Got an hour or two to get beautiful in the morning before you head to work? Of course you don’t! But with some savvy planning and smart product choices, you can leave home looking polished and near perfect -- even when you’re slipping your shoes on as you head out the door.More >>
Got an hour or two to get beautiful in the morning before you head to work? Of course you don’t! But with some savvy planning and smart product choices, you can leave home looking polished and near perfect -- even when you’re slipping your shoes on as you head out the door. More >>
People think it's because I'm rushing from work to beauty events to drinks/dinner and the like. But really, the size of my massive purse is about having room to store the ever-growing makeup bag I carry at all times.
If I'm obsessed with a new cosmetic, it's simply not enough that I only use it in the morning. I partake in a ritual makeup re-application (not every item, but a few) circa 4 p.m. every day.
Here, my essentials for looking smolderingly sexy all the livelong day.
I loathe powder makeup. So what's the solution for oily skinned gals who want to eradicate shine without dealing with a film of powder sitting on their skin? Blotting papers.
With a single sweep, they soak up dirt, oil and debris. Buy the generic drugstore brand iteration; they work just as well as the high-end ones.
It's a real but sad truth that you need to reapply it at least once throughout the day. I keep one with a semi-dry consistency on me at all times to cover stubborn acne scars and conceal under-eye circles.
These double as a blush in a pinch and pack a powerful, long-lasting punch that's key when it comes to long hours at work. A sheer red and pink hybrid will never steer you wrong.
A stick of hydrating lip balm made with shea butter will keep you flake-free in the winter and softly moisturized in the summer. Layer over lip stain for a long-lasting but slightly reflective lip look.
Use a gold creamy illuminator on the tops of your cheekbones, along your nose, on your brow bone and above your cupid's bow for a lit-from-within glow.
Amber Katz is the editor of Beauty Blogging Junkie, a hilarious pop culture-infused beauty blog that covers everything from eye shadow to hair spray to figure slimmers.
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