HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I would like to thank you all who have visited us this past year and for giving us your support and advice in the creation of Marcelle. This has been a great adventure for both of us and I have enjoyed it immensely. I have learnt something every step of the way whether it be a technical skill or even something I hadn't realised about myself before. So look forward to great things in the coming year and we hope for your continued support.
|What I used in my morning rush|
I have been working almost non-stop these holidays, even till 9.30pm on New Years eve. So you can imagine the rush to look presentable that late at night before we went out. I was looking a little tired by then and hadn't retouched during the day. So what happens when I'm strapped for time?
|Life savers to look presentable|
Goals to look fresh and ready for the night:
1. Look awake
When assessing my base makeup at the end of the day, I realised that it actually held up pretty well so I did not feel the need to add too much. So a little highlighting concealer, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Treatment Concealer under the eyes to brighten up the area and reduce the tiredness look.
2. Vavavoom eyes
I was running late that morning so I didn't even get a chance to curl my lashes and add mascara. So as a result my eyes were looking a little boring. The Physician's Formula Eye Booster in deep brown gives an understated look, so I made everything darker and smokier. I had left my SAX Eye Delight palette at home so I was using Court's Naked2 but I would have essentially done something similar. Smudging a dark colour in the outer corners and bringing a little down my lower lash line. Then going over the brown liner with K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner in black. A quick curl and some very black Maybelline Colossal mascara for a little volume. I would have also added some false lashes if I had more than just 5 minutes.
3. Statement lips
NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in bonfire is a favourite of mine. I prefer a bright deep pink to a red because it is more flattering on my skin tone. A lip brush is mandatory no matter how late you're running. Otherwise it will be a mess.
4. Volumised hair
Dry shampoo is a life saver in these situations. I naturally have very flat straight hair anyway so you can imagine how lifeless it looks at the end of the day. A little spritz of Batiste Dry shampoo brings a little something back.
So that's essentially what I do when I need to look a little more social ready very quickly. I hope you all had a fun and safe start to the new year.