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4 Basic Makeup Essentials for Busy Girls

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4 Basic Makeup Essentials for Busy Girls 4 Basic Makeup Essentials for Busy Girls 4 Basic Makeup Essentials for Busy Girls

When you’re constantly on the go, you may very well not have time to apply a full face of makeup before you head out the door for the day. But that doesn’t mean you can’t look put together. It’s all about strategically using a few products to help tie everything together—without making you late. Below, find four makeup essentials for busy girls. Your makeup routine is about to get a whole lot easier!

Makeup Essential #1: Liquid Foundation

If you only have time for one step in your morning makeup routine, let it be foundation. We happen to be fans of liquid foundation, since it’s easy to blend. Of course, there are quite a few different finishes and coverage options you can choose from, so think about your skin type.

If you have oily skin… try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, which has a demi-matte finish (a.k.a. it’s not shiny). When you’re oily, the last thing you want is for your complexion to look overly shiny midway through the day, which is why you should reach for a matte foundation.

If you have dry skin… try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation, which has a radiant finish. Dry skin can often look dull, so a radiant finish foundation can help make you look glowier. Powder can often make dry skin look even drier, so choosing a liquid foundation is a good choice.

If you have dark spots or blemishes… try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation, which offers full, long-lasting coverage. We all have those days when we want to hide our faces from the world, but there’s no reason to do so! A full coverage foundation can help mask any skin imperfections you’d like to disguise in one step.

Makeup Essential #2: Makeup Sponges

It’s not just about the foundation you wear, it’s about how you apply it, too. Instead of using your fingers to apply liquid or cream foundation, concealer, or contour, grab a makeup sponge instead for a more seamless finish!

The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender has a pointed tip on one end and a rounded edge on the other. To use, apply a small amount of foundation onto the pointed tip and bounce it all over your face with the rounded edge until you’ve reached your desired level of coverage.

The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender has a pointed tip and a flat edge to get into hard-to-reach areas. Apply a small amount of concealer onto the sponge and blend and bounce it in circular motions around your eyes, nose, and mouth.

The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Contour Blender is flat with pointed tips. Use the tips to draw contour and highlight lines and the flat side to blend and diffuse. Apply contour or highlighter around your cheekbones, jawline, and nose, blending lines in a circular motion.

How to clean your makeup sponges: Use a gentle soap and water to rinse your makeup blenders, squeeze out the excess water, and store in a cool, dry place.

Makeup Essential #3: Lipstick

Besides foundation, we happen to believe that a pretty shade of lipstick can instantly perk up your face. So, if you’re running out the door, try to spare a few seconds to apply some color! The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lip comes in 14 seriously eye-catching shades, ranging from Lilac Lust to Fearless Fucshia to Orange Envy. Kiss, kiss!

Makeup Essential #4: Micellar Water

OK, so this is a skin care product, but hear us out! At the end of the day, it’s important to take off all your makeup, no matter how tired you are. When you sleep in your makeup, it can mix with the dirt and oil that’s built up on the surface of your skin, and this can lead to clogged pores, which can lead to breakouts. Micellar water is a gentle, no-rinse cleansing option that you can use to remove your makeup. Micellar water is powered by tiny micelles (oil molecules) that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from the skin. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies, the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin hydrates and soothes, and the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Waterproof – All Skin Types intensely purifies. Just leave a bottle on your nightstand, saturate a cotton pad with it when you’re ready, and wipe it across your face. You’re ready to go to bed now and start all over again in the morning!