It feels like a long time ago now, but I was on furlough for three and a half months. I have been back to work and some form on normality for about six weeks now. During lockdown I did not wear a scrap of make-up. However, now back at work and wearing a face mask every day, the way that I do my make-up has changed.
The products in my make-up bag do not change very often. When I find a product that I like I will use it and most likely not try anything else until it is finished. Luckily, I have always focused on the eyes over the lips so adapting to make-up looks only focusing on the eyes has not been a challenge. Here is my almost effortless routine for looking put together, even when wearing a face mask:
Becca Backlight Priming Filter
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer- Vanilla
Nars Laguna bronzer
Hourglass Dim Light Powder
There seems no reason to wear foundation currently as half of my face is covered anyway. I don’t get many breakouts on my forehead, but the ones that I do get I can cover with the same concealer that I use for under-eyes. These products ensure that my base is glowy but not shiny. The bronzer adds warmth . I apply this on the tops of my cheeks and across my forehead.
Hourglass Soft Brunette Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil- Soft Brunette
Surratt Brow Pomade.
This pencil is the perfect colour for filling in the gaps in my brows. Surratt clear gel is a matte finish so is completely undetectable but keeps my wild brows in place.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Palette
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner
Hourglass Caution Mascara
Hourglass Scattered Light Eyeshadow- Rapture
I adore this Charlotte Tilbury Palette. I must say that I don’t always use her products as suggested as I find the looks to be quite odd. Any eyeliner pen will do. If you can’t do a flick or are in a rush like me every morining then just press the pen really close to your lash-line to create the look of thicker eyelashes. Caution mascara creates amazing volume and does not smudge at all underneath my eyes. One less thing to worry about.
For an alternative, I apply Hourglass Scattered Light Eyeshadow in Rapture. This is super sparkly and very pigmented. For a bit of fun I apply this all over the lid and then blend the edges with my bronzer.
There you have it. My very easy, 10 minute make-up routine for current times.