So I recently filmed (and on a whim decided to upload) a ridiculous get ready with me video. While the video was a long, random beast, I still used some good products that shouldn’t be overlooked. I even did a before & after. Although the video was 20 minutes long (*gasp*), there are a few things I’d like to mention if you didn’t have time to watch the video or would prefer not to.
#1 For quick applications in the mornings, decide before hand your must beauty makeover items. Mine is under eyes and eyelashes. I know I will always be using a corrector & mascara.
#2 Use a foundation you can blend in with your hands and then lightly buff with a brush afterwards. It’s quicker & uses less product.
#3 Know your brushes. I know my Tom Ford bronzer will quickly and easily apply bronzer and powder. I know my TF cheek will apply creams and powders as well as be a dense brush to use for sheer blushes. Know the tools you have and how they will work for you in a hurry.
Two items that have quickly become everyday staples are the Nars Mississippi Mermaid eyeshadow & the Dior Vibrant blush in Mimi Bronze. They are both neutral, but can be layered. Mimi Bronze works well with most every look – with or without bronzer. Mississippi Mermaid is an easy classic that warms up the eye in a hurry. It can be placed on with a fluffy brush & built up for more punch. It makes a great single color or paired with others/used as a base.
Nude lips are quick, simple and forgiving. The key is to make it look like lips, not death. I paired Chanel Rouge Allure 114 Precieuse with Nars Larger Than Life Lipgloss in Piree. Piree has a lot of pink so it brings everything back to life, but still has warmth. There’s no shimmer, but I love the look of something with shimmer as well.
before & after
makeup products list
Ren T-Zone Gel (only applied in T-zone)
Nars Creamy Concealer
Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer
Clarins Rose Perfector (old version)
Chanel Matte Pressed Powder
Guerlain Crazy Bronzer
Dior Mimi Bronze
Hourglass Arch Eyebrow Pencil
Le Metier Eyeliner in Champagne
Jouer Eyeliner in Clarifying
Nars Mississippi Mermaid & Laura Mercier Fresco Eyeshadows
Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Precieuse
Nars Larger Than Life Lipgloss in Piree
Le Metier Waterproof Mascara
Tom Ford Bronzer, Cheek (Bronzer, Blush)
Marc Jacobs the Face #1, Bronzer (Foundation Blending, Powder)
Hakuhodo J Series Blending Brush (Fresco)
Trish McEvoy Cream Blending – Large (Undereyes)
Chanel Large Eyeshadow (Nars Shadow)
I hope you enjoyed. Have a great weekend!