BEAUTY BAR: Mauve-nificent

It’s a chilly November morning. Your alarm is blaring. You roll over and swear there is no way it’s already time to wake up. Your laptop hasn’t even gone into sleep mode yet and your 10-page philosophy paper you finished at 5:00 a.m. is staring back at you dauntingly, reminding you of your 8:00 a.m. class you need to race to so you can hand in the assignment you were up all night finishing. You have 10 minutes on the clock before you have to leave for class and you have to make a sacrifice between throwing on some makeup, finding a half-decent outfit or eating breakfast. Or do you?

This Fashionista proves you can do it all­­­­­––and do it with style. I am definitely guilty of wanting to skip my makeup routine and throw on leggings and the nearest sweatshirt I can find before class when days get busy and sleep is lacking. The key to avoiding this is having a quick two step makeup routine and a go-to easy outfit. This Fashionista wore a gorgeous mauve toned lipstick that transformed her whole look. Wearing lipstick is one of the easiest ways to make it look like you put time and effort into getting ready, when in reality you just took 30 seconds to swipe some color on. She let the lipstick be the focus of her look by pulling back her hair into a chic topknot. Lazy girl pro tip: go to bed in a topknot and you won’t have to do your hair in the morning. The Fashionista showed us that looking put together on a morning you don’t have time to think about it is as easy as a basic solid-color sweater, coordinating statement scarf, jeans and some cute boots. She really over-achieved with this look by coordinating her floral scarf with both her lipstick and adorable lip-printed phone case.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: Your favorite mascara to open up your tired eyes (this Fashionistas is Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Lash Mascara) and MAC’s Lush Life lipstick. It’s the perfect “your lips but better” mauve shade for the fall and winter seasons. Mauve shades are great for daytime wear and neutral enough for class.