Five Minute Face.

Believe it or not, as a mom of two who is overly exhausted all the time, and totally overworked, I have managed to perfect my five minute face, usually in the car, on the way to work. Earlier this year, I hit a point where I was just so tired of wearing so much makeup. I had my primer, my foundation, concealer, another concealer, contour palette, blush, bronzer, setting powder, eye liner and mascara. It was such a process to get ready in the mornings, and frankly, I just didn't have the time to do it every day. So I either went to work looking very glam and fabulous, or likedeath ... DEATH ... There was no in-between. 

In order to fix the issue, I knew I needed to take better care of my skin. The dark circles under my eyes were not going to just disappear and my uneven skin tone wasn't going to fix itself. So I started using Rodan + Fields' Reverse regimen for dark spots and sun damage, and their multi-function eye cream for my dark circles (thanks, kids). I wasn't sure what to expect, but I just went for it because I was at a point where I didn't want to be a slave to MAC NC45  anymore. Don't get me wrong, I love a good glam, but feeling like I couldn't leave my house without it was getting old. 

Within 30 days of using the products, I saw a noticeable change in my skin, within 60 days, I was (and still am) completely foundation +concealer free ... And it feels AWESOME. 

So now, here I am free of all the steps I needed before to feel like I was "ready" for the day and I've moved on to this routine: 

The tinted moisturizer can be applied either with your hands or with a brush. I prefer to use my hands (freshly washed of course) and massage it onto my face, just like it is lotion. 

I use MAC blush and bronzer to finish off my look. I listed the colors below! My go-to lip color is Flat out Fabulous, however, I've recently fallen in love with Kiss for Cause by LipSense as well! I love a bold lip and bright colors contrast really well with my skin tone. 

A great skincare regimen is essential to amazing skin, and it's never too late to start. 

Here are my product details/colors: 

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue, Chestnut

MAC Blush, Raisin

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, Gold

Chanel Mascara, Black

MAC Lipstick, Flat out Fabulous