I always tend to find myself sticking to the same make up routine, using the same products over and over. So much so, that recently I decided to cut down on my make up collection. I found there was what seemed like 100’s of products I just wasn’t using, so I decided enough was enough, and bought myself some new Muji storage and decided what fitted in the drawers stayed and everything else had to find a new home. So with my newly reduced make up collection, all the products I had I actually used. With this I’ve created a sort of ‘everyday-go-to-make-up-routine’. I’ve managed to narrow this whole routine down to five minutes, which is coming in handy with my early mornings at the library.


I start off with my current favourite foundation, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in the palest shade possible and buff that in with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush. Then I take my Collection 2000 concealor and use it under my dark circles, and on any blemishes I have. Then I set my foundation with the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection powder, which I love because it doesn’t make my skin too matte. Then I start work on my eyebrows. I find that if I leave my brows naturally their rather pale and patchy from years of over plucking. So the Sleek Brow Palette helps to fill out my brows and make them look natural. Then on my lashes I use the Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara* to give myself some nice long looking lashes. Then to contour I use the Bourjois ‘Chocolate’ Bronzer, which helps give my cheek bones a bit more depth. Then my current favourite blusher, the Vivo Cream Blush in Pink Glow, which gives my cheeks a nice rosey glow.  To give myself a nice highlight I use Benefits Girl Meets Pearl on my brow bone and the tops of my cheeks. To finish it off I use the Sugar Rose Lip Treatment, just to give my lips a little colour. And there you have it, done in five minutes, giving myself some extra time in bed ;).