I blogged about Xteeener’s YouTube videos awhile back. I haven’t done any intense research on make-up gurus on YouTube or anything. Maybe because I found Xteeener and I love her, so I never looked elsewhere? I feel like her tutorials are very user friendly and she favors a natural look. She also features affordable products, in fact, most are drug store finds! I love that. Her videos have really helped me wade a sea of crap make-up to find effective products, and achieve the look(s) I am going for.

Recently she posted this video that I think a lot of you ladies might find useful. She created an every day look in about ten minutes. I estimate that I spend about fifteen minutes every morning doing my make-up, but I don’t make great use out of that time. I wouldn’t describe my look as polished, and I rarely wear eye make-up (even though I kinda need it. Damn you, disappearing Japanese eyes).  
I tried following her tutorial one morning, and really enjoyed challenging myself to re-create her simple day time look. I failed the timing part and took thirteen minutes, but I looked more put together than I usually do. Also, I need to find a nude eye pencil ASAP! My wedding day make-up artist used the nude liner trick, and it really brightened up my eyes.  

How long do you spend doing your make-up in the morning? 

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    ruthy ann

    September 29, 2011

    I usually spend about 10 minutes…unless its the weekend…then usually about 3. It takes me longer to figure out what I'm going to wear!

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    Woman Warrior

    September 29, 2011

    Holy cow this is so interesting! This would take me like 30 minutes. 13 is impressive! I dont usually wear make up unless I have meetings that day. I love how effortless she made it looks. Inspires me to throw someone today! 🙂

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    September 29, 2011

    hmmm…i think i spend about 15 mins not including skincare. i've got it down to a science as most days i use the exact same products without variance. i'd love to see you do a post on what products you're currently using.

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    September 29, 2011

    I'm the queen of doing my make-up while at stop lights, so I'd say I can do the "everyday" look in about 10 minutes. If I'm getting ready for an evening out, schedule about 30 minutes. And if it's a show, schedule about 45 to an hour – depending on the make up style. Once you wear old age makeup, you never look at brow pencils the same way again! (I usually avoid eyeliners though – colored mascaras are nice though! Covergirl has some goodies!)

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    September 29, 2011

    Other skin care is usually done whenever I shower and it only includes face wash. (It used to not even include that – but My Sailor has super sensetive skin, so since it's there, I'll use it.)

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    September 29, 2011

    You don't even want to know…probably takes 10 minutes just to do my eyebrows.

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    September 30, 2011

    I just got my eyebrows tattooed so it takes me less time to get ready– about 15 min. to do my makeup. for a good nude eyeliner– mac has one but i think you can only buy it at a PRO store… but stila has a good one too called "topaz"…

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    September 30, 2011

    @Michelle: Thanks for the blog post idea! I'll work on putting that together. 🙂

    @Layla: Miss you, girl! How are you?! <3

    @mrsck: Thank you for the nude eyeliner recs! I can use all the help I can get. 🙂

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    July 7, 2012

    It looks great. I love when I can do my make up quickly, and I try not to spend more then 10 minutes on that