One of my favorite ways to save time when I’m in a rush is to use products that can multitask! Recently Burt’s Bees® released a brand new BB Cream, just in time for summer, and I’ve been obsessing over it! It’s saved me quite a bit of time on those days that I’m rushing around to get things done with my two girls. I was getting ready to take my 5 year old to her swim lesson earlier this week and took a few quick pictures while doing my makeup. Even with taking pictures, this entire look took me 5 minutes, start to finish! It is a fresher, lighter look than my “normal” (mostly because I’m not wearing at much makeup) but it still looks put together and is appropriate for my daily life.
To get this look, I used:
Burt’s Bees® BB Cream in Light
2 Burt’s Bees® Lipsticks:
• Fuchsia Flood, a fun medium pink for a pop of color
• Nile Nude, a light neutral that works almost anywhere. Suede Splash is also a good choice for this look.
EcoTools® Skin Perfection Brush, I love that this is like a small kabuki on handle! It’s just the right size to buff foundation or BB Cream on my whole face, but it is small enough to get small areas like around my nose without any problems.
EcoTools® Detailed Lip Line Brush from the Day to Night Brush Set: This is a classic lip brush, and very silky so it feels great on my lips when applying lipstick. It seems to be easier to clean than many other lip brushes I’ve tried, so it is my go-to lip brush.
Part of the joy of being a beauty blogger is sharing your face, sans makeup, with strangers on the internet. I started right after washing my face. I spread the BB Cream, about the size of a large pea, all over my entire face. The Light shade is a great match for my skin and it sinks in quickly. I do blend it out a little bit, I just used small circular motions with my Skin Perfection Brush around my nose and under my eyes. If there are any trouble spots (such as under my eyes) I do apply a second light layer of the BB Cream just to those spots and gently tap it in with a finger for a little extra coverage.
Once my BB Cream is blended, it’s time to add a little color! I like to use Nile Nude on my eyes, I just pat it on to the lid with a fingertip, and on my cheeks. You can see that I just dot it on to the apples of my cheeks and move it back towards my hair line. I blend with a fingertip again for a light flush.
Next I polish up my look a bit, I have quickly filled in my brows with a brow pencil and added one coat of mascara.
Because this look is so minimal, I need to add a little color to my lips! For added wear time with my lipstick, I apply two coats. The first coat is just directly applied with the lipstick itself. I then blot with a tissue and apply a second layer with a lip brush. The lip brush gives a more precise application and looks great, but does take me longer. So, I only use the lip brush once.
While the nude lippie gave my cheeks a little color, I need a little blush! I put a bit of the pink lippie on the apples of my cheeks as well, and again blend with my fingertip. This is just the little added pop of color that my face needed!
The entire look (including taking these pictures) took me 5 minutes. If only doing my hair afterwards so so quick and easy…
What’s your go-to look when you’re in a bit of a rush?