10-Minute Glowy Makeup

Hello everyone and welcome to my speedy 10-minute makeup for a natural glow. This look was inspired by Christmas. Not Christmas in the Seasonal sense, but by how Christmas panned out.


I have always considered Christmas as downtime. Relaxed with lots of tv watching and food coma sleeping. This year was different and as I said in my Happy New Year & 2018 Goals post, it took me by surprise. It was busy and I found myself without much time to get ready.

This rushed situation led to thinking about quick makeup looks and then I realised… ding ding ding… I have been doing this for years! Especially during the colder months when the alarm goes off and outside of the snuggly covers, it feels like the Arctic. If like me, those last few savoured moments in the warm extend way beyond the time I should have hauled myself out of bed then you might often find yourself feeling the pressure when you only have a short time to get ready and get yourself into work!

And so onto the makeup. I remember a time, in my early twenties, when I used to go to work without makeup. No foundation, no concealer, no mascara even! Nothing. These days that wouldn’t happen. Mascara would be a minimum. I do risk heading to the supermarket with a naked face but I think that is on the basis that I am unlikely to bump into anyone.

I wanted to put together a look that could be created quickly and simply. In the past, I have tended to use multiuse products which saves a little on the faffing around locating the things you need. And so this quick look uses just 6 products, or seven if you can’t live without eyelash primer.

Products used:

MUA Skin Define Matte Perfect Foundation – Ivory: https://www.superdrug.com/Make-Up/Face/Foundation/MUA-Skin-Define-Matte-Perfect-Foundation—Ivory/p/634000

Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Concealer: http://amzn.to/2ym5Gtu

Collection Sheer Loose Powder: http://amzn.to/2Am9jRG 

W7 Blush in The Honey Queen: http://amzn.to/2Buez6G

MUA Luxe Bronze & Sculpt Contour Kit – Light/Medium: https://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Luxe-Bronze-&-Sculpt-Contour-Kit—Light-Medium/p/471303

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Primer: http://amzn.to/2DK2pYy

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, 01 Very Black: http://amzn.to/2zq1WHP

Are we all the same? Do we all find ourselves without enough time on the odd occasion? Could be that it happens more often than we would like!  What are your top tips for saving time whilst feeling good about yourself?

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