raccoon eyes throughout the day. This is the only step during your beauty routine you need to take your time with. Mainly because no Wonder Woman wants to get poked in the eye! When you apply mascara as close to the lash line as possible, it mimics the look of tight-lined eyeliner, allowing your lashes to naturally longer.
No time for lipliner and lipstick! Swiftly grab a rosy pink liptstain or lipgloss. The tone of pink will give your complexion a more ravishing glow, and touch up is a breeze throughout the day. One more super beauty to add: You can double the stain or gloss as a blush!
” A new journey to be started.
A new promise to be fulfilled.
A new page to be written.
Go forth unto this waiting world with pen in hand, all you young scribes,
the open book awaits.
And above all else, be young.
For youth is your greatest weapon, your greatest tool.
Use it wisely.”
–Wonder Woman # 62 by George Perez