Okay, so since I work in the beauty industry I have learned a TON about products and techniques. I am definitely not a pro by any means, but I have found a few quick tricks that work wonders. Since my friends and family constantly ask me for beauty advice, I thought I would share my all time favorite tip here!
You may be surprised by this, but I am pretty low maintenance when it comes to getting ready in the morning. I splash some water on my face, put on some makeup, throw on my outfit for the day and run out the door. I like beauty that is quick and easy. Makeup that simply enhance my features, and does not cover my face in excessive goo! In college, whenever I had an 8am class, I would usually roll out of bed around 7:30 and be ready in class before 8. I am a no frills kind of beauty girl.
Once I started working at Estee I was exposed to a ton of products. Through much experimentation, I have to say the number one product that I recommend every woman to have in her makeup bag is…lipstick! Okay now before you say, “I can’t pull of ____ shade of lipstick,” let me tell you that throwing on lipstick has been a major game changer for me. Especially on mornings when I am running late (which I’ll say has happened more frequently then I’d like to admit), I grab a shade of lipstick that works well with my outfit and rush out the door. And on those days I swear that I get double the amount of compliments and people regularly comment on how put together I look. When this happens, I always smile and thank them for the compliment, but inside I am laughing that they have no clue I basically rolled out of bed that day.
Simple, compliments, and a splash of color, what more could you ask for in a beauty product?
Lipstick is without a doubt my favorite beauty secret.
I will say, however, that lipstick is one of those products you definitely have to experiment with. It can be very intimidating at first, but I promise once you find the right shades and get a hang on application, it’s easy! Okay, so this might sound silly, but when I accepted the offer to work at Estee one of the first things I did was head over to the nearest Estee Lauder counter at my local mall. I wanted to get a better understanding of the products and of course, stock up! The beauty advisor was SO helpful and I liked that she was very daring in her own makeup choices. She had me try on countless lipstick shades and I was able to slowly identify (with her constant reassurance!) that with my skintone and coloration I needed XYZ shades of lipstick. I left with a bunch of shades that I knew would quickly become my favorites.
The best part about wearing lipstick? I feel an immediate confidence boost the moment I choose a shade. There is something about lipstick, especially red lipstick, that always turns a few heads on my walk to the subway every morning. I hope that if you aren’t already a lipstick wearer you give it a chance and try out a few shades, you will be surprised how quickly you grow to love it!
* I work for The Estée Lauder Companies however all thoughts and opinions are my own *