Thursday, April 14, 2011

Convenient Make-up

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and OLAY.

So, I've I recently blogged about my efforts to take better care of my skin.


I've always been pretty good about wearing some make-up because I have freckles and I was tired of them by the time I was old enough to consider make-up. Along with wearing make-up, I've always been very good and taking it off every night.


After I had a baby, while in the hospital, facial wash wipes changed my world. No more cold water; no more looking for the always misplaced face towel to dry your face; no more getting in bed and having soap around the hairline that you didn't wash off all the way. 


After learning there is a simple way to wash, I wondered what else I could save some efforts on, but still keep my face looking presentable and healthy. 


One thing I've been bad at for the past few years is RUBBING MY EYES! I actually didn't start putting any concealer under my eyes until about three years ago. I woke up one day and there the dark circles were. However, I think I've probably done ten years worth of damage by rubbing the concealer on :( I have always heard the area around the eyes are one of the most sensitive areas and is usually quick to wear down. Well, unfortunately, I've always thought a quick rub here and there with concealer wouldn't do any harm, but I'm afraid I can already see that it has. Most of the concealers I've used have been in a pot like container. You put your finger in the pot to get the make-up on it and then spread under your eye. There are a few bad things about this. The top two are probably you could have a dirty finger and you are rubbing your eyes. Even if you use a concealer that has a wand to dip, you typically still have to smooth with your finger. 


I recently found out about Olay Total Effects Line and Dark Circle Minimizing Brush. Not only does the concealer come in a tube that's pen like, it has 7 anti-aging therapies. So, I thought instead of using a possibly dirty finger to apply concealer, having to wash my finger after applying concealer and ultimately giving myself more wrinkles, why not try a more simple alternative?

Why pile on the products when you can sweep dark circles away?

The tube was much larger than I expected it to be, which I like.


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111 comments:

Harriet said...

I recently discovered tinted moisturizer - 2 steps in one. Liquid base has always been too heavy for me but powder base does not provide enough coverage. Tinted moisturizer provides the coverage I need without the weight or the "cakey" look.

Harriet said...

Oh yeah, and it hydrates my skin!

Alice said...

What do you look for to make you beauty routine more convenient?

I really don't have a way of making it more convenient. But I really want to try one of those concealer sticks now!

Kourtney said...

I am always looking for ways to shorten my beauty routine when I don't have much time. My two musts are evening out my skin tone and something to bring out my eyes.

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Heidi said...

Thanks for this!! I have been interested in trying one of those concealer sticks, so I'm glad to hear you like them! Concealer is a must for me-underneath my eyes looks pretty bad if I don't :) Anything that puts concealer on quickly, evenly, and thoroughly is exactly what I want.

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Mandy said...

I'm always looking to save time. I look for anything that will shorten my beauty routine - I love tinted moisturizer, mascara that also curls lashes, cleansing cloths, etc. =)

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AubreyLaine said...

Concealer sticks. I've been using them for years and they are quick and effective.
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branoele said...

i use baby wash to take of my eye make up remover. it works great! my email is bjnjlee@gmail.com

Karina said...

concealer sticks make the morning routine way more convenient and quick

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Newlywed Next Door said...

My face wash removes makeup and eye makeup in one wash -- that saves times and effort!

Becky said...

I had to start wearing less eye makeup about a year ago, when I became allergic to literally EVERY product out there! So now here I am, pushing 40, and BARE. YIKES! I guess if I were to look for one more convenient make-up product it would be a NICE lip balm that gives me some color but doesn't bleed all over the place.
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The Huber Hub said...

Concealer, tinted moisturizer and eyeliner that does not run!

Cori said...

Almay Make Up Remover Pads! The best! So easy and quick!

Alayna H. said...

I like 2-in-1 products & quick make-up remover cloths.

sy said...

i like 2 in 1 or n in 1 tools, lotions that absorbs quickly helps too.
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sy said...

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Kelly Massman said...

I simplify my beauty routine by not wearing make-up at all some days! :-)

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Jeanentt said...

Tinted moisterizer and a pony tail holder is how I simplify my beauty routine!

The Harrison Crew said...

I've simplified my makeup routine by switching to mineral makeup & mascara. It literally takes me 5 minutes in the morning to get ready, and with a 4 month old in tow, that's perfect! Plus, I love how light it feels on my face. I also shower at night & dry my hair then (the longest thing for me in my beauty routine), so I can just brush, straighten, or pull back & go in the morning, depending on how I'm feeling. I'm a lot less picky about what I look like these days, which is an awesome feeling. :)

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susan1215 said...

