When it comes to makeup - trendy or classic - there's no shortage of tutorials demonstrating any technique you want, and if you've got some time, you can master just about any look you want.
But let's be honest...
Sometimes, you just want (or need) to throw and go.
Maybe you don't have the time to do those smoky eyes and pouty lips. Maybe your day calls for something a little "less" than what you'd normally do... or maybe you'd just like to simplify and shave some time off your regular routine.
Here's everything you need to know to look polished on the go.
While you might be tempted to skip the prep, the experts at Glamour.com will tell you that just the opposite is true. Moisturizer and primer are absolutely essential because they create the flawless foundation for your minimal look. Tip: You can grab Chanels Base Lumière Illuminating Makeup Base right here!
According to Marie Claire's beauty and style director Lisa Oxenham, no look is complete without a good highlighter to show off your natural radiance. She recommends Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Killer Cheekbones and to hide those blemishes Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Perfector. You can read her Ultimate No-Makeup Makeup Guide here.
Of course, it doesn't do much good to streamline your routine if you're just going to spend more time touching it up throughout the day. The key is to use your time wisely and according to the experts at InStyle UK, there's no better place to start than with a good exfoliator. Their fave? Nudes Perfect Cleanse Omega Cleansing Jelly , followed by a good primer, such as Cliniques Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer.
If you do have to do a little touching up while you're out and about, just be mindful of how much is too much when it comes to public primping. Grazia Daily recommends following Coco Chanels rule of thumb - lipstick and nothing more - but you be the judge. Read their 5 Travel Touch Up Tips here and if you want to see what extreme travel touch-ups look like, check out these Instagram shots of celebs like Mindy Kaling, Anna Kendrick, and Diane Kruger sharing their self-care routines!
There's more than one way to hide a flaw, highlight a feature, and extend the life of your self-care gear. Did you know, for instance, that wearing a warm pink lipstick will distract people's attention from any blemishes on your face? We found this fabulous tip in Marie Claires 50 Best Beauty Secrets. Want an easy (and inexpensive!) way to clean your beauty sponge? Olive oil and dish soap can make it look almost brand new! (Check out BuzzFeeds 5 Ways to Clean Your Beauty Blender for more ideas!
And if you're looking for more tips on extending the life of your look, check out this tricks-of-the-trade list from Dancing With The Stars makeup artist, Zena Shteysel. She recommends Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks for lip color that can go the distance! BONUS: We think you'll love the Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-hour full coverage foundation she uses. Grab it and then get yourself the magnetic Z Palette right here!
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