If you are anything like me, you definitely don't wake up feeling as fabulous as P. Diddy every morning- and in most cases are running late. Story of my life!
On mornings when you oversleep because you are in sleep heaven dreaming about winning the lotto (hey, I have this dream often!) or just can't get out of bed and keep hitting snooze (that extra 2 minutes makes a difference!) you don't have to skimp on make-up to try to make it out the door quicker.
If you are in a rush, take something out of your routine- maybe instead of shaving your legs in the shower or completely drying and straightening/curling your hair, save those extra minutes for makeup application. Who is honestly going to notice your hairy legs at work behind a pair of pantyhose/tights or pants? Put your damp hair into a bun with a cute clip and add some substance to your face- people notice that before anything else.
You don't have to completely "put your face on," but at least throw on some eye concealer, some mascara and a bright plumping lip gloss to make you look awake. Eye concealer is almost ALWAYS needed- especially when you may have had a few Martini's at HH (happy hour) the night before. Mascara makes your eyes "POP" without having to add anything else. Lip gloss will add the color to your face you need. If you are looking too dull, throw some blush on the apples of your cheeks and you are good to go! Best face forward.
Amazing Cosmetics- "Amazing Concealer." The price is a little steep, but it will last you FOREVER. Trust me. A little bit goes a long way. Apply with a concealer brush and blend with your ring finger or a sponge.
Fresh Cosmetics: "Supernova" mascara in black. Best Mascara- EVER. Worth the $25 price tag.
BareEscentuals: "BUXOM" lip polish- Kanani, Trixie and Destiny are pretty colors.
Nars: "Orgasm" blush
On a side note: I watched Ke$ha on George Lopez: Live last night. Did you know she was the female voice in Flo Rida's "Right Round" song and she was not given a cent from any money he made for the song? She said she used to be so broke that she could barely afford to eat, yet she would hear the song with her voice on the radio, in the supermarket and blaring from people's cars. Now, with her single, "TikTok" she has the most downloaded single as a female artist- beating the fabulous Lady Gaga! Eat that, Flo Rida (like Florida, the state).
Moral of the story: Always give credit where credit is due. People will like you more ;)