Buying and wearing make-up can undoubtedly feel overwhelming when it comes to the amount of choice we have today (or in my case the contents of my own bulging make-up bag! #Beautyjunkie ). So remove the stress (and add more time to your day) by just sticking to these 5 multi tasking beauty basics and let your skin shine.
I've written about the magical qualities of a highlighter before and it's still remains an integral part of my beauty routine. My unchallenged favourite is Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, a liquid highlighter that instantly imparts that effortless, dewy natural glow that we all want. Simply blend with your daily moisturiser or add to cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose.
Concealer is basically my BFF when it comes to covering up my never-ending under eye dark circles, lurking zits and any red bits (particularly around my nose and on my chin). I can forgo foundation but I don't know what I'd do without concealer. I recently discovered my new favourite by Nars. This wonderful little pot contains an easy to use concealer that feels like melted butter and does exactly what it says on tin - conceals.
3. Lip balm tint
So you probably already own both a lip balm and a lipstick but how genius is a multi tasking lip balm tint! A quick swipe and you have a hit of refreshing colour but your lips are also moisturised. AND it also doubles up as blush by simply rubbing it into the apples of you cheeks. I believe it's best to opt for something organic, especially as you end up licking it off. Tata Harper's Volumizing Lip and Cheek TInt is a makeup bag must have and is formulated without synthetics or chemical ingredients.
4. Dual mascara
Mascara, as we all know, works wonders on the lashes but you mustn't forget your eyebrows. I firmly believe that bushier brows (mine are naturally quite thin - so I need all the help I can get) can help you look a few years younger. Step in MAC Haute & Naughty, a dual-ended mascara with both a fine and a thick wand that makes it great for eyebrows, too. I like to use the fine to beef up my brows.
5. Liquid eyeliner
So you can totally leave this off your list if you're opting for a 'no makeup, makeup look' but when you have a 15 mth old that doesn't like to sleep, more is definitely MORE. What's wonderful about Stila Liquid Eyeliner - is that you only have to apply it ONCE, so although its not a multi tasker it is a time saver. Having literally road tested every eyeliner on the market I can tell you with 100% certainty that it doesn't shift and the pigment is super rich so your eyes totally pop.