Step 1 - Foundation. I generally use my fingers to slap on foundation, but some foundations need a brush in order to blend in, and for that I use my Sigma E80 brush.
Step 2 - Powder. I always set my foundation with powder, as I find it makes it last longer and requires less touch ups during the day.
Step 3 - Contour. Yes, I do light contouring of my face every day. For my everyday contouring routine click HERE.
Step 4 - Brows. I'm obsessed with brows, they are essential to my daily beauty routine as they really frame the face. For my eyebrow routine click HERE.
Step 5 - Eyeshadow and liner. This is where time varies, it can take as little as 2 minutes or as long as 15 minutes depending on the look I'm going for. You can see my tutorial for this particular look HERE.
Step 6 - Mascara. I generally apply 2 to 3 coats of mascara on top and bottom lashes as I like them mega thick and volumised.
Step 7 - Blush. I tend to leave blush towards the end, as the colour and amount of blush depends on how heavy I've gone with my eyes. If I've done really dark eyes then I might choose a lighter blush, and vice versa.
Step 8 - Lipstick. I always leave lipstick to last so I don't smear it while I finish getting ready. In fact on the days I go to work I don't apply lipstick till I'm either in the car or at work, just so I can leave my lips bare to give my son a million kisses on my way out.
And there you have it, my makeup routine.
The products used are:
- Arcancil Foundation in 20 mixed with Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in Nude
- Maybelline 24hr Superstay powder in Sand (this is fantastic, and is a repurchase for me)
- Illamasqua sculpting duo
- Illamasqua blush in Nymph
- Beauty Cottage Gorgeous Palette - review HERE.
- Rimmel Eyebrow pencil in Black/Brown
- Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara in black
- Dose of Colors lipstick in Play Date, review and swatches HERE.
Hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into what it takes to get ready in the morning.
I leave you with this photo of me and my son, it's a little bit blurry but then again all photos with him are blurry now since he's a little energiser bunny and won't stand still for even a second.