I no longer have the typical Monday through Friday work week, but when I did, I couldn’t bear to think of putting on a full face of makeup on Saturday. I learned to choose double, even triple duty items that made it simple to look fresh and vibrant, yet sexy on a laid back Saturday. Here is a quick how-to for simple weekend makeup.
1. Tinted moisturizer
I preach the virtues of tinted moisturizer relentlessly. I love this triple duty product. There are so many tinted moisturizers on the market, that you can easily find one to fit your budget and needs. Some tinted moisturizers are oil-free, some have illuminators, others provide extra moisture and all provde sheer coverage and SPF. My favorite tinted moisturizers are Laura Mercier and Smashbox. The beauty of applying a tinted moisturizer is that the product is very forgiving. You don’t have to worry about matching or lines of demarcation as you would with a classic liquid foundation.
2. Cheek & Lip Stain
Add color to lips and cheeks with a product that once again works overtime with the bonus of being a double-duty product. I have been a fan of Benefit Benetint for years — it’s a staple in my makeup kit. It’s a stain that gives a rosy glow to cheeks and lips. Top lips with a little lip balm or clear gloss. Now there is Posietint with for a poppy pink flush of color on lips and cheeks. Both are $28 and it will take some time before you need to re-purchase — the product has a very long life.
Hint –Layer Benetint or Posietint under powder blush. As a stain, it gives an added boost of color that will last for hours. I have used Benetint on my bridal clients for years so that they have long-wear color for their special day.
3. Finish with mascara and touch up brows if necessary. Slick hair back in a ponytail or adorn your tresses with a cute little head band You will be quite simply sexy on a laid back Saturday or lazy Sunday.