11 May 2022

The Super Speedy Make Up Menu

Time, something so precious when you are a busy mum! I've learnt a lot of time-saving tricks on this journey and make up is one of them. I used to love sitting in front of the mirror and spending a good 30 minutes getting ready but now that's been cut short - I mean I'm lucky if I've even had a chance to apply make up in the first place!

Anyway, here are the products I use for my super quick make up look that makes me feel a little more put together on busy mum days.


  1. Concealer
    I'm currently using the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Concealer in the shade 235. It's a great brand for darker skin tones, as you can imagine Rihanna is all about inclusivity to skin complexions. The coverage is medium buildable and can definitely be lighter if you apply less or full coverage if you want more. The finish isn't too drying, which is perfect for my skin type too.

  2. Bronzer
    Another Fenty Beauty product that I'm loving as a bronzer / contour recently is the Match Stix Contour Skinstick in Mocha. This particular shade is great for asian or darker complexions as it is a great shade for a wash of bronze, is cool toned too and the consistency is so lovely and blendable. I love a liquid and cream product as the application isn't so matte so this is a great addition to my make up menu.

  3. Blush
    As mentioned, I love a cream product so the blusher I've been reaching for is the NYX Sweet Cheeks Soft Cheek Tint in Bombshell. It is a deep shade but a little goes a long way. I'd probably apply one or two dots on each cheek on a daily basis and if I wanted to top it up before going out, I can easily do that.

  4. Liner
    I don't do this everyday but I've been enjoying this step lately. It's applying a brown liner on my lashline and then smudging it out for a more smoky look. It's very subtle, especially because I have hooden eyes, but I love that it's easier that liquid liner and makes it look like I've put a bit of effort in that day (I mean, make up is effort full stop but you know what I mean!) I've been using the NYX Epic Wear Liner Stick in Deepest Brown.

  5. Mascara
    I love a plastic brush on mascara wands and the L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara has the perfect brush. I have been using this mascara for years now and I love the way it lengths and thickens my lashes.

  6. Lips
    There's a lipstick shade that I've been wearing for years and I now can't find it anywhere (why does this happen to me?!) but it's the perfect nude pink - if anyone knows of a GOSH Lipstick dupe for the 'Cinnamon' shade pleaseeee let me know. In the meantime, I've been loving a gloss and the only one I currently own is the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre gloss in Pillow Talk. It's the perfect non-tacky, non-sticky and moisturising gloss for day to day.


  • Ditch the foundation - just cover what you need to with concealer!
  • Cream products all the way - makes it so much easier to blend and looks healthy & dewy too
  • Cut down on choice - the less products you have to mull over, the quicker your routine will be

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