5 Must Do Make Up Tips: Put Your Self First


Like you, I imagine, I only have so much time in the morning to get ready.  I have two small people.  We have lunches to make, clothes to put on, not to mention…finding coats, hats and gloves, and getting out the door.  (If you live in the warmer climates, I’m officially jealous – you don’t have to scrounge for the Winter gear this time of year – I swear this takes AT LEAST an additional ten minutes as we’ve ALWAYS lost a glove!)

Some days I have the luxury of working from home, but others I’m running out the door with them.  Either way, I know I’m a better version of me – I FEEL better –  if I spend a few minutes to take care of me. This means getting dressed and throwing on a little make up. But there isn’t a ton of time to do it.

So, I’ve developed a makeup routine – one that takes me about 5 minutes and includes 5 tips I can’t live with out.

(I’ll even confess a few of these tips come from make up artists I have worked with… so they get the credit for reminding me to put myself first and making me feel fabulous!)

Do you have any makeup tips you LIVE by and would like to share?  I would love to hear them.  I’m always up for trying something new!

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