I am totally not a morning person. My morning time is so tightly packed between taking a shower, drying my hair, deciding what clothes to wear, sometimes ironing them too, having breakfast (which I mostly have on-the-go) that I barely get any time to do makeup. Otherwise too, I don’t like to put on too much makeup on everyday basis. I have really long working hour – 9 am to 9 pm mostly, so I don’t want to end up having clogged pores and want to let my skin breathe as much as possible. But nonetheless, I have come up with a routine that I love, my face looks put-together and takes me just about 5 – 7 minutes.
Step 1 – Concealer
After my usual morning skin care routine, I start off with applying concealer under my eyes, around my nose and some other dark spots that require concealing. I don’t use a brush to apply concealer, just blend with my fingers. I am currently using the Benefit Wake Up Concealer.
Step 2 – Powder
I powder my face with using the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Golden. I absolutely love this product. It doesn’t mattify the skin, but it evens out the complexion. The beauty of this product is that you notice absolutely nothing when you apply it. However, it transforms your face and makes it look so dewy. I use a Real Techniques Expert Face brush to apply this.
Step 3 – Eyeliner and Kohl
Kohl is something that I apply almost every single day. There is something about us Indian girls and our love for kohl. I use Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in Black or Brown. I then go on to apply liner. The days when I am getting extremely late, I don’t apply liner. I use the Maybelline Colossal Liner which comes in a felt tip – sketch pen form.
Step 4 – Blush
Just to give some amount of color to my face, I apply this MAC blush in Desert Rose. It’s a muted pink shade and perfect for everyday wear. I use a MAC 167 SE brush from its Archie’s Collection to apply it.
Step 5 – Lipstick
Lastly, I finish off my look with some lipstick. The lipstick shade usually varies depending upon the clothes I am wearing. But most days I use Sea Sheer from MAC.
So, this was my everyday work makeup routine. I do not apply foundation on an everyday basis. I, however, sometimes apply CC cream. Do let me know if you want me to review any of the products mentioned above in detail. And also stay tuned for some exciting Diwali Series coming up.