As a university student myself, I’m quite familiar with long, sleepless nights and early starts. Yet, this doesn’t mean I want to frighten everyone by going to class looking like a walking zombie!
This is my go-to look for when I choose to get a few extra minutes of precious sleep and don’t have time to pamper myself in an attempt to look presentable. With only 4 products and no brushes required, you can do this look on the bus, train, car or even just in a quick bathroom stop as soon as you get to uni; after all, it only takes 3 minutes.
The key to this look is using products that are multi-purpose, that way you don’t have to carry around a make-up bag that weighs a ton – been there, done that.
What you need:
1.Use your concealer to hide those under eye circles and to cover up any imperfections. Skipping the foundation means that you should only pinpoint concealing on the areas that need some coverage, and let the clear areas of your face show through, giving a more natural effect.
My favorite product is MAC Studio Finish Concealer. It works great for hiding dark circles and concealing spots. For a more budget-friendly option, try Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer. For just over £4 you get great coverage that lasts for hours.
2. Use an eyebrow pencil that matches the natural colour of your brows to softly define them. Even if you have naturally full eyebrows, like myself, gently filling them gives your face a more defined, polished look. You can also use your eyebrow pencil to define your top lash line. Gently run the pencil through your top lashes and smudge it out with your finger for fuller looking lashes.
3. Who says a cream blush can only be used on the cheeks? The creamy formula makes it a perfect option to use on your lips too. Stila Convertible Colour is a great pick for those with sensitive skin who are still looking for a product that works on both the lips and cheeks. Offering a wide range of modern shades, this creamy blusher and lip tint is perfect for when you’re on the go.
4. Last but not least, no look is complete without some mascara. Possibly my most favorite make-up item, a few coats of mascara instantly give your eyes a brighter, more awake look. My favorite mascaras are both by Maybelline – Falsies and The Rocket.