In this video, I go over my everyday makeup routine (less than two minutes, start-to-finish).
But in the past three months, you know what the number-one beauty tip I've picked up is? You know that saying "An ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure?" Well, Benjamin Franklin originally coined it while talking about fire-prevention (true story; I am full of fun factoids today)...but it's something to keep in mind when it comes to things like your hair, skin, and nails, as well. Putting a little extra effort into keeping things nice and healthy does wonders for time-saving in the long-term, because it means that you look more or less A-OK with very little accoutrement.
Some of my favorite ways to keep things in order:
Hair: Use a shampoo and conditioner tailored to your hair's specific needs (moisture-replenishing, damage-repairing, etc), and enhance the effects with a deep-conditioning treatment at least once a week (this makes an enormous difference, I swear).
Skin: Do not go to sleep with your makeup on. I'm going to say it again: Do not go to sleep with your makeup on. This is a lesson that I learned the hard way, and it is an important one. Also: use moisturizer and eye cream like it is your job, and drink water, drink water, drink water.
Nails: If you can't get to the salon, a quick file-and-buff will keep your fingertips nice and neat-looking. And if you absolutely adore the look of polish, I insist that you try a gel manicure (you can even DIY it to save money).
1. Tinted moisturizer: Dr. Jart+ Beauty Balm (full review here).
2. Concealer: Cle de Peau Beaute
3. Blush: NARS Super Orgasm
4. Eyeshadow: Pale pink shadow in a Tarte set
5. Mascara: Benefit They're Real!
6. Lip balm: Fresh Sugar Rose