19 September 2016

Face of the Day: Office Edition

I wear makeup to work every day. I always have, and probably always will. Makeup definitely makes me feel more confident and able to face the day, that's just my personal philosophy.

My usual office makeup routine takes me about 10 minutes to do in the morning. I don't like to reapply my make-up whilst I'm at work other than maybe a quick swipe of lipstick, so I prefer using long-lasting products wherever possible.

I mix up my look on an almost weekly basis depending on my mood, weather or daily commitments but as we're heading into Autumn, these are some of the products that I've been reaching for on an average day...

I start by applying Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Lightweight Primer across my t-zone to give me a smooth base under my foundation. I really like the gel-like consistency of this primer and the way it blends into the skin effortlessly. Because it's clear, sometimes it's hard to keep track of where you've applied it though.

For foundation I've been sticking with my trusty Clarins Extra Comfort in shade 103 Ivory... Yep, I'm currently looking like Casper... I love this foundation for work as it's so easy to apply, the colour match is great, and it comfortably lasts all day. I will always have a jar of this in my foundation collection.
       
Next I apply a tiny amount of Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer under and around my eyes. I use shade Light Warm. This concealer has fantastic coverage and is super light weight. I typically set my concealer with a little of the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder. This powder is super finely milled, it's a dream to apply! If you haven't tried this yet, you need to.


I have fallen back in love with liquid eyeliner lately and I have been reaching for H&M's Dipliner daily. I love the felt brush as I find it makes it so quick to apply and creates a fab wing effortlessly. It's staying power isn't the greatest but it does have a gorgeous deep black pigment to it. Aside from eyeliner, I always apply a couple of coats of mascara which is usually Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara. I prefer to keep my eye look simple, and classic when I'm at work, I think it promotes a professional image which is the look I'm always going for.
   
Next I apply a quick sweep of essence cosmetics blush bronzer to bring a bit of life back into my face. This dual blusher and bronzer works really well at lifting, and brightening your features when you're in a hurry in the morning and haven't got time to go full Kim K with the contouring.


Lastly, I apply a sweep of lipstick or lip-gloss. I prefer a deeper colour on a daily basis as I feel more confident wearing a darker colour. To me, a darker lip means business. I know India (The Jewel Beauty) will definitely agree with me on this one! My go-to's are Make Up Revolution in Not Perfection Yet and Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick in Grand Cru. I always apply these with a lip brush as I find it gives me a softer yet more precise finish.

What products have you been reaching for whilst heading out to work?? xoxo
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