Outside of special occasions, I don’t wear much makeup on a day-to-day basis for a couple of reasons. First, with three kids to help get ready in the morning, I would either have to wake up extra early or make the kids late for school, neither of which I’m willing to do for obvious reasons. Second, I’m just plain lazy when it comes to makeup. With that being said, I certainly don’t want to look like I’ve been run over by a truck every morning. I might not be fully conscious at 7:30 a.m. as I walk my daughter to the bus stop, but it would be nice to at least appear fully awake. I feel that the five products above do just that. They help perk up my face and fake the fully awake look.
The Clinique All About Eyes Serum has been a recent discovery of mine. It comes in the form of a rollerball that you can use to massage under your eyes. You feel the coolness right away and afterwards you feel refreshed. I got the Benefit Watt’s Up? highlighter as a sample from Sephora and I’ve been using it ever since to highlight the inner corner of my eyes as well as under my eyebrow arch. Sometimes I use it on my cheeks to add that extra shimmer. It’s amazing how these little enhancements immediately brighten up your eyes and face. The Tarte Cheek Stain is just an easy to use gel blush that adds natural-looking color to your cheeks. I like to use Blissful on mine. The Clinique Chubby Stick in mega melon is the first lip moisturizer that I’ve actually used up completely. The color fit me perfectly as I was looking for something that would simply enhance the color of my lips while also moisturizing it. Last but not least, the Lioele Auto Eyebrow Pencil was a recommendation that I got from the blog From Head to Toe, which I find very helpful. I discovered that filling in your eyebrows adds definition to your face and gives you a groomed look. The best part is that these five tricks only take about 5 minutes of my time in the morning, which is doable, even for a lazy bum like me.