My Quick And Easy Makeup Routine
Call me a hypocrite, but considering I am a makeup artist, my own makeup often gets put on the back burner. I have my everyday makeup routine down to a T but my days start early so I need it to be quick and easy. I really think once you know your own face, you could probably do your makeup in the dark. Maybe I'll try it one day!
Start With Your Skin
I always stress the importance of a good individual skincare routine. When you look after your skin it will enhance your makeup application even further. So following my skin care steps, I then apply my makeup to a completely clean canvas. Its one of my pet hates to think I would be applying makeup to my face or someone else’s if its not completely clean.
My favorite product at the moment is the Sunday Riley effortless Breathable Tinted Primer. It’s oxygenating and really helps to plump the skin, which, in turn, makes it super smooth for precise foundation application. Unlike other primers, this Sunday Riley one has a tint so you can even wear it on its own if you just want a sheer wash of color. I suggest you use 2-3 pumps and use fingers to apply all over the face.
For my base, at the moment I’m using the Illuminare Concealing Mineral Foundation. A little bit of this goes a really long way and its perfect if like me, you want really good coverage without it looking heavy. The great thing about this foundation is it acts as a concealer and a foundation it covers any redness, blemishes and darkcircles, leaving you with a gorgeous semi-matte finish. As always I use my trusty F80 Flat Kabuki Brush from Sigma to buff the foundation in for a really flawless finish.
Everyone knows my go-to makeup product is concealer - I can’t do my makeup without it. In this makeup routine I used generous amounts of the Lancer Skincare Studio Light Flawless Eye Concealer to cover the dark circles around my eyes. I love the fact that the more you use this product the more it helps to improve the skin firmness and elasticity. So whilst I’m covering my dark circles, it’s also helping to plump the skin around them too - bonus!
Use your ring finger to apply this anywhere you feel you need that little bit more coverage and work it in gently with a damp BeautyBlender.
As this is my everyday makeup routine, I like to create a subtle contour. To add some natural shadows to the face get your hands on the Caudalie Teint Divin Mineral Bronzing Powder. Using this and the F84 Angled Kabuki brush, I apply the bronzing powder to the hollows of my cheek-bones, around my temples and underneath my jaw. This Sigma brush is so soft and fluffy which ensures that you don’t get any harsh bronzed lines, more of soft subtle glow.
I found myself a real treat with the Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip and Cheek Cream. This multi-purpose makeup product saves me time and effort during my makeup routine. It adds a fresh and radiant pop of color to my cheeks in an instant. The creamy consistency helps with a seamless application. You can use either your fingers or a brush to apply this to the apple of your cheeks and to perfect your pout, add a little bit of this for a translucent color over the lips.
During the day I keep my eyes simple. I focus my eye makeup mainly around mascara and brows. I’m big on brows as they really do frame your face. For my day-to-day brows, I keep it simple and effortless with the Elizabeth Arden Statement Brow. It’s a gel formula that looks like mascara and is so quick and easy. In one swipe, my brows are filled in, tamed and set for the day - I love it!
I'm super picky with my mascara. However, there isn’t much I can be picky about with the RMS Beauty Defining Mascara because it works miracles for my lashes. The applicator is nice and small so it allows me to get right to the root of my lashes without making a big black mess. This mascara amplifies my eyelashes and doesn’t make them clumpy or stick together. To make my lashes look their best, I get right to the root and use zig zag motions upwards, it really lifts my lashes and they look gorgeous all day.