Beauty tips : Getting ready for school – take 2

September 11, 2013

I’ve discovered a very interesting fact about myself this year: I’m so not a morning person. Well, it’s nothing new. Mother dearest knew it all along but I was always in denial – typical Zein. Not being a morning person gives me about two minutes to do makeup and not be late. But I’m always late – again, typical Zein. So here’s how I would do my makeup everyday for school..

First, I discovered that the Benefit Stay Flawless primer is an instant skin enhancer. A wee bit of that all over the face is a good start to fool people into thinking I wake up looking pretty and flawless when it’s not really the case. Then a good concealer like MAC’s Studio Finish Concealer (been using this for ages!) should do the trick to hide whatever needs to be hidden. Both products don’t need a brush to be applied. Thumbs up for time savers! 

I then move on to eye primer – something I can’t live without. Urban Decay’s Primer Potion is normally what I go for. If I wanted a bit of color, Sigma’s Eye Shadow Base in Pose or Revlon’s Smoky Shadow stick are as great as the Primer Potion and both can be applied/blended with fingers. If I had a bit of time, which is extremely rare, I would choose a subtle eyeshadow to dust all over the lid. Finish off the eye look with a good coat of mascara. I’ve gone back to using the Maybelline Colossal one, at the moment. Eyes done!
As for blush, I just grab whatever appears in front of my face and make a bit of effort to blend it well. 
Et voila! That is all I do, really. No Effort, hardly any brushes and time saving. As for lips, I slap on any clear lip balm on my way to school. If the look turns out to be a bit cakey, a good mist would do the job like Jane Iredale’s Pommisst or Urban Decay’s All Nighter. Both love love love! As for brows, I don’t even bother looking at them. I just quickly brush them with my fingers in the elevator, on my way down.
I try to keep all the face products used in a small pouch which I keep with me in case of emergencies. And I always have my Rimmel Stay Matte powder with a big fluffy brush for touch ups with me. If I don’t have time to do any of that at home, I’d go and hibernate in the girl’s bathroom and do my makeup in front of everyone. Awkward.
How would you do your makeup for school/work?
– Zein xx

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  • Reply Natalie Loves Beauty September 12, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Rimmel Stay Matte is a staple in my makeup stash! Great post!x

    • Reply Zein September 15, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      Thank you 🙂


  • Reply tarulovesbeauty September 13, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try out the Rimmel Stay Matte, but I’m not really a fan of the packaging. And for some reason I’ve always been a bit sceptical about it, even though everyone’s always raving about it. You seem to like it? Is there anything you don’t like about it?

    Sorry to bother you with my questions, I’d just really like to hear your experience with it. ü


    • Reply Zein September 15, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      Don’t hesitate to ask me questions! 🙂


  • Reply tarulovesbeauty September 13, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    oooopsie, I’m really sorry! I did not see there was a link to your full review. I’ll read that, thank you haha 🙂


  • Reply Lauren Rebecca September 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Rimmel Stay Matte is amazing! One of the best powders I’ve ever tried and so cheap 🙂

    Lauren |

    • Reply Zein September 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      Totally agree. Thank God for Rimmel!


  • Reply Caitlin Crawford September 27, 2013 at 11:02 pm

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    – xoxo

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