Beauty: Everyday Makeup

 photo 2014-05-02191028_zpsfcb2ad17.jpgOn a day-t0-day basis I like to keep my make-up simple and neutral. For one thing, it’s so much quicker (I like my sleep!) and I can do it easily, without thinking (or even looking!) and it will still look relatively decent…or so I hope!

I start by splashing my face with cold water (cleansing if my face feels dirty) and then moisturising. I posted about my skincare a while ago, but I’ve updated my routine since then so will have to do a new post at some point. I’ll then conceal with Seventeen Stay Time Concealer, concentrating my efforts under my eyes, and on any cheeky spots which may have appeared.

 photo 2014-05-02190834_zps183153c3.jpgMy current foundation of choice, at least for everyday, is Bodyshop’s Mineral Loose Powder in the lightest shade – its pretty much a perfect match for my pale skin, and blends effortlessly with their Kabuki Brush. I honestly don’t need to watch what I’m doing when applying this as it never looks caked on (I only apply a thin layer), it just looks lovely and natural whilst still offering what I feel is medium coverage. It also last all day, which is a bonus when you have lectures and exercise classes from 9-6!

For eye makeup, but everyday look is a sweep of a neutral creme shadow on my lids (current favourite = Bourjois Colour Edition in Petale de Glace) and a coat of mascara. My all-time favourite mascara is the Lash Definition from Natural Collection – for £1.99 it lasts all day, never clumps, and is far better than other high-street ones I’ve tried.

 photo 2014-05-02190940_zpsb9bc78c4.jpgThats it – a routine that takes five minutes maximum, and lasts most of the day. Whilst its nothing special, it just helps me feel a little more confident that going bare-faced, and at least I look presentable should I have to go out at short notice (I live in hope I’ll be whisked off to Paris on the Eurostar…)

What makeup do you wear everyday?