When I'm in a rush I like to reach for eye palettes that have all the shades I need and that can achieve a sophisticated look with only 2 or 3 shades of eyeshadow. I love the Dior 3 Couleurs Smoky palettes for this because they contain a base/browbone/inner corner highlight shade as well as a beautiful complex shade for the lid paired with a matte shade for the crease. These are no brainer, ready-to-wear palettes that achieve a beautiful result with effortless blending. Even though the palettes are "smoky palettes" they come in wearable shade combinations that are in no way over the top and totally daytime appropriate. That being said you may think I'm a nut! "Really? Christa reaches for a smoky eye palette when she's in a hurry? I just throw on some liner and mascara and go." Well there are two reasons that even in a hurry I go a little "all out". a) I'm a makeup nut. Duh! b) I have small, undefined, hooded eyes. Without makeup my eyes are practically invisible so it is simply habit for me to play them up a little more than the average gal.
Another time saver is that when I'm in a hurry rather than reaching for my holy grail brow product, Anastasia Brow Powder Duo, I reach for a brow pencil instead. Beyond that I reach for a traditional pencil rather than the super fine tipped ones I usually prefer as you can apply them in a lot less time.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Prelude in The Clouds Aqua Primer
Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle Foundation in Coconut Milk Parfait
Fresh Face Lustre in Fair Isle
NARS Outlaw Blush
Make Up For Ever Eye Prime
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Dior Smoky Brown Trio
Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner in Midnight Black to tighline only
Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof Mascara
Boots no 7 Brow Pencil in Blonde
Dior Addict Lipstick in Beige Perfection from Fall 2012 (This has become a go to staple for me.)
I only used 4 brushes for the application of this look. My MAC 239 and 222 eye brushes, MAC 187 Duo Fibre brush, and my EcoTools Powder Brush.
Hope you enjoyed this peek into my on the go mommy fast makeup routine!
Christa is the blogger from Perilously Pale, where she features amazing makeup looks and product reviews. When she isn't blogging, she is a professional makeup artist and is raising her family.