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Have a quickie – with your makeup bag!

Most of us have had an entirely satisfying quickie at one time or another. Nothing wrong with that! But here I am going to teach you how to have another successful, fast experience that will leave you looking and feeling better than before – no man needed.

It is important for every woman to know how to have a “quickie” with her cosmetics. We’ve all been in situations where we only have 10 minutes to freshen up or even start from scratch. When you only have a few minutes to look your best, it is important to know what features to focus on and which cosmetics you really need.

When you are bare-faced

Slept through your alarm again? No fear, you don’t necessarily need to go through your whole primer-foundation-highlighter-blush-bronzer routine to get your skin glowing.

When you have less than 10 minutes to do your entire face, you need to prioritize. Do you have acne that needs covering up? Maybe your under-eye bags are unbearable. Whatever it is, your goal is to look well-groomed and well-rested, so focus on the aspects of your face that you think will make you look your best. A tinted moisturizer, a few dabs of concealer, bronzer, mascara and lip color that is the same as your lips’ natural hue should be enough to brighten up your face.

When you need to freshen up

If you had time to apply your makeup as normal earlier in the day but you need a quick touchup, focus on brightening. Over the course of the day, your bronzer wears off and your eye makeup may have smudged, making your face look pallid and your eyes dark, not radiant.

Remove any smudged, dark eye makeup to brighten up your undereyes, and dab some concealer underneath to give them a lift. Applying a cool, pearly eyeliner to the lower lash line can also make your eyes look more awake and combat redness. Bronzer and blush are the key to giving you a healthy flush that will ensure no one utters the dreaded phrase, “Are you sick? You look really tired.”

Stock your “quickie kit”

If you find yourself rushing to use your makeup frequently, consider setting a few go-to products into a special makeup bag that you can take with you when you need to run. Include multi-tasking cosmetics like a tinted moisturizer or BB cream or lip stain that can be worn on your cheeks. Your “quickie kit” should also include neutral, match-with-anything items like a champagne eyeshadow and those items you can’t live without, like powder or concealer. You might just find this tote comes in handy after the other kind of quickie!

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing