The daily beauty routine for time-deprived women
For women who have a ‘severe lack of time’ or are ‘more honest’ and admit they may be ‘slightly lazy’, here is a simple daily beauty routine you can learn and do with flair and ease.
Zoe Foster's time-saving beauty routine: step 1
First, cleanse your face. Why? To get rid of all that rich night cream you put on last night. Next, apply skin care products – you can get away with only one but it needs to be a face cream with very high sun protection every single day, right down to the boobs.
Zoe Foster's time-saving beauty routine: step 2
Use either a tinted moisturiser all over the face and apply a little loose powder on top to set it so it lasts, or if you prefer more coverage, apply a liquid foundation. (Liquids and crème products are generally faster and easier to apply than powders.) But do use some base – even if it is just a tint, it does wonders for making your face look alive and even toned. Apply some concealer under the eyes to brighten and conceal any blemishes.
Zoe Foster's time-saving beauty routine: step 3
The fastest make-up route to looking ‘done’, in my opinion, is using your fingers and simple items that give big results, so that you look like you expended more effort than you did. (If you have oily skin, you will probably prefer to use powders over crèmes.) Here’s the most basic make-up routine I can come up with, and it looks great! It really does!
- Mascara. (More is better if you’re wearing little else on the face.) Curl your lashes first, preferably.
- Crème blush on the apples of the cheeks. (Try Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Copper – suits everyone.)
- Lipstick or gloss. (Try a soft baby coral – it's universally flattering.)
If you want to add a little more:
- Wash of taupe eye shadow over the eyelid.
- Brown or black eyeliner along the upper lashline.
Zoe Foster's time-saving beauty routine: step 4
Add perfume, pull your hair back loosely into a low bun and add some spangly ear candy. I buy earrings (very cheaply) and they always make me look like I’ve spent more time on my outfit than I have.
Zoe Foster's time-saving beauty routine: step 5
Check the time. It should be around 5–7 minutes after you started this routine. Which, you will note, is less than 10 minutes. Which, you will also note, means A) my heading wasn't a lie, and B) you walloped it. Well done!