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

Hi, lovelies! I’m back again with another monthly favourites post! I originally intended this post to be posted at the beginning of March, but seeing as today is the last day of Feb, I thought why not?! I actually haven’t bought any new makeup this month (… I think, shock horror right?), but I did rediscover some old favourites that I love and thought I’d share them with you.

L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Glow Scrub

This was actually a very recent purchase, I only bought it less than a week ago but I love this. This is now my all-time favourite face exfoliator and I use it twice a day! My skin has gotten very dry recently and it started to look quite flaky (gross I know) and so I needed something quick to get it all smooth again. The scrub exfoliates gently and makes my skin look so much brighter and smoother, and feels so much cleaner. Ps. If you would like a skin care routine, let me know in the comments!

The Greatest Showman Soundtrack

If you follow me on Twitter you will know that this month I went to go watch The Greatest Showman – I fell in love. Like seriously, I love this film. Ever since I watched it I have had the soundtrack on repeat. It is BRILLIANT. Every time I listen to it, I feel motivated and inspired. TIP: Listen before writing blog posts for quick motivation haha. If you haven’t seen the film yet I would definitely recommend it. I listen to the music in the car and at work, I can’t get enough right now.

Too Faced Hangover Primer

With my dry ass skin recently, I needed something moisturising before putting on my foundation. I thought I would re-try my Too Faced Primer… and it’s been a life-saver this month! It is really hydrating and gives my skin a real moisture boost, and makes my foundation go on beautifully. It even made it into my post about high-end products worth the splurge, so it was guaranteed to be in this month’s favourites!

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter

This one is another oldy but a goldy, I have basically used it every day for the past month! It gives such a subtle pink-toned glow which is great for a day-time look compared to my ultra-glowy highlighters. Despite this, you can still build it up to get that bright glow if you want it! It lasts all day long without looking greasy or wet looking. It has lasted so long without me hitting pan. Overall, definitely a great purchase if you can get your hands on it.

Primark ‘Gucci’ Handbag

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that Primark have some GREAT stuff at the minute (let me know if you want a spring haul). There are also a lot of accessories with Gucci vibes… including this bag! It is so stunning, and the beetle detail is beautiful. For only £7, it is a much more affordable alternative to the expensive Gucci vibes. With the black and gold features, it is so easy to style with any outfit and is big enough to fit in the essentials.

So those are my monthly favourites! What were your favourites this month? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks for reading as always!

Chlo x