Make up

Makeup for Busy Ladies

DSC0399-1-4.jpg

Easy Everyday Makeup for Busy Ladies || Hayley Fiser || thehayleyfiser.com Just because you're busy doesn't mean you have to give up doing your makeup! I'm sharing my go-to, 9-step makeup process that I can do in 15 minutes or less. It's just the right amount in the right places to make you look a little more bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (even if you don't feel like it).

This post has affiliate links. This means, I get commission for purchases or clicks made through links in this post. 

  1. If you're like me, than you're almost always in a sleep-deprived state. To help hide that, I need my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer in the Brightener shade. This stuff is the bomb dot com (does anyone actually say that anymore...?). The salmon undertone cancels out the blueish color of my dark circles, and makes me look like I got to sleep another hour or two. I put a little bit under my eyes by my tear ducts and, using my ring finger, I blend it out to cover the majority of the dark pigments.
  2. Next, I use the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. I place this under my eyes, cover up any redness around my nose, and any acne I have. This is a really good concealer for the price, and it lasts all day for me. As with the other concealer, I use my ring finger to blend this out (it's the finger with the softest touch ;) )
  3. I set the concealers and hide any excess oiliness I have by using Rimmel London's Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent on a big fluffy brush.
  4. Then, I'll put on blush. This varies depending on my mood, skin tone, and the season. Typically, I'll use Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Blush in Pearlescent Pink, Nars Blush in Orgasm, or Rodial Blush in South Beach. These are all great blush options if you're pretty fair like me.
  5. Once I finish with my face, I'll curl my lashes and put on mascara. Since I have very straight, stubborn lashes, I'll put on a coat of Maybelline's Volumn' Express The Rocket Waterproof Mascara in Very Black first. This has been my ride-or-die mascara for years. 10 out of 10, would recommend.
  6. After that dries, I'll put a coat of a washable mascara on next. Recently, I've been using L'Oreal Paris's Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black. I like it. But... since it's a wetter mascara formula, I do find myself getting it on my eye lid almost every time I apply it. So, I'm not sure if I'll repurchase it.
  7. Next, it's time for brows. This can go one of two ways. If I want to take a couple minutes, I'll use an eyebrow pencil. My favorite one is the Micro Pencil by Nyx. If I'm in a rush, I'll use a tinted eyebrow gel like Benefit's Gimme Brow. Both are great options, but you get a more polished look with the pencil.
  8. If I feel like taking a few extra minutes, I'll use an kohl eye pencil to line my upper and lower water lines, and some matte eyeshadows on my eye lids. But in all honesty, if I'm really, truly busy and need to get out the door, I'm definitely skipping this step.
  9. After I'm done with makeup for my face and eyes, I'll put on some lip color. This is one of my favorite ways to dress up a normally minimalist look. Recently, I've been loving Wet 'n' Wild's Liquid Catsuit matte lipstick in Rebel Rose topped with a light-colored lipgloss.

Holiday Makeup - Perfect for Traveling!

dsc_00030-cropped2The past few years my husband I always traveled over the winter holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years) to our families or friends homes. Some times we would spend the night one of our parents' homes, and other times we would we be driving most of the day. So I decided I would share a step-by-step tutorial for holiday makeup look that's perfect for those traveling, and only use products that are compact and long-lasting.  

 

Step 1: Toner and Moisturizer!

The best way to get your makeup to last all day and apply easier is to moisturize your skin. Plus it's always good to moisturize everyday, because will keep your skin from drying out this winter. I normally use a toner on a cotton ball all over my face, then apply a moisturizer and eye cream to my face, and Vaseline to my lips every morning. Be sure to give your moisturizer a few minutes to absorb into your skin before applying make-up (perfect time to get a cup of coffee and eat breakfast, finish packing, or do your hair!).

Step 2: Apply and Set Concealer & Foundation

dsc_00007I love using mineral foundations for everyday looks and while I'm traveling, because you don't have to worry about it rubbing off your face leaving your face looking patchy. Since I am using a mineral foundation for this look, I apply and set my Maybelline Fit Me concealer with Covergirl's Clean Pressed Powder on my under-eye circles and blemishes first. Then, I apply Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Fairly Light all over my face on a kabuki brush. This foundation is perfect for travel with its click, lock and go lid.

