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Maximize Your Time and Makeup

Quick Makeup Tips for the Busy

Finding time for makeup can be a challenge, especially when you're juggling a million tasks. But you don’t have to sacrifice quality for speed. Here’s how to nail down what should be in your makeup bag and how to use it efficiently.

Must-Have Makeup Essentials

Face Primer

Start with a face primer like Mecca Max Bring On Bright Illuminating Primer. It’s cost-effective and you only need a pearl-sized amount for your entire face. This primer smooths out your skin and can even be used as a liquid illuminator on top of your makeup.

Moisturizer with Benefits

Opt for a product that combines moisturizer, primer, SPF, and hydration. Multitasking coverage like Mecca Cosmetica In A Good Light cuts down on the extra steps.

Concealer and Setting Powder

A matte concealer works as an eyeshadow primer/ colour corrector for your eyelids and added coverage for under-eye and other areas. Opt for a matte concealer when you are using a 'dewy' finish coverage, such as Face Tints to prevent looking excessively oily. Follow it up with smoothing (not drying) setting powder to keep everything in place.

Bronzer, Blush, and Highlight

Revive your complexion quickly with a compact face palette including; setting powder, bronzer, blush, and highlighter. These can also double as your go-to eyeshadows for a everyday look. We highly recommend the smoothing quality of Hourglass face palettes and powders

Tools for Speed

Dense Brush

Using a dense brush will help you cover larger areas faster, provide maximum coverage and prevent your liquid coverage bring excessively absorbed into the brush bristles. Look for one that can handle multiple purposes to save you time, such as Hourglass Brushes.

Double-Ended Brush

Try a double-ended brush like the one from Mecca Cosmetica. It’s perfect for applying all your powder products from setting powder to bronzer, blush, and highlighter quickly.

Brow Gel

A brow gel like M.A.C Big Boost Fiber Gel is excellent for beginners and provides a quick fill in for your brows.

Eye Essentials

Tubing Mascara

Tubing mascaras offer waterproof longevity without the hassle of difficult removal. Curl your lashes beforehand to enhance length. We highly recommend Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara.

Shortcut Eyeliner Tip

A nude eyeliner on your waterline brightens and opens up your eyes, especially for smaller eye shapes. Tightline your top lashes with a black or dark brown eyeliner for a more defined eye look without the need to use eyeshadow.

Lip Necessities

Essential Nude Lipstick

An essential nude lipstick that complements your complexion is a must-have. Try the Mecca Max Fancy Pout Pop Lipstick in mauve nude for a versatile option that works for any look, day or night.

Plumping Gloss Stick

M.A.C Squirt Plumping Gloss Stick pairs perfectly with your existing lipstick, providing a tint and plumping effect. Use it alone or over lipstick for a natural look.

Tinted Lip Balm

For everyday use, a tinted lip balm is perfect. It provides a subtle colour and nourishment. Frank Body Tinted Lip Balm in a cherry-red tone for a light flush of colour that’s easy to apply.

Simplifying is the Solution!

Balancing a busy life and looking fabulous doesn’t have to be complicated. With these essential products and quick tips, you can streamline your makeup routine without sacrificing quality.

Remember, you don’t have to do it all. Focus on what works best for you (based on your skill, your timeframe and location of makeup application) and practice as much as possible to enjoy the process.

If you need help finding your perfect beauty products, book your experience with our Bonita Routine. We love to support and empowerment you to be your own makeup artist, and love the skin you're in!

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