I’ll be honest with you: since starting a degree, getting a part-time job, and starting my own business, make-up just isn’t at the top of my priority list anymore. Oh, long were the days when I was at college 3 times a week and could spend at least an hour on my hair and make-up before starting my day at 1:30 in the afternoon. Nowadays, I’ll be lucky if I can get even 30 minutes to myself before starting my day!
Over the years, I’ve managed to condense my daily make-up routine down to the products that I know I cannot go without. These are the products that take minimal effort to apply and I know that when I slap them on everyday at 6:20am, they will always come out looking good.
Dark circles are the bane of my life. I’ve always had them and always struggled to conceal them, so this Pixi corrector is a must for me. It dries to a semi-matte finish meaning that I don’t have to set it with powder, saving extra time in my routine. I can apply it to the areas that I need it and leave it alone for the day to work its magic. Perfect!
Because I suffer with frequent angry blemishes/borderline acne, covering up my spots and scarring is a must. I’m not saying that you should cover up blemishes if you have them, but covering mine up makes me feel more comfortable. I use the collection lasting perfection concealer because its badass at covering anything on your face. Huge angry pimple? Its no problem for this powerhouse. And whats more? Its only £4.
On a minimal make-up day, like today, I would only use this to lightly define the arch and tail of my brows. The latter half of my brows are pretty non-existent, so this product helps to bring them to life and create a bit more definition and shape.
This is by far one of my favourite make-up items in the entire make-up universe. I’ve been through bottles and bottles of the stuff because I’ve never found anything that compares to it. It works by taming your brows whilst filing them in with little, tiny fibres inside the gel. Its a one step wonder for making your brows fuller and more shapely.
Very much like the Anastasia Brow Definer, I only use this product sparingly on a daily basis. As much as I would love to dust this all over my face and glow like a disco-ball everyday, somehow I’m not sure it would be socially acceptable. Instead, I pop a tiny bit of it on the corner of my eyes to wake them up and a tiny bit on my brow bone to lift my brows.
Last but not least, mascara. Sometimes when I’m really in a rush, I don’t always use mascara. However, I really like this Armani one for using on a daily basis. The non-clumpy formula lifts my lashes, giving them tons of volume and thickness. The best part is that it isn’t waterproof, so after a long day at work, it comes off effortlessly with a regular make-up remover; It’s my go-to.