Let’s be honest girls: who has never ever woken up late and had zero time to do their make-up? Nobody, I would bank on that. Going out without our make-up is totally ok, we don’t need to put our faces together to be beautiful goddesses but sometimes makeup becomes a sort of pampering step in our mornings which is necessary in order to show ourselves that we love us.
At least for me, makeup is crucial in order to demonstrate that I am not completely destroyed by the Monday Blues in the morning, that I am full of energy and that:
“I am the master of my fate and the captain of my soul”
That is why every morning, I try to put just a little bit of makeup and during the years I mastered a full face makeup routine that only takes me 5 minutes to get it done and that I am about to share with you all.
First thing first, moisturizer. A good hydrating cream is key to have glowy skin and glorious makeup. Currently, I am using a straight-forward natural oil from LOGONA NATURKOSMETIK, since I am struggling with extremely dry skin, which basically flakes as soon as I put any kind of foundation on. This one is a natural, vegan and cruelty-free vitalizing facial oil made out of bio avocado which supports skin regeneration: I am in love with it because it is not too much oily if you know what I mean and it really nourishes my skin.
Then I apply my DEBORAH MILANO PURE FORMULA foundation in the shade “02 Beige” with my beloved Beauty Blender. I take my time blending because I want the most natural finish achievable. I have not much to say on the foundation because I recently purchased it after a long time, so I don’t know if my skin will love it again or hate it.
And now things get interesting.
Let me say that I am not a fan of bare eyes. I love natural eyes makeup but I need to put something on my eyelids otherwise I will not feel comfortable in my own skin. So when I literally got 2 minutes to save my day, here is what I usually do: I bake.
Yes, you read it right. I bake because I hate fall-outs and because I do not have time to put concealer on. So I quickly grab my travel sized TOO FACED BORN THIS WAY loose powder and with my Beauty Blender I pack it under my eyes and on my T-zone. In the meanwhile, I quickly reshape my eyebrows with the BENEFIT COSMETICS GIMME BROW+ in the shade “02 Light”; this product doesn’t need any explanations because its fame speaks for itself.
And now it’s time for the eyes.
My go-to, hyper quick, everyday eyeshadows palette is the TANYA BURR COSMETICS Palette, which unfortunately was a limited edition for Christmas 2017 that I purchased while in London last year because my best friend told me it was a dupe for the DOLCE VITA LUXURY PALETTE by Charlotte Tilbury. I loved this Tanya’s palette so much I literally hit the pan after few months of constant use. I apply “Marzipan” all over my lid with my fingers (I am shameless, I know), quickly followed by “Toast” blended on my crease with a big fluffy blush. Finally, I apply either “Cocoa Powder” or “Soft Truffle” with a precision brush on my upper lashline and in the corner of my eyes, creating a very blended and very little wing.
The final touches.
I brush my bake off. Since I don’t have time for bronzing I use my trusty BENEFIT COSMETICS ROCKATEUR blush, which I shamelessly apply all over my face; a ton of highlighter and my favorite of the moment is the NABLA DENUDE HIGHLIGHTER in the shade “Wave”, but I’m afraid it is now permanently out of stock since it was a limited collection.
Last but not least I put mascara on and at the moment I am testing the MAX FACTOR FALSE LASH EPIC MASCARA and let me say that it has the weirdest brush EVER. I am not sure I totally like it because, even though I really appreciate the final look, I tend to stab myself in the eye everytime I put mascara on.
Lastly, I apply the CLIOMAKEUP CREAMY LOVE LIPSTICK in the shade “MLBB”.
And voilà, I’m done and ready to go. I know that it seems an eternity but I swear that all of this takes me just 5 minutes every morning.
Let me know in the comment section below what is your 5 minutes make-up routine if you have one, or if you rather go out bare-face in the morning.
See you in the next post my dears,
I apologize for the bad quality of the pictures (and my face) but I barely had the time to shoot.