 

 

 

Step 3: Apply Blush

dsc_00009Use a blue-toned pink cheek color to give your face that "I just came in from the cold" flush to your cheeks. Today I'm using Wet n Wild's blush in the color Heather Silk.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Fill Those Brows

dsc_00013Your brows help frame your face, and for me are a must-do step. I recently found (and fell in love with) New York Color's (NYC) brow kit - it's super compact, long-lasting, and affordable.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Apply Waterline Color

dsc_00014One of the worst parts of traveling is lack of sleep; either you're waking up early to go somewhere, or you're getting terrible sleep in a bed that's not your own. So to fake a good nights sleep, put a white or cream-colored eyeliner to your waterline.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6: Apply Eyeshadow Base or Primer

dsc_00015To help my eye make-up last all day I'm going to apply a nude eyeshadow base called Just Beige by Maybelline all over my eye area.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7: Apply Lid Color

dsc_00016For all the eyeshadows in this look I'm using Urban Decay the Naked Basic palette. The first shadow I apply is a light-colored, matte, peachy eyeshadow all over the eyelid called WOS.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8: Apply Transition Color to Crease

dsc_00018Next I'm applying Naked 2 on a large, fluffy brush to my crease, which is a matte color that is close to my skin tone. This will help the darker crease color I apply next blend with the rest of the lighter shadows.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9: Deepen the Crease Color

dsc_00019To darken the crease color and give it a little more va-va-voom, I'm adding a matte medium brown shade called Faint. Keep this color concentrated in and slightly above the crease, and take the few extra seconds to blend it seamlessly with your transition color.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10: Apply Brow Highlight Color

dsc_00020I use the warm, light-colored, matte, eyeshadow called Foxy to highlight under my brow bone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11: Apply Inner-Corner Highlight Color

dsc_00021For the last eye shadow I use the satin, champagne color called Venus and place it in my inner-corner/tear-duct area. Doing this is makes your eyes appear wide-open, thus making you look more awake.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 12: Winged Eyeliner

dsc_00022Use your favorite black liquid or gel eyeliner, and make a slight cat-eye.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 13: Curl Lashes and Apply Mascara

dsc_00024Curl your lashes and apply 2 coats of a long-lasting black mascara. I love using the waterproof version of Maybelline's The Rocket Mascara in Very Black, because it's clump-free and will keep your lashes curled all day.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 14: Lip Color

dsc_00026To finish off this look, apply a cranberry colored stain or lipstick. I used Wet n Wild's balm stain in Lady and the Vamp. This balm stain is awesome, because it will give a wash of cranberry color to your lips and also last through two servings of dinner and dessert.

 

 

 

 

dsc_00030-cropped

 

What's your favorite holiday look, bold lips or glittery eyeshadow? 

Date Night Smokey Eye

Date Night Smokey EyeI wanted to show how easy a smokey eye look can be, and how to incorporate fun colors (I used purple) into your makeup looks. This look is great for a date (eh hem... Valentine's Day). I'd love to see your variations of the look so please send me a photo or video on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Watch the video below to see exactly how I got this look.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEbUjZrELlc

Products used: - Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion in Original - Urban Decay Naked Basics palette (Naked 2 and Crave used) - Nars eyeshadow single in Lhasa - Estee Lauder eyeshadow single in Tempting Mauve - Maybelline eyeshadow single in Vanilla - Sephora's Natural Instincts palette (used Wood) - Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in Ivory (115) - Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in Brightener - Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair - Covergirl Pressed Powder in Buff Beige - E.L.F. eyeliner in Black - Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express mascara in Blackest Black - Wet N Wild Blush in Heather Silk (832E) - NYX lipliner in Nude Beige (857) - L'Oreal lipstick in Fairest Nude (800)

Slide1

When I Grow Up

  graduation2

As a young child, we were all asked "What do you want to be when you grow up?" My answers ranged from a veterinarian to a fashion designer. Finally, a week before my 22nd birthHighday, I know my answer to this question. This was not easy; it took research, job shadowing, and volunteering to get to my answer.

 

 

 

Before starting college, I wanted to be a hair stylist and make-up artist. Luckily for me, my high school offered the opportunity to dual-enroll with a local cosmetology school during to a few students their senior year (3 classes and 40-50 hours a week at cosmetology school). I was selected to be a part of the program, and graduated from cosmetology school early (three weeks before I finished high school). After graduating I was supposed to go take my licensing test, and I would be able to work at a salon. However, I had a feeling inside of me that there was something else out there for me. So, instead of spending the money on getting my license, I went to a local community college.

While working on a philanthropy project for one of my classes at the community college, I had push in the right direction. For part of this project, we were to complete 15 hours of volunteer hours. So, I helped design signs for the youth director at a local church for their holiday events. She loved what I designed, and told me I should use my talents by going into marketing. This was the first time I had heard of marketing, but if it was as fun as designing posters I had to check it out.

So, I started a little research, which turned into hours and hours of research. The more I learned about marketing, the more I loved it. The different layers of marketing were so interesting, too - public relations, advertising, communications, personal selling, research and much more. It sounded perfect.

I'm seven weeks away from graduating, and I can proudly say that when I grow up I want to be a marketing manager in the beauty industry. Now, the real fun begins; time to find a job that will get me there. Wish me luck!