Five Product Face

I love taking time to do my makeup, but sometimes time is of the essence and I need to be out of the door really quickly. If I need to take my makeup with me, I want to take as little product as possible, but not compromise on my usual makeup look. It got me thinking whether I could consolidate my routine into five makeup products. I normally use around 12 products so I had to think about what I could go without, or what I could use for more than one step – thank goodness for palettes!

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Eyes

Whilst I would normally I would prefer to use an actual eye primer, in this case concealer can work just as well. If you are using a heavy-coverage concealer, make sure not to apply too much otherwise you will end up with lots of excess product, and it might start creasing. I went with my Collection Lasting Perfection. To keep with the five products, I would recommend using either a blush or bronzer that you are going to use later. I think bronzer can work well as an eyeshadow, as you will have a shade that already works for you, and looks really natural on the eye. I went for the matte bronzer from my Smashbox Cali Contour Palette as it has everything else I will need for my face too.

Now I cannot go without eyeliner, so I had to make sure my ASOS Design Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner was one of the products included. However, if you are not a big eyeliner wearer, you could easily subsidise it for another item, say another eyeshadow. I’ve mentioned many times that I prefer to use two mascaras as I have short eyelashes, but for the sake of this post I went with my CYO Eye High Length Mascara as it is a great buildable mascara.

Face

I took the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer again as used it as normal. As I said above, for the rest of my face makeup I am using my Cali Contour Palette. It is a little pricey at £35, but considering you are getting a blush, bronzer, two shimmery highlighters, a matte contour and highlighter, you are getting a lot out of it. I used the bronzer again for its actual purpose, the blush, the shimmery highlight and the matte highlight to use as a light powder. 

Lips

I was just going to wear one of my MAC lipsticks, but then I remembered – I have a two-in-one lipstick and lipliner, the CYO Two Clever By Half Lipstick & Lipliner in Rainmaker. It is a gorgeous rose shade, and so easy to use. The lipstick is a bit more creamy than I usually go for but it does feel nice for a change on the lips. 

Those are my five makeup products for when I need to be ready in a jiffy! Obviously everyone’s five products could be very different, not just the brand but the actual type of product. 

What would be your five makeup products?

Ellyn xx



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