Finals are approaching quickly and stress levels are high. With all of the studying you’ve got going on, make up is probably not a priority on your to-do list. Let’s face it… putting on a full face of makeup takes a good amount of time. It may not be realistic to attempt your normal, hour long beauty routine when you’re juggling study time and a busy test schedule. Just because it’s finals week doesn’t mean you should sacrifice sprucing up your look! Here are a few tips and tricks to achieve a cute and simple look during crunch time.
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1. Put foundation and concealer where you need it most
Most days many of us cake on the layers for a FULL coverage look but often times our entire face doesn’t need foundation. You can save time and let your skin breathe by applying the foundation or concealer of your choice to cover troublesome areas. Just make sure to blend properly. My go to foundation is the Fenty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear in the shade 370.
2. Use a tinted brow gel
This trick can cut your beauty routine time in half! Instead of doing your eyebrows fully, comb a tinted brow gel through the hairs. It will give you a fuller, darker look in pretty much five seconds. Anastasia Beverly Hills has awesome brow products and plenty of shades to choose from.
3. Rock your natural lashes!
Yes, faux lashes are fun and extra glamorous BUT they are so time consuming! Skip the glue and use a lash enhancing mascara instead. My favorite is “They’re Real!” from Benefit Cosmetics. The formula is made to help give your lashes length and volume while still looking very natural.
4. Try a subtle glow
Instead of a blinding highlight, try a product that can give you a simple, yet stunning glow. Sephora has a cool Highlighting Mist that can give you a nice dewy finish. It’s easy to apply and fun to use!
5. Go for a natural lip color
Find a lip gloss or stain that mimics the natural color of your lips. Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bomb is my number one choice. Stash your lip color in your backpack for touch ups throughout the day.