Sometimes, whether it’s a lazy Sunday morning heading out for brunch, or when i’ve snoozed my alarm one too many times, I like to keep my make-up routine super minimal, rocking the very basics to look a little more human.
Here are the essentials I like to use to look sassy in a scurry…
Base: A little dab of the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation goes a long way as the build-able to full coverage foundation covers a multitude of sins without the need for concealer work! The brightening foundation makes tired, sallow skin look fresh, plump and hydrated which is ideal for when you need to be up and out!
I am a huge advocate of ‘cream/stick formula’s I am really coveting them over powder at the moment and the MUA ‘Luxe Bronzed Shimmer Stick’ is perfect for adding a healthy glow to your face in a jiffy. The blend-able formula doesn’t go cakey and sinks into the skin nicely, adding a subtle highlighted warmth. The pay-off reminds me of when you have that gorgeous holiday glow!
Eyes: When I simply don’t have the time to perfect a precise winged liner or blend out three different colours through my socket-line, I turn to the Laura Mercier Kajal D’ Orient Eyeliner which is an efficient and effective liner for creating both a smokey, or subtle liner look.
For me, one of the clear give-aways that you ain’t feeling so fresh is when your eyes look ‘bald’ – mascara really helps to open up your peepers, giving the illusion of a more fresh face. My current mascara of choice is the Rimmel ‘Volume Shake Mascara’ of which the formulation has dried out a little and is seriously good to apply on the go.
Lips: I can’t end, or start the day without applying a little dab of Carmex lip balm, not only does this hydrate the lips, but also gets rid of any dryness or flaking you may have acquired in the night. As i’ve mentioned loads of times before a bit of lippy always makes me feel pulled together. My favourites include ‘Velvet Teddy’ as a nude option and ‘Russian Red’ – both by MAC as a bold, bright option.