Simple is beautiful, especially when it comes to beauty. I feel every woman can do something to look better, but too much can be overkill, so keeping your beauty routine simple and efficient is the way to go. I feel women should highlight their best features rather than spend a lot of time, money, and effort trying to mask or change what they don’t like, because we all have something beautiful about us and celebrating the positive is better than focusing on the negative.
Every day I wash my face, apply moisturizer, and then apply my make-up, which takes less than three minutes (I’m a busy mom so I’ve streamlined my beauty routine). Overtime we all learn some tricks to maximize our beauty, and today I’m going to share some of my favorite beauty tips and tricks.
My Favorite Beauty Tips and Tricks
* Foundation is the one item of makeup I always wear, because it makes me look like I have flawless skin even if I barely slept. I don’t apply it all over my face, which can give an artificial look for every day wear. Instead, I apply it under my eyes where I sometimes have dark circles, and around my nostrils and corners of my mouth, which can sometimes be a bit redder than the rest of my skin. The result is even skin tone that looks clear.
* Blush is a great way to look healthy and glow without having to run on a treadmill for 30 minutes. I love blush, but not too much. I apply it with a large brush so it is more of a light flush of color across the apples of my cheeks as opposed to streaks of color that don’t look natural. During the winter I use a peachy pink color on my fair skin, and during the summer use a more bronze shade on my darker skin.
* Black mascara is the little black dress of make-up..it always makes you look glamorous and flirty. A beauty tip I learned to really make your eyes open wide is to take an eyelash curler and blast it for two seconds with the warm setting of your blow-dryer, then use it to curl your eyelashes (before you apply any mascara). Apply your mascara to your super curled lashes, and use the darkest mascara you can find, no matter that color your hair is, for large, defined, attention getting eyes.
* Crest white strips White teeth are a sign of beauty and good healthy, and if your teeth aren’t naturally white, you can get whiter teeth with a great at home teeth whitener like the award winning Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips (I reviewed this teeth whitener some months back and found it to be impressively effective after only one treatment).
Clear skin, flushed cheeks, flirty lashes, and a bright smile featuring beautiful white teeth- this is my idea of beauty, and all these things are easy to do, even for busy women. Some other great, convenient, and quick beauty tricks are the below award winning beauty products from Procter and Gamble, which I was sent to try out and share my thoughts on:
Award Winning Beauty Products
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle My hair is highlighted and colored (double process) so in order to have beautiful hair, I really need to make sure to use moisturizing conditioners. The Aussie 3 Minute Miracle is a hydrating hair product that helps my dry hair retain much needed moisture.
Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips You know I love this product, and am a big fan of beautiful teeth in general. You just can’t have a bad smile with lovely teeth.
Secret Clinical Strength Waterproof A super duper strong antipersperant and deodorant, to keep you dry and smelling great on your busiest, most stressful days, and if you are a mom who runs around a lot with little kids, an antiperspirant you can rely on that lasts all day is a must.
Venus Bikini Trimmer Winner of the Marie Claire 25 New Products That Will Change Your Life award, and would be winner of my own award if I gave awards for top beauty products. I had never heard of this product before- it’s GENIUS! I’m really not a fan of Brazilian waxes but like a more…well maintained look. Every woman should know about the Venus Bikini Trimmer- it trims to about a centimeter, within seconds and with just a few strokes, so no need to trudge to a salon and strip down anymore in front of a stranger (and much more affordable too)- a new favorite for me!
Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Serum I’m a big fan of Oil of Olay products in general, and this one in particular. I have fine lines around my eyes and am fighting early signs of aging, however small. This beauty serum is effective for this problem area giving skin a fuller, firmer appearance.
CoverGirl Nature Luxe Gloss Balm A light, sheer lip balm great for the day time, when you just want a hint of color and a bit more of a polished look without looking too made up.
Procter and Gamble would like to give a reader the very same beauty package I received, which includes the P&G award-winning product mentioned above. To enter to win, simply leave me a comment below sharing a beauty tip, trick, or technique of your own!