As some of you may know I am in Florida for two weeks and I’ve asked for some fabulous bloggers to share some topics with you until I’m back. Kicking off the series of guest posts is Beth from MissCosmeticBlogger.
So it’s back to school already but lucky old Tamsyn gets to go away on holiday so I am lucky enough to be guest posting on her blog. I usually blog over at MissCosmeticBlogger but love to guest post every now and then! Because it’s back to school I thought I would do a Five Minute Face post for those days you need to rush out of the door. I’ve chosen a couple of products which help to add radiance to the face to try and stop the tiredness showing, from all the late night studying, (or more likely online window shopping and procrastinating.)
To start that awake, radiant look you’re going to need an illuminating primer, one of my favourites is the L’Oreal Lumi Magique. It’s a lightweight light reflecting with a consistency similar to moisturiser. If you don’t want quite such a luminous primer you should try Benefit’s That Gal, it’s more expensive but not quite as illuminating. The great thing about Lumi Magique is that it is multipurpose, you can also use it as a highlighter, just apply over your foundation on the high points of your face.
Foundation wise I would use the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, a firm favourite of mine. This has a very nice coverage with light reflecting particles giving you a ‘radiant glow.’ The application of foundation is probably the most time consuming, I prefer to use the RealTecnhiques sponge as it gives an airbrushed finish, though depending on the coverage you want will depend how you apply.
This is another multipurpose product for both eyes and brows: the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in the shade Taupe. I love using Taupe over the lid and smudging it for the minimal effort eye makeup look, it’s quite grungy and effortless. For those with dark blonde to light brown hair this also works as an excellent brown pencil. Its waxy but soft texture allows you to define the brows with ease making sure you get the look you desire.
My must have for any look is a good mascara, my favourite being Benefit’s They’re Real. If you’re looking for a good drugstore mascara I recommend the SEVENTEEN Doll’d Up mascara which is so good for the price, Mascara opens up the eyes giving a more awake look to your face, which you need if you’ve had a late night.
Finally to add a bit of colour to your face try a tinted lip balm such as the Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch. Not only will it keep your lips in tip top condition you also get a gentle swipe of colour added into your makeup.
This makeup look in total took me just under five minutes to apply. You could even skip a few steps if need be, for example foundation if you’re having a good skin day or smudging the liner to create eyeshadow, it’s up to you what you do but ultimately this is my quickest makeup routine!
I hope you enjoyed my post, if you’d like to read more posts like this hop on over to MissCosmeticBlogger, I must thank Tamsyn for letting me contribute to her blog and I hope she has a great holiday!
What are your quick makeup tips for students and workers in a hurry? We’d love to know so why not leave a comment!