FOTD: Ready in 10 Minutes!

If you have the tulog mantika* syndrome like I, then it is a must for you to master the skills of preparing your face in 10 minutes. Sure you can practice your hand coordination and do your make-up while riding the shuttle, or during traffic light stops (though this is dangerous!), but it’s still best to go out in the morning fresh and prepped up and not looking like you just stepped out of the shower.  It adds to the overall brand new feeling, and it definitely brightens the day, yours included.

So, how do I normally do it? This step by step amateur guide contains only the basic (in my personal standards), but is definitely easy and foolproof. 

*Tulog mantika: referring to someone who falls asleep really fast and finds it very hard to wake up, especially in the morning

Apply liquid foundation with a sponge, brush or even your finger. Applying concealer is optional if you use a liquid foundation with a good coverage. In my case, I dab some powder and apply a second layer in lieu of a concealer ( only if needed)

Pat some powder foundation to set your liquid makeup in place. Use light, patting motion to avoid caking.

Apply brow liner or powder. Well-groomed, well-defined brows will brighten up your face and will put emphasis on your eyes. Use a dual-ended brow pencil so you'll have the brow brush handy.

Open up your peepers by curling your lashes. Avoid sharp edges so your lashes look more natural. Apply two coats of mascara and line the rim of your eyes, too.

Smile, find the apple of your cheeks and gently apply blush in small circular motion going upwards to your temple. Avoid harsh lines.

Apply your favorite moisture-rich lipstick to avoid chapping. Use the ones with SPF, too.

10 minutes is up!

Good to go!
It’s okay not to wear full makeup everyday. To be honest, light makeup shows a woman’s real beauty. What’s even better is that your sultry look and smokey eyes can be saved for more special days when you need an extra oomph, making a major presentation, going out with your friends or significant others or simply in the mood to be fully made up. 

I hope you learned a thing or two. Please feel free to fire away if you have questions or comments. It’s always nice to have beauty talks and share tips along the way. I’m a good chatter, I promise.  :)

From the Nook, 


  1. Hehe I also have this syndrome. It's so good to learn a less than 10 mins look so that it's easier to rush to work looking fresh ^_^

  2. Hi Crystal! Good to hear from you again. :) Yup, I'm super tulog mantika haha. I guess it runs in the family. That's why I have no choice but to master the art of 10-minute makeup. :) Great to know you find it helpful. Happy Wednesday :)

  3. I wonder what concealer you're using? ganda sayo eh.. ;)

  4. @MarjorieAnn: Hi! Thank you for visiting. I actually didn't use any concealer here. :) Honestly, I'm not a big fan of concealers, I rarely use them. I only use liquid foundation and powder, and make two layers if I need to cover imperfections. On some occasions that I use concealers, I'm fine with CoverGirl or even the ELF concealer stick that is super cheap. :)

  5. Hi i just ask kung ano ang lip color m? it look so nice.. parang natural..

  6. @Ciscp: Hello! I used Maybelline Colorsensational in Angel Rose. It's really nice, you should try it. Maybelline is often on sale pa. :)


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