Wednesday, July 9, 2008

"How to be you a chic on the go!"

Fast Face
Learn how four products can get you a flawless face in minutes!

There are those moments in life when looking your best matters, but so do another 30 things you have on your plate. Between work and life there's little time for the modern woman to devote to her beauty routine. And even when you do have extra time on your hands, it doesn't mean you want to spend all of it turning yourself into a glam queen (although that's necessary sometimes). Having a few easy tools that make things easier in a time crunch is an ideal way of looking good without spending tons of time fooling with an eyelash curler.

Cover Up

Depending on how much coverage you need, opt for either a tinted moisturizer or a lightweight foundation. Paired with concealer, either will provide more than enough coverage to keep you looking fresh all day. Apply a light layer of tinted moisturizer or foundation, blending it thoroughly. Next, hit trouble spots, redness and dark circles with concealer that is one shade lighter than your skin shade. Blend the concealer in to even out skin tone and create a flawless look that isn't heavy.

Ring Around the Rosey

The next step is crucial in looking fresh, so choose your product accordingly. Look for a do-it-all stick in a soft peach or pink, depending on your skin tone. Fair to medium skin should choose a sheer pink with blue undertones, while tan or dark skin should choose a peach or coral-infused shade. A product ideal for this is Nars The Multiple, an all-purpose color stick. At the hefty price of $37, the stick easily lasts a year, and that's with daily use. The color is sheer, and can be applied with a heavy hand for more drama, making it the perfect color to pack when going from day to night. Even better, The Mulitple can be used on cheeks, eyes, and lips. Universal shades include Southbeach, Maldives, and Orgasm. With your skin perfected, hit the apples of your cheeks with The Multiple and blend with your fingers in an swift, upward motion.

Give 'em Lip!

After hitting your lips with your favorite lip balm, blend The Multiple into your lips, just as you would with a lipstick or gloss. This is the reason you want to choose a shade that best compliments your natural skin tone. The color is going on your cheeks and lips, so it should be a shade that compliments your undertones.

Batting Average

To get full lashes in only a few swipes, start with a dome shaped wand (CoverGirl's new Lash Blast mascara is a great pick that is affordable and delivers), and begin at the root of the lashes. Moving towards the tip, bring the wand back and forth in a zigzag motion, wrapping each lash in mascara and creating a wide eye in the process.

With only four products (maybe one less if you're able to do without concealer), and a few minutes, you've achieved a clean day look that works at the office, brunch with friends or for a day of shopping. Investing in one multi-purpose product that works seamlessly into any makeup routine can help you get the most out of your time

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