During the past winter months, my morning routine has been abysmal. I continuously woke up at the last possible second leaving literally seconds to apply my makeup. Thankfully, I'm getting a little better now it is Spring. I do recommend starting the day earlier so you have time to relax. Start the day as you mean to go on. That being said, it did mean I became a pro at applying my makeup in 30 seconds flat so to read how I got the simple every day makeup look you see above in less than two minutes, please keep reading. It's quick, easy, takes no time at all and actually looks quite nice.
To prep the skin I used the Superdrug Superberry Mud Mask (£2.59). I really rate this mask it adds a bit of life instantly to my tired, dull skin. The tiny raspberry bits act as an exfoliant leaving my face smooth, clean and ready for makeup. My favourite every day foundation is the Maybelline Better Skin (£9) in Fawn, this is applied with the Tarte Airbrush Bamboo Brush (£9). This brush is amazing, my base typically takes the longest as it is the main focus of my makeup so I want everything to look seamless and well blended,, using the Airbuki brush means I can apply my foundation in five seconds. For concealer I use my trusty Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19) in Warm Medium, you can blend this with fingers or a brush, I typically use a flat top kabuki brush to pat it into my skin. The H&M Buffer Brush (£7) is one of my favourites to do this because, again, it is so fast. I set everything with my Collection Sheer Loose Powder (£3) and the RT 100 Arched Powder Brush (£18.27), a favourite combo. This helps my makeup last and ensures my concealer doesn't move. I love this powder.
Gwen Stefani Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette (£40) is what I use. It's such a beautiful palette with so many matte shades, perfect for every day makeup looks. First, I smear some of Kiko's Long Lasting Eyeshadow Stick (£6.90) in Golden Beige as a base all over the mobile lid. Then using a flat shader brush I pat Stark over the top of Golden Beige with Skimp as my highlight in the inner corner and brow bone. The shimmer from the shadow stick peeks through the matte shades which is one of my favourite effects. If you want to turn a matte shade into a shimmer apply a cream shimmer underneath. I skip my eyebrows and lips, apart from lip balm: Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm (£4).
To contour I use Nars Powder in Casino (£27.50) and a Tarte Contour Brush (£13). I place Casino under my cheekbones, on the sides of my face, temples, jawline, centre of the neck and on the sides of my nose. I hate my nose. For mascara, I switch it up every day. Lately, Urban Decay's Perversion (£8) has been my favourite, but in this photo I think I applied a light coat of a very old bottle (breaking so many beauty rules here) of Bad Gal Lash (£5) from Benefit. I have three travel size mascaras in my desk at work so it honestly just depends how I feel. I didn't curl my lashes either because every second is precious. That is my entire daily makeup routine, I went into a lot of depth but it takes me no time at all. Thank you so much for reading, enjoy your Sunday. Take care.