I simplify my beauty routine by letting my hair dry naturally and using a tinted moisturizer, mascara and lip gloss on my face.

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ms-texas said...

i just stick to my normal routine but i think the concealor stick would be a great addition!

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I normally go with cleaning my face and working that. It keeps my skin nice and I don't have to worry about covering things up.

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Amy Lawrence said...

I am always looking for a good tented lotion that provides enough coverage so that I can skip the foundation step of my make-up routine.

Beth said...

Make up that is easy to apply and doesn't require a lot of blending.

Elizabeth Peterson said...

lip gloss!! I used to be a lipstick girl but got tired of the cakey feeling on my lips and needing a mirror to reapply. Thus the lip gloss, goes on quick, leaves my mouth glossy and pretty and I love the twinge of color.

Betsy said...

I try to take good care of my skin so that I don't have to worry about covering stuff up. This sounds great!

Chris said...

I would love to try one of those! One of the best "simplify my make up" time savers I've found is using mineral makeup. I personally like the compact rather than the loose because less mess, but the look is so natural and no more blending liquid foundation then powdering over it--one step to a smooth, younger looking me. And, best of all, it has built in SPF 15.

Sam said...

I simplify my routine sometimes by not putting foundation on, and only putting eye-shadow, mascara, and blush on. I can usually get by with these three things.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I don't wash my hair (it's naturally wavy) and instead brush it against the part and then back again for instant volume!

wigget said...

i will just watch my face with soap

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Anash said...

to save time- i use apple cider vinagar for makeup removal along with olay facewash!
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

sunscreen builtin

Rebecca Graham said...

I use a foundation with sun screen in it.

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slb3334 said...

I wear very little makeup.

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Susan said...

When I find a lipstick that I really like, I buy 3 or 4 tubes and throw old ones away.

nicole said...

I love eye make-up remover!! I remember my mom using vaseline and always thought how gross that must feel!! I also have always washed my face in the morning in the shower. I don't go thru the whole nite process of the ponytail and headband thing!!

Brad and Jess said...

I just focus on my eyes by using eyeliner and mascara (since I have blonde lashes). I wash my face with regular bar soap and use Burt's Bees to keep my lips moisturized

AB Smith said...

multi-tasking products def help speed up the morning routine!

Tarah said...

Two words - dry shampoo! It's a great way to get a second day out of your hair without washing and blow drying!

Tarah
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buzzd said...

moisturizer w/spf15 and tint really does alot if you don't have time for makeup

sarah said...

I don't wear much/any makeup, so I'm all about the bare minimum of effort!

Stephanie said...

prodicts that multi-task - moisturize and fights wrinkles
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julis55 said...

I just throw on some powder and go out the door

hale2005 said...

I usually just put some gel in my hair.

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World of Waxes said...

I am 18 weeks pregnant with 5 other children at home. I have to have a simple routine! I love the facial wipes. I not only use them for me but for the kids too. I use tinted mosturizer that has spf in it to protect my skin.

Angel Jacklyn said...

I KEEP THINGS SIMPLE! MOISTURIZER, EYE LINER & MASCARA! kytah00@yahoo.com

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Georgia said...

I keep it simple, I don't wear makeup. I get plenty of rest sometimes, and cleanse.

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Georgia said...

Tweeted here too

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nape said...

A great moisturizer makes my beauty routine much more convenient. Make-up goes on more smoothly and evenly when I've used quality moisturizer.

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Anonymous said...

Double duty products are my favorite way to save time.

Denise S. said...

I can be pretty lazy and if I'm tired I just skip the routine altogether and splash water on my face in the shower the next time I'm in it.
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Sarah said...

I couldn't live without my Olay Total Effect moisturizer. I starting using Olay in my early twenties. It wasn't Total Effects back then but I did love it.

jakiesmom said...

i actually keep the stuff i use on a daily basis on the bathroom counter,,,so theirs no digging around for stuff and the stuff i only use ocassionally is kept in the closet
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Scott said...

My beauty routine is to wake up before everyone else and just spend a few minutes relaxing in a hot shower. The day goes by so much better after that. God Bless.
THANKS for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!

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Ravzie said...

I can't stand regimen with lots of steps! One cream is what I need.

BeautyToLove said...

