10 Minute College Makeup Routine

Monday, October 09, 2017

On a few mornings of the week, I am so rushed for time to get a bus at half seven that I have about ten minutes to do my makeup (recently I managed to get it down to seven minutes and I was very proud). Therefore, it's important to know exactly what I am doing and be using easy products to ensure I don't end up taking all day.

The first thing I do usually is apply my L'Oreal BB cream all over my face. I have been using this because it's quicker than foundation and probably better for my skin on a daily basis. On rare occasions if I'm feeling like a good skin day I may skip this but it does provide really nice, light coverage.

Then I go for my L'Oreal Touche Magique concealer, which has definitely been featured in any makeup look I do, and cover up any blemishes with it because it's my absolute favourite concealer. I follow it with my Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder.

I then spend a bit of time filling in my brows - I actually don't tend to use a proper brow product, I just take a Real Techniques brow brush in this super-old Technic matte eyeshadow, the lighter of the two shades for the front of the brow and then the darker one at the arch. I just like it to add definition and the shades match my brows perfectly.

After that I like to use the contour shade of the Rimmel sculpting palette around my cheekbones, I like this because I don't find it too harsh or pigmented, just right. I also use L'Oreal's true match liquid highlight; I feel like this is going to last me forever because it's such a big tube of it! I pop this on the top of my cheekbones because you gotta love that glow.

As you can see, all the base products I use on a daily basis are from the drugstore. I think for everyday use it's best to use more affordable products, esepcially because they are often just as good quality as high-end. However, moving onto eyeshadow, I always use high-end shadows because if I want them to last on my eyes all day they have to be good quality.

Before applying any eyeshadow I always prime them with my concealer from earlier. Unlike my base, I never do the exact same eyeshadow every single day, however to save time I tend to rotate a few looks.

Recently I have been using my new Urban Decay Naked Heat palette on a daily basis, and usually my look consists of: Sauced in the crease, then He Devil following it, then En Fuego, then Scorched on the outer half of the lid and Ounce on the inner half. I also usually like to put En Fuego on the lower lash line. It's probably my favourite shade of the whole palette because what can be better than a matte burgundy?

I then grab a mascara, right now I've been using the L'Oreal Miss Baby Roll mascara and I am loving it. Then all we have to do is finish up with a lip product! I'm opting for my Too Faced melted matte in Child Star because of it's staying power; because I am out at college all day I really want one that will last!

What makeup do you tend to wear on a daily basis?


  1. Loved this post and these photos are insane!!! I love wearing BB cream myself but I've never tried a L'Oreal one! And I love the shade of the Too Faced Lipstick!
    Kate Xx

  2. You can't go wrong with Rimmel Stay Matte!

  3. Great post Erin! You can't go wrong with a Too Faced Matte Lip, especially one in that gorgeous nude shade!
    Grace xx