We all have those mornings when we have to get our face on in a hurry. This is a classic winter look with minimal effort, I’ve been known to put this in on about 20minutes before dashing out the door, coffee in hand. I just put some volumising spray in my hair and put it into a fish tail braid – well ya know, mermaid hair requires a fish tail braid surely!
I used No7 Instant Illusions primer all over my face with my hands and the Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer* on my eyelids. I popped some Dr Paw Paw ointment on my lips while I did the rest of my face. I decided to go for a medium coverage foundation, using Dior Skin Nude foundation*. I buffed it on with Real techniques buffing brush. To brighten under my eyes I used a small amount NARS Radiant creamy concealer* near my tear duct, using my finger to blend it in. I set my face with the Urban Decay De Slick Mattifying setting powder*.
I kept my eye simple using just the Urban Decay Naked Basics* palette. I swept Walk of Shame all over the lid and used Naked 2 lightly in my crease, blending it out. Using an angled eyeliner brush, I pressed Crave along my top lash line, keeping it close to my eyelashes. I used a pencil brush to soften Crave bringing it lightly into my outer V. I went in a second time with Crave, softening it out again. To highlight beneath my brows I lightly swept Venus with a fluffy brush, just to brighten my eyes up a bit. I used Jordana Best Lash Extreme volumizing mascara*, it defines my lashes adding a touch of volume. I filled in my eyebrows with NYX micro brow pencil*, it has a spoolie on one end and a fine nib twist up pencil on the other. Great for when you’re in a rush.
I decided to use Revlon Colorburst balm stain* in Crush, which is perfect for Autumn/Winter. Also great for those rushed mornings. For my cheeks I’ve used Sleek blusher in pomegranate, I used a small stipple brush to apply it as it is quite pigmented. I swept Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light all over my face to add a nice awake glow to my skin. I set my face with NYX matte finish setting spray*, just to keep everything in place throughout the day.
You can check out the video below to see how I applied everything. What is your go to look for those rushed mornings? I tend to swap out the blush or lipstick to switch the look up and match whatever outfit I’m wearing that day.