Must-Have Products For A Fuss-Free Beauty Routine

Sunday 27 October 2019

Now don't get me wrong, I love an elaborate make-up routine. I love a smokey eye and a perfect winged liner, and when I get the opportunity to go to town on the highlighter, I do.

But, let's face it. I work long hours, and I'm not much of a morning person. So a simple, fuss-free routine during the week is an absolute must for me. Those extra ten minutes in bed are precious.

With the darker mornings rolling in and making it even more tempting to snooze the alarm, I thought I would share my holy grail products for a simple routine which will get me out of the door on time and not looking like a total zombie.

The Body Shop Dewy Rose Facial Mist
You've probably seen me rave about this already in previous posts and on my Instagram. I honestly can't get enough of it, just because it's so versatile. It's a perfect primer, and brilliant on no-foundations days to even out the skin and give a dewy glow, so I can just spritz and go, without having to worry too much about a base. I've also got the Hydrating Mandarin version, which is perfect for topping up with throughout the day.

Lush Charisma Skin Tint
I get so many compliments when I use this product! It's pretty new to my make-up bag, but I am obsessed. Another really versatile, easy to use product, especially for using a little bit all over my face for a bronzed glow, no fake tanning or bronzer required! I also use it as a highlighter when I feel like it, but it's especially perfect for a quick base and a more glam look, minimal effort required.

Benefit Gimme Brow
As much as I love being able to take my time perfecting my brows when I can, most mornings my routine (and by routine I mean pressing snooze 100000000 times) just doesn't allow for it. Gimme Brow has been a staple in my routine for a good few years now, it tames brows with just a couple of swipes, as well as making them look fuller and lasting all day.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Minor Sin
Another long-time favourite! This product has been an absolute game-changer for me for the last few years for getting my eye make up to stay all day, but I use it even for days where I don't have the time or inclination to do an elaborate look. I always get the shade Minor Sin as it's a beautiful shimmery bronze colour, and giving it a swipe along my lids gives them just a pop of colour without the effort. Just a bit of mascara and you're good to go.

Glossier Cloud Paint
I never knew how much I would fall in love with cream blushes. But oh my goodness, Glossier have knocked it out of the park with this product. I'm now starting a collection and have two shades: Puff & Dusk. The formula is absolutely dreamy, so lightweight and buildable, adding seamless colour to your cheeks in seconds. Perfect for the days that you just can't be bothered with blending and contouring. Puff is a beautiful cool pink shade, which is always my go-to, but I got Dusk as a sample with a Glossier order and I fell in love. I never though neutral shades would be for me, but I love this one, especially when I fancy something a bit more natural-looking.

Glossier balm dotcom
Before I get talking about this one, let's get real. Yes, £10 for a lip balm is ridiculous. But do you know what? I have no regrets, and I'd do it again. I'm obsessed with balm dotcom, especially for the winter when my lips get ridiculously dry, and normal lipstick just looks rubbish. I've got the 'birthday' flavour, which gives a subtle shimmer and tastes amazing. They do loads of other flavours, which I know I'll be purchasing at some point but I think birthday cake will always be my favourite.

Have you ever tried these products? What are your go-tos for days where you're a bit short on time?

Sian xo

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