Monday Mix: Quick Fix Vixen Tricks; Sales

By Voxy  

All right. There are five and a half weeks until the end of classes. (Not that I’m counting.) We can make it, right? Right?

Yes. Yes we can. And lipstick will help us.

If you are like me, and mornings put you in the position of trying to do a ten-minute face in three minutes and hoping it makes you look like you got seven hours of sleep instead of four, then here are some quickie tips that might help you:

1. Lipstick can double as blush. Srsly. This works with pigmented glosses too, but nothing too shiny or glittery. So if you grab a lippie on your way out the door, you can dot it on your cheeks in the car (at a stoplight, of course!) and blend with your fingers. Done.

2. A stick concealer is your best friend for on-the-road makeup fixes, including covering up inner-eye shadows and blemishes.

3. Grooming your brows is probably the single best two-minute investment you can make in the morning.

4. A soft nude eye shadow will help cover purple or otherwise discolored eyelids, making you look more awake but not “made-up.” If you have an extra second, smear some eyelid primer on there first to help it adhere better. I like TFSI for a primer and ULTA eyeshadow in Cocoa for a barely-there look.

We shall overcome!


Just when you thought it was safe: if you are a VIB and you missed the Sephora F&F sale (or there was something you are kicking yourself for not picking up), you get another chance! Starting Thursday 11/11, Sephora is running a VIB sale with 20% off. You must be a VIB to get the discount. Online, the code is VIB20; they are supposed to be sending out postcards for in-store use. I haven’t gotten mine yet. Ends 11/15.

HauteLook has Rock&Republic beauty on Monday 11/8 and Becca on Tuesday 11/9. I will be interested to see what turns up in these sales. All sales begin at 11 am Eastern/8 am Pacific.

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  1. avatar chaosbydesign
    Posted November 20, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

    “I’ve also rushed into the bathroom upon arrival and done it there.”

    I’ve done that a few times. I can’t quite manage to do my makeup while I’m driving, and if I only have time to do either my hair or makeup at home in the morning I have to go for the hair, otherwise I end up looking like a lion all day.

    I do carry almost all the makeup I own in my bag most of the time (it’s a very large bag) so it’s quite easy for me to just put my makeup on when I get to work. I have to do it in one of the single bathrooms though. I couldn’t do it where people might be watching me; that totally freaks me out!


  2. avatar marigolds
    Posted November 15, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I have a couple of those wee little Too FAced Glamour To Go palettes. With one of these in my little Stila traveler brush kit bag, with a travel tube of mascara, pot of concealer, and little jar of powder, I’m all set even if (horrors!) I don’t have time to put on my face before I run out the door. (I was surprised by the arrival of the bus as I did my maquillage at my bus stop [empty corner in my neighborhood, totally deserted] last week. I had to finish on the bus, and I HATE that.) I’ve also rushed into the bathroom upon arrival and done it there.


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