fuss free makeup menu

On Saturday night I rocked a full on glam makeup look. I’m talking layers of foundation meticulously buffed in with my beauty blender and enough concealer/contour to change the shape of my face. Applying that much makeup is a rarity and although I loved the finished look, it’s not something my skin could handle daily. Instead, following a night of full on makeup I like to opt for a super fuss free and paired back makeup look. Only requiring a handful of products it gives my skin a bit of colour and coverage whilst letting it breathe and recover from the night before.

The perfect base for this is the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue which I wear in the shade 02 Vanilla. Applied with my hands as it helps when dodging any dry or dehydrated patches I get a light layer of coverage that still allows my skin to breathe whilst any redness is covered without the need of a bucket full of concealer on top. Once base is done I then call upon the mighty Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit. Everything you need is in here, powder, bronzer and blush without resulting in a cakey finish on the skin. I’ve found this to be worth every penny and luckily our beauty prayers have been answered as it’s now back in stock.

Following a night of heavy makeup my eyes feel pretty dry, I keep things simple by just going in with my Nudestix Magnetic Eye Colour in Twilight*. A gorgeous one wash wonder this delivers a bronzed up finish without the need to fuss. Applied straight from the bullet and blended out with your finger you’re left with a multidimensional finish that took seconds to apply. On days when the makeup is minimal I like to beef up my lashes to give a bit more drama. The Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara is fab for this and doesn’t require many coats to give the desired effect. Before heading out the door I complete things with a spritz of makeup fixer, mainly to keep everything looking nice and dewy before grabbing a lip balm, popping on my Ray Bands and heading out the door.

*pr sample