Sunday, March 25, 2012

How to apply makeup really fast when you're late ...

So the rainy morning had me snuggling under my doona, dozing through the alarm, when finally the realisation dawned that I did indeed have to get up and get to work..

.. shortly followed by the realisation that I was very very late.

This, gentle readers, is the two minute face.

Going to work without makeup is not an option at my career level, so when it has to be done, and done fast, there's no fooling around. I grab my old favourites and fast.

The heroes of the day?

  • Whitening Dual BB Cream from the Face Shop. Because it's so light it is very quick to apply, I don't need to spend as much time blending. It has sunscreen as well, so with this I'm protected from nasty tanning rays as a bonus. 

  • My Urban Decay Naked Palette. The colours in this are so beautifully pigmented you can easily create a gradient with just one swipe of colour. To match my grey outfit, I just swished some "Gunmetal" on my lids. 
  • A splash of colour on my lips, L'Oreal today. 
And that's all. Quick, Easy, Done. 

If I'd had more time I would have also pencilled in my eyebrows and added some mascara - you can see how faded out my eyebrows are!

When you've got no time at all but need to slather on some makeup, what are your go-to heroes?


  1. I am saddened to hear that, at any career level, going to work without make up is "not an option".

    1. Going without clothes is also not an option. It's tyranny, I tell you, tyrrany!!! :)

  2. You have to wear makeup? Is it written down as law or just expected?

    1. When you get to a certain level in your career, it's expected that you look the part, I think. You need to show up looking neatly groomed, appropriately dressed, clean and shiny... for me part of that is makeup. Because I wear it all the time I think I would look quite tired and washed out without it and people would wonder what was wrong!
      If I never wore it and hadn't from the start, I'm sure that would have been okay too... but I do wear it, and it's become part of the everyday look that my workplace would expect of me...
      ... does that make sense?