As the months get colder, Kate gets lazier. And sometimes, more inventive with the makeup routine. On days where I’ve sacrificed a well made up look for an extra ten minutes in bed, these are the products I reach for to keep my makeup looking fresh and effortless.
I always start these hurried mornings with the MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base, it’s one of those “do all” products that I adore. It’s the only primer I have that gives a glow to the skin whilst also smoothing it over. It also helps with blotting away excess oil – perfect for post run to catch the train! My base looks flawless after using this little wonder, and I follow it with the Dr Jart Water Fuse BB Cream – another product that I rate highly. This is good coverage, easy and quick to apply and leaves my skin looking healthy without heavy coverage. It does help to really coverage imperfections, but for any other blemishes showing through, I use my trusty Collection Lasting Perfection concealer. An absolute favourite of mine, I will never be without it!
I continue the slap dash makeup routine with yet another Holy Grail product of mine, the Stila Convertible Colour blush in Lilium. This is the perfect pop of colour to make your skin look alive and ready for the day. I pop this on to my cheeks with warm fingers and quickly work in with a Stippling brush. As this is a lip and cheek product, I also dab a little bit on my lips for an effortless but gorgeous lip colour.
After the base is done, I spend a bit of time making sure my eyes are looking awake and bright! I swear by nude eyeliners to give my tired eyes a boost, I have issues with my eyes and they often look red so a nude eyeliner is one of my essential products. I don’t wear any other eyeliner but nude, it conceals redness and makes eyes look so bright and open. I use this new Rimmel number to line along my waterline and also the inner corner of my eyes. You’ll be surprised at how much this does for you!
My brows frame my whole face so they’re never missed off my routine. I quickly brush through my brows to tame with the HD Brows Brow Beater, it keeps them in place all day and gives them the perfect shape. I then fill in and define with my favourite pencil, the Laura Mercier Brow Pencil. This makes my brows look so strong but natural.
Lastly, a quick slick of my favourite mascara, the Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume, and I’m finished!
This whole look takes no time at all but my makeup looks flawless and fresh, without the pale complexion and tired eyes!
What are your tips for an effortless makeup routine?
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