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I wish I could say I was one of those glam people who get up 2 hours before leaving the house to ensure their make-up is looking Insta-worthy, but alas, I am not.
I’m more a ‘oh my god, how did it get to this time?’ kinda gal who is rushing around last minute always. Don’t get me wrong, though, I still want to look Insta-worthy, just in under 5 minutes!
I’ve become a bit of a pro at getting ready quick and I thought I’d share my essentials to have me feeling ‘put together’ and ready for the day when time is not on your side.
STARTING WITH GLOWY SKIN
A newbie to my beauty regime, Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm in Bare Glow was recommended to me by a Bobbi Brown artist and it has changed my make-up life! A radiance-boosting moisturiser, it is perfect for day time and really helps give a boost to tired skin. I use my fingers to apply a small amount before my foundation and, since starting to use it, I’ve had a few people comment on my skin looking nice and glowy.
FINDING THE RIGHT FOUNDATION
Finding the right foundation can be a task in itself, but my ultimate fave for full and long-lasting coverage which doesn’t look heavy is Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15 in Natural. Since the #CantLiveWithout masterclass last year, I’ve sworn by the Full Coverage Face Brush to apply as it honestly blends foundation a dream! I’ve just received a new brush and know it will last me ages.
ADDING A POP OF COLOUR
As someone who isn’t too much of a blusher user before, I love the pop of colour Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks in shade Calypso Coral gives and it’s a great all-rounder. I always have this in my bag as, not only does it give warmth in colour to my cheeks, but its also great to pop on your lips when you’re on the go. I just use my fingers to apply a tiny amount and a little really does go a long way.
EYELINER OF DREAMS
So I’m not going to sit here and claim I’m a pro at a flicked liner, but I find the felt tip liners the easiest to use and control. I love a smoky eye, but if I don’t have time, a quick flick of eyeliner creates a simple, yet effective beauty look. The Bobbi Brown Ink Liner in Blackest Black lasts all day and gives a perfect finish.
THE ALL-ROUNDER MASCARA
You know that meme of the panda without the black around its eyes? That is me without mascara. Even if I’m running to the shop, I always feel better with a coat of mascara and BB Smokey Eye Mascara is honestly the best. It doesn’t clump, adds length and lasts all day. I’ve recommended it to my mum, sister, friends… basically everyone needs to try this mascara.
FINISHING TOUCH: LUXE LIPGLOSS
Although for the last 10 years, lipgloss was a big fat NO for me (seriously, did anyone else just associate gloss with Miss Sporty era for a long time?), I’m happy to welcome a new gloss back into my life. Matte is great and all, but I’m really here for a nice gloss lip again. TheCrushed Liquid Lip in Lychee Baby is the most amazing nude and gives plenty on moisture too.