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Kristen Avatar

Eyes for sure. Applying, blending, eyeliner, eyelashes… I skip them and just do mascara if I’m in a hurry LOL. The rest of my face takes less than 5 minutes when I’m in a hurry.

xamyx Avatar

It’s a tossup between figuring out what to use/wear, and washing my brushes, LOL!

Unless I’m doing something elaborate/intricate, particularly on the eyes, I can do a complete look in less than 10 minutes, and everything takes about the same amount of time. I have a standard “go-to” look I’ve been doing for years, and I don’t even have to put any thought into it…

Irene Avatar

Foundation and concealer. I’m amazed when I hear people can finish their make up in 10 or 15 minutes, I always assume that it’s because they barely have any imperfections to cover. I have problematic skin conditions that cause redness and break outs, so depending on how bad it is, it will take me a longer or shorter time to cover up, and on top of that I’ve got really bad dark circles 🙁

CatherineM Avatar

My base (foundation, concealer, blush). Simply because I think that, if you get this step right, it doesn’t really matter what else you slap onto your face. Everything else you put on will look good.

Ladoshis Avatar

My lashes and eyebrows take the longest. I have super straight stubborn lashes that won’t curl or stay curled even with waterproof mascara! It’s so frustrating. Also as I get older my eyebrows grow more sparks and unwieldy so I have to fill them in. It’s a battle trying to find something that’s not red or orange toned or black so my brows look natural. Ugh.

Kat Avatar

Mmm it’s a tie between eyes and lips (if I wear lipstick). Unfortunately, I both suck at and am a total perfectionist with regard to lipstick, and the two together causes quite the delay in my routine.

Rachel R. Avatar

Definitely the eyes. Lots of colors and products. Working in small spaces. Trying to make sure it’s the same on both sides. Very time consuming compared to the rest of the face.

Tucson Blonde Avatar

Absolutely eyes! Color choices, different ways to apply, and the grand daddy of all time suckers (for me at least)…false lashes! Also getting a perfect cat eye flick can take all of time and eternity some days! Eyes, hands down!

Lulle Avatar

Definitely the eyes, even if I do the most simple look like a beige cream shadow all over. There’s the shadow, the mascara, the under-eye concealer, and the brow fix. I can do all that in about 5 min on my typical work day (I’m the get-up-at-the-last-minute kind of person). If I decide to do a complex look with powder shadows in 4 or 5 different shades, eyeliner and kohl, then it can take more than 30 min just for the eyes.

Vera Avatar

On a typical workday, brows for sure…I only do brows, a base and concealer, blush, mascara, and lipstick if it’s a weekday. My brows are basically bald so skipping them isn’t much of an option:) For a going out look, though, eyeliner (and false lashes, if I decide they’re worth it) takes forever!! I feel like I’ve mastered just about everything else but winged liner is sooooo hard for me every single time!

Jules Avatar

Eyebrows!! I don’t have much to work with (thanks to over plucking them 10 years ago! Lol) so getting the shape even and just right takes me forrreeeevvveeeerrrrrr.

Carla Avatar

I guess for me, it would be lashes/mascara. My lashes are short and straight, and I’m obsessive; this diabolically bad combination leads me to use a corner curler, a conventional “full-lash” curler, two types of mascara, a metal lash comb, and a heated curler.
If I’m having break-outs, I can also devote a pretty hefty chunk of time to concealer, but my complicated lash routine is my biggest time-eater.
Yeah, I’ve tried being a normal person by applying a couple of coats of mascara, combing through, and trying to forget about it, but I’m bound to get remarks that I “look tired,” and I HAATE that.

Jennifer Avatar

Ugh, lately concealer. Post-acne marks always last way longer than acne on my skin so last week’s breakout is now purple spots. I have pale skin. Purple is hard to conceal! And of course i left my warm-toned concealer in another state.

Elizabeth K. Avatar

Awww, I have the same problems! I’ve found that It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye is fantastic for redness and scarring. What concealer do you use?

Nubian_Queen15 Avatar

Eyebrows. The good Lord blessed me with height ( 6’3″ ft tall), and absolutely no brows ( well, i have like 5 or 6 hairs). I have to create my brows from scratch, and i like them to look as natural as possible. That takes a lot of time,effort and precision

calimom Avatar

Eyes for sure. Specifically applying eyeliner and concealing undereye circles. Also the time it takes between serum, moisturizer, and primer to let each layer sink in, but I usually use this time do to things like brush my teeth and make the bed!

Johnna Quick Owens Avatar

I would say it is basically a tie between my foundation/setting powder/bronzer/setting spray process and my eyes. I am always one of those people who thinks I can do my makeup in 15 minutes or less, but the truth is more like 45 minutes. Of course, I am always trying to multi-task when I am doing anything, so that may make it take longer, but I love to really take my time and work with color, blend, add depth, all those things. But a great masterpiece takes time! 🙂

Maddie Avatar

Definitely eyes. It used to take me a whole hour ro do my makeup! However, with school, work and a boyfriend, sleep has bcome precious and I’ve tried to cut back on makeup time. The biggest modification has been making cream shadows the main product; eyes can look quite smokey or dimensional (with shimmery cream shadows especially) with just one or two colors!

moushka Avatar

Definitely skin: toner, treatment, serum, sunscreen, BB cream, concealer, powder, blush, contour, etc. I have a lot of redness and some scarring to cover and whether I’m going the mineral powder route or the bb cream route, there’s always some touch-up involved around the nose and chin. I love Asian BB creams better than any western liquid foundations I’ve tried (dozens). I have several that I use depending on the condition of my skin and the season. Great stuff!

Jasmine Avatar

My skin care routine in the morning followed by my foundation/concealer/powder/blush/bronzer. The look of my skin is very important to me, it’s the main reason why I got into makeup. I do break out while PMSing, but i wouldn’t call it “problematic” skin. I really just love the look of having fresh, glowing (not shiny) healthy look skin. My eyes came easy to me, liner only take a few seconds. I have an art background so drawing two nearly identical wings comes natural to me.

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