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7 Step Make-Up Routine

Women constitute over 47% of the labor force and 36% of business owners are women. Whether we are working, building, planning, parenting, traveling, or shopping the majority of us are constantly on the go. Here is a step-by-step makeup routine for women who are constantly on the move. It’s very easy and anyone can have long lasting makeup in 10 minutes with the right products and the knowledge of how to apply them.

7 Step Make-Up RoutineBefore applying any makeup you want to start with a clean slate. Try Clinique’s 3-step system; cleanse, clarify and moisturize. Don’t forget to pat dry!
7 Step Make-Up Routine

A flawless canvas is the start of any makeup look. It ensures that your makeup will look great and lasts throughout the day. Easy and quick application are important when you are on the go. Jouer Cosmetics has a line tinted moisturizer that offer coverage while adding moisture to your face. Choose from the Matte Moisture Tint or the Luminizing Moisture Tint; both are light-weight and contain an SPF of 15.

APPLICATION: Apply a pea sized amount to each side of the face; dotting on the cheeks, forehead and chin. Using your fingers, blend into the skin in a circular motion until color is seamless.

Concealing is next and the ELF Cosmetics HD Lifting concealer not only covers dark circles but also redness and hyper-pigmentation.

APPLICATION: Using the doe-foot applicator to create a V-shape from corner to corner under the eye and blend into the foundation. Spot conceal where needed.

7 Step Make-Up Routine

There is no easier way for an instant pick me up than to frame the face by defining your brows and eyes. Maybelline’s Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil, Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner and Eye Studio Color Tattoo  are a perfect combination to create a natural and face framing look. The Define-A-Brow Eyebrow comes in an array of natural shades and also has a comb on the end for grooming.

APPLICATION: Using small strokes fill in the sparse areas in the brow. Follow your natural arch and comb through to finish.

For eye shadow select a neutral shade in the Eye Studio Color Tattoo range placing it on your eyelids with your fingers and blending. These color tattoos stay put all day and deposit flawless color.

Next up, define your eyes by using the Liquid Eyeliner.

APPLICATION: Starting in the center of the lash line, draw a line onto the lid to the outer edge of your eye. Then start at the inner tear duct connecting the line to the center. Feel free to add mascara for additional definition.
7 Step Make-Up Routine

Now that we have created our flawless canvas and defined our eyes while framing our faces, let’s blush and highlight. A cream blush and highlight is an easier combination, as you can apply them with your fingertips.

BECCA makes the best cream blush in Beach Tint ($25.00) and highlighter in Shimmering Skin Perfector ($41.00) I’ve come across to date. The offer many gorgeous colors, each with staying power for long days. The highlighter is light-weight and cooling to the skin while add that extra glow. The Beach Tint also doubles as a lip color as well in case you are in a rush.

APPLICATION: Simply place one drop of the blush on the back of your hand and one drop of highlighter as well. Take you middle finger and tap the blush on your cheeks in a circular motion from the apple of the cheek to the hairline in a crescent moon shape. Follow same step for the other cheek.

Next for the highlighter, take your index finger and tap light on your cheekbones in a circular motion and blend out with fingers or blush brush.
7 Step Make-Up Routine

Now that your face makeup is complete you always want to set the look with a spray or powder. My favorites at the moment are Urban Decay’s All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray and Makeup Forever’s HD Microfinish Powder. Both are translucent and have staying power, it’s just based on your preference of a fast-drying spray or the powder. If I were pressed for time, the spray would definitely be my pick.
7 Step Make-Up Routine

Last, but not least on to lips! Lip Gloss is the best option for women on the go. Not only being portable but also they have more color options than traditional lipsticks. NYX Butter Glosses are perfect as they deposit great color, feel great on the lips and last for hours. You do have to reapply but not as often and they feel great on the lips. If you want a lip gloss that lasts for most of the day then SEPHORA’s Cream Lip Stain is perfect and comes in great colors that can effortlessly go from day to night.
7 Step Make-Up Routine

Most of the products that I have mentioned in this post are all portable and great for any travel size makeup bag. Of everything, I would not leave home without, concealer, setting spray or powder and lip gloss. These can come in handy as you go about your day and are in need of a touch up.

No matter what we do, we should all look great while doing it. I hope that you have enjoyed this post and find the information helpful as you rock your makeup look as an Empirelista on the go!

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