During the week, time is tight and I get super busy. Between managing a full time job, blogging, travelling and social life, I like to keep some things simple. Having a simple beauty routine in the morning really helps me save on time. If it means I can be out of the house and on time for work – I’m in! It also makes for more fun at the weekends, where you can really enjoy spending time getting pretty.
So for a quick and easy workday makeup look after my skincare routine, I rely on just 5 products. These are my essentials. Eyeliner, Mascara, Eyebrow pencil, Concealer and Lipstick. Actually I could interchange lipstick for lipgloss if it’s closer to hand but that is pretty much it.
When I first started getting into makeup, the one brand I knew I could trust and afford was with doubt MAC cosmetics. They continue to be an absolute staple in my beauty bag. Although now I enjoy discovering other brands, I know I can never go wrong with a MAC product.
My favourites are ‘Boot Black’ Liquid Liner – guys, the tip on this liquid liner is like a fine felt tip, sturdy but moveable. Your wing liner will be flawless with this, its so lovely. Cream sheen ‘Modesty’ Lipstick – I don’t know why or how but this was the first nude lipstick I ever bought from MAC and I’ve bought it about 20 times since. I love love love it. It’s girly but understated and perfect for everyday. Studio finish concealer gives you great coverage for under eyes (even if you dont have time for foundation) a few dabs of this is all you need. And last but not least Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Mascara – I could write a whole post about this mascara alone ladies.. it’s un-believable!
It makes life so much easier to leave the house in the mornings knowing that the basics are covered. I’m also – always in a rush. It’s also nice to know that, on a good skin day, I can afford to not layer up so much and just be confident and enjoy the fact that my skin is glowing and I am happy.