According to Marie Claire women spending whopping 91 hours a year, that’s 43 weeks of our lives are spent applying make-up, moisturiser and blowdrying our hair each day. It’s crazy to think that we are spending that much time on ourselves .
So just because I’m ( and I’m sure you are too)secretly fascinated by other people’s grooming routines I asked a fellow blogger, Abigail,a few questions about her make up habits.
How long does it take to get ready?
It all depends on what I’m doing. If I’m going somewhere and I want to get ‘dressed up’, then at least an hour – 45 for my makeup, and then 15 minutes to run the straighteners through my hair and throw on some clothes. I usually pick my outfits the day before, and I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to hair. If I’m not doing anything or I don’t need to be ‘dressed up’, my makeup takes me 10 minutes and I leave my hair completely natural.
What is your daily skin routine?
Honestly, it’s nothing fancy. In the morning I wash my face with soap and water on a flannel. I like to use baby soaps because my skin is so sensitive. I also put on some moisturiser – Simple Kind To Skin light moisturiser is my favourite. In the evenings I take off my makeup with Garnier Micellar water on a cotton pad, and then go over it with a makeup wipe. I then wash my face again.
How often do you have non- make up days?
All the time! I absolutely love makeup. I enjoy putting it on and experimenting with different products, but most of the time I don’t wear it. I’m pretty happy with my naked face, so I don’t feel the need to always put makeup on. I wear makeup to university, if I’m going out or if I feel like it. The rest of the time I don’t bother.
What are the products that you cannot live without?
I love Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in the shade fair. It’s perfect for my skin tone, it’s full coverage, and very creamy. I’ll be very upset if they ever stop making it. I also really love Miss Manga mascara by L’Oreal. A lot of people don’t like it, but it works really well for me.
How do you pick the perfect red lipstick?
I have pale skin and dark hair, so a lot of the time red lipstick is way too intense. I’m not saying that fair skinned, dark haired people can’t pull of red – it’s just not my personal preference. When I do wear red, I choose a blue-toned red or a berry red. Rimmel Kate Moss 107 is my most worn.
What tip would you give to anyone that needs to get ready in 10 minutes?
As far as makeup goes, focus on concealer, mascara and lipgloss. Concealer can be applied with your fingers in two minutes, mascara opens up your eyes and makes you look put together, and lipgloss is easy – you don’t even need a mirror.
Thank you Abigail that was very interesting. Don’t forget to check out her blog here: Abigail’s blog.
Lots of love,