I've spoken about my 'everyday' make up before. In fact, I've done a few posts on it. But this time I think I've found something that I won't stray from after a day or two like the others. While dramatic liner, bright lips and heavy eye makeup is all well and good when time is in abundance, I just haven't had that luxury recently. And so instead I've found myself reaching for the same products to complete le face speedily over the last few weeks - something that looks polished (my favourite lady-word ever), clean and lasts until I collapse into bed fifteen hours later.
Now, I was incredibly proud to have paired down my makeup to the 'basics' since starting this more simple look, but scanning the amount of products in the photo above I still use a good few. I know there are people who can achieve their perfect look with just three products. Sadly, I'm just not one of them. My foundation of choice is the amazing Armani Designer Lift* which I either apply with hands or a buffing brush on top of the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. So far so boring. A little application of the MUFE HD Cream Blush in #14 and the every-beautiful Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate palette adds a much needed natural contour and flush to the cheeks.
Then I move onto my eyes, which are completely fool-proof. A smidgen of MAC Omega eyeshadow blended into the crease and any matte mid-brown on top of a cream base (the best I've found is Inglot #352) suits the eye perfectly. Then I add a few drops of Illamasqua Sealing Gel to their Brow Cake in Thunder and create a very thin line on my eyes with a teeny tiny flick. A quick eyelash curl and eyelining with Illamasqua 'Vow' pencil and lashings of Maxfactor False Lash Effect* and I can leg it out the door in time for my bus.
The best part is that it only takes minutes to do, meaning an extra snooze in bed!
Do you have a set make up routine, what are the products you always use?