We all have those days where its half eight, we have to be at work in half an hour and we’ve woken up with the most horrendous bags under our eyes…trust me this is a regular occurrence for me. I am the kind of girl that would rather snooze my alarm and have the extra half hour ten minutes in bed instead of the fancy winged eyeliner or chiseled cheekbones. I work in a restaurant so my shifts are constantly changing and I can go from closing one night to opening the next day, leaving me with only a few hours sleep and a mission motivating myself to get out of bed in the morning.
On these particular days where I find myself over-snoozing and waking up all flustered and in a hurry there are a few trusty products I turn to to help speed up my morning routine. Skincare is very important to me and I always make sure to cleanse, tone and moisturise no matter how late I wake up. If I’ve literally got seconds before I need to be out the door I will slap on a thin layer of lip balm, some concealer and a coat of mascara before leaving and making a dash for it. Although my skin really appreciates these no make-up days, I do not, as I much prefer a higher coverage during the day to even out my skin tone and cover any redness and blemishes! As a result of being a fully pledged workaholic I have perfected my 5 minute make-up routine for those mornings when time is not on my side.
First off I apply the Laura Mercier Secret Concealer with my ring finger under my eyes and then I blend the Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturiser all over with either my fingers or a buffing brush (it usually depends which brush is hanging around my vanity). I then use my Nars Blush/ Bronzer Duo in ‘Laguna’ and ‘Orgasm’ to apply a flush of pink to my cheeks and warm up my face. I am loving my Sephora Collection Double Down Brush Set at the moment as they are really good quality, compact brushes, which I can just chuck in my bag and take with me if need be.
Next up is eyes and I don’t tend to wear eyeshadow on a daily basis mainly due to time constraints but If I do fancy a wash of colour I simply add a light wash of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Cream Eyeshadows with my fingertip and blend out with my Sephora brushes. My current favourite is ‘Pink Gold’ which is a cool toned gold with pink undertones which when applied to the eye leaves the most gorgeous and subtle shimmer perfect for everyday wear. Next up is mascara and I’ve found Benefit’s Rollerlash is the best to use when I’m in a rush because I don’t need to curl my eyelashes before as the specially designed brush grabs, separates, lifts and curls the lashes for me with long-lasting results. Finally to finish off my makeup I add a quick coat of the Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in the shade ‘Raplumsel’ and I’m ready to rock.
So there we have my 5 minute morning routine, what products do you reach for when your getting ready in a rush?
Tanya Noreen XO