My Work Makeup – Complete In 15 Minutes!

One of my new year resolutions this year is to wear makeup more often. The annoying problem that I have is that I horde too much makeup but very often, I’m so lazy, I skip many important steps in the makeup regime, especially on a work day (when I’d rather sacrifice my appearance for more sleep).

This is one of my recent attempts at makeup for work:

This has more or less become my “standard face” at work, because it goes with almost any getup and takes me very little time to complete. If I include my skincare regime in the morning, all I take is just 20-30 minutes at my vanity table to get myself prepared.

These are what I used:

Face

  • Make Up For Ever Step1 Hydrating Primer
  • Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion
  • Make Up For Ever HD Blush in 410 Blush Coral

Eyes

  • Collection Extreme 24Hr Felt Tip Liner
  • One of my Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows
  • Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara in Black

Lips

  • One of my YSL Rouge Volupte Shine lipsticks

Time-saving tips for work makeup

  • Stick to the same basic products and put them in a container that you can reach out to easily. For me, I have my primer, foundation, blusher, eyeliner and mascara in a box that is easily accessible on my vanity table. I only change up my eyeshadow and lipstick colours every day (occasionally, blusher shade too)
  • I find BB cushions the most convenient foundation to use if you want to save time. Unlike usual liquid foundations where you need to either apply with your fingers (and dirtying them, hence, needing to spend time to wash them out), BB cushions also deliver a dewy finish that’s not messy because it comes with a sponge, and its formula contained within a compact case.
  • If you’re really rushing for time, skip eyeliner and go for a really good mascara instead. A good mascara that volumises your lashes well, is going to give the look of lined lash lines too. I really like the Make Up For Ever mascara that I’m using now because it is smudge-proof and gives very good volume.
  • While it is tempting, don’t skip eyeshadow and lipstick. I think they really help to perk up the face and make me look more energetic than I feel. To save time, use an earth toned eyeshadow with shimmer. I find shimmer eyeshadows easier to blend and earth colours can always complement anything I’m wearing.

You’ll probably notice that I’m using a lot of Make Up For Ever products (yes, I absolutely love them!) and they’re available at Sephora and the Make Up For Ever Academy & Pro-loft located at 36 & 38 Armenian Street #01-06 & #02-06. If you prefer the convenience of online shopping, Make Up For Ever products are also available on Zalora.

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Make Up For Ever (MUFE) S/S 2013 Technicolor Palette: Review

One of the most exciting launches this season, the Make Up For Ever Technicolor palette offers eight vibrant shades in a variety of matte, satiny and iridescent textures. The coolest of the lot has to be glowing yellow, a limited edition shade in Make Up For Ever for the Spring season.

make up for ever mufe technicolor palette - look

I’m obsessing over this palette because of the potential number of looks I can create with it. I will go as far as to say that this is the only palette I’d need if I were to be banned from buying eyeshadow from now on. The wide array of colours that consist of wearable neutrals like brown and beige that are great for everyday wear; yellow, green and turquoise that allow you to get creative and allow makeup to become ultra fun; and also black and white, that are great for creating the smokey eyes and for highlighting.

At the launch of this collection, the MUFE artist created the following look:

make up for ever mufe technicolor palette - how to

make up for ever mufe technicolor palette - how to

After that I decided to experiment with the palette using my own interpretation:

mufe technicolor palette - look

mufe technicolor palette - look

make up for ever mufe technicolor palette - look

make up for ever mufe technicolor palette - look

It was really fun and the bold looks never fail to invite compliments from those around me.

The Make Up For Ever Technicolor Palette is available at all Sephora stores and Make Up For Ever Academy & Pro Loft, located at #01-06 & #02-06, 36 & 38 Armenian Street, at SGD75.