Thursday, 19 April 2012

My Basic Make up Routine

You know these mornings when you're just about to do your make up and realize that creativity is still asleep and you just cannot be bothered to faff about with an eye shadow, eyeliner & all that jazz?

Well… I know these mornings very well! When I work early morning shift I have to get up at 4.30 am and that isn’t the time anyone should be asked to get up, leave alone put nice make up on!
On those days I would rather stay in bed 10 more minutes than do nice eye makeup (I love make up but I love sleep more).

Here is what I do to make myself look half decent in 10 to 15 minutes (initially it took me about 20 minutes but I did work on that speed ;) ). I do switch products up but I mostly rely on these in the below picture. When I don’t have much time I need to know things will be easy to apply and everything will look good together.

1) Foundation – get the base right and everything else will look right! I am focusing my time on blending the foundation well so it looks flawless and as natural as possible. I’m using mixture of Mac Studio Sculpt and Clarins Tinted Moisturizer at the moment but I switch my foundations up all the time.

2) Concealer
– I use brightening one (Catrice Re-Touch Light Reflecting Concealer) for under the eyes to make me look more awake. For red patches and spots on the face I use yellow based concealer (Mac Studio Finish).

3) Powder
– I do tend to get shiny throughout the day so I powder everything with translucent loose powder to prolong the staying power of foundation (NYC Smooth Skin Loose Powder). 

4) Eyebrows
– I have done a post on how I do my eyebrows so click here if you’re curious. I use Max factor pencil and Elf Eyeborw Kit.

5) Bronzer
– matte bronzer for contouring (Rimmel Sun Shimmer) and shimmery one ( Elf Warm Bronzer) for all over the face for a bit of a glow. I only use shimmery bronzer in the winter because in the summer sunshine picks up all the shiny particles and makes me look too much like a disco ball.

6) Cheeks
– I layer two blushes for that bright, awake looking face. I use The Balm Frat Boy on the whole cheek and Mac Hang Loose for the top and apple of my cheeks. Hang Loose has that beautiful sheen and it acts like a highlighter for me.

7) Eyes
– I curl the lashes and apply mascara. I really like this thickening 2000 Calorie by Max Factor.

8) Lips
– I use something to match my blusher and in this case it’s Sleek Pout Paint in Minx and Sleek Pout Polish in Bare Minimum.

And here's everything on my silly face...

Ps. Mac Hang Loose was part of a collection but I have seen it on Cheap Smells! It really is a gorgeous blush.

Sylwia x


  1. This looks really lovely on you :)Your skin looks flawless :)
    I really want a frat boy blush!!!

    Laura xoxo

    1. Thanks sweetie!
      I was lucky to get Frat Boy in beauty box but it is by far my favourite blush. It's worth the price and I will pay it once this one is finished (althou it looks untouched and I use it nearly everyday).

  2. I can't get Studio Sculpt to work for me but it looks gorgeous on you.

    1. Thank you darling. It only works when I mix it with a more liquidy foundation. Othwerwise it looks really powdery :(

  3. I really want to try Sleek's pout paints, I've heard such good things xxx

    1. I've only got one but it's a great product. I highly recommend it :) x

  4. I really want to try out the 2000 calories mascara. I like your everyday make-up products. x

    1. Thank you sweetie. It's a great mascara if you're looking for thickening one x

  5. Also helps that you are a natural beauty but thanks for this! I like that you are fresh-faced and pulled together without going OTT. :D

    1. Awwww thank you darling! That is so nice of you to write! I do try to keep it fairly natural. xxxx

  6. wonderful everyday look! I want to try the Balm blushes!



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