How Long Does It Take You...

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Registered: 07-05-2005
How Long Does It Take You...
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 8:43am

... to do your makeup each morning?  Do you feel like it is a reasonable amount of time or does it take you too long?

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 10:34am
It doesn't take me too long. I'd say it takes me about 5 minutes per morning to do my makeup each morning.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 12:31pm
I am to the point where I wear a bit of eye shadow, powder and fill in my eyebrows, so it does only take about a minute or two. If I am going out in the evening I may do a bit more, but not much.
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 10-17-2013 - 11:39pm

A couple of minutes. Its just eyeliner and mascara. The wait for the mascara to fully dry (so I can clean up any smudges) is as long as the application time.

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Registered: 09-11-2013
Fri, 10-18-2013 - 9:16am
I work in a professional environment so it takes me about 15-20 minutes plus my hair.
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Registered: 07-24-1997
Fri, 10-18-2013 - 11:21am

It takes me about 10 minutes.  Primer, foundation, concealer, blush, eyebrows, eyelash curler, eyeliner, eyelash primer, eyeshadow, mascara.  I'm actually kind of proud that in 10 mins I can put together a fully-fashioned face that looks natural but polished.

Occasionally on a weekend I'll think, "Oh, I really don't want to spend the time on it," but I know that if I don't, every time I encounter my face in a mirror, I'll think in horror, "Who's that old woman??"  My eyebrows are sparse and fair (but my hair is dark), and if I don't have eyebrow makeup on, I look 10 years older.  Also, I have always had pale, thin skin with prominent veins under my eyes and have worn under-eye concealer and foundation since my late teens. 

With makeup on, I look like an attractive middle-aged woman.  Without it, people usually ask if I'm sick - not a question I want to invite.