Welcome my darlings to Ten Second Makeup with Mimsy. Well, maybe fifteen. This morning I got up and did the garden watering and after a little refreshing water, I felt cool enough to warm up for my yoga. I think it is not only me adjusting to the heat but my body saying enough is enough we need to move whether you feel like it or not. So it was a good session and I did feel better for it.
And yes I did feel more energized as well.
Stupid truth about exercise…
What I didn’t really feel like doing was putting on a lot of makeup. Or really much of any if I am honest. Right now, any step outside just means that you start to feel like a candle in an oven. The effect is worse when you are wearing a foundation.
But I did have some video calls this morning, so I had to do something.
Hence the ten second makeup.
Are you ready for it?
First the tools. To accomplish this fantastic on the run look you will need a foundation brush, a powder brush and an eyelash curler. The eyelash curler is optional. Of course, I suppose the foundation brush is too if you want to use your fingertips. But those are the three tools I used. Now to the products…
First layer: Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre. You aren’t using a lot, but use the concentre as it works the best for this. Something about the thickness of the cream makes it work better for a pre makeup base than the others, even if the others work better as moisturizers at this time of year. This will moisturize you, but it really works well as a base .
Second Layer: Wet ‘n Wild Bare Focus Tinted Hydrator with Hyaluronic acid. It blends into the skin concealing uneven tones with a very thin and light weight layer. And while I love the hyaluronic acid in general for good skin health, here it does give a little bit of a plumping that keeps things from settling into fine lines.
Third Layer: No 7 Perfect Light Pressed Powder. Mine is almost out as it has a thin layer of product around a very clear silver pan but this is a great quick powder. A quick dust over the face helps the tinted moisturizer stay in place and takes down any unwanted shine without making things look powdery. If you are out and about, I suggest taking this with you as it helps keep you from becoming shiny later.
Fourth Layer: Big Poppa Mascara from Wet ‘n Wild. First use the eyelash curler then add a quick swipe of product and you are done. The lashes look good and give a finished appearance even if you aren’t bothering with Eyeshadow, which I am not.
Fifth and final layer, Yensa Super 8 Lip oil. It has just enough pigment to look like you applied color without overpowering the barely there look of the rest of the face and it had a great shine. It also has a nice fruity scent to it.
So there you have it my darlings. It isn’t a look that will win awards or get massive applause for artistry, however if today is not the day you are feeling a full face of makeup yet still need to look like you made a little bit of an effort instead of simply rolling out of bed and into your desk chair, these are some great products that are great to have around. And while I see them all lined up and realize that none of them are terribly expensive, when I took them out this morning, I didn’t aim to make an inexpensive look. I just chose products that work for me on the fly. Sometimes it is about knowing what works And for me, this works.
And to be fair, with the Embryolisse base and the hyaluronic acid tinted moisturizer and the vitamin infused lip oil, it is actually a pretty healthy for my skin look today as well. Since heat and makeup usually make me break out, I appreciate that as well. As for me and my quick makeup look, it is back to work I am afraid. Two more meetings this afternoon. Admittedly all I have to do is nod and take notes on the few minutes that actually relate to me, so it won’t be too onerous. I just have to be there and not look like I rolled out of bed and onto the computer. I think it is mission accomplished. I’ll see you tomorrow and get back to testing that gold metallic pigment from Lottie London. See you then.