As Winter is fast approaching mornings are getting a lot colder and I want to stay cosy and warm as long as possible so I decided I needed to find a basic make up look that's quick, yet polished. I'm not one to wake up, pop on some moisturiser and mascara and head out the door, oh no. I enjoy applying make up and accentuating certain features so I'll always apply a medium coverage foundation, a little concealer and powder, followed by a light application of blush, then create a natural eye look and pop on a balm or lipstick. For work anyway.
I've managed to cut my whole face routine down to about 15/20 minutes which is a massive achievement for me. My latest eye routine creates a really lovely wide eyed, natural look so I thought I'd share that with you today.
I first lay down a base which is usually either Mac's Soft Ocre Paint Pot or the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in Bone. These both neutralise any redness on my lids and leave me with a blank canvas. To ensure this stays in place I dust a pale ivory shade over the lid, usually it's Blanc Type from Mac or I'll use my Soap & Glory quad in What's Nude. I then quickly blend a light brown/taupe shade in to the crease for a little definition and that's my eyeshadow finished. I then run a liquid liner, usually from Collection along the outer two thirds of my eye, I don't bring it in to the inner corner or flick it out. This adds fullness to the lashes and gives a bit of definition without looking like you've tried too hard. I always apply lashings of my mascara and my current favourite is Rimmel's Lash Accelerator Endless and lightly fill in my eyebrows with Soap & Glory's Archery pencil. For a final touch I run a nude pencil along my waterline, the NYX Wonder Pencil and Rimmels version are both good and then also from Rimmel I use their Scandal Eyes jumbo pencil in Bulletproof Beige to the inner corner/tear duct area. This shade is a really lovely champagne with shimmer that accentuates your eye shape and makes your eyes look bigger.
I do plan on posting a photo wearing this look to show the finished look but hopefully you get the general idea and I even attempted a face chart to explain further. Today is the first day of my week off work so it felt criminal to even get dressed, let alone apply make up. Onesies and Netflix is the way forward.