I’m often asked about my personal makeup regime, which for every day is super natural but polished, as it has to be in my line of work. With two very small children though, the time available to me for putting on my makeup is short, and so I have had to perfect a makeup look that can be achieved in a matter of minutes – 7 minutes to be precise. In my opinion, every day makeup should be about perfecting the skin and enhancing features, leaving the more dramatic transformations for nights out and special occasions. With so many of the women I meet being similarly rushed in the mornings, I thought it might be useful to share my makeup regime here. It does take a little longer the first few goes, but practice really does make perfect!
1 minute: After allowing my moisturiser to sink in, I smooth Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue – a water based tinted moisturiser – over my entire face, making sure I take it right to my hair line and just below the jawline. I have to say I am not usually a fan of Bare Minerals, but the Complexion Rescue is a fantastic product – it contains primer, saving me time and gives a beautiful, healthy glow to the skin.
2 minutes: I use Clinique airbrush concealer under my eyes to disguise my very dark circles and MAC moisture cover concealer around my nose, chin and on any blemishes. I then dust a tiny bit of Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre powder on my T -zone, under my eyes and on my eyelids.
3 minutes: Using a MAC 217 fluffy blending brush, I lightly brush Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyes to Mesmerise cream shadow in Marie Antoinette onto my lids, adding a bit extra into the sockets and under my eyes using a thin brush. I then dot Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyes to Mesmerise cream shadow in Norma Jean in the inner corners of my eyes.
5 minutes: I use MAC’s brow pencil in Lingering on my brows to accentuate the arch and lengthen them followed by Natural Collection’s clear mascara to keep them tamed. I apply a single coat of Max Factor’s Masterpiece Max mascara in Black on my upper and lower lashes.
7 minutes: I blend Daniel Sandler’s watercolour blush in Flush onto the apples of my cheeks then apply Tom Ford’s lipstick in Nude Vanille straight from the bullet, patting with a fingertip to soften.