A time saving make up routine for tired and busy Mums..or anyone tired and busy!i.e. everyone!
Even though I am a makeup artist I am also a Mum of two so I know how make up can easily fall to the bottom of the morning to-do list; but whether you are going back to work (and probably feeling a little apprehensive) or just getting out of the house for a playdate, don’t underestimate the power of make up! If you look more polished you feel more professional and there is no doubt that it’s a great mood enhancer.
Here is a quick, no mess, no brushes, idiot proof routine to looking your best, whether you do it on the train or in the midst of the morning madness at home.
Cheat….well rested skin
A tinted moisturiser is the quickest and easiest way to even out skin.
Louise loves: Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown. Lancome have recently come out with a lightweight liquid foundation in a compact, called Miracle Cushion – perfect for no spill train application.
Concealer – do not miss this step out Oh tired ladies! and don’t forget to apply to the inner corners of the eye.
Louise loves: Clinique Airbrush Concealer for light coverage, L’Oreal True Match Touche Magic Concealer for medium coverage and Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer for fuller coverage.
Cream eyeshadow Pencils are the simplest way to give some soft definition to the eyes. Swipe onto the upper lashline and then pat with a finger to soften.
Louise loves: Bobbi Brown Long-wear Cream Shadow Sticks and Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencils.
Curl Lashes. Don’t skip the all important step of curling lashes first – it is the top cheat tip to looking wide awake! Follow with mascara.
Louise Loves: Shu Uemura and Charlotte Tilbury eyelash curlers.
Cheat.… a healthy glow:
Multipurpose Products give an effortless yet pulled-together look. Apply to cheeks, and depending on the colour, eyes and/or lips
Louise Loves: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge, Nars the Multiple, Top Shop Glow Stick, RMS lip2cheek and RMS Buriti Bronzer.
Powder the T zone
Louise Loves: ILIA’s Fade Into You, is a light, suits all finishing powder, with no mess as the brush and powder are all in one – particularly great if doing your make up on the go.