11 Feb 2013 7 Comments
In the Groove
When you’ve got a mini-Sephora in your own household, how do you ever decide what to put on your face each day? That my friends, is a question I’m asked often. I’m also asked how I find time to even put on a full face on a daily basis. The answer is: I keep it simple
I’m very fortunate to have a lot of choice when it comes to makeup but for everyday work makeup, my routine is really simple. Experimentation is for the weekend.
More often than not, I choose neutral colours for my eyes and I keep it very understated. No smokey or heavily lined eyes here; I like to keep the focus on my lips. Naturally. For eye makeup, I love the Urban Decay Naked Palettes, which I use at least three times a week. I also have go-to MAC neutral shades (Satin Taupe, Woodwinked, Arena, Soba, Ricepaper, Soft Brown etc.) and NARS favourites (Ashes to Ashes, Ondine, Alhambra). More often than not, I line my upper eyelid with a black gel liner (MAC Blacktrack or Bobbi Brown Caviar Ink), and top it with the mascara of the day.
My cheeks also tend to be understated though I do switch up my blush based on my lipstick choice. Current favourites are on the neutral side: Tarte Exposed (a new favourite!), and NARS Douceur.
That’s it. Easy peasy. I can literally do this in less than 10 minutes. It might not seem exciting for some but for me, it works and ultimately that’s what matters, right?
Do you have a go-to look for work?