I don't know about you but I love when bloggers do posts that give you a glimpse into some little pocket of their lives you don't see every day. Whether it's a home tour, a day-in-the-life, or a "what's in my purse" post, I love the peak at someone else's ordinary. That probably makes me nosy but there it is.
I was standing in front of the mirror before work the other day doing my usual get-ready routine and as it often does, my mind wandered off. I found myself wondering how much time most women spend getting ready in the morning. Do most put on a full face of make-up each day? How many wear no make-up at all? I thought it would be fun to do a post on my everyday make-up routine in case some of you are as nosy as I am and might be interested.
My everyday make-up is pretty basic. I spend about five minutes each morning, max. I use the same products, in the same order, each day. (Do you have a specific order too or do you switch it up?)
First, I curl my eyelashes. (The curler didn't seem to make the picture. This was an idea hatched at 7am. Forgive me.) Then, I apply foundation. My favorite is the Vichy DermaFinish Corrective Foundation. My skin is a mess so I need full coverage foundation and this stuff is amazing. Good coverage but not cakey or thick. I picked this up after seeing it on one of Lisa Eldridge's tutorials. Next, I do undereye concealer. I use the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer but to be honest, I don't love it. I could use something that covers better and lasts longer but I've yet to find it so I keep using this one. Next, I swipe MAC's Paint Pot in Painterly across my lids. Then, it's one coat of Maybelline Colossal Volume Express mascara in brown on top and bottom lids. I don't have the patience for two coats and I hate clumps so one coat it is. Last, it's blush - Nars in the ubiquitous Orgasm shade. And that's it. Done in five minutes or less.
A few years ago, my list would have included eyeliners and eyeshadows. Probably primers, setting powders, and bronzers too. Now, I just can't muster up the energy or the enthusiasm for all that on a daily basis. I'm sure some eyeliner would do wonders for my tired eyes but at the office or the playground, I just don't care enough to spend the additional time. If I have an important meeting or a rare night out, I'll make the extra effort, drag out my eyeliner and my Naked eye palettes, and get fancy.
Indulge my nosy nature and tell me, what's your everyday make-up routine? Do you know about a better undereye concealer I should try? Am I missing out on any must-have daily products?