Skip to main content

If I have.... My Rush Routine

Life these days is very hectic. Unless one is off to a party, one does not have the luxury to spend 30 minutes on make up. I generally prioritise my make up depending on how minutes I have before I have to rush outta the home to catch my bus.

After my bath, I take 2 minutes to set my hair & apply a body spray (both are essential, I would rather go without make up than skip these), after this,

If I have.... (I call this my Rush Routine)

less than 30 seconds: I just run. Apply tinted lip balm once I reach office.

30 seconds: I just grab the mascara tube and leave. I apply mascara once I get to office

1 minute: Apply mascara & leave. Tinted lip balm on way.

2 minutes: Tinted moisturiser & mascara. Apply tinted lip balm on way to office.

3 minutes: Tinted moisturiser (TM), cream blush & mascara. Lip balm stays in purse and by now you know the routine

5 minutes: TM, cream blush, eye liner & mascara.

7 minutes: TM, cream blush, eye liner, lip gloss & mascara

It ends here, I rarely get more than 7 minutes to do my make up for office, and these are rare days.

Most of my time when applying makeup is wasted in looking for liners and gloss that compliment my outfit. This is not the case with mascara (which is always black for me) and cream blush (always a soft pink for office).

So what's your Rush Routine? What is the one product you absolutely need?

Comments

  1. i am always in the less than 30 sec routine, never had the luxury of 7 mins :(

    ReplyDelete
  2. @Retnu: Awww.. Most days I manage between 2 to 3 minutes. So I always have mascara & cream blush on. I feel that these two products make the most difference to my face and my overall skin appearance.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It does not matter how early I get up.Its always a rush for me.And Im glad if I have done my buttons properly.But I keep my moisturizer and lip balm in the bathroom and apply it as soon as I wash my face.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I always get up at least an hour and a half (ideally - if not, at the very, very least an hour) before I have to leave. Makeup is essential to my overall confidence when going out during the day :) Mostly because I have sensitive, slightly problem skin so it's taking time for mineral makeup application is important. Looking forward to the days wherein I can just confidently go with mascara!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Totally loved your post!!!
    Shweta

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hey, thanks or the comments on my blog...
    my rush routine...i have a dark circle issue so i find it impossible to step out without a concealer ever since iv discovered the M.A.C concealer (its worth investing in!!). Apart from that,kajal and lip gloss...

    ReplyDelete
  7. moisturizer, kajal and blush on - these are three most essential for me..mascara etc only if i have time :)

    http://weddingonthecards.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  8. nice post. But I'm so slow. There is NO WAY I could do makeup in 30 seconds :(

    ReplyDelete
  9. TM, lipstick and kajal is my most rushed routine!

    ReplyDelete
  10. @Tanveer: Do tell us the exact brands and products you use!

    ReplyDelete
  11. My rush routine is of Kajal and toner and a moisturizer..generally this is my routine ..

    Thank u so much for letting me know about the comment thing Tanz..

    few words for you ..check it out when u have the time

    http://www.wiseshe.com/2010/08/to-wiseshe-readers.html

    ReplyDelete
  12. hi its a friendly visit for a friendly blogger in a frienly manner, thus by dropping here into my blog

    Follow my blog if you like it means

    ReplyDelete
  13. hey i required a suggestion, since i trust your views on cosmetics, i wanted to know, can you suggest me a decent moisturiser and blush for oily skin, i have oily skin, but donot want a matte look either, like a bit of shimmer, i work in a semiformal organization.....too many questions, answer it at your own convenience dear

    ReplyDelete
  14. My rushed routine is TM, Kajal & Mascara. Lip Balm or Lip gloss while driving to work. However I am not having any rushed routine crises. I get about 10 mins to get ready before I leave for work:)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Hey! Thank you for taking the time out to add your valuable comment. I will revert as soon as possible.

COMMENT MODERATION POLICY FOR ADDICTED TO BLUSH BLOG

I delete blatant self-promotion and comments where it is clear the post material was not carefully read. If you are not going to bother to engage with the post, I am not going to bother posting your comment.

I also delete ALL comments with links - even if the link is to your blog.

Don't be mean to other commentators - it serves no purpose other than showcase your own personality in a bad light.

Popular posts from this blog

Reetha, Amla & Shikakai Home Made Shampoo - Weekend Experiment

Good Morning Lovelies, I hope your weekend was fun. Mines was, well, ho-hum, but anyways, we are not talking about that here (let’s save that cribbing for twitter).
I have been suffering from quite a bit of hair fall since some time. I have tried changing products to using intensive conditioning and the works. It stops the hair fall for while, but then it rears its ugly head again.
So on lark, & for lack of better things to do, my best friend & I decided to make some Reetha – Amla – Shikakai shampoo at home. This century old ayurvedic herbal concoction is reputed to not only strengthen hair, but also darken it and stop hair fall.
I got the 3 biggies from a local kirana store. All 3 are priced at 15 Rs for 100gms.

How to: Soak 5 pieces of Shikakai, 4 balls of Reetha  (Soapnut) & handful of Amla (Indian Gooseberry)  in about 500 ml of water overnight. In the morning, heat the mixture on gas till it just starts to boil. Let it cool, when lukewarm mash all the amla, reetha and…

Skin Care Myth: Sunscreen will stop you from Tanning

Image via Wikipedia I know I did a recent article on skin care myths (read it here), but I don't know how I forgot to mention this particular myth. In any case I think this warranted a post on its own.

Myth: If I use a suncreen regularly and religiously, I will not tan. 

Fact: This is a very simplistic statement. But before I bust this myth, kindly bear through a science lecture. This is to bring all readers of all backgrounds on the same knowledge level.



Lets define sunscreen (from Wikipedia):Sunscreen (also commonly known as sunblock or sun cream) is a lotion, spray, gel or other topical product that absorbs or reflects "some" of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation on the skin exposed to sunlight and thus helps protect against sunburn. Sunscreen helps protect only against direct DNA damage as it cannot dissipate UV as harmless heat.

The SPF of a sunscreen is a laboratory measure of the effectiveness of sunscreen — the higher the SPF, the more protection a sunscreen …

I made "Washed Ghee" at home and it turned out great!

Yesterday I posted about the importance of fat in our diet. While doing research for the same I came across the recipe for "Washed Ghee" or Shata Dhaut Ghrita (100 times washed ghee).

After I read about this miracle at home cream, it was inevitable that I would try to create this cream myself. All I needed apparently was some cow ghee & water.

So I made it last evening. And here is how it went.


For those readers who haven't read the earlier post: Hundred times washed ghee is prepared from organic cow milk ghee by washing it in purified water, repeatedly, 100 times in a copper vessel, using a specific prescribed method while chanting some mantras

This procedure transforms the ghee into a soft, cooling, nourishing, silky unguent that is used as a traditional moisturizer and anti wrinkle skin cream. It produces radiant and glowing skin, especially for people with easily inflamed skin. It can be used as a daily face and body moisturizer or for facial massage. Apply it for…