There is no getting around the fact that no matter how hard you try, mornings will always be stressful. The battle of a few more precious minutes of sleep, vs everything else on your to-do list, is an all too familiar one, and makeup is often last on the agenda.
Have you seen the girls that apply their makeup masterfully on their morning commute? It’s not as terrifying as it seems. These hero products go on smoothly and will create the fresh face you should have done hours ago. Don’t worry about smudging your lipstick or the horror stories about when the bus brakes…you’ve got this.
Convert To A Cushion
Glass, open topped, liquid foundations and beauty blenders? Sounds like a total tube disaster. Be more practical about your base application without sacrificing on finish with the Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation.
Finally an answer to South Korea’s cushion trend that you can easily pick up in your local department store, the buildable, luminous formula blurs imperfections while the antibacterial puff renders carting around brushes unnecessary and is far more hygienic than fingers.
One Sweep Shadow
Do you feel like faffing about with blending brushes at 8AM? No, me neither. Take your eyelids from puffy to polished with a sweep of a cream shadow stick like the By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Frozen Quartz – a shimmering peach shade that suits every skin tone. The unbudgeable formula stays put all day without creasing or fading and couldn’t be easier to apply. Simply swipe, then soften with your fingertip!
Two In One Tint
Double up your lip and cheek products with the NARS Multiple in Maui, a double duty lip tint and blush in a suits everyone peachy pink shade. The creamy formula is easy to blend and very forgiving of your speedy fingertip application, delivering just the perfect amount of colour to have you looking fresh-faced and awake upon arrival at the office.
Leave The Lash Curlers At Home
Curling your lashes while on public transport is seriously risky business, and you run the risk of turning up at work minus a few lashes – never a good look. Opt for a waterproof, curling formula instead (waterproof formulations hold your curl far better!) like the Fairydrops Scandal Queen Quattro Mascara.
The smudge-resistant formula adds both length and fullness, while the ingeniously shaped wand nestles easily into the roots of the lashes, minimising the chance of poking yourself in the eye – a serious possibility when applying on the go.
Don’t Go Brow-less
Achieving perfect brows on the go may seem daunting, but groomed brows polish up your entire look, so don’t skip this step just because you’re on the move. A volumizing gel, like Benefit’s Gimme Brow is the way to go, providing a slight tint and fullness while holding strays in place all day.
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