I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I’m lazy. In the mornings I just can’t be bothered to spend ages on my makeup. I usually just prefer to follow as simple a routine as possible. But when it comes to work ready makeup, I do actually like to make an effort, but still keeping my makeup to a minimum where possible.
So I have finally (thank god) nailed the easy 10-minute work-ready makeup. This is the makeup I will go for on days when I need to look presentable, e.g. meeting days! If it is just a normal day at work, I usually go with this simple makeup routine.
I have actually timed this and it is 100% under 10 minutes – and that is without rushing. I mean I don’t mess about, I do get down to business and get it done as quickly as possible, it’s just not a 100mph routine.
Sometimes I wear a full face of foundation, but the majority of the time I choose not to. I much prefer having a fresher face (and also foundation takes time!). So I will mainly just reach for my trusty Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer. I apply this under my eyes and on any problem areas. I then use my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to blend it all in smoothly. Once it is all blended, I set it with my powder. This helps reduce shine and keep the concealer in place.
Moving onto the eyes, this is where my newest purchase comes into play. The Charlotte Tilbury Look in a Palette. 100% one of the best things I have ever purchased – it is worth every penny. I use each of the eyeshadows in the palette to create an easy day look. The shadows are so blendable that this step literally only takes a few seconds.
Again, using the same magnificent palette, I use the bronzer to lightly contour under my cheek bones and add a bit of colour. I then use the blush to give a pop of pink to my cheeks. To apply both of these I use the Pro HD Contour Brush and the Pro HD Powder Brush from the Makeup Revolution Iconic Nudes Brush Collection*.
There are only two things left to do: Brows and mascara. I use the Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara – another new purchase I am loving. It is a super quick mascara to use to get your lashes lifted and looking full and fluttery.
And you’re finished! It is such an easy 10 minute (well 8 minutes to be precise), look to get your work ready. I think it all comes down to the Charlotte Tilbury Look in a Palette if I am honest. It is such a time-saving product with the main components of your makeup look all being stored together. I would highly recommend investing! It is also a good palette to take you from day to night.
What is usually involved in your work ready makeup routine?
Georgia | Cambridge Beauty and Fashion Blogger
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