My daily makeup - go to items for work

I like to make the most of my time in bed of a morning, so I have a standard daily 'work' makeup routine that I can do in under 8 minutes (very specific, I know!).

At the weekend I like to mix it up a little more when i'm not under the time pressure of a daily commute, but for work, here's what I got to most mornings (clockwise):

  • Bare Minerals foundation - easy to apply, looks good all day, and gives me a nice, light coverage
  • MUA Undressed palette - I vary between using the gold/bronze shades and sometimes the shimmery pink base colour with a hint of grey.
  • Benefit Posietint - gives just a hint of colour on my cheeks and looks nice and natural given my fair colouring.
  • Benefit High Beam - I use this as a highlighter on my cheekbones to liven up my complexion a little.
  • Shu Uemura eyelash curlers - love these, full review here.
  • Lancome Hypnose Mascara in black - I use this every day without fail, it builds up a nice amount of volume on my blond lashes without clumping and lasts all day.
  • YSL Touche Eclat - this goes on as an under eye concealer - I have little dark circles so this covers them nicely for me.
  • Hourglass Script eyeliner in black - I love this, it has a super fine nib and enables me to get the 60's flick i favour really easily. Full review here.
  • Vintage compact mirror - I bought this a few years ago and love it. It dates from the 60's, has a pheasant on the front and is probably the most treasured item in my makeup bag as I know I can't replace it! 



  1. I love posts like this seeing the products other people use :) 8 minutes is really good, sounds like you have it down to a tee! xx

    1. I have got it down to a fine art! I just like to sleep for as long as possible :)

  2. I love that bareMinerals foundation. Very envious of your vintage compact mirror btw - it's beautiful! x


  3. Thanks, it was one of those lucky charity shop buys a few years back. The bare minerals is fast becoming a favourite for me:)

  4. Your work make-up regime looks very similar to mine :) Following you now as a fellow 'pale face' hehe x


    1. thanks for following :) in the morning, it's all about speed!


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