I'm constantly searching for the perfect wardrobe uniform, 5-minute face, capsule everything. It explains my obsession with white button-downs and double-duty products. In the last half of 2013, I managed to nail down a 10 minute routine. Let's go. For 2014, we'll aim for five minutes.
On days I absolutely need my makeup to last, I'll start by smoothing on a layer of Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. It bullet-proofs my makeup better than anything else. Next, I'll squeeze out a pump of Koh Gen Doh Aqua Foundation in OC-2 -- on days I'm particularly pale, I'll throw in a pump of Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 53 and a dot of Yaby Wasabi Corrector. Is there anything like colour-matching to get a girl going?
Nothing much has changed in my face concealer department -- I'm still mixing Cle de Peau Concealer in Ochre and Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3. Under the eyes though, I've boarded the Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer bandwagon. The clincher? I use Fair/Light, so I'm not sure what people paler than me are supposed to use.
I started off 2013 thinking I knew how to contour. Then I came across Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium -- it changed my life, my cheekbones and my eye sockets.
On days that I need a little glow, I use Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone on the high points of my face and Soleil tan de Chanel around the perimeter. Try this if you've ever been a victim of fluorescent lighting. As for blush, check out my 2014 beauty resolutions to see what I hope to rock this year.
On the lips I've been switching back and forth from natural with Make Up For Ever Rouge Natural #9 to ubervamp with Tom Ford Black Orchid Lip Colour. I'm also very partial to layering either one underneath my blush of the day.
And eyes -- I'm still faithful to Prestige My Blackest Lashes, layered with whatever's handy. Sometimes I'll line with a black eye shadow, but I'll usually just deepen my socket with my beloved Dior Impressions Cuir.
That's all folks!
Except for skincare of 2013.
And brushes of 2013.