Friday, April 24, 2015

Go Five for 5

Whether it's winter for you in the Southern Hemisphere, or summer in the North, it's never a good idea to get up before you're all well-rested, and everybody knows that. 90% of the time I will sacrifice painting on a face for a good snooze of the alarm, after which I might only have a very short window of opportunity to get ready with. Using 5 products in 5 minutes, these are the products I choose to use.

My skin's not in a bad place at the moment but I still have scars from blemishes bygone, so I dab the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard to cover and correct the hyperpigmentation. The Laura Mercier Mineral Powder goes on next with an EcoTools Mineral Powder Brush, in a mixture of the shades Real Sand and Natural Beige. I've loved this for years now (how time flies!) and I haven't looked back since trying it. It gives medium, glowing coverage with the oil-control of a powder foundation. At this time of the year I feel like pink and coral shades are a little out of place, so I turn to a blush that I love all year-round, NYX Terra Cotta Blush, because the golden apricot goodness does the job of blush, bronzer and highlighter and the shade never goes out of season.

As former makeup artist and current Hawkeye Jeremy Renner put it:
I watched this segment and there was A LOT of whooping during that last frame, hence the facial expression.

I'm pretty happy with my brows as they are for day-to-day routine, so I do 2 out of the 3 things that Mr Clint Barton recommends. For lashes I like a good curl with a Shiseido Eyelash Curler and the Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edge Meister Mascara, which has really grown on me since I said I didn't like it. I just take care not to apply too much and I'm a happy camper. As for lips, in accordance with the season I've reverted to the mauve-pink Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey, but just a generous pat of the product into the middle of the lips because I don't like the effect of it applied straight from the bullet. Quick and easy, 5 minutes, 5 products, face done.

NYX Terra Cotta blush, NARS Custard concealer, Revlon Honey

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