Leaving the house when it's gloomy and getting home when it's pitch black outside gets a little boring. How will I blind people with my highlight if no one will see me in the daylight? For those extra-dreary mornings where you want to look fresh and awake, I have just the solution...
I like to layer on as many hydrating products as possible in the morning, and then go in with a smoothing base like the Marc Jacobs undercover coconut primer. It leaves the skin really soft, and creates a good canvas for any foundation. I just can't ever apply my concealer without my beauty blender - it just gives the perfect finish and seamlessly blends the product in like nothing else. My obsession for my beauty blender is so strong that I now own a little family of magical sponges - I find the Beauty Blusher to be a particularly good size and shape for blending in concealer. Plus, so cute!
For my glitz at the moment I'm using a double layer of the Guerlain Shalimar Meteorites with the Mary-Lou Manizer on the tips of my cheekbones and across my lids. Give me glow! Both powders are finely milled and a treat to use - I've been a fan of theBalm's highlighter for a long time, and the Guerlain powder has an intoxicatingly sweet parma-violet scent. Mmm.
Whenever I want my eyes to look especially awake, I use a sweep of the aforementioned highlighter all over the lid and then use as many coats of the Covergirl lashblast fusion mascara as possible. Never underestimate the power of a good champagne shade to make eyes bigger and brighter.
Lastly, in my brightening beauty arsenal? A good red lip, like the Lanolips tinted balm in red apple. Sometimes something sheer looks so pretty, and a delicate little wash of colour is easier to cope with in the dark, early mornings.
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