05 March 2012

Monday Morning Make-Up

So, we've all been there, and probably will be again.  You've either had a really good weekend, or perhaps a bad night's sleep and then, before you know it, the alarm is going off and it's time to get up for work, the school run, maybe even a meeting.  If you want to carry on having the good weekends but at least make it look like you're fresh faced and ready to face the day, then follow this little make up routine and you'll have everyone, perhaps even yourself, fooled into believing that you got a good night's sleep and are feeling as fresh as a daisy! 

The first thing I started my look with this morning was Garnier's Miracle Skin Perfector (BB Cream).  I received a sample of this over the weekend and, after trialling it yesterday, I decided it would be perfect for a Monday morning lift. 
©Garnier 2012
Now, I have known of BB Creams for some time but this is the first one I have actually tried and I was so pleased with the result.  I will be doing a "BB Blog" in due course so that I can go into the results, etc. 

This BB cream gave me the coverage I need for a Monday morning and really illuminated my skin, but without the need for a separate primer, concealer & foundation.  

If you like the "dewy" look then you could just leave the BB cream without any powder, I however prefer a slightly more matted base, so I then dusted with Make Up Academy (MUA)'s pressed powder in Shade 1. 

To then add some extra luminosity and radiance I swept Vivo's Baked Bronzer in Shade 3 (Healthy Glow) over the apples of my cheeks, my cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin.  
© Gemma Peters 2012
The benefit of using this particular shade of Bronzer is that it isn't orangey/dirty looking, instead the gold undertones catch the light and leave skin looking fresh, luminous and healthy.  

I then brushed Vivo's Baked Blush in Shade 1 (Peaches and Cream) on to the apples of my cheeks to give a healthy coloured glow. 
© Gemma Peters 2012
This shade of blush has pink undertones which suits my skin tone perfectly and gives me an instant "boost".  Vivo offer a range of Baked Blush so, if this particular shade doesn't suit your skin tone, I am sure you will find one in their range that does.  

Usually, for tired looking eyes, I would recommend a neutral matted shade but, today, I felt like being different so I decided to use the Baked Bronzer and Baked Blush as my eye colours! 
© Gemma Peters 2012
I swept the Baked Bronzer all over my eyelid, up to and including the brow bone.  It gave a nice shimmer without being too shimmery, and instantly brightened my eye area.  I then swept the Baked Blush over the lid up to the crease.  I only applied a light coat and it gave my eyelids a beautiful peachy tint, without turning them coral tinted! 

After lightly curling my eyelashes to help "open the eyes" I applied 1 coat of Vivo's lengthening mascara in black. I then lined my waterline with Make Up Academy (MUA)'s Intense Colour Eyeliner Pencil in Snow White which helps to make the eyes look brighter and really "pop". 
© Gemma Peters 2012
To finish and frame my eyes I enhanced my brows using Vivo's Ultimate Brow & Eye Kit.  Make up on the eyes always helps to make them look better, but nothing frames the eyes better than a good set of brows! 
© Gemma Peters 2012
For the lips I applied Make Up Academy (MUA)'s lipstick in Shade 11 which, on me, is a pretty, dusky pink.  
© Gemma Peters 2012

That on it's own looked good but to add that extra bit of moisture I topped it off with Make Up Academy (MUA)'s Love Heart Tinted Lipbalm in "Great Lips".  

And that's it, my Monday Morning Make Up Look.  This of course can be used any day of the week when you need a bit of a pick me up for your face.  
© Gemma Peters 2012
Hope this helps with the Monday morning blues.  

Until next time, stay beautiful.
Gem xx

What is your Monday Morning Make Up Routine? 
Do you have any tips for making it at least look like you're ready to face the day?

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