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Saturday, 23 June 2012

Morning Sunshine!


In the morning, the one thing that get's be out of bed is the prospect of doing my make-up, yes I am that sad. But I realise that for many, the usual morning routine of hitting snooze one too many times, laddering your tights and getting toothpaste down your top doesn't leave much room for make-up, and you leave the house already waiting to crawl back in to bed. 

Now I'm not offering a way to make that disappear, but what I thought I would do would be to share some tips I've picked up to help you look more awake on those days where you are anything but!


I've found that since using a energising morning face wash, my skin instantly appears more bright and awake in the morning. I follow with this lotion as it helps to keep the shine at bay, making me look slightly more polished.


Base:
Loreal Lumi Magicque Base - Adds a nice healthy glow to the skin

Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer - Blemishes

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - I like to use a damp sponge and dab it onto my face as it gives a nice sheer, yet full coverage, but looks very simple.

Rimmel Match Perfection Highlighting Concealer - A shade lighter than my foundation and blended down quite low under the eyes to brighten them up.

Eyes:
MAC Naked Lunch and Quarry

Maybelline Khol Liner - Placed on the upper lash line and smudged out to make eyes look bigger and wider

Gosh 015 Eyeliner - Waterline to cancel out redness and brighten the eye

Max Factor High Definition Mascara

MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle - Inner tear duct to brighten and widen eyes.

Face:
Chanel Bronze Universal

MAC Dainty - Nice simple colour to add a flush, but a colour that can't be too heavy so no mishaps happen

MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle

Lips:
Carmex.



So they are just a few tips I've picked up since I started blogging. I also tried to use as little products as possible, and ones that you can't really mess up with, as liquid liner smudging all over your eye is not what you want to be dealing with in the wee hours.

What are your morning tips?

Laura xoxo

32 comments:

  1. Mann, I've been seeing that Lumi Magique stuff EVERYWHERE now. Is it a primer or a foundation? Methinks it looks good. You look very beautiful!

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    1. I agree! I REALLY want to purchase it now!

      http://sophisticatexx.blogspot.co.uk/
      xoxox

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    2. I think it is a high lighter :) and i really want to buy it to! :D It must be good if I see it eveywhere! :P x

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    3. It's both! I like mixing it with foundation sometimes to give extra glow, using it as a primer, and also using it as a highlighter!

      Thank you :)

      xoxo

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  2. Such a lovely blog post with lots of good tips!

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  3. I love reading your posts.I really like the morning energy range :) xx

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  4. I am glad I am not the only one that looks forward to putting on my make up in the morning. It does motivate me to get out of bed. Great post. x

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    1. The only thing that gets me out of bed haha!

      Thank you

      xoxo

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  5. I really like the morning energy range, it smells so nicely too :) and you look gorgeous as usual, and now I really want to try that base! Xxxx

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  6. You look gorgeous! I love doing my make up in the morning too but i hate going work.
    xx

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    1. If only we could go back to be after...

      xoxo

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  7. haha that's what helps me get out of bed in the morning on some days too! that and picking outfits!

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  8. Ahh you look lovely! Great tips :D i generly just splash my face with water to wake up :P

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    1. Thank you :)
      Haha, sounds good to me!

      xoxo

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  9. I really love this post, especially as it's true! I hate getting out of bed sometimes, but it's nice to know that when I do get up I can nicely do my hair and makeup!

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  10. Aw this is such a lovely post! Your daily makeup is lovely and perfect!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  11. Great post! These look like some lovely products x

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  12. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  13. Such a polished and fresh look, it really looks like you're wearing minimal makeup as well. You definitely look wide awake :)

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  14. Haha I'm EXACTLY the same when it comes to looking forward to doing your make-up ... especially if I have new make-up or something different to try, I literally get so excited the night before. Very sad! :p x

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    1. It's the little things haha

      xoxo

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  15. I get out of bed for exactly the same reason in the morning. I swear makeup makes my little world go round. When Im sad I get all of my makeup out and swatch it as well to cheer me up haha :P xx

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    1. Mine too!
      I do random swatches alllll the time hahah

      xoxo

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