With countless responsibilities and tasks to perform before the clock ticks over to 8:00am each morning, sometimes finding a spare minute in our own beauty routine seems impossible.
Here are a few quick, fuss-free morning makeup tips to help give you that instant fresh and flawless look for the day in less than 10 minutes.
Skincare – Refresh & Hydrate
Prior to applying any make up ensure your face is clean and moisturised. It is essential to have a simple beauty routine every day and night that includes a cleanser and moisturiser that is suitable to your skin type. This will keep your skin clean, fresh and hydrated. Exfoliating is also important – apply once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells.
Pre Foundation Primer
Once you have applied your daily moisturiser apply a small amount of pre-foundation primer, whilst not essential primer will create a smooth base for your foundation. This will allow a nice even coverage with minimal creasing around any wrinkle prone areas of the face. Primer also assists with the longevity of your foundation ensuring a great coverage throughout the day.
Flawless Complexion Cover-ups
I cannot live without a great concealor to help disguise any dark circles and blemishes. It is best to apply a small amount of concealor to the areas of concern only.
Once concealed, apply your foundation from the centre of your face outwards to your cheeks & downwards to your chin – avoiding the forehead area. Take a step back from your mirror and ensure the edges of your foundation are well blended leaving no embarrassing ‘foundation lines’. Apply a dusting of powder over your entire face to set your foundation in place. This will also give you a more matte finish in the oil prone t-zone. Base complete!
To add dimension and a youthful glow to your base start with 1-2 coats of Mascara to the upper and lower lash line. This will define your lashes and open up your eye area.
Add a touch of colour for a sun kissed glow
Using a powder brush apply your favourite blush or bronzer to the apples of your cheeks (to locate the apples of your cheeks smile, the area of your cheeks that rises upwards and outwards is the apple). By applying colour to the apples of the cheeks you create a more youthful, natural glow. Always go with a blush or bronzer that is roughly two shades darker than your natural skin tone to create a natural radiance.
To complete your look wave a neutral or clear gloss over your lips to moisturise & protect your pout. Alternatively a bold statement lipstick in red, pink or orange will add instant glamour to your natural look.