Hello there 🙂
Considering my work as a beauty editor, you'll be surprised to find that I have about 80% of my life without make-up, 10% of my life without makeup, and the last 10% with balls on the wall. (When it comes to beauty, I clearly have an all-or-nothing approach.)
I'm so excited about new products that I'm less willing to keep the stuff in balance. I'll swat and swipe, but most of the time I arrive to work completely naked. That is, as me
do Apply makeup, I'm all in – foundation, blush, mascara, eyeliner, powder and any other imaginable product you can imagine. It is, to be honest, a bizarre dichotomy. (Although I know some other people in the industry who have the same M.O.)
But let's not forget that the other 10% – when I move between my bare face and face full of make-up, usually because I have to look a bit more cheeky than my aesthetics without make-up, but want to prioritize beauty sleep – have woken up sick, or ( eek!) had too many cocktails the night before. (It's not a habit, but it happens to the best of us, right?)
In these cases, I have a specially reserved make-up routine with a separate and smaller amount of products to tackle everything in five minutes or less. Call it my lazy make-up mood, my cat-holding grace, or face chicken soup when I'm sick, but it kills me every time. In front of me, my quick seven-step process to make me look less tired, sick or hungover in five minutes, including the products I've stashed in her own special make-up bag. (Like a first aid kit, but for my face.) Keep scrolling!
First things first, concealer. Normally, I am a Foundation Concealer powder type in make-up, but if I have less time and patience, my main objective is to camouflage the damage. Think of dark eyes, one or two pimples, remaining acne scars and redness. However, I'm really picky about my concealer when the rest of my complexion is going to be naked – it has to blend seamlessly into each other and look like my real skin. Therefore, everything that is too heavily covered is off the table. I'm honest when I say that there are only two formulas that make the cut – these skincare make-up pencils by Clé de Peau Beaute and Charlotte Tilbury. Both are easy and easy to mix. Once they melt on the skin, they really have the effect that your skin is better. Thanks to the sophisticated design, it takes about two seconds to stroke your face and only a few seconds to mix. (I use my fingers and skip my normal BeautyBlender.) Neither formula causes me too many wrinkle problems, but its silky texture makes it easy to mend it all day long. I know that many people rely on Bronzer to bring their skin back to life, but I prefer a blush instead. It instantly adds color when you're sick, and I think it looks more natural. When I make my complete make-up, I prefer powder blush because it spreads more seamlessly over my foundation, concealer, powder, bronzer, etc., but if I choose a more straightforward mood, a creamy consistency is easier to mix and blur wherever you want it. Bobbi Brown's Formula in Fresh Melon, Nudestix in Poppy Girl and Lilah B. in B. Real are always on standby. No matter how minimal my make-up look is, I feel incomplete without a highlighter. Not only does it bring the much-needed life into tired, tired-looking skin, it's also a quick and easy way to add a dimension to the highlights of your face. I love to rub my finger in Glossier's haloscope and set my Cupid fast accents – depending on how fat I feel – maybe the tip and the bridge of the nose. Tata Harper's latest product launch is also great, though it's temporarily out of stock. (The wait is worth it, I promise!) My five-minute make-up routine is about prioritizing the features I love most, and a quick touch with mascara is paramount. Usually I add many, many layers to make my eyelashes as thick and long as possible, but if I hurry, I take my eyelash curler and wipe over one or two coats of a mascara that has won. & # 39; I complain about my eyelashes. These two make the cut and are great for creating a long, fanned flutter in about 10 seconds. In addition, they can be layered very well. So if you add more make-up later, you can continue building without having to start from scratch. If you want even more separation, I recommend brushing the post-mascara with an eyelash comb. When I have little time, sometimes I just comb my eyebrows with eyelash serum or foundation. In this way, they are brushed and stowed, but I do not have to bother with more products or take the time to shape them. However, if I feel like they really need it, or if I have some free moments, I'll add a few strips of Glossier's Brow Flick that will produce a lasting, super-natural-looking effect with minimal effort , Otherwise, I use Joey Healy's Magic Growth Serum or Benefits Primer. The latter dries stiffer – a good option if your brows are marching to the beat of their own drum. I always have to have something on my lips, but when I'm practically naked, it has to look natural and feel natural. I just want a touch of color – not dramatic – but also something that keeps my lips firm, hydrated and maybe just a bit shiny. Honestly, Tata Harper's lip treatment is one of my top five make-up products – I do not say that easily and I panic when I'm done. I also love this formula of Ilia, which is a pure berry. This balm from Buxom is another favorite (and requires the least amount of care, as it acts like a normal balm, but has a subtle replenishing effect and a pH technology so that your lips change the color for your own unique result). Another moment when your lips are better. My last trick? A little extra coverage in the form of strategic accessories that are not beauty articles. Fashion is not my home here at Who What Wear, but when I'm under the weather or in the hustle and bustle, my hair has top priority. A hat works wonders. In addition, the visor acts like a shield and gives my face an extra layer of camouflage. I usually do not like hats or hair accessories, but they are cute and look like a strategic addition to your outfit – not just a sneaky way to hide the fact that you accidentally overslept. Next up I am Beauty Editor and these 20 product trends have totally missed me.