Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Quick Daily Spring Makeup

Im all about saving time when it comes to my morning makeup routine. If I'm just going to work and not doing anything else I use this super quick makeup routine so that I can get up and be out the house within 30 minutes!

After completing my morning skincare routine (see post for full details) I prime my skin with the La Biosthetique Glow Base. This is a lovely light weight primer which blurs the appearance of pores and skin imperfections. It also improves the length of time your makeup stays in place.

In the Spring I want to keep my makeup light to give my skin a chance to breath. The Olay Total Effects CC Cream is the quickest base I have found for providing a light/medium coverage without feeling heavy one my skin.

The CC Cream doesn't cover up everything so if I do have any dark circles or blemishes I use the Revlon Colourstay Concealer. This is a creamy moisturising, high coverage concealer which will make most imperfections disappear without creasing or drying out the skin.

I add some colour to my cheeks with the elf Contouring Blush & Bronzer which cost only £3 and is a great dupe for the Nars Laguna Bronzer and Orgasm Blush. I have found this to be a really handy duo and have hit pan on both the blush and the bronzer!

Moving to the eyes I use the Benefit Gimme Brow in light/medium to quickly fill in a plump up the look of my brows. I think the Gimme has got to be a Holy Grail product for me! It contains tiny fibres which fills in your brows and adds just the right amount of colour.

To add some colour to my lids I use the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin. This is a creamy champagne eyeshadow primer which can be worn alone (which I do when Im in a rush) or can be used as the perfect creaseless base for eyeshadow.

Next is a step I sometimes skip but do most of the time is liquid eyeliner. I would love to be able to do the perfect cat eye flick but the fact is I am really rubbish at doing them, so a simple lash line is what I stick to. I have found the Bourjois Liner Pinceau Eyeliner is the easiest and most long lasting liner to use.

The Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara is my favourite mascara at the moment. It is great for building lash length and volume. The one downside I have found is that it doesnt hold the curl in my lashes very well but I'm not sure if this is due to the mascara or me poorly curling them.

I have left lipstick/ gloss out of this because I tend to mix this up everyday. Sometimes I just used a lip balm and on days when I'm feeling a bit bolder I'll use a bright red lipstick. I have a post coming up soon which is going to be my top 5 Summer lipsticks if you are looking for some lip inspiration.

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