Once or twice a month I find myself so tired from the day before I have to leave for work with nothing on my face but moisturizer and sunscreen. Over time I’ve become somewhat of a ninja at apply makeup in a moving car. Now, I don’t suggest applying makeup while driving. You can be sitting pretty, while doing it safely. These tips are for applying in traffic while someone else is driving or sitting happily in the back of a convenient Uber.
Tip 1: Use Products With Built-in Mirrors
Always carry makeup products with built-in mirrors so that you don’t have to hold too many things at once. These items can be eyeshadow palettes, foundations or powders. My go-to mirrored compact is the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. It has a full sized crystal clear mirror built-in to a sweet smelling palette that holds many shades that can blend for a flawless daytime look.
Milani Cosmetic Shadow Eyez
Tip 2: Utilize Your Makeup Pencils
Eyeshadows can be messy and hard to apply in stop and go traffic. Carry a champagne to mousy brown eyeshadow pencils to smudge on your eyelids for an effortless expensive looking eye.
Tip 3: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
When in a rush, you don’t have the 30 or some minutes to apply your liquid foundation flawlessly but there’s a fix for that. Hydrate your skin with a Rose Water to reduce redness, plump the skin and tighten pores. It smells amazing and helps create a smooth canvas for applying foundation or powder to the skin.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
Tip 4: Tinted Moisturizer is the way to go, when on the go
Create a smooth dewy glow to the skin with tinted moisturizer. It can be applied with a kabuki brush, a flat foundation brush or even your fingers. With tinted moisturizer, you can get smooth beautiful skin without worrying about messy application.
Tip 5: Skip the liner & Lash it up!
Eyeliner can be difficult even when sitting still so applying in a moving car is a no no. But don’t fret, you can still create a sultry look with your mascara. Mascara is easier to use then eyeliner and can open up the eyes just like liner. Choose a curling mascara and get more lift and curl without the danger of trying to use an eyelash curler in traffic.
These quick tips and tricks will help your step out of your Uber confident like your just step out of a Pro makeup artists chair.