Thursday, 8 May 2014

How long does it take you to get ready?


According to a recent survey, an average woman spends 55 minutes on her appearance every day - an equivalent of 2 weeks a year. As a busy mum, sometimes I have to get ready in a couple of minutes, so I wasn't surprised to find out that most mums spend only 10-15 minutes getting ready every morning. To help me create a quick summer look in 15 minutes or less, I was kindly sent a couple of bits by roomtogrow.co.uk, but most of the products I used are staples in my makeup bag. As you can see on the stopwatch, it took me 12 minutes and 26 seconds to get ready. You can see the result on the photos below :)


After cleansing, toning and moisturising my face (which took me about 5 minutes), I primed my skin with Maybelline The Smoother Primer* and followed with one of my favourite everyday foundations- Bourjous Happy Light. To conceal imperfections and under eye circles, I used Clarins Instant Concealer and set everything with my beloved Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light. To add a little bit of colour to my cheeks, I used the little Clinique Compact*. I have no idea where to get it, I think it's a discontinued product.


I never go out of the house without defining my eyebrows and I quickly filled them in with shade Faint from my Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, using the Urban Decay Perversion Brush. It's amazing! On my eyelids, I used  a gold Bourjous Colour Edition 24h Eyeshadow and defined the lash line with shade Crave from Naked Basics. Quick sweep of Elizabeth Arden Mascara* on my lashes, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in shade 035 Charm* on my lips and a generous amount of Batiste Dry Shampoo* in my hair and I was done :)


 How long does it take you to get ready on an average morning?

*products marked with an asterisk were sent to me for the purpose of this challenge.


  
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