My Favourite Quick Make-up Products

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that for the last few Mondays, I have been posting what make-up I was wearing. Now whilst I already have a constant battle to make sure I feature different products every week, there are some days where I need to get ready really quickly, but still want to look presentable. I have been doing the same style of make-up for years now so I can get it down in about 10 minutes. There are some products that I constantly go for when I am in a rush to do my make-up and I thought in today's post I thought I would talk about them!

My Fave Quick Makeup Products - Life Of A Beauty Nerd
When it comes to doing a quick make-up, do not be afraid to go all out with your concealer. As you want to use minimal products so I would recommend finding a concealer that you could use under the eyes, on any blemishes and also to act as a base for eyeshadow.

I am still loving the NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Sticks for this purpose as they are thick enough that you get the coverage, but not too thick that it looks odd or feels like you have too much on. I go between the shades Mont Blanc and Fiji.

When I am doing quick make-up, for some reason I tend to do the rest of my base next so I follow up with my Manna Kadar Cosmetics High Definition Powder to set my entire face, basically everywhere I had put concealer. This is the first translucent powder that I have tried that is actually translucent once it is blended out.

I still like to do a full bronzing, blusher and the occasional highlight so to have a good palette that has all three is great. A previous favourite of mine is the Sleek MakeUP Face Form Kit. More recently however, I am still enjoying the Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette as it gives a really beautiful and natural look to the cheeks. 

For the eyes, I want to use an eyeshadow palette that can give me the entire look from. At the moment, my favourite eyeshadow palettes include both the Urban Decay Naked and Naked Heat palettes. However some days I want to go for an all matte look and recently for that I have been using the Kryolan Shades 5 Colors Palette in Muscat. It is all matte shades from quite light to a dark brown and it reminds me a little of the Naked 2 Basics Palette

The only thing that never changes no matter if it's a quick make-up or if I have all the time in the world, is my eyeliner. I cannot go without my winged eyeliner, I just love it too much. I don't always line my waterline like I have been doing a lot recently. Of course, I also finish with mascara. 

For lips, my most used quick lipstick is probably MAC Mocha. It is basically my reincarnation of the Clinique Blushing Nude lipstick that I used to have. I have also been just wearing lip balm even with a full face of make-up. For some reason, I'm least bothered about lips - I don't know why.

So this what I use when I need to do my make-up quickly! If you have tried any of these products or have your own special routine for quick make-up that differs from your regular routine, let me know in the comments below!

Ellyn xx


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  1. I've heard a lot of good things about the Naked Heat palette! Interesting post :)
    Alys
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    1. It is a really great palette and I think completely worth the price tag!

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  2. Love this post! The Manna Kadar powder sounds awesome and believe it or not I’ve never tried the Urban Decay, I guess I need to!

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    1. You really should! I would recommend the 24/7 eyeliners, obviously the Naked palettes and the primers!

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  3. There are definitely some bits that I want to try out here, the NARS foundation sticks for sure! Also the Naked Heat palette is gorgeous!

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    1. You really should, I think they are both worth the price!

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  4. Love your post, I definitely need to try out some of these products!

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    1. You should! If you do, I hope you like them!

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  5. I love the Naked palettes and I am obsessed with MAC lipsticks! I haven't used any of the others but have jotted some down for when I want to try something new! x

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    1. They are both so good aren't they! If you do try any of the other products, I hope you like them!

      Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

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  6. This NARS stick looks interesting, I've never tried any of these products before :)

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    1. It is a really nice product! If you try any of these products, I really hope you like them!

      Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

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