As a busy mum I don’t always have much time to apply makeup, but when I can I like to make a bit of effort if I have 10-15 minutes while Lizzy is happily playing by herself. This is my everyday, quite subtle makeup look that I tend to do a lot. Read on to find out which products I used and how I achieved the look…
Face: After applying eye and face cream I used Revlon Colourstay concealer in Medium Light under my eyes and a little on any blemishes, patting it gently using my ring finger. I don’t use foundation as I like being able to see my freckles! Plus I feel just using powder is enough to blur any flaws and evens out my skin tone enough without looking too ‘done’. The powder I use at the moment is Maybelline 24hr Colour Stay Waterproof Powder in Sand.
Eyes: I used three colours from my Urban Decay Naked Palette. First, using the brush that came with the palette I blended Toasted over my eyelids and up to halfway to my eyebrows, following the shape of my eyes. Using the same brush I then applied Hustle to the outer third of my lids, blending the colour inwards, and also applied a little under my lower lashline. I used my ring finger to apply a little of the colour Virgin under my brow bone and blended it downwards. If I’m not in a hurry I like to use a liquid eyeliner but if I’m trying to be quick I’ll use a pencil, as I did here, because if I mess up a little I can just use a small brush and smudge the liner a bit and it will make it look smokey and intentional! I used Elizabeth Arden eyeliner in Gunmetal, which is a dark grey, but I sometimes use black. I applied the liner along the outer third of my upper lashline, bringing it out to a point, then to two-thirds of my lower lashline. After this I curled my eyelashes using Boots No.7 eyelash curlers and applied Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara in Blackest Black. I filled in my eyebrows using Media brow pencil in brown (not sure if this is still available), which I think looks quite natural.
Cheeks: For a natural rosy flush I used Clinique Blusher in Smouldering Plum, sweeping it across my cheekbones. Even if I don’t use any eyeshadow on days I literally have two minutes to get ready, I always use blusher or a bronzer to give me a bit of colour to stop me from looking a bit ill!
Lips: First I applied Vaseline Rosy Lips, then one of my favourite lipsticks – Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, which is such a pretty, slightly shimmery, easy to wear peachy pink.