Minimal Elegance

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It used to be that I felt completely naked without leaving the house in full makeup. But on days when I just can’t bring myself to go through the trouble of putting on a full face, I’ve been gleaning a lot of inspiration from this stunning beauty shoot from Ann Street Studio. A simple, neutral eye, with a powerful, berry red lip. It’s so striking and looks like you spent some serious time on your makeup. But trust me when I say — a little mascara, some Nars blush on the cheeks, and a bold lip (I love this one in ‘Femme Fatale’) — you’re done with makeup in less than five minutes. And that’s a morning routine I can get behind.

What’s your quick and easy makeup secret when you’re in a hurry? Forgo altogether? Or do you also slap on some lipstick and call it a day?

{Image Credits: Ann Street Studio}

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  1. 6.3.13

    if i’m in super hurry and really have no time to put anything on, i always spray on my caudalie beauty elixir to give the face a glow, and then throw on my sunnies and some lip gloss – fake it ’til you make it: beauty edition!

  2. 6.3.13
    michelle said:

    if i have no time, i usually put on my mascara and my favorite pink lipstick. i’m usually done in less than a minute.

  3. 6.3.13
    Meghan said:

    I love that the look , looks flawless and pulled together but at like a fraction of the time .Its perfect .

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  4. 6.3.13
    Alexa said:

    Just perfection. It’s such classic glamour in my opinion.

  5. 6.3.13
    Kodi said:

    I spend my time on my mascara, swipe on lipstick and leave.

  6. 6.3.13
    julia said:

    mascara, blush & chapstick is all i really need on those days. love this look though too.


  7. 6.5.13
    Anna H. said:

    This is definitely my beauty secret! The other big bonus is that it’s perfect weather for muggy summer days. Lipstick doesn’t melt as fast and is easy to reapply throughout the day.