Try It! 10-Minute Daily Makeup Routine


VIXEN | January 31, 2012 - 2:39 pm


Your lashes are allowed to have a little POW! during work hours. A more dramatic lash plays up without a ton of elbow grease. That usually involves a multi-functional mascara that lengthens, volumizes and defines that do all of the work for you.
Volumizing, Lengthening and Defining: MAC Haute & Naughty Mascara
Just Volumizing: Givenchy Captive’Eyes Mascara

This girl is an equal opportunity lip product wearer. You can pull off a full coverage color with no problem–shiny, satin or matte. Using a lip pencil is optional.
Satin Finish: Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Lipstick
Glossy: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar
Matte: L’Oreal Colour Supreme Lipcolour

Lightweight Powder
You may want a product that yields good coverage with little work. Powders give a natural to matte finish, so be sure you prep the skin properly with the appropriate moisturizer (use primer for longevity and shine control).
Natural Finish: Bare Escentuals Mineral Powder
Matte Finish: MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation SPF 15 (Comes with a sponge but using a
brush gives more natural looking results)

Find what routine works for you, ease into it and have fun with your latest accessory: your makeup. -Alana Wright