This post was sponsored by Nordstrom, all opinions are my own!
On days that I have extra time, I like sitting down and taking a little longer to apply my makeup. I love trying new products, so I tend to change up what makeup I’m wearing pretty regularly!
On days where I don’t have a lot of time, I need fast “apply with my fingers” makeup that I can put on quickly and know it will deliver. For me, skipping the brushes and simply applying products straight out of the tube, or using my fingers to apply or blend is a huge time saver!
I was at Nordstrom recently and picked up a foundation and lip color that I knew would be quick options to throw in my bag for easy makeup days! A consultant helped me color match the base which was really helpful because I was going for the wrong shade! Nordstrom really is a great place to browse for beauty items, not only because of their great selection but also because their consultants are so helpful!
On a quick makeup day,I love wearing a cream eyeshadow from a stick (Goldstone) that I can simply draw on and blend out with my ring finger. I’ll reach for a brown liner that I can swipe right above my lash line and then smudge out with my pinkie finger as well! A few swipes of mascara and that’s about it for the eyes.
For my face, I love the finish and coverage from YSL Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow makeup (shade b 20). It’s medium coverage with a dewy/natural finish so it looks like skin. It doesn’t cover everything, so it still allows your freckles to shine through, if you have them!
I’ve been loving NARS liquid blush for awhile now, and a little dot on both cheeks, blended out in a circular motion is just enough to give me a healthy glow.
For lip color, I like to keep it more on the sheer side when my makeup is quite simple. I’ve played around with this Dior Lacquer Plump Lip Ink (shade 456) for a few weeks now and love how versatile it is. I apply a light coat and leave it just like that on days when I want a wash of color, or I’ll apply it a bit heavier on a day when I want the lipstick to stand out. It feels like a lip stain when it goes on, which I really like, and it doesn’t have the tingly plumping sensation that some products can have despite having the word “plump” in the title! Another favorite for an easy pop of sheer color is Dior Lip Glow in Raspberry!
The only thing I would really need a brush for is setting powder and bronzer, if I chose to apply either of those. But frankly, the YSL Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow is supposed to make your skin glow, so setting it with powder may take away a bit of its glory!