On a regular day I wake up around 7am and fall out of bed around 7.30am.
I have until 8.15 to be heading out the door ready for work.
In the midst of this 45 minute dash around the house (yes, I should get up earlier), I have a fair bit to do. Getting showered and dressed never takes me long-30 minutes tops; and if my hair feels like behaving that day then I’m like the Flash! I tend to eat once I get to work, but I have to feed the cats and put the dogs out, make sure I have everything I need and then I am out the door.
In the middle of it all- I have to do my make up. My make up routine is so military, that my make up regiment has to resemble this too. I’m a simple girl at heart- with a crap load in my beauty box (well a girl has to have options!)
I like to moisturise, highlight, cover up, bronze, fill in and done! Gosh, when I put out the stages it’s seems like so much, but it really isn’t.
I start my morning using Ren Clean Skincare Gel Cream as my cream. It is really lightweight and blends in really quickly. It mattifies without leaving my skin dry looking. I do like to give my face a little pat all over- somewhat like a massage to stop myself looking pale and pasty. L’Occitane’s Essence Sublime replicates this look for those mornings when face aerobics don’t make the cut.
Foundation is a touchy subject for me. As much as I am not super keen on the colour (they discontinued my exact skin colour at MAC). I dab a little Studio Fix Fluid all over using a foundation sponge and just have to blend it in. But if I could go without one product- it would be foundation.
Nars bronzer is my absolute favourite, it goes on really well and leaves a smooth finish with a nice colour without leaving me glittery!
Many of you will have read an old post about my eyebrows. This part takes the longest and now I even have that fine tuned hehe. Stencils ate great if you have a minute to fill them in.
I have recently found the best red lipstick for my skin tone. MAC’s Viva Glam 1 is so lovely and it’s half matte half satin formula makes it long lasting without giving you dried out lips. In winter especially- I love to use Jurlique’s Love Balm. You can use this anywhere you get a little dry skin, but under a lipstick it acts like a primer.
I love Lancome mascara but out and about the other day I picked up a Maybelline Great Lash mascara. This took me back to my teens and is still a great product. When I have a little extra time or I’m going out after work. I put on a coat of Magnifibres between coats of mascara, it extends and bulks up lashes and stops flakes.
Once I’ve got a little war paint on, I feel ready to hit the road. The last thing I want to do is my make up on the morning commute with school kids and people fighting for a seat! I do like the way that make up transforms a look, a perfect extension to any outfit.
What’s your everyday make up look?