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  • Writer's pictureMegan Oliveri

Finding the perfect makeup routine for you

Updated: Jun 13, 2019

Putting on makeup is something that most women do every day! It usually takes me personally about an hour to get ready and that's because I typically choose if my hair is going to look great or my makeup. On average women spend around 55 minutes a day primping! Can you believe that?!

I am a sucker for all of the buzz that is going on about how we spend our time. Usually it's people talking about how much time they spend scrolling though Instagram. But today, I want to talk about our makeup routines! We really don't realize how much of our time is spent getting ready in the morning!

Let me put this into perspective for you. Let's just say that you spend about 30 minutes a day putting on makeup and you do this 6 days out of the week. That's 180 minutes per week, 12 hours per month, and 6 whole days of your year! I'm here today to chat about how you can find the makeup routine that works perfect for YOU and your lifestyle!

What does your morning look like?

As a first step, we need to think about what your morning currently looks like! This can give us a better idea of what you prioritize and what needs to be put up higher on that list to make sure you don't feel stressed out!

Are you running around like a chicken with your head cut off when 6:00 am hits?!

Do you have kids you need to get ready?

Do you hit the gym in the am?

Is Instagram the first thing that gets your attention?

What do you want your morning to look like?

So if you answered those questions above and thinking about your morning already has you sweatin'... maybe you need to do some brainstorming on what you want your morning to look like!

Think about all of the things that you want to get done in a morning. Be realistic with yourself! As much as we would all like to, you can not conquer the world by 8 am. If getting your makeup checked off your list or spending 5 extra minutes cuddling in bed makes you a better person, then make sure to make time for it!

You might find at the end of all of this that you'll need to wake up a bit earlier to get your day started before everyone else. Try this out for a week! You will be surprised how great it feels to have accomplished so much by the time you get to work.

What do you do for work?

Depending on what you do for work will have a huge impact on what your daily routine looks like. If you are a flight attendant and you need to wake up at 3 am, you might have a much shorter and concise routine. If you sit in an office or desk job all day, you might spend a bit more time primping every morning!

Will you need to touch up?

If your job requires a lot of movement and long hours like a chef or a personal trainer then you will most likely need to touch up throughout the day! Not all different types of makeup is great for touching up. When you go to re-apply later, some products will clump, create texture or be uncomfortable to layer!

For example, Liquid lipsticks may last longer, but they are almost impossible to touch up without taking it completely off. And who has time for that?! Using a cream lipstick with a satin or gloss finish will be much more comfortable to wear for long periods of time!