Makeup and beauty have always been more of a hobby for me in my own life than they have ever been a necessity.
For most of my teens and twenties I took a sort of pride in the fact that I could look like a death warmed over half the time and a total wannabe super model the other half (OK so it was more like DWO 80% of the time and hottie %20 but you get the drift) There really was no in between for me. Either I spend zero time getting ready or half the afternoon.
Then I had a kid.
And half the afternoon makeup sessions were but a fond memory. So I had to downsize a bit.
Then I had two kids.
And half an hour makeup sessions became a coveted for slice of day that was RARELY presenting itself.
So I started rocking the legit “I woke up like this” every. single. day.
Here’s the thing: I feel better, treat people better, smile more, am a better mom, am more outgoing and (oddly enough) think about the way I look LESS when I look put together.
So I decided to come up with some CLUTCH strategies that would encourage me to take a few minutes in the morning, every morning to look nice.
So I could ‘get pretty and get on with it’ I needed four things:
A beauty routine that:
- takes under 12 minutes a day TOTAL. Including hair, makeup and outfitting.
- takes very few products. (rummaging through my makeup to find things is time consuming)
- takes very little thought.
- is fun.
Kind of asking a lot but I was up for the challenge!
The Swiftest Makeup Challenge.
In which I do my makeup whilst rocking out to, and only during the duration of, a Taylor Swift song.
This makeup video is in real time. No cuts, no speed ups. I will say that I cheat by having lash extensions (we will talk about that later) but I makeup up for mascara time with a lot of (incredibly awkward) dancing and hair flipping.
Makeup used in video: IIID Foundation walnut (contour) + sunlit (highlight) + pink grapefruit (blush & lips) + pearl (illuminator)
MAC Brun on the brows, Naturally Pretty Palette on the eyes.
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Bronzer for a little extra color on my cheeks.
Now I challenge you to do the same! (you can’t possibly be as dorky as me. not a chance)
If you do and you post it on any social media outlet with the hashtag #swiftestmakeup you will be entered to win
THE ENTIRE BEAUTY CAPSULE!
(you don’t have to post the whole thing! Just a snippet will do!) You have a 1 week to do it!! I am SOOOO excited to see your videos!