Bare Faced

Bare Faced

Five weeks into the semester and you’re already dreading the 9 a.m. lecture. For the mornings where we keep telling ourselves “five more minutes,” it can be helpful to know how to look composed in your classes when you only woke up 20 minutes ago. For days like these, a lot of people are split between going barefaced or actually putting in a tad bit of effort in terms of makeup. Given how often this happens to me, I’ve fortunately learned great ways to throw on a composed and natural looking face in under 10 minutes.
Start off with your favorite lightweight foundation; heavy foundation tends to cake on and it can drown your face out if you don’t go heavy on the eye makeup. BB creams and tinted moisturizers can also go a long way in terms of natural coverage.
Concealer will be your best friend on these types of mornings. The fact that you’re still in bed that late usually suggests you’re still tired, so some under-eye concealer will easily cover up any bags or dark circles caused by a long, restless night.
If you want to brighten up your eyes, mascara is an actual lifesaver. There’s no need to go above and beyond in terms of eye makeup for classes, but that mascara will add that extra “umph” in terms of radiant eyes.
At this point you want to make sure your face is powdered so that the face makeup doesn’t cake or run off. You can easily stop here and start your day, but, personally, I like to contour a bit so I can achieve those sculpted cheeks I’ve always dreamt of having.
Now, if this seems like too much of a drag and you just want to head out the door as soon as you wake up, you can always prep your skin the night before. Make sure to clean your face with a cleanser and hydrate it afterwards, whether it’s your favorite moisturizer, serum, or night mask. Taking those extra steps, the night before will go a long way when you hit that snooze button in the morning.
Good luck!

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