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10 Minute Makeup Must Haves

Josephine Way

I don't know about you guys, but life seems to get busier and busier. Juggling work, being a mumma bear, trying desperately to keep the house in order (and more often than not failing!) and still maintaining some form of social life can be bloody hard work! And whilst I've previously not been a fan of multi-use products, they've become a bit of a necessity for me. Nowadays I need something that I can stick on in a hurry, in under 10 minutes and not feel like i've let my 3 year old loose on my face. These 3 babies are the wonder products that have come to be a part of my everyday routine now...

First up is Charlotte Tilbury’s beach stick. I have it in the shade ‘moon beach’ and genuinely it gives you the most gorgeous sunkissed look. The perfect peach and hint of highlight makes for a gorgeous healthy glow. It’s a cream stick and packed with moisturising and plumping ingredients that really make your skin dewy after application.

What makes it so great is that it’s multi-use which means you can use it for a blush, your lips, I’ve even used it as an eye colour too, but if you're using on your eyes too you need to make sure you set it with a translucent powder or you’ll spend all day trying to get rid of those pesky creases! Other than my foundation and brows, I have literally created a whole look using it. Recently I’ve been a fan of keeping my makeup super simple and this is the perfect way to keep everything looking fresh and anything but ‘boring.’ (you can read my blog which features keeping your look tonal HERE)

 

There are 5 other shades available and I’m pretty sure it won’t be long before I snap up another. I’ve got my eye ‘Es Vedra’ which is literally perfect for a late night on the beach drinking a raspberry Tom Colins….(hurry up summer!!)

 

Next up is another Charlotte Tilbury item - but hey, anyone who knows me knows I LOVE all of her products! This time it’s her Colour Chameleon in ‘amber haze.’ Now I’ll admit, I’m not normally a fan of eyeshadow pencils. Any I have tried in the past have faded pretty quickly, or not blended very well with my fingers (surely the point of any eyeshadow pencil is that you can chuck it on when you’re in a hurry, blend with your fingers and away you go!) But this one is different. This one gives a highly pigmented colour, blends like a dream and stays in place. Perfect for when you’re leaving the office and heading for a drink (or in my case, waking up at 5am and don’t want to scare your clients on their wedding day!)

 

And finally, I’ve got to give a shout out to Mac Prep and Prime Fix + because it’s been a staple in my kit for so long now and is ridiculously versatile. It’s described on Mac’s website as ‘a lightweight water mist that gently soothes and refreshes skin and finishes makeup.’ So basically, spray it with no makeup on and it’ll refresh and hydrate the skin. I also like to spray some after my makeup too sometimes. As you all know, I have pretty dry skin so adding a bit of mist after it’s applied can stop it from looking cakey and settling where I don’t want it to. You can even spray it on your brushes before apply an eyeshadow and you’ll get amazing colour payoff. Be warned though, the colour won’t blend afterwards (great for making a statement by using bold colours such as this one from Kiko Milano) so keep a spare brush on hand so that you can blend with some powder shadow, if you’re wanting something softer.