One of my favorite things to talk with my clients about is how to "touch up" their makeup mid-day! You know...a little lunch break sprucing!! Little tricks like these will leave your friends and co-workers thinking you're getting 10 hours of sleep at night and that you have been blessed with amazing genes to have skin like that!!
Well for now, here are my MOST favorite mid-day touch up tricks!!
1. Concealer, concealer, concealer!!! Just lightly dab your concealer on the inner corner of your eyes and lightly underneath! Those areas get dark fast, especially when we're stressed or tired, so a good concealer is your best friend. This is one product I would suggest investing in. A poor quality concealer will do more damage than good. The wrong color or formula will DRAW attention to the areas you are trying to conceal. That is NOT the idea here! :) So...invest in a good concealer, carry it with you, and use just enough - not more. Using too much will also draw attention to that area! :)
2. Cheek color. Carry some kind of cheek color with you, a bronzer, a blush...something with color! After you've touched up your concealer, throw on just a touch of color on the apples of your cheeks. This is not a time for contouring, this is just to add a BIT of color to the apples of your cheeks. A nice warm pink works well on almost everyone!! But, just carry what's convenient for you! Adding a little cheek color will brighten you up and give you a nice healthy glow to get you through the rest of the day!!!
3. Mascara. Just touching up your mascara gently mid-day will re-open your eyes and wake you up a bit!! I'm not talking about the same kind of application you put on in the morning. I mean just a light application on the tips of your lashes! This is where those samples in gifts you get from cosmetics counters will come in SUPER DUPER handy!! Carry that little sample with you...but NOT for more than 2 weeks please. After 2 weeks it should be thrown out...unless you want to risk an eye infection! (AHHHH!!)
4. Last...lip color! Lipgloss...lipstick...stains...lip conditioner! No matter what the product is, SOMETHING is better than bare, dry lips! I like to keep my favorite neutral gloss on hand - the one that goes with EVERYTHING. (I also like to keep a HOT PINK gloss in my purse...just in case I'm feeling sassy!!!)
More mid-day tips to come soon! I have too many favorites to share in one sitting tonight, so these are my MOST favorite for today!! Taking 3 minutes...half-way through the day to touch-up your makeup will make you feel better, more awake and more prepared to tackle your next task!! I can't wait to hear how they work for you!!