Well with the school year in full swing I find myself a busy bee buzzing around my apartment, school, meetings, the gym/outdoors to run and training, I am finding my mornings a bit less free then they used to be. I thought I would do a bit of a different post and run you through my makeup routine as a busy student!
My makeup routine has changed slightly from last year. A) its been extremely hot here, like 38 degrees and I just can’t be bothered with foundation, so that shaves off quite a few minutes of my morning routine. B) I work and/or run in the morning and/or have class therefore I have been choosing that extra 10 mins of sleep instead of doing my typical bold eye shadow looks I did during the summer and also all last year.
I still love makeup. I love watching tutorials, doing smoky eyes and wearing bold lips but lately I have been going for bronzer in the crease and a light lip gloss or a tinted lip balm and of course highlighter (when am I not wearing highlighter)
I love this multi use palette by Hourglass (it cost me an arm and a leg and is also not available anymore) but it was totally worth it. I use it on my eyes and cheeks so it doubles as all the things. I have also been using a cream highlighter the one from the Body Shop mainly because I’m trying to use it up but also because its beautiful and melts into the skin quite nicely. I also use the gosh illuminating primer – to be honest I don’t see a whole lot of illumination from it but it does even out the skin quite nicely without feeling heavy at all on the skin.
I have then been loving this Pur concealer that doesn’t seem to crease or settle in fine lines. Its convenient and I also don’t need to set it which is one less step in the morning.
As for eyes I used the same multi use palette and then throw the highlighter across the lid. After this I go in with my two brow gels (a bit excessive I realize). I love the Essence clear brow gel so far. I used to use their tinted one but for some reason I thought I would try this Annabelle one, however the brush is a bit big and the colour isn’t as precise as the Essence one so I’m going to use it up but likely repurchase the Essence make me brow. I also started foraying into natural based mascaras. This one pictured in the Physicians Formula organic wear mascara, it is a really good starter natural and organic mascara in terms of price and ingredients. I really like how it makes my lashes feel and how well it combs them out and fans them. It does smudge but not to an extent that I’m unhappy with it. I look forward to trying more mascaras from them! I was noticing using other mascaras my lashes were literally falling off so I thought, okay I want to do something about this. Really glad I made the switch.
As for lips, its been a real lip balm, gloss or lip liner/lip balm combination. Easy peasy lemon squeezey. I have been loving that trendy, clear glossy look and the elf beautifully bare lip tint is right on trend – it changes colour with your pH and makes a custom pink lip shade. Who knows if it actually does that but I like the finish. I also recently purchased the Fenty Beauty lipgloss and its beautiful.
What is your go to school/busy time routine? What are you favourite products?