Friday, 26 December 2014

Every Day Makeup Essentials for Busy Gals

Hi Beauty Lovers!

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas, now let the sale shopping commence! Today's post features a few beauty and make up products that I personally think are everyday essentials, especially if your pushed for time. I know some of you will prefer to go au natural, which is absolutely amazing, I salute you, however I like most people would prefer a little cosmetic enhancement before stepping out the door.

Base & Brush // When your pushed for time you want a foundation you know you can rely on, that buff effortlessly into your skin without too much persuasion from a brush. And secondly you need the right tool, a good foundation brush that you know works for you, I personally do not like flat foundation brushes. My top picks for quick and easy base is L'Oreal True Match and a Real Techniques Buffing Brush (sadly not photographed here)

Concealer // This is a three-in-one step, choose a lighter concealer with good coverage and you know is a decent eye primer. This way you can cover, highlight and prime your eyes in one simple step, for this I reach for my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer.

Powder // This set is a must for those of us who become oily and shiny throughout the day, its a 30 second job when paired with the right brush, and it means you wont have to touch up again. A compact powder is alot quicker than a messy loose finish, and choosing a large brush will mean your shine free a few fast swipes. I'd grab my L'Oreal True Match Powder and my Real Techniques Blush Brush. 

Eyebrows // In the era of the bold and full brow, you really need to give them some attention, a quick comb through with a tinted brow gel will subtly fill them in, keep them in place all day and most importantly frame your face. When in a dash I run Maybelline Brow Drama through my brows and I'm good to go.

Eyes // This step is optional, but I prefer to have an eyeshadow on at all times, even if its barely detectable to the human eye. Chose a neutral colour preferably without too much shimmer, and a big firm blending brush. Simply run all over the lid and work through the crease. If you chose a shade to to complement your eye colour, even better. My go to products are Barely Naked by Makeup Geek and the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush.

Lashes // A quick once over with your favourite mascara is all you need, choose one that instantly going to give you the false lash effect and make your eyes appear bigger and brighter. For me I'd reach for YSL Shocking Mascara.

Lips // This is totally interchangable, you could apply a quick coat of your favourite lip balm, gloss or lipstick - as long as its fuss freee, the last thing you want in a rush is having to line your lips and apply the lipstick painstakingly with a brush. My go to every day lip product is NYX Istanbul Soft Matte Lip Cream.

I hope this gives you some helpful tips and tricks on how to look your best when time is not a luxury you can afford.
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