10 October 2013

Everyday Makeup: The Quick Version

During the week, I opt for little makeup and natural finish.  I don't want to look like I have caked it on!  So my daily makeup face consists of foundation, concealer, blusher, powder, mascara, eyeshadow (thanks to Maybelline Color Tattoo), and something light on the lips.  Blimey, that still sounds like a heck of a lot!

In the morning, after my morning skincare routine (separate post to follow), first and foremost I reach for my La Roche-Posay SPF.  I could go out without a touch of makeup but not without this.  Sun damage scares the bejesus out of me!

Then I move onto my foundation.  I use different ones depending on how my skin feels, and what the weather is like.  Would you believe I currently have four on rotation?  Terrible, I know.  This summer I got Illamasqua's skin base foundation.  I apply this using my beloved Real Techniques Buffing Brush.  I really like this foundation as it gives a lovely, dewy finish without looking greasy (even on my combination skin).

For concealer, an oldie but goodie - Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Deep.  I dab this under my eyes and on blemish marks, I just use my ring finger to blend.

Moving onto blusher, this again depends on what the weather is like.  So on a cooler day I opt for pink toned blushers, and on warmer/brighter days, I opt for more golden/orange/coral blushers.  As the weather is cooling down now, Clinique's powder blush in Pink Love has been adorning my cheeks.  I apply this using Real Techniques Blush Brush, the fluffiest there is!

I use the same brush to apply my powder as well, because the brush is really light and fluffy.  The powder I've been using is the MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder in Medium Plus.  This sets the makeup and keeps my skin looking quite matte.  Although I do have to retouch around lunchtime.

For eyes, quick dab of Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze.  I won't go on anymore, as I have dedicated a post to this!  I apply this with my fingers, and then apply a couple of coats of Maybelline The Rocket Mascara (full review to follow) on my lashes.

And for lips, quick and easy - Clinique's Chubby Stick in Voluptuous Violet.  Just such a lovely plum colour, perfect for autumn!  I fell in love with it when I saw it on someone's lips in a shop, and I bought it the same day!  It gives a sheer wash of colour, and is so moisturising.  I don't even use a lip balm with this.  Note: this colour is more moisturising than other colours of the original chubby sticks, strange but true.

So there you have it.  My quick everyday face I wear to work, or running errands.  

What products do you use to shorten your makeup application time?

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