Monday, 19 May 2014


We all have those days, you know the ones where you just really cannot be bothered to slap on a full face of makeup when your just going to be staying in or popping to the shops. I'm pretty lazy a lot of the time when it comes to makeup, especially if i'm only heading to college, so i thought i'd share with you my favourite lazy day products which are simple and failsafe.

First up, base. I prefer lighter coverage bases most of the time anyway, but if i want something i can just slap on with my fingers and not worry about blending too much, then Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua is the one i reach for. It's an easy to blend formula with fingers or a brush, giving you a light-medium coverage which really brightens the skin, without really needing to be powdered. Score. To finish off my base i always reach for the Bobbi Brown Corrector in Peach if i'm wanting something speedy and foolproof, as it gives me the coverage i need whilst helping to correct dark circles and redness in one set. It requires hardly any blending either, which is always handy if i'm in a rush and don't have time to check.

For eyes, I always like to have a little definition and a slick of mascara. A cream eyeshadow is always a good choice, as you can pat them on and blend with fingers in a matter of seconds. I'll either reach for something bronze and shimmer such as MAC Eclair Paint Pot, or if i'm wanting something a bit more natural and matte then Groundwork Paint Pot is a firm favourite. Its only a couple of shades darker than my lids, so it subtly contours my eyes, giving them a bit of smoke and also helping to even everything out. Macscara wise, i tend to reach for whatevers open, which at the moment is L'oreal Volume Million Lashes. This is one of the only mascaras i've repurchased as its so quick and easy to apply, giving you just the right amount of length and volume in one coat.

Cheeks and lips are adorned with something or another, usually subtle. For cheeks i've been really enjoying using the Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Lush Nectarine. Its a peachy coral colour with a small amount of shimmer which helps to brighten and lift the face. It really perks up my complexion and never looks too much, and the fact it has that little bit of shimmer means that if i'm going for a simple, subtle look, i can skip highlighter all together and still have a healthy glow. My lipstick of choice at the moment for a lazy day face is Topshop Lipstick in Beatnik. Beatnik is a rosy nude colour, which is a little darker than my natural lips. It gives me a good amount of colour without being too much, and the subtle sheen it has helps it to stay comfortable on the lips. It fades evenly which is great when i'm feeling lazy, so this one is kept in my handbag 75% of the time.

So, what are your failsafe, lazy day products?

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