As we get older, it can seem a bit of a faff to put on make up every single day. But, typically, on the very day you venture out without any, you will bump into an ex-boyfriend or that gossipy woman who will subsequently tell everyone she saw you looking ‘extremely tired in Waitrose’! The point I’m making is that our older skins look washed out if they don’t get a bit of cosmetic help. Even if time is short, it is worth a few short minutes in front of a magnifying mirror to give your face a rosy, healthy glow. This superfast make up routine will boost your confidence for the entire day.
Here is the video of my 4 minute daytime make up routine that I use every morning after moisturising my face:
Concealer Most of us can get away with evening out our complexions, rather than painstakingly applying primer and foundation over our entire face and neck. Which, to be fair, if you are prepping for a big night out you might well prefer to do. But for an everyday routine, concealer may well be sufficient. Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer is the one I have found that covers and lasts all day. Buy here (3 for 2 offer on at time of writing) or read my full review.
Eyebrows Important as they frame your face. There are many excellent products on the market but my new favourite is Brow Lift Perfector by Studio 10. It comes in one long lasting colour that adjusts to suit you depending on how hard you apply it. The nifty highlighter at the other end of the pencil defines and lifts your brows. Each purchase supports the cancer charity Look Good Feel Better. £22
Eyeshadow Have been using Bobbi Brown for years but also think Mac has the most wonderful colours, so you will definitely find a shade that suits you.
Eyeliner Highly recommend the Mac propelling pencil liner £14.50 which comes in 25 colours, glides on easily and stays all day. Click here to view them.
Mascara As mentioned in the video, I have been using Max Factor’s Masterpiece Max for many years now. It makes my sparse stubby lashes appear from nowhere in a trice. And I wear contact lenses, so can still recommend this even though it contains fibres. Available in black, brown and navy for £9.99 (3 for 2 offer on at time of writing) click here to have a look.
Blusher Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge – can also be used on lips. £21 but lasts for absolutely ages as you only need a tiny amount to give you rosy cheeks.
Lipstick Have two favourites – House of Colour (if you know your ‘colour season’ you can choose shades which are guaranteed to suit you) and tinted lip salve Carmex Moisture Plus £4.49. If you’d like more info, read this.