10-Minute Morning Beauty Routine

10-Minute Morning Beauty Routine with Clarins via. www.birdieshoots.com

If the sound of your alarm sends you into a frenzy each morning than shedding some time off your beauty routine should be music to your ears! As much as I strive to be a morning person by going to bed early or splurging on cushy bedding, I never seem to ever get enough sleep, which also means I am not a morning person. Because of my AM struggles, I am constantly attempting to save time so I can get a few extra minutes of shut-eye. 

Typically, my morning routine consists of coffee, a light breakfast, and beauty prep. In general, I keep my beauty routine during the week very natural and light-handed. I don't normally test or try out new products until the weekend to make sure they can hold up through an 8-hour work day. When Clarin's sent a few of their cult-favorite, tried-and-true products and challenged me to attempt to shorten my morning routine I gladly accepted! I love Clarin's skincare and have also used their mascara in the past, so I'm familiar with their high-end aesthetic that work wonders.



After splashing water on my face and using a light toner on a cotton pad, I apply a light vitamin-c serum all over my skin. Next, I apply a pea-size amount of Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch all over my face, focusing in on my T-zone. This primer is incredible, it instantly soaks into the skin and creates the perfect flawless - yes flawwwless base for your foundations. Following with Instant Light brush on Perfector I add I touch of concealer under eyes around the corners of my nose. Basically, just the area where I tend to get red throughout the day.



For the eyes, I do a light sweep of a shimmery neutral over the lids and under the brow. Since I'll be working for a majority of the day there's no need to heavy or dark shadows. If I happen to have an event later in the day I can always add a crease color of a darker liner. Sometimes liquid liner during the day doesn't sit right on my eyes, so for work days I opt for just a few swipes of Supra Volume Mascara. I've been loving this mascara, the brush creates full beauitful lashes and doesn't leave clumpy residue.  



For the lips, I do a combination of a light chapstick and a hydrating lip cream like the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector. The shade is a creamy, peachy-nude, that adds a touch of color without looking over powering. The lip gel glides on super smooth and keeps lips looking full throughout the morning. 





Thank you to Clarins for sponsoring this post, as always all opinions are my own!