The Working Day Make-Up Edit

As I’ve mentioned a few times, I’ve been interning for the last few weeks and therefore have become another worker bee stuck in the slog of public transport, occasionally stuck in freak downpours and quite often going straight from my desk to a dinner with friends. So I need make up that lasts, with minimal touch ups required. I love a sexy little bit of smudgey bronze eyeshadow with just a slick of mascara for my ¬†usual day-to-day make up look, but try that makeup at 7:30am and it just makes me look more tired, so I started to curate the products in my make up bag which are the most eye-opening and generally give my complexion a kick start- and I think I’ve cracked the working day make up conundrum (ie makeup that looks good at 8am and stays just as fresh and pretty come 8pm).


Firstly primers are a must for make-up you want to last all day, I use the NARS oil free primer for my face and the Urban Decay original primer potion on my eyelids. Next up I use a mix of Chantecaille Just Skin Moisturiser with some Kevyn Aucoin where I need it, and some radiance inducing La Mer undereye concealer. Next up it’s a one-stop-shop for eyeshadow, as Rimmel’s Scandaleyes in Bulletproof Beige instantly wakes up my eyes and doesn’t crease- hurrah! A neat flick of Rimmel liquid liner followed either by DiorShow or Benefit’s They’re Real mascara in intense black and my eyes look fully awake. A little bit of Hourglass Sculpt and Arch brow pencil, a few smudges of either Bourjois or MaxFactor cream blush and a generous amount of Rimmel’s Stay Matte paired with whichever lipstick I’m in the mood for and my make up is ready for the early morning commute straight through to the post work Pho (my current dinner addiction- Vietnamese streetfood)!


Full disclosure: the set of shameless selfies above were taken at approx. 6:40pm whilst waiting in Westfield Pho for my mum! The only touch-ups I’d done throughout the day was a bit of blush (around 6:30pm) and a lipstick top up of yesterday’s choice- Kate Matte Lasting Finish from Rimmel!

Have a brilliant Thursday!






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