Despite owning all the lovely brushes I showed you the other day, I must confess that quite often I will put on a full face without once reaching for a brush. Yesterday was one of those days. It's the school holidays and I spent the day pottering around at home with the children. As I failed to put my makeup on until late morning, I thought simple (you can read lazy) was the way to go.
I skipped foundation and instead opted for a layer of Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex*. I've been trying this for a little while now and I'm still a little undecided about it. It makes a nice base to apply makeup and does seem to have a softening effect but I find I end up with a shiny T-zone whenever I use it. My skin is normal to combination and it doesn't seem to take much to throw it off balance. I suspect that if you found Nanoblur too drying, you would probably get on well with this.
I used the Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer* on my undereye area and to cover the redness around my nose and chin. I still need to review this properly. Overall it gets a thumbs up from me but I suspect the tint may restrict the range of colourings that it is suitable for. I keep threatening to test it on Mr MB!
On my eyes, I used another very neglected item from my stash. I can't remember the last time I used Chanel Ombre D'Eau in Splash and it needed a really good shake to get the pigment back into suspension. It was well worth it though. I applied the colour directly onto my lid using the doe-foot applicator, let it dry a little and then blended along the crease using my index finger. It had creased a little by the end of the day, but I'm impressed that it held up so well considering I put it through a 25 minute run in the drizzle.
Here's a complete breakdown of my lazy face.
Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex*
Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer*
Edward Bess Compact Rouge in After Sunset
Shu Uemura Brow Pencil H9 Seal Brown
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Chanel Ombre D'Eau in Splash
No.7 Lash Adapt mascara*
Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry*
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