Quick & Easy Makeup Routine

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This week, I’ve been on a work placement (with the BBC) so I thought I’d take you through the skincare and makeup products that I’ve used whilst being a busy BBC bee. Ha.

I’ve opted for a fairly natural, light look that’s absolutely ideal for work or school. Working 40 hours this week has meant that everything’s been a bit of a rush, so I’ve spent less time on my makeup than normal. All of the skincare and makeup products that I’ve used are high street/drugstore brands, so this look won’t be expensive to recreate. Obviously it’s catered for my exceptionally needy skin and pale skin tone; so alter it accordingly to suit your skin.

♥ Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser with Muslin Cloth,
♥ Olay Day Fluid for Sensitive Skin,
♥ Carmex Cherry flavour lip balm,
♥ Boots Simply Sensitive Eye Cream (Optional).

♥ Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer (Optional),
♥ Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 001 Light Porcelain,
♥ Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1 Fair,
♥ Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent,
♥ Real Techniques Expert Face Sponge (Optional).

♥ Boots Natural Collection Bronzer,
♥ Rimmel Mono Blusher in 010 Live Pink,

♥ Max Factor Wild Shadow eyeshadow pencil,
♥ Rimmel brown kohl eyeliner,
♥ Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara in Brown/Black.

Firstly, I start by cleansing my face with the hot cloth cleanser, using the warm muslin cloth to gently exfoliate my skin and then rinse with cold water. If you’re in a hurry, skip toner and go straight to moisturiser; I’m currently using the Olay one pictured above. If you’ve got time dab a little eye cream under your eyes.

If you want your makeup to have extra staying power throughout the day, add some primer. The best high street one I’ve stumbled across is Rimmel’s Fix and Perfect.

I then dampen my Real Techniques sponge slightly and add about one pump of Wake Me Up foundation over my face; add a little more if you want a heavier coverage. If you’re after a really light coverage, swap the foundation for a BB Cream or CC cream instead. Pop some concealer under your eyes and over any blemishes and then seal in place with a light dusting of powder.

To simply do a little bit of contouring, suck your cheeks in and add some bronzer into the part where your cheeks are indented. Apply in a ‘three’ motion around your face (forehead, under cheeks and jawline. Apply some blusher onto the apples of your cheeks too.

Finally, for your eyes, add some of the Max Factor pencil over your lids. I’m using this lovely pink colour, but if you fancy being a bit more Autumnal, use a brown shade instead. Line your upper lash line with a little bit of kohl eyeliner and apply a couple of coats of mascara… And you’re done!

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Quick & Easy Makeup Routine