How I Do My Everyday Makeup in Less Than 10 Minutes

How to Save Time in the Mornings - Everyday Makeup in Less Than 10 Minutes by popular Washington DC style blogger Alicia Tenise
Olay Whips Moisturizer Review - Everyday Makeup in Less Than 10 Minutes by popular Washington DC style blogger Alicia Tenise

Real talk: I am not a morning person. I’ve tried so hard to be one of those people who are bright-eyed and alert in the wee hours of the AM, but alas, that is not me.

Since I usually hit snooze approximately 12 times each morning (sorry to all of my college roommates), I’ve had to get creative over the years and find ways to speed up my morning routine. I found that I was spending way too long on my everyday makeup — and that was one routine that I needed to abbreviate ASAP!

Lately, I’ve been catching super early trains to NYC to head to the city for meetings for the day, and I’ve had to put on a full face of makeup at 5 am. Yikes. Here are a few tips and tricks to cut down on your everyday makeup routine in the morning!
 
Everyday Makeup in Less Than 10 Minutes by popular Washington DC style blogger Alicia Tenise

Keep Your Everyday Makeup Organized

When I moved to my new apartment, I completely forgot that I had a pedestal sink and zero countertop space to store anything other than my toothbrushes and a soap dispenser. It took me a few months to configure all of my beauty products in my apartment, but I’m pretty happy with my organization method at the moment! I scooped a super affordable acrylic organizer that helps me see all of my makeup at once, and stores all of the palettes I’ve collected over time with ease!

Everyday Makeup in Less Than 10 Minutes by popular Washington DC style blogger Alicia Tenise

Find a Moisturizer that Doubles as a Primer

Ok, so who has spent countless amounts of dollars finding the right primer for them? I have combination skin, so most of the primers I used either dried out my cheeks or didn’t mattify my t-zone — the struggle was real!

I was introduced to Olay Luminous Whip right after the holidays, which is one of their newest moisturizers to hit stores. This moisturizer has so many amazing benefits, and it quickly became one of my favorites! My skin tends to look a little dull in the winter, and I love how the Whips moisturizer absorbs oils in your skin throughout the day for a dewy finish. This is a great way to get your summer glow back! It also instantly absorbs into the skin, so I don’t have to wait for it to dry before I apply makeup.

There are three different types of Whips moisturizers. However, I opted for the Olay Luminous Whip for my skin concerns. My pores are often congested, and this product evens my skin tone and minimizes the look of pores. Skipping the primer and opting for this moisturizer has saved me some time in the morning! Want to try it yourself? You can pick up Olay Whips at your local Wal-Mart.

Everyday Makeup in Less Than 10 Minutes by popular Washington DC style blogger Alicia Tenise

Do Your Eye Makeup First

I used to put on my foundation, concealer and setting powder first before one of my favorite makeup artists told me this was a big no-no! Eye makeup can be messy, and between applying eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara, it’s easy to “draw outside the lines” and get eye makeup on other parts of your face. I like to do my eye makeup first, then cover up any mishaps with my foundation and concealer to cut a minute or two off my morning everyday makeup routine.

Everyday Makeup in Less Than 10 Minutes by popular Washington DC style blogger Alicia Tenise

Everyday Makeup in Less Than 10 Minutes by popular Washington DC style blogger Alicia Tenise

Have a Plan

Listen: it’s ok to have a signature look. I know that I like to keep my eyes lighter and go for a bold lip. I also am the worst at contouring, so this is something I skip altogether. I’ll switch up the colors I use in my eyeshadow palette daily, but I typically stick to a neutral color palette for the eyes to keep things moving along in the AM!

How do you save time on your everyday makeup in the mornings?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

14 Comments

  1. I definitely need to try this product! I’m with you girl, I’m totally more of a night owl!

    Xx Taylor
    http://www.lightscameracatwalk.com/

    Posted 2.13.18
  2. Tiffany Twisted wrote:

    Olay has THE best products, I swear by them!

    Posted 2.13.18
  3. Love these tips and love Olay!

    Posted 2.13.18
  4. Jessica Gardner wrote:

    Great tips. I am still trying to figure out this whole make up girl thingy.. Being the only girl in the family growing up was hard but slowly figuring it all out!

    Posted 2.13.18
  5. Amanda wrote:

    Excited you talked about the Olay Whip… I’ve been curious about it for a while!

    Posted 2.13.18
  6. Whitney wrote:

    Great tips, thank you! And cute nail polish!

    Posted 2.13.18
  7. I just bought a tinted moisturizer that I hope will do the trick. I definitely need a fast routine.

    Posted 2.13.18
  8. I love the tip to do eye makeup first – I’m trying this tomorrow!

    Posted 2.13.18
  9. Jenny wrote:

    You look so stunning, Alicia! I have been dying to try the Olay Whips collection.

    Posted 2.14.18
  10. I’m not a morning person either! Lol. I definitely find having everything set out helps!

    Posted 2.14.18
  11. Lauren wrote:

    I also tried this tip – have a signature look! I picked out my favorite products and those are the ones I stick to on a daily basis. It helps me be more focused in the morning instead of trying to figure what makeup to use!

    Posted 2.14.18
  12. Jerneja wrote:

    I’m definitely not a morning person, but I haven’t thought out my morning makeup routine yet. I usually just hurry and panic, so thanks for the tips!!

    Posted 2.14.18
  13. Our Family Code wrote:

    I needed to read this. My makeup routine is so not a routine right now! I’ve got to get it all organized asap.

    Posted 2.14.18
  14. Prerna Garg Agarwal wrote:

    I found so many helpful tips from your post. I had been looking for a quick makeup routine and I think I might have found one 🙂

    Posted 2.15.18

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