Sunday, 4 March 2018

How to feel put together in 5 mins with minimal makeup and stress

Hey lovelies,so I hope you're all getting over the Beast from the East and getting back to some normality and not being housebound due to the crazy snow storms.

Now I know there are days that we want full on glam, contour,5 different eyeshadows, foundation and lashes but let's be honest most of the time, I want to be able to just look put together quickly and get out the door.
For me, there are days where I feel confident in my own skin and I will go out and rock no makeup,but I won't lie, having a little bit of skin coverage and even mascara and lippie does wonders for my confidence.

I think as I get older I get to know what things I need to do to feel put together and in the least time possible, and I definitely feel these are the things that I am reaching for a lot at the minute.

Obviously you can switch out these products for what you feel suits your skin etc, and whether you want to focus on certain areas. I honestly feel that we can feel that little bit nicer and put together in a few minutes, and we can take on the day with a slick of lippie.

Personally for me I need some sort of coverage on my skin as I suffer from rosacea and my skin isn't a great tone.  I picked up the It Cosmetics CC cream when we were in America and if you follow me on social media you will see I wasn't overly fussed on it the first couple of uses. I used it with a damp beauty blender and was not getting much coverage at all, and I was a bit disheartened as anyone I spoke to who used it absolutely loved it. Then I decided to try it with a dense Kabubki type brush and without a doubt it's the brush to use. Now I can use 2 pumps of the cream and dot it over the face and blend in. You can still see my skin and some freckles etc but it just evens out the tone and gives a little coverage.

I use the LMD palette from B Perfect Cosmetics as my all round face palette. I just use the shade prinny all over my lid, the bringing shade in a quick sweep over the contours of my face and peachy as a little blush. I really do think this is the perfect palette to use for a quick look. I could also use a little of the black shade for my brows if i need to, but I am trying to keep on top of the waxes and tint at the min. This was the only palette I used on holiday and that for a beauty blogger says something!

If someone asks me what is the one thing including live without in terms of make up it is always going to be the Catrice glam eyes mascara. I go to the Pennys in letterkenny to get this and it's worth the 2 hour drive to stock up! I am lucky I have pretty good lashes but this just takes them to the next level. A couple of layers of this and you look like you have falsies on and the best thing is it's only a couple of pounds. Definitely one of my best ever finds.

My eyes can get really dark and it's hard to find a concealer that doesn't sit in my little lines, but I was kindly given this Note Cosmetics concealer last year and it's fantastic. It's super full coverage and I have actually found that on good skin days I can get away with a little of this below my eyes and set with some powder and I am good to go.

We all need a slick of lippie to finish off with and since buying my first Tom Ford in Casablanca it's been hard to use anything else if I am honest. When I put it on I just feel that little bit stronger,fiercer and ready to take on the day, and if I am honest when I am bed bound some of the time to feel that strength it's flipping fab.

So there you have it, a few ideas to make you feel pulled together and on point. I would say a nice manicure and brow tint always helps matters too.

It's all about finding what makes you feel amazing, but remember guys and girls Makeup is there to just enhance us, we are all fabulous and just as amazing without out.

Till next time lovelies
Keep smiling and knowing your worth


  1. I'm a huge fan of that NOTE concealer too but think I might need to pick up another shade too.
    The catrice mascara is on my to try list for sure.
    Such great picks there!!
    Gillian xx

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