On 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.
My 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.
Thats 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?