Help! I Need a Quick but Polished Routine
Before: Jessica Aguiar, 35
About to return to work after giving birth, Jessica, a Connecticut attorney and mom to three girls, was “nervous about pulling off a beautiful makeup routine appropriate for a professional office while getting all of us out the door to work, school, and day care.” She also felt that she was on repeat, buying the same colors (purples and gold/browns) over and over, and was looking for something new. Her ideal regimen would take 20 minutes—tops. “I don’t have time for an intricate routine,” she says. “I need a simple but grown-up style.” (American Apparel tee.)
What Rae used of Jessica’s: Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Soft Blush ($42, arbonne.com). MAC Eye Shadow in Texture, Twinks, and Sketch ($15 each, maccosmetics.com). Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black ($16, clinique.com). Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick in Glow Blush ($21, clinique.com). MAC Eye Brow Pencil in Lingering ($16, maccosmetics.com). Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder in Light 20 ($20, amazon.com). MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Can’t Resist ($17, maccosmetics.com). MAC Lip Gelée in Saplicious (no longer available).
What she added: L’Oréal True Match Concealer in Fair/Light Neutral ($9, ulta.com). MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy ($16, maccosmetics.com). MAC Pigment in Naked ($21, maccosmetics.com).