What do I look for to make my beauty routine more convenient?

I use an Olay Tinted Moisturizer and Cleansing Cloths to remove Makeup.

Thank You!! :)
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Mysharona said...

I make it more convenient by carrying my necessities in a plastic baggie I can access easily anywhere.

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

I try to stick to the basics when I am strapped for time. Go for a fresh,
clean face with a little blush, some mascara, and lip gloss
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Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

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Princess Golden Hair said...

to make my beauty routine convenient it has to be easy to use. If I have to do layer after layer then forget about it

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Alayna H. said...

I love makeup wipes! Such a time saver!

Jennifer Neal said...

All-in-one type products!

JanPattersonRN said...

I wash with Noxzema, moisturize with Clinique, put my hair up, and I'm good to go. I'm not a real make-up person, but on the rare times I do use some, it looks like this product might be really handy, because working nights I ALWAYS have bags and circles!

The Fam said...

Sadly, I don't have a beauty routine. I'm in need of some help!

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Gloria S said...

I use a cleanser that moisturizes also.

Mommy said...

Two in one just about everything! Less is more is so many areas...beauty included. I don't wear much makeup at all and have come up with so many easy hair-dos too!

Amy said...

I am needing something to cover up the dark circles and wrinkles around my eyes!! That won't "cake" on!

Sara said...

Hmmm, I have to have a facial cleanser that I can also use on my eyes. If I am going to wash my face every night, then it has to serve multiple purposes.

And I also need something for my dark under-eye circles. Good lordy they are dark!

Erica C. said...

I like finding stuff that looks good no matter what the season and I like makeup that is thin and doesn't feel greasy.

msrodeobrat said...

i look for products that have multiple uses
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lldenton said...

Oh, I want one of those pens immediately! I also have fallen in love with the facial wipes instead of the soap/water/towel routine. I especially love the ones that are bumpy (for lack of a better word) and supposed to exfoliate!

slehan said...

My secret is drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep.
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Howell said...

I look for products that are multi-purpose, such as moisturizer with SPF protection.


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wizardewu said...

I use moisturizer at night and most mornings that's it.

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Julieh said...

Products that do double duty like lipstick I can use for blush. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

ky2here said...

I think it's easy to simplify. Skip the extraneous products. STick to the basics.

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EmmaPeel said...

Put hair up in a bun or tail and just some lipstick and that should be fine

Melissa O. said...

More convenient? Mine is so fast that I don't think I could simplify any more. I think that trying bronzer would help with my skin tone though.

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Kerry said...

I look for a nice smooth eyeliner - it takes a lot less time putting it on that way.
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Jennai said...

I use Clinique City Base Foundation. It's a combination powder/liquid an is for dry skin. Saves me some time.

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kakihara said...

When I've hit the snooze button too many times I use a tinted moisturizer, mascara, and lip gloss.
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pauline15 said...

My "Oh NO!?!" routine is some deoderant, some mascara, hair in a ponytail, and a little lip gloss. Fortunately, I can still get away with this!
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pjgirl74 said...

Any products that do more than one thing and can shorten the steps I take in the morning are great for convenience. My fave is a tinted moisturizer w/spf. It does three things at once, you have to love that! Thanks!
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ma04santos said...

I simplify my routing by not wearing that much make-up. The natural look is better. A tough of mascara, some lip gloss. I love the concealer stick for under my dark circle eyes.

Barbara said...

The number one thing I look for is products that actually do what they advertise they will. Then I look for products that serve several purposes. I love my moisturizer slash tint slash SPF.

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christal couturier said...

I try to find sets or all in one items. Any more conveinent and I would not use anything
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Diane52 said...

I add a dab of vasoline to my eyes and my lips
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Nita said...

I look for combo products that do more than one thing to simplify my routine.

Courtney said...

I look for products that are multi-use.

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Mari said...

I look for a two in one product, such as a combo tinted
moisturizer and sunblock. It's much more convenient than using separate products.

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Marilyn's Money said...

I try to use only a few products, a grat clenser, moisturizer and a little foundation. I turned the big 50 this year and found that age is all in your head! mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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ohstac said...

I am pretty lazy when it comes to a beauty routine. I definitely like products that have a built in applicator.
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Dana West said...

I always look for anything that saves time! In the mornings I have to get myself and 3 kids ready so anything that gives me an extra 5 minutes is great! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

skip the makeup if i need to
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