My makeup routine doesn’t stray from being as minimal and natural as I can make it, however I do change up products fairly often. Lately I’ve been on the go—a lot—and have found myself throwing some essentials in my bag for long days in LA or times when I know I won’t be able to run home and freshen up. Truth is, you really only need a few favorites to brighten up your face when it needs it.
I always run into red spots and an overall tired complexion after a whole day of running around. My secret 5 minute routine to wake up my face starts with a little foundation and concealer, which helps cover those shiny red areas, highlighter (I use my primer for a subtle look) on my cheekbones, bridge of nose and cupids bow, mascara (opens up the eyes) and lip balm or salve that can be used on any dry areas. My product favorites below. What are your quick fixes at the end of a long day?
Lip Balm or Salve
Foundation + Concealer
Foundation Primer or Highlighter on Cheekbones
Shop this look and beauty on the go:
Photography by Jacqueline Pilar.