November 24, 2015

Current Everyday Make Up Routine - Perfect for Work.

If your anything like me, you may be slightly time-poor in the mornings. Whether it is due to a morning work out or just hit that snooze button one too many times.

I thought I would share my go to make up look/routine which takes me little to no time at all to achieve a polished natural look.

I tend to keep it fairly simple and focus on my base, making sure my skin looks as flawless as possible.

Obviously the base will always start with moisturiser & primer. I am yet to find a day time moisturiser that I love. I tend to switch up my primer quite regularly - at the moment I am really enjoying the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer.

Recently I have been wearing Nude by Nature Liquid Foundation in the shade Medium. At first this looks a little too dark but once blended it looks very natural. This foundation is light wearing and a medium coverage. I had a strange consistency to apply but I have found using my fingers is the best & easiest way to apply it.

Next I apply my concealer - I don't care how little time I have, I am always doing to find time for concealer. Maybelline Age Rewind in Light. This quick easy step for me is a game changer. I blend this out with a damp beauty blender.

Finally to perfect a flawless base, I set with my Nude by Nature Mineral Finishing Veil Powder. This is a light almost translucent powder & works wonders at perfecting & finishing the base.

As far as eyes and lips go - I keep it very neutral and basic. This makes it very suitable for everyday work and also a lot quicker.

My go to eyes consist of a combination of natural Make Up Geek Shadows - my favourites being Beaches & Cream and Peach Smoothie. These are great to lighten to eye area and add a little definition into the crease. Finishing off the look with my Essence Get Big Lash Mascara.

Now for the rest of the face, a quick bronze with my Inglot 505 Bronzer & a little colour on the cheeks - I have been obsessed with Make Up Geek Bliss lately. Not to forget the brows, my go to product is a MAC eye shadow in the shade Braun. I apply this using a small angled brush.

If I am feeling like I want to switch it up,  I will generally add a little colour to either my lids or lips but generally not too far out of the neutral colour family.

I know this may seem like a lot of make up or steps for a quick everyday routine.. but trust me - once you do it everyday, its very quick and easy.

I hope this helps you with your morning work routines to achieve a stunning flawless face.

Talk Soon, S x.


  1. You look stunning Shannon! Love this look :) The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealers are the best aren't they!!!
    Love your routine, you look so pretty.

    What a great post Tahana! I definitely have noticed the heat difference since coming back from Canada. Luckily my gym has AC but I have found it really difficult going for walks during the day because it is just too hot near where I live so I think I will take your advice and go near the water where there is a good breeze. Thanks bae, you're the best!

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

  2. Nice everyday makeup look!
    If you have dry-combo skin type I'd recommend Clarins Daily Energisers cream as a day time moisturiser, it's one of my all time favourite skin care product :)
    Btw I'm hosting a YSL giveaway over here ;)
    xo, Jessie | Bear and Berries