A Chic Makeup Look You Could Do In The Car
Hey Babes! Becky With The Good Hair here.
Today had me so nervous, and let me tell you why. Everything was good until I got too caught up playing Candy Crush and almost forgot that I had to go to work. So…silly me had to do my makeup in the car. Why did I say that so casually? I had to do my makeup in the CAR! This was so not ok, but the optimist in me was like, “oh my gosh, Becky…maybe this happened for a reason.” I mean, maybe this happened just so I could share with you (and the rest of the beauty world) what I gained through my traumatic experience. Now that I totally understand everything it takes to get your makeup done in the car, I’d like to help you out.
Ok, picture this: Your alarm clock goes off, filling your room with the melodic sound of Bodak Yellow by Cardi B. The birds are chirping, the sun is out, and you just know it’s going to be a good day. You get up, wash your face, brush your teeth, and get dressed. Then, all of a sudden, you realize that your favorite tee is in the wash. Naturally, you begin to go through your dirty laundry, but by the time you find the perfect replacement it’s 9 o’clock! You have to be at work at 9:20, and the drive usually takes you 30 minutes. There is no time to do your makeup and now you’re rushing out the door. Thankfully, you swipe your beauty bag off of the bathroom counter as you make a speedy exit.
This is where I come in…(ahem) have no fear, Becky With The Good Hair is here! Personally, I’m convinced that stoplights were made solely for the purpose of creating some downtime for women to do their makeup. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “how does one do their best and most chic makeup at a stoplight?,” well…read up and rejoice.
Red light? PERFECT.
Start by whippin’ out your foundation. Then, squirt a little bit of it onto the back of your hand and grab your beauty blender (if you don’t have one…use your fingers). You need to get the sponge wet so that it spreads your foundation out evenly. How does one accomplish this in the car, you ask? Well, you know those week old water bottles sitting in the back seat that you swore would be of use someday? Today is that day. If you’re not one of those people…then you deserve a pat on the back…but you are going to have to take the alternative route. It’s going to be fine though, everything is going to be fine (when women say it’s going to be fine, nothing is going to be fine). No, but really it’s going to be fine. If you have a beauty blender but no water…then you’re going to have to apply your makeup with your fingertips. Just make sure the steering wheel you’ve been touching is clean, because whatever is on there is going to transfer onto your face. If this doesn’t appeal to you, then (I can’t believe I’m actually saying this) you can use your beauty blender without water. Yes, use the sponge dry. I’m not going to sugarcoat this for you — it’s going to feel so wrong, will take longer and absorb more of your foundation, but it’ll get the job done.
Ok, green light. GO!
When you come to another stop, it’s time for…
Up next is the Concealer. If you suffer from puffy eyes and dark circles in the morning, then you’re a human being, and as much as you may wish that your eye bags were Prada…let me repeat…you’re a human being. So, with that said, dab some of that magical concealer onto your pesky problem areas (you know which ones we’re talking about). Be sure to remember what American Beauty Star Mentor, Sir John taught us and ONLY use your ring finger to blend product into the delicate under eye area (it’s the weakest finger of the bunch, so it reduces your chances of developing fine lines). You’ll be done just before it’s your turn at the intersection.
Green light, GO!
Now it’s time for mascara. Stick to the basics with this one (in this context, being basic isn’t a bad thing). Twist open your mascara, pull the rearview mirror towards you, tilt your head back and brush those lashes in upward strokes. You want to look straight into the mirror with this one so that you can easily keep an eye on the light and be able to see the reaction from the car behind you (which is the cherry on top). Just be careful, because nothing is quite as tearjerking as poking yourself in the eye with a mascara stick. I’m not just talking about the physical pain, but the smudge that will result from it as well. All I’m saying is try not to ruin your recently concealed face and, most importantly, pay attention to your surroundings.
Green again – GO!
It’s time for blush. Now, listen up. Your blush should come with a flat sponge, but if you have a brush, definitely use it. For those of you who don’t own either, first of all shame on you, and secondly you can use your (clean) fingertips instead. Tap some of the blush onto the sponge or brush and dab it onto your cheek bones. Make sure that you apply it in angled strokes, making outward movements towards your hairline.
Green light – GO!
You just made it to your work parking lot, and your least-favored coworker’s parking spot is empty – it might be a great day after all. The car is now safely parked, so it’s time to apply your lipstick. You can’t go into work without lipstick on, that’s like walking into work naked and as most of us know…that’s unacceptable. So, apply that cute colored lipstick to finalize your look. I hope you wear comfortable shoes to work because now it’s time to book it. In my opinion (which is usually correct), you will enter the office looking so good that it’ll distract everyone from even realizing you were even late in the first place – you’re welcome!
Now you can take a deep breath, because you’ve succeeded at creating a chic makeup look en route to the office. It wasn’t too bad, was it?
I know that these steps will work out for you, because I know everything. Save the personal thanks for later, and stay tuned for more of me. ‘Til next time!
Becky With The Good Hair