Monday, 3 August 2015

The 7 Minute Workplace Makeup

I feel like there is a distinction between work makeup and normal makeup which is coming more and more apparent to me since I started my internship last week. Work makeup, in my opinion, is trying to look like the most alive version of you that is quick to achieve and also true to yourself. I have condensed my makeup routine so that it is done in under 7 minutes which means I can get out the door faster and I think I can make the same happen for you guys.

The first thing you need to do is figure out what is important to you - is it the base, eyes, lips or cheeks? Honestly, I think you can skip at least two of these if you are really in a rush. For me, my base and eyes are the most important things that make me feel like I am ready for the day so after cleansing I apply my NARS All Day Luminious Weightless Foundation (£32.00/30ml) and what I love about this foundation is that it's high coverage and so it acts as foundation and also concealer. I then move on to my brows (you can read my routine here), which takes me less than a minute to run some powder through it to fill in all the sparse areas.

Once that is done I like to skip the eyeshadow but still do my eyeliner with the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Khol Liner (£3.99/1.2g) and an angled brush to smooth out the line. After that I like to curl my eyelashes and apply mascara, and the Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Waterproof  (£7.99/9ml) is the one I reach for since it's fool proof for me. Finally the last thing I do is add some lip balm before I bolt out the door and I usually reach for The Body Shop Lip Butter (£4.00/10ml).

I'm becoming a pro at my new speedy routine! I usually skip blush and lipstick because I don't think it makes that much of a difference to my overall appearance and so it's just not that important to me. I hope this might help some of you to also condense your look so that you can be out the door with time to spare!
Do you have a different look for work? I would love to know!


  1. I always end up skipping blush and lipstick too but I just can't leave the house without eyeshadow! My eyes don't feel right without it. I love the sound of the NARS foundation, I really want to try it!
    Becki xo
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    1. Haha I get what you mean! :) I applying eyeshadow too but I like to change things up a bit haha. Sometimes I feel like I look too weird with all my makeup applied before 7.30am. You should really try it, it's very glowy - I've never had a foundation like this before. x

  2. I still haven't tried the NARS foundation but it sounds great, I really need to pick it up!

    Rebecca Coco

    1. You should atleast try it! I have oily skin and even though it's not the most mattifying, it's still an amazing foundation, really pigmented and very lightweight! :)


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