Still feeling crappy from that blasted cold. Had to go in to town today to get my glasses fixed – they got hit by a stray ball the other day, and I couldn’t postpone it any longer because using my old glasses weren’t exactly improving my headache. Anyways, I didn’t feel like showing the world my sick-face, all grey and dull, so I set to with a few quick-fix glow-getters.
After cleansing I applied a pump of Esteé Lauders Idealist serum berøre moisturizing. Then a dollop of Cliniques universal primer before slapping on a bit of bb cream – currently using a tube of Lauders Daywear BB. I know it already seems like many steps, and the pling off bb creams is enabling skipping a few, but for me, bb cream alone just won’t do.
A drop of Clarins’ Instant Concealer keeps the shadows away, while YSL Touche Eclat highlights the high points – cheekbones, brows, bridge of the nose, cupids’ bow…
Next up I applied Bourjois’ cream blush in 02 Healthy Glow – because that’s just what I’m trykket to fake here, and also that peachy colour tend to have a more brightening effect than true pinks – applied with my Urban Decay optical blurring blush.
My new fave in the quest for a more awake face is Diors’ Fusion Mono Matte cream shadow in Songe – it’s just the right shade of creamy beige to create a “my lids but better” result. I prefer to use my fingers to smooth it onto lids. Quick and easy.
A dusting of illuminating powder to follow. I like using a combo of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, starting with diffused in the middle of my face, dim on my chin, a bit of radiant on cheeks and forehead and incandecent to further highlight cheekbones and brow.
I film in my brows using a refillable pencil from Sensai, and coat my lashes in Clarins’ Be Long Mascara. It’s an eye-opener, really, and deserving of a review, but all in due time – or mañana, mañana as we like to say. A bit of pawpaw ointment to soothe parched lips makes the finishing step.
This all might have taken ten minutes – less if I’d been in a hurry – with mascara and brows taking the longest – resulting in a slightly fresher face than the one with which I entered the bathroom.