The Makeup: Back to work we go…

It’s back to the daily grind today after a good week and a half off work – how am I faring up? Well, after a not so great 6 hours sleep, I got up early to eat breakfast and swiftly poured my tea into my cereal. Not fantasitc.

My co-ordination leaves little to be desired, so I think we should just move on to the makeup pronto. I kept it simple this morning, using up the last of my Jemma Kidd Light as Air foundation, and popping on a dab of the Origins Plantscription concealer. The Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder and Rimmer Santa Rose blush are then popped into the contours and cheeks, with a swift slick of the Topshop lipstick in Desert on the lips.

To finish off, my usual Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner and Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner are applied with lashings of my Maxfactor and Clinique mascaras (not pictured).

And voila! This leaves me just enough time to paint that pesky chipped nail again before rushing out the door. If you’re back at work this week, my thoughts are with you!


  1. Tabitha
    03 Jan 2013 / 6:37 pm

    This sounds like such an efficient make up routine! My trouble is that I decide to experiment quite a lot of the time which means I'm always running late. My goal this year will be to get my routine down pat so I can have more time in bed! x

  2. Leanne Marie
    03 Jan 2013 / 7:39 pm

    I love quick and simple makeup routines. Im trying to hold onto the last dregs of my light as air foundation! I wish I was one of those people that bought back ups! So sad we cant get it anymore!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. xx

  3. GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle
    03 Jan 2013 / 7:41 pm

    Good advice. I like seeing what other girls have too. I also keep it simple in the mornings.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Clothes for Less

  4. Francesca x
    03 Jan 2013 / 7:48 pm

    Nice products! I always seem to use so many different things in the morning so it takes forever 🙁

  5. Mimi Finerty
    03 Jan 2013 / 8:35 pm

    i hope your thoughts are with those of us who had to go back to work between christmas and new year! god my make up routine had to be seriously stripped back for those dreadful mornings!

  6. Millie
    03 Jan 2013 / 8:37 pm

    Great products! The Topshop lipstick is a lovely colour! I always try to keep my makeup very minimal when I'm at college to save precious time in the mornings! 🙂 ♥

  7. Jennifer
    03 Jan 2013 / 9:38 pm

    This sounds like a very quick yet nice make-up routine! Its a shame you can't get jemma kidd anymore 🙁 xx

  8. Diane
    03 Jan 2013 / 11:57 pm

    Hope your day back at work went okay! Cannot wait for Friday and TGIF! xx

  9. HeartsAndCrosses
    04 Jan 2013 / 1:38 am

    I love Maxfactor mascara and that topshop lipstick looks like an amazing shade!


  10. Kate
    04 Jan 2013 / 1:52 am

    Love your picks, hope your day back was wonderful!

  11. hannah maggs
    04 Jan 2013 / 10:02 am

    ooooh i know the feeling, atleast it's friday !! how do you find the gemma kid foundation by the way hun?

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