So I love creating different looks and really putting my time and creativity into my makeup. Makeup to me is more of a creative/expressive thing rather than something I do for other people. It’s not everyday however that I love spending loads of time on my makeup, and sometimes I am in a bit of a rush and still want to look pulled together but in a fraction of the time! I am going to give you a run down of my 15 minute makeup look which is perfect for the Autumn months! It’s a quick and easy way to look pulled together so I will be giving you a few of my top tips to get you there!
- Makeup Forever Step One Hydrating Primer
- Rimmel London Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation (new formula) in shade 103
- Essence Cosmetics Camouflage Concealer in shade 10 Nude
- Maybelline Matte Maker Pressed Powder in 120 Classic Ivory
- Revlon Sculpt & Highlight Kit – Bronzer and Contour used only
- Sleek Makeup Suede Blusher
- Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop and Pearl mixed
- Essence Cosmetics Makeup Fixing Spray
- Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Brow Pencil in Soft Brown
- Barry M Cosmetics Fall In Love Palette
- L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara
- The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquids in shades Sicily and Tahiti Mixed.
- For a quick makeup application, always use products that you know and love. It means that you know how that product performs so you can just get on with it rather than being careful not to apply to much or struggling to blend something out.
- Choose multi-purpose products to cut out the middle man. I used a hydrating primer as I know that it has a moisturising property along with being a primer, it saves me using too products and means I can swiftly move on to foundation.
- Use a light-medium coverage foundation. The Rimmel foundation that I chose has a medium/buildable coverage and is perfect for quick on the go looks. Using a full coverage foundation is down to preference, but when it comes to quick makeup looks I find that you have to spend too long blending a full coverage foundation to prevent it looking cakey or uneven and I really have to blend them down the neck. Stick to a light/medium coverage and it will look a lot more natural and skin like and save you a little bit of time! Obviously it comes down to preference and if you love a full coverage foundation then by all means go in! This is just what I have found.
- Conceal only where you need it! I just pop a little under my eyes to conceal the darkness and wait to highlight with a powder. It just saves you an extra step!
- Be smart with your makeup brushes. I love using an angled fluffy brush to apply my setting powder, bronzer, contour, blush and highlight. It saves time hunting around for different brushes and allows you to skip right through the process in no time!
- Use palettes to save time! Creating a whole eye look from one palette is bound to save you time rather than rooting through 7 different palettes and a bunch of singles. If everything is in one place it’s more easily accessible and you’ll save yourself some of that precious time! To save yourself even more time, use your contour kit as eye shadows! Works just the same!
- Keep your eye shadow very basic. For looks like these I love using basic browns and neutral tones. I also like to keep the eyes pretty matte. Usually I will just use a matte cream shade to highlight and then a nice neutral brown to contour the crease of my eye and pop some mascara on. It can look like you’ve spent time on your eyeshadow and is adds definition.
- Go bold on the lips! Adding a red or berry toned lipstick is an easy way to look like you’ve made an effort. It can transform your look from basic to glamorous very quickly, plus it’s perfect for an Autumn look!
- Like anything else in life, practice makes perfect. The more you do this routine the quicker you will get and the easier it will be.
I hope you found some of my tips and tricks helpful for your ‘in a rush’ routine! Like anything else, just because these tips work for me it doesn’t mean that they are bound to work for you, but this is just what I find to be easy and hopefully you’ll be able to enjoy them too! Until next time…