Some days I am really just not bothered to put on a 'full face' of make-up - you know those days I'm talking about. On a daily basis working in the beauty industry, I sometimes feel the pressure to look made up (especially at events or meetings!), so my usual everyday face would definitely have to consist of more than 10 products easily - it definitely helps that I love putting on the stuff regularly! But on the days where I just couldn't be bothered or on the weekends where I still want to wear a bit of make-up but want my skin to breathe a little, these are the products that are my current go-tos and ones that I have been reaching for lately. Let's talk my 5 product face.
I will always be about having a flawless base, and because of my oily skin I prefer a matte finish. During the week I will wear primer, foundation, a finishing powder and a setting spray to keep everything in place (sounds like a lot when you write it out...) so on the days where I don't want to wear much I will only wear foundation that still has a flawless base but also allows skin to breathe and show through. My pick is the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour full Coverage Foundation. Also featured in my 2015 beauty favourites, it is still a firm fave 3 months into 2016. Apply with a damp beauty blender and you will have a smooth complexion that still looks like skin in minutes. I love this foundation because it also minimizes that dreaded oily sheen from appearing several hours later.
To add a little bit of colour and dimension to my base, I have been using the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in the shade Dim Infusion. I find this perfect to give the face a nice natural wash of colour that isn't too pink. I also like this as it has teeny tiny bit of shimmer, but not an OTT shimmer but just enough to give the face a lovely radiant and healthy glow.
I don't think I could ever leave the house without putting a little something in my brows - it just doesn't feel complete ya know? The brow product that has been on high rotation lately is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in the shade Chocolate. As a die hard fan of all ABH brow products (I am looking at you Brow Wiz) I was naturally going to jump on this as soon as I heard it was released. Slightly different but just as wonderful as the Brow Wiz, the Brow Definer has a thicker triangular tip which a find a bit easier to quickly define and sculpt brows while still looking quite au naturale.
For the rest of my eyes I have been really loving the original Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette. I have had this in my stash for a while now but I have only started using it a lot recently. I feel like a broken record when describing this palette as it sounds like every other palette I own, but the Tartlette palette has a lovely range of neutral all matte shades (big tick from me) that are incredibly velvety to apply and easily blended. It has a great colour pay off but it isn't too pigmented. Plus, the shade range I think is very versatile for a variety of looks.
Lastly, I apply the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I was late to bandwagon in trying this product (probably because of the cliche gimmicky name) but I was recently given this on my birthday and I am so glad that I was. This is one of the best mascaras I have tried that creates full natural looking lashes without the clumps. This wouldn't be my choice for a night out, but it is great for a quick natural make up look.
I did want to include a lip product as well, but if I am being serious with myself I never apply the same lipstick everyday soooo no lip product has been included here. I do wear one everyday which I guess you could say makes it a 6 product face... but for arguments sake and it being a 5 product face I have left it out (sue me haha).
What's your 5 product make-up look?