Thursday, February 21, 2013

My morning routine- workdays- and Chapter 2 of 7 years younger

Chapter 2 of the program moving right along.


I generally like to get to work at 7:00.  This requires I leave home at 6:30, which requires I get up at 5:45a, (and sometimes its not until 6:00a or later)  and I realize its not enough time to get ready and it makes following Chapter 2 of 7 Years Younger book (coupled with How Not To Look Old) a little more difficult (Which the book doesn't address). But, I'll admit, my current makeup routine doesn't always have me looking my best.

 My current (very quick) makeup routine:

Foundation and matching powder.  I use Lancome or Loreal Nearly Naked or Maybelline BB Cream and matching powder. If I'm really in a hurry, I only use the Lancome powder alone.

A quick swirl of blush. Usually Laura Geller Baked Blush in mauve

A swipe of light eyeshadow (Wet 'n Wild in walking on eggshells is my current favorite)
A swipe of eye liner on top only (currently Tarte Amazonian Clay smolder eyes)
Mascara (I LOVE Physician's Formula 100% Natural Organic Mascara  my only complaint is I have to use two coats of it)

Lips   (usually in the car)
I really like those jumbo pencils of lip color, mainly because you cant make a mistake. Revlon Colorstay (in honey) is my favorite followed by Neutrogena Lip Color stick. I also love Covergirl Outlast in Plum Perfect,  and sometimes Revlon Superlustrious lipstick.

Extras that 7 years younger program recommends
Primer (here is a youtube video about who needs a primer)
Eye Primer
Eyelash curler
Nude lip pencil
Teeth whiting at home

Extras that How Not to Look Old recommends
Pink lipstick
Pink blush (not the mauve I've been using)
Light colored nails (which I am currently clearly not following....)

Now... to reassess my routine and add in some of the suggestions.

Whats your morning routine?

1 comment:

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I have to curl my eyelashes and put on eyeliner (on both lids) and mascara every morning! I usually put concealer under my eyes and a little mineral foundation, maybe some blush. I try to keep it simple too! But I usually pay the most attention to my eyes or else I don't look awake! haha...
Jeans and a Teacup