Low Maintenance LOTD

It’s been a while since I’ve done a look of the day and when I’m at work I generally want something low maintenance because realistically I don’t have the time to top up my makeup every few hours. This look is nice and easy I’ve used minimal products and there’s not too much fanciness here, sadly the lighting wasn’t great (curse yellow lights in my flat) but either way I hope this is a look you can use yourself for a low fuss day.

Eyes
MUA Eye Primer
I always use an eye primer before eyeshadow simply because it makes the look more intense and makes my eyeshadow stick around all day. The MUA one is very easy to use simply apply to the lids using the doe foot applicator and blend with your finger and you’re set!
Urban Decay Naked Palette
I quite like shimmery eyeshadows but I wanted this to be very simple so I took the shade Naked and applied that into the lid and crease then blended, I didn’t bother with any other shades of eyeshadow as I wanted this to be a simple, minimalistic look.
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Kohl Liner in Nude
I get very red rimmed eyes especially if I’ve not slept well so I use a swipe of nude eyeliner on my waterline to brighten my eyes and conceal the redness. If you feel like black liner is too harsh I’d definitely recommend a nude as it shaves years off of your face and makes your eyes look wider and brighter.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Concealer is a must for me owing to the dark under eye circles I get, I dot this and and blend with my ring finger, I’ll then apply a bit under my brow bone and slightly into the socket and blend to conceal any other darkness.
L’oreal Telescopic Mascara
I really like this mascara, usually I’ll build it up for long, volumised black lashes but today I wanted to keep the look quite simple so I applied one to two coats for fluttery long lashes.
Sleek Brow Kit in Dark
I’ve used all of the pigmented wax in this up so I just used the brow powder, it doesn’t give my brows as much structure as I usually go for but it fills them in and darkens them without much effort.

Face
L’oreal True Match Foundation
I don’t ever wear this to work simply because it doesn’t stay on for very long but for home days it’s perfect and I love the dewy finish! The best way to apply this is with a damp sponge and I dab it onto my face for even coverage. I love how healthy this makes my face look and I get a lot of compliments with this!
Sleek Barekissed Illuminator in Monoco
My current highlighter of choice, this is a liquid and it’s fairly intense so I actually applied it on all of the usual places before foundation. The L’oreal foundation is medium coverage and I like my highlighter to be a little more subtle so this allows me to have it shine through for a natural glow.
Astor Deluxe Bronzer in 002 Safari Fever
I have an oval shaped face and my cheekbones are