As much as we all love a Smoky Eye, Red Lips and a wash of Blue Eyeshadow over our eyes...let's face facts this kind of makeup can't always be worn in daily life, unless you are a total devotee to this look and can master this everyday (good on ya!) or a model.
Most of us beauties fall in to the category of having a full time job, University, full time parents and general life that doesn't always allows us time to create the perfect makeup (especially when the alarm clock goes off at 7am).
I have learnt this. Since getting into a new career 5 months ago I have had to totally re-think my makeup big time. I was so used to wearing my trade mark 'Cat Eye' and 'Red Lips' everyday that I quickly learnt that after a 12 hour day the 'Cat Eye' would look more 'smudge cat' and the embarrassing 'Red Lip' does smudge on teeth when you least expect it in bored meetings *cue awkward glances*.
That's not to say I haven't totally written off my look I have just had to re-look at my makeup options and learnt to beat the clock.
To make my mornings quicker and my makeup stay I have discovered the top ten beauty products that should be written as the Ten Commandments In The Beauty World...
If you can't skip the foundation or dare to bare let's show the face we want to present to the world with the choice of these two products;
Dior Nude BB Cream
This is the best invention since sliced bread. This BB Cream offers a 'balm effect' on the skin which allows the skin to glow but provides a layer of cream (like a foundation but much lighter) so you don't feel totally bear faced. This lasts for 10 hours and can be built up to allow more coverage if you so desired.
Collection Cover & Go Foundation & Concealer Duo
I personally can't leave the house without mascara I feel it opens your eyes and generally makes you look more awake (and all the better when we have a long day ahead) My two go to Mascaras are;
Lancome Doll Eyes
No7 Lash Adapt Mascara
If I have time to rim my eyes with eyeliner I always opt for;
YSL Noir Liquid Eyeliner Black
This is so long lasting and I find the brush easier to use when applying the liner even on the waterline.
Collection Extreme 24 Hour Liquid Liner Black
One Word. True..this eyeliner does last 24 hours and is an absolute life saver at work.
Who doesn't love a bit of blush? I have learnt that no matter how pretty cream blushers can be I have had to cast them aside as these tend to wear off after 3 hours plus so I always tend to opt for a powder blush which lasts five hours plus. My go-to's are;
Rimmel Lasting Powder Blush
And finally Lips, from my experience I have had to limit the amount of times I wear a 'red lip' so I tend to opt for a balm or a lip butter. It's easy and quick and can be touched up without a mirror for when you are too busy. My two favourites are;
Revlon 080 Strawberry Shortcake
So beauties tried and tested these products are my go to everyday and truly last when working another 12 hour day. Another plus side is that these products are interchangeable when I want to revert to my signature look.
Beauties let me know what your routine makeup for your 9-5 workday is.