Flawless Work Makeup

Hello!

Makeup has always been the part of my morning routine that takes the longest. I love trying out new products and new looks, meaning I can easily spend half an hour messing about with eye shadows and not even realise. However, when I'm getting up for work in the morning I'd much rather have an extra half an hour in bed (cos really, who wouldn't), so I just go for products that I know and love! My work face makeup routine is all about getting a flawless, long lasting base and making myself look awake enough to avoid the dreaded 'you look tired' comments.


 For the base I start off with my beloved Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hour Foundation. Not only is it quite and easy to apply but it also always blends in well with a brush, so you don't have to faff around for ages making it look seamless. It has a kind of velvet matte finish, without being cakey or drying. Best of all it lasts the entire day and still looks as fresh after a 9 hour shift as it did in the morning. To brighten my eyes I go in with the ever famous YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch which is great for concealing and brightening my tired eyes. It doesn't crease or shift throughout the day and definitely earns it's high status (and price tag!). To set that all in place I use No 7's transparent loose powder with a big fluffy brush. It does the job without making the base look heavy and still allows a natural glow to shine through!

 For my eyes I always start off with the Urban Decay Primer Potion to keep everything in place. I normally switch up my eye shadows between shimmery and matte depending on how I feel but I always stick with my Naked 2 and Naked Basics 2 as they contain my go to shades, keeping it pretty simple though! For eyeliner and mascara I always stick with what I know, Soap and Glory! The eyeliner is creamy, pigmented and doesn't give the dreaded panda eye and the mascara does exactly what you want from a mascara. I'm constantly raving about the Soap and Glory mascaras because they never let me down!

My brows are probably the area I spend the most time on when I do my makeup purely because I'm a little obsessive when it comes to their shape and making sure they look even (I know people say 'brows are sisters, not twins' but uneven brows annoy the hell out of me!). To get a defined shape I use another Soap and Glory cult product, Archery, and keep it all in place with the Maybelline Brow Drama.

To finish off the look I contour and highlight, being ever hopeful that defined cheekbones will stop people thinking I'm 18! I use my very well loved Nars Laguna Bronzer underneath my cheekbones to give that defined look and then blend it upwards to warm up my face. If you're gonna splash out on a high end bronzer, Nars is worth every penny. Lastly, I highlight with MAC's famous Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle because it's just so bloody pretty, not only in the pan, but when applied to the face as well!

(Oh, and on the way in I normally stick on whatever lippy is in my bag because I always forget when I'm in the house, aha!)

Kelsey xx

1 comment:

  1. There's so much I want from this but have to wait until payday and that makes me sad! I have lusted after a naked pallette for so long, I never even used to wear shadow but i do everyday now and really want to rebuy YSL touch eclat, I think these are great staples to avoid tired faces! xxx

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