“I spend 90% of my money on makeup, the rest I waste”
I know it’s definitely not everyone’s thing, but I’ve always loved makeup and how I feel when I wear it. It makes me feel put together and gives me that little boost of self-confidence. Having said that, I don’t wear makeup everyday but when I do I have a couple of routines that I gravitate towards.
How I do my makeup in the morning is dependent on what I’m doing that day, how early in the morning it is (lowkey one of the biggest factors tbh) and how much effort I want to put in that morning. Getting ready in the morning can take me either 10 minutes or 45 minutes to an hour, there’s not much of an in between! Honestly, sometimes I don’t want to sit and stare at my own face for an hour and sometimes I’m really in the mood to have a good play with my favourite products. So, starting with the lazy one..
When I’m feeling lazy (let’s be honest, when am I not) my makeup is very minimal. I always start with moisturiser, I know it’s technically skincare but I tend to count moisturiser as a part of my makeup routine because I hate putting on makeup without it. My go to is still my trusty L’oreal Hydra Genius Gel Moisturiser as I mentioned in my skincare favourites. After that comes concealer, I usually grab my Revolution Conceal and Define, an essential to cover up my lack of sleep and any pesky little friends that have popped up overnight. I always powder down my concealer and when I’m in a rush I tend to gravitate towards a pressed powder, my current fave being Charlotte Tilbury’s Air Brush Flawbless Finish Powder. Then it’s onto filling in my unruly brows. I’m currently loving NYX’s micro brow pencil to fill in and give some shape before brushing through any brow gel I find. Finally, mascara to make me look more awake and more human. I flit between mascaras but a couple of favourites are Benefit’s Bad Gal Bang and the L’oreal Unlimited mascara.
If I’m feeling extra, my makeup routine gets a bit more intense. Firstly I’ll add in foundation, my current go to being YSL’s All Hours Foundation which gives a good base for those extra skin products I’ll be slathering on shortly. Then comes concealer followed by a cream bronzer for some subtle definition which is currently courtesy of Benefit’s Hoola Quickie Contour Stick, I’ll then powder down all the areas with concealer maybe a light dusting over the centre of my face and forehead. Next onto brows which is pretty similar to my lazy day routine, and then we move to the eyes.
My current obsession is James Charles’ Artistry palette with Morphe so I’ll use it where and when I can! My brain power is pretty low in the morning so unless I have a flash of inspiration I tend to keep my eyes pretty basic with something neutral through my crease and a little pop of shimmer in my inner corner. If I have the time, and most importantly the patience, I’ll pop on a wing with my NYX Epic Ink Liner and chuck on some mascara.
Then back to the face (we’re nearly done I promise) and onto bronzer blush and highlighter. My holy grails are Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer, Nars’ Deep Throat and The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer for that perfect flush and healthy glow. Finally, lips. My favourite everyday nudey-pink is Charlotte Tilbury’s Bitch Perfect because it’s low maintenance and stays comfortable throughout the day.
And breathe… I did warn you it was extra.
That just about rounds up my makeup routine. As you can tell, I don’t necessarily have an ‘everyday’ probably because I love trying new things and changing up my makeup so I never get bored with doing it. My makeup definitely changes with the seasons and when the summer comes around it’s definitely going to be allll about that fresh-faced glow.
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