The Makeup: The Lazy Girl & Her Lie In's

Minimal makeup? Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. I’ll try not to bore you with that spiel. But when it comes to late summer evenings, I still try to get as much sleep as possible. Even if it means sacrificing my beloved eyeliner and lashings of curl holding mascara. I find that the extra 30 minutes in bed makes all the difference to both my mood and skin. 

After a good nights sleep blemishes and redness always appear to be dramatically reduced. This means that once i’ve applied my Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning, I can opt for far less concealer – Origins Plantscription concealer in shade three (SHADE THEE PEOPLE! Summer is officially in full swing) – and a smidge of tinted moisturiser through the centre of my face. Naturally it has to be the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, I’m currently a mixture of Fawn and Bisque thanks to my SPF loving ways (my body is definitely far browner).

Once my base is done, a quick whip through the brows with both ends of the Topshop brow pencil keeps things in check. Then out come the Kevyn Aucoin eyelash curlers followed by a coat of the Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme mascara, if you need something that holds a curl, look elsewhere, but for natural, fluttery lashes this ticks the lash loving boxes.

On my lips? Nothing but the odd bit of left over toothpaste as I make a break for the door unfortunately. Luckily I have the boy at my side to correct these mishaps before I come into contact with the outside world. Thanks boyfriend.


  1. Madeline
    18 Jul 2013 / 1:54 pm

    You look gorgeous ! Amazing lashes

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  2. Velia
    18 Jul 2013 / 2:50 pm

    You look so natural here!
    (My Kind of Look)
    L/M Tinted is so lovely; my holy grail.
    Gorgeous, girl.

    Velia | Cocoamourr

  3. Jemimah A
    18 Jul 2013 / 3:34 pm

    Lol, you look good

  4. Talisa Tossell
    18 Jul 2013 / 4:46 pm

    Your eyebrows look amazing!

  5. Maddy
    18 Jul 2013 / 5:13 pm

    You have the most amazing eyelashes and eyebrows, lovely makeup! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  6. Celina
    18 Jul 2013 / 6:26 pm

    You are so lovely with just simple no-makeup makeup!

    Celina | The Celution

  7. Alissia DTN
    18 Jul 2013 / 7:09 pm

    Glad to hear I don't seem to be the only one with a much paler face than her body, it drives me mad! x

  8. Elissa Hudson
    18 Jul 2013 / 8:59 pm

    Just the post I needed to read! I've just graduated and got my first full-time job that unfortunately means I'm up at 6am every day and the lack of sleep is killing me. I have to say though, you pull off the natural look far better than I do! Definitely going to try and brave it for the sake of extra time in bed tomorrow morning though x

  9. Claire
    18 Jul 2013 / 9:48 pm

    So pretty, I have definite eyebrow envy 🙂

  10. Natalie Stubbs
    18 Jul 2013 / 10:38 pm

    Your brows look amazing here, I can't believe you just used the Topshop brow pencil.. definitely getting me one of those! x

  11. Bonjourluce
    19 Jul 2013 / 1:02 am

    SHADE THREE? woah girl x

  12. Shradha G Loves
    19 Jul 2013 / 7:39 am

    Wow so flawless!
    S xx

  13. Sanja
    19 Jul 2013 / 10:49 am

    You look great and I love minimal makeup, especially in the summer 🙂

  14. 3Wildxx
    19 Jul 2013 / 11:52 am

    So beautiful, i always have major skin envy when i view your photos on instagram and especially when i watch youtube and see you without makeup, makes me sick! (in a good way)

  15. Anya
    19 Jul 2013 / 4:02 pm

    I love your no makeup, makeup looks and this is not an exception. The tinted moisturiser looks lovely, really evens your skin out.

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    19 Jul 2013 / 8:53 pm


  17. Steph
    20 Jul 2013 / 4:01 am

    SO excited I found your blog and youtube channel! Your videos are becoming my favorite things to watch lately 🙂

  18. Anonymous
    21 Jul 2013 / 11:13 pm

    Ive "discovered" you & quickly fell in love!
    I am a big fan of natural eyelashes and been searching a natural mascara for ages!
    That looks like a mini, can I ask where you got it?? X

  19. Simply Naturale
    22 Jul 2013 / 12:35 pm

    I'm all about the minimal especially when i'm too lazy to go out so was interesting to see your picks! Haha made me laugh when you were happy about shade 3- finally getting tan! But I cant really talk either reckon I would be the same shade!

    Eloise xo |

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