So if you have been following me for a while, you will know that I am currently on a placement year working full time in a lab. This means that every day I have to wake up at 6am… ish. Because I am sleepy as hell in the morning, I need a quick and easy makeup look to get me out of the house in 20 minutes. I don’t do a full glam look, just the essentials so that I don’t look like a zombie rocking up to work. Keep on reading to see what I put on my face each morning.

Primer

It is very rare that I put on primer before my foundation on a day to day basis, I often skip this step to save time. If you saw my skincare routine post you will know that my skin has gotten so dry recently. If I am having a dry skin day I use my Too Faced Hangover primer to add some extra moisture to my skin for the day.

Foundation

If you have read my Favourite makeup of 2017 post, you will know that the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation has become a staple everyday makeup item. I apply it with a damp Real Techniques sponge so that it gives me a medium dewy finish. The glow will make my skin look much more radiant and healthy and not dull and dry when I’m at work.

Concealer

My favourite concealer that I like incorporate into my everyday makeup routine, is the Maybelline Fit Me concealer. It is not as full coverage as some of my other concealers and so is perfect for brightening underneath the eye without looking too heavy. It covers up my dark circles so that I look much more awake! It is so quick and easy to blend with a sponge, speeding up the whole routine.

Powder

If you know me, you know that I always rave about the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, it’s an absolute bargain! I use this to powder all over the face to keep it in place all day long. This powder really does help to prolong my makeup and not look oily.

Bronzer

My everyday bronzer go – to is the Benefit Hoola Bronzer. This is definitely needed, if I don’t I look like Casper the friendly ghost! It is not a shimmery bronzer (I hate those), but adds a nice warmth to the skin and gives my face some definition. Otherwise, I would be very 2D. Although this is a high-end product, a little goes a long way, mine has lasted forever and so is definitely good value for money.

Highlighter

This is another optional step that I sometimes skip if I am running a bit late. If I do want to give my face a bit of extra glow, I use the Benefit Dandelion Twinkle highlighter. It is not a full on glowy highlighter but adds a subtle highlight to the face, perfect for everyday use.

Brows

Brows are such a pain to do quickly in a morning so I am always on the hunt to find something to speed up the process! I am currently using the Nyx brow pomade which is easy to use but does take almost as much time as all the other steps put together! If you have any brow products that you swear by, let me know in the comments.

Mascara

Mascara is the last step in my routine. My new go-to is the French Connection mascara. ‘What?’ I hear you ask… ‘French connection do makeup?’. I know right, I was shocked too! I didn’t think I would like this mascara but I actually love it! It is not a volumising mascara but is very lengthening, it gives such fluttery eyelashes that are great for everyday!

So those are the products I use for my everyday makeup! I’d say in total it takes less than 10 minutes… perfect if you’re in a rush to get out of the house (If you are anything like I am). What products do you use for your no-makeup-makeup look? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Chlo x

I recently did a post on 5 high-end makeup items that were worth the money. In this post I said that a makeup product may not be amazing just because it’s expensive. So, I thought it would only be right if I did the opposite! I always say that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get good quality products… so here are 10 great drugstore products that are less than £10!

1. Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer – £4.00

This concealer has become my all-time favourite. You can read a more in-depth review here, but all you need to know is that it’s creamy and blendable, full coverage and ONLY £4! That’s insane. For reference, I use shade C2 and it really brightens my under-eye area. As drugstore products go… This one is incredible.

2. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – £3.99

When I first bought this product, I wasn’t a big fan (shock, horror I know), I just didn’t understand the hype. However, after giving it a proper go it is not my favourite drugstore powder. I use the translucent shade so that I don’t change the colour of my foundation as I set it. It doesn’t make my skin look cakey, and keeps my makeup in place all day long. At less than £5 you can’t complain! It is a product I have bought time and time again (and you can afford to at that price) and really is a great product.

3. Nyx Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – £7.00

This product is another great buy! With every brand bringing out liquid lipsticks these days it can be hard to choose which to buy. The Nyx lipsticks are beautiful! They are extremely pigmented, glide on like a dream and don’t go crusty after wearing them all day. My favourite shade is 108 – Bedtime Flirt. It is the perfect pinky nude that will be perfect for all year long. All of the lipsticks last all day and don’t feel drying on the lips.

4. Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation – £9.99

If you saw my Favourite Makeup of 2017 post you will know that the Bourjois Healthy Mix is my favourite drugstore foundation at the minute. It is perfect for my combo skin and lasts all day without looking cakey or sliding all over my face. It is a relatively dewy foundation and makes the skin look so flawless and healthy. I haven’t tried a new drugstore foundation since because it is my everyday go to! It is the perfect shade for my pale skin (N51 for reference) and so I don’t look like an orange every time I leave the house!

5. Makeup Revolution Reloaded Iconic Fever palette – £4.00

This product is the ultimate drugstore bargain. I don’t know any other brand that would sell a full eyeshadow palette for £4… its crazy! But what is even crazier is how good it is! With 15 pigmented shadows, a mixture of mattes and shimmers, and lovely warm toned colours, it is perfect for everyone! I could not recommend this palette more!

6. Nyx Tame and Frame Tinted Brow pomade – £6.00

This product is Nyx’s dupe of the Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Brow pomade. I never used to be a fan of pomades and was more of a powder person (I wore the HD brows kit) so I thought I would ease in with a cheaper product. I was not disappointed! It is the perfect shade to match dark hair and is so quick and easy to apply. I use it with the Nyx number 118 brush and achieve effortless brows in minutes! All for £6 what could be better!?

7. Collection Lasting Perfection concealer – £4.19

This is an oldy but goldy! If you haven’t heard of this concealer over the years then you have been living under a rock! It is great coverage and again for such a small price. Collection has recently released more shades and so it is so much easier to get a perfect match. The clue is in the name, this concealer lasts and doesn’t crease, a great addition to any makeup lovers collection.

8. Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick – £5.99

Another lipstick I’m sorry! But it is such a bargain for a great product! This was actually the first liquid lipstick I had ever tried and I still love it to this day. My favourite colour is 200 – Pink Bink (yes another pink… I like them okay!). Like the other lipstick it is a dream to apply, lasts all day (even with multiple drinks) and I get so many compliments when I wear it. This one is £1 cheaper than the Nyx lipstick if you really do want a bargain!

9. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – £4.15

Wow, this post turned into the best drug concealers…oops. But this does prove that you don’t need to fork out lots of money to get a decent concealer that does the job. All of the ones that I have mentioned have been less than £5 and have been so much better than the more expensive alternatives. This one is much lighter than the other two and so is perfect for those no-makeup makeup days. It is creamy, blendable, and gives just enough coverage to hide those pesky dark circles… another drugstore bargain!

10. Nyx Setting Spray – Dewy Finish/Long Lasting – £7.00

Last, but certainly not least… a setting spray! If you have been following me for a while, you will know that the morphe setting spray is my all time favourite. But this product is a close second, and half the price! This setting spray is great for giving that dewy look (hence the name) and I love wearing it on a night out to keep my makeup in place whilst still looking fresh and glowy af. It doesn’t leave water droplets on the face (which I hate) and gives my skin that extra boost of life!

So those are 10 products that are less than £10 – BARGAIN! What are your favourite drugstore products? Leave me a comment down below!

Thanks for reading,

Chlo x