Professional makeup artist Laura Geller, a mom in New York City and founder of Laura Geller Beauty, has tips for busy moms everywhere on how to master a fast, easy, everyday makeup routine that delivers beautiful results. Watch the video tutorial and check out her top tips:
Powder foundation is the fastest way to great coverage.
With liquids and creams, you have to be careful about blending, and it can look smudgy or get greasy by the end of the day. But powder foundation applied with a large, fluffy brush gets the color-correcting job done without any of those concerns, and in just a few swipes. You can even use it as an undereye concealer if your dark circles aren’t too bad.
Blush is the ultimate multitasker.
Geller says a pop of blush on the cheeks is the key to making your whole face look glowing and refreshed. Mauve-pink works for most skin tones (in our Facebook Live demonstration, she used the Pink Grapefruit shade from her Baked Blush-N-Brighten line). Sweep what’s left on the brush across your lids, and that’s all you need for eyeshadow when doing a daytime look.
Remember the three E’s.
Spending a little time on your eyeliner, eyelashes, and eyebrows will pay off, Geller promises. She recommends a waterproof gel eyeliner in navy blue, just on the top lids. “Navy blue adds more sparkle than basic brown or black while brightening the whites of the eyes,” she explains. And even if you have naturally thick brows, Geller says a brow pencil in taupe (a universally flattering shade) adds a polished, sculpted look that makes a big difference. For mascara, skip your bottom lashes. And make sure the one you use is a blackest black, so you don’t have to go crazy doing a ton of coats. That’s what takes up the time you don’t have.
A little layering with your lip color goes a long way.
Geller suggests you wear both lipstick and lip gloss for maximum impact with minimal effort. In addition to acting as a stain, the lipstick gives the gloss something to hold onto so it doesn’t fade away by mid-day. A nearly transparent nude gloss (she used Color Luster Lip Gloss in Sugar Cane) "adds lush texture to any color you’re wearing underneath and lends a fresh, modern feel to the overall look."