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Contrary to popular belief, I don’t do full makeup every single day. For one, it takes bloody ages. It also would also ruin my skin and who even needs to do a full face every day, anyway?
If I am still going out in public but I don’t need to film a video or go anywhere fancy I tend to do my ‘five minute makeup’. This is basically the lazy guide to doing makeup.
First, I apply moisturiser. My day cream is also primer, so that’s already one step skipped! You can get some great all-in-one creams that are moisturisers, anti-aging, serums, toners and primers in one bottle so if you have a complex skincare routine but want to be lazy sometimes I’d invest in one of these. My day cream is by Olay and it was £4.99 in Tesco.
Next is concealer. If you don’t have dark circles or any breakouts you can skip this but I am an insomniac at the moment and my skin is awful! I use the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, which was £4.19 in Superdrug. I apply it under my eyes and on all my spots and blend with fingers.
Instead of foundation, I just go straight in with pressed powder to both set the concealer and, um, powder my face. I want an even finish, y’know!? I use a kabuki brush from eBay and the Rimmel London Stay Matte pressed powder, which was £3.99 in Superdrug. If you have better skin than me you probably don’t need concealer and powder at all. Lucky biatch!
When I take my makeup off, I tend to forget my eyebrows. Every single time. So I usually don’t have to do my eyebrows! If they are (by some miracle) naked, I use the Benefit Gimme Brow gel which was a free sample in Glamour magazine. It fills them in tiny bit and is really easy to apply.
I use bronzer to give some colour and shape to my face but again, if you’re not a potato like me you probably don’t need this. I tend to use either the Cargo bronzer (from eBay) or the Seventeen Define & Conquer contour kit (from Boots, but I don’t think they stock them anymore! You can find them on eBay for about £8). I just go around the edges of my face with a bronzer brush from Real Techniques.
Onto eyeshadow. I tend to stick with neutral tones – this palette from W7 (£3.90 from Amazon but cheaper if you live near a W7 outlet) is good for a quick look – I go in with the mid-tones in my crease and smoke it out (and go under my with the darker shades. If you don’t usually wear eyeshadow every day, you could wear eyeliner instead, or nothing. Y’know. I can’t wear eyeliner because of my eye shape. I’m saving up for an eyelid lift! I use one blending brush (from an eBay set) and it does all the blending work for me.
For mascara I use my Rimmel London Extra Super Lash which was £3.49 at the W7 Beauty Outlet. It’s such an amazing mascara and only needs one coat!
Last, I’ll do lipstick. I go for an eye-catching colour to draw away from the fact I don’t have much makeup on. I like purples and reds. The one I’m wearing today is a Limecrime Velvetines lippy in ‘Wicked’.
And here’s the finished look! Nothing really to it, but the lipstick gives the impression that my whole face is done. Sneaky, eh?
This may be more makeup than you wear on a daily basis but for me, this is hardly anything! It takes me no longer than five minutes to do all of this and it’s great if I wake up late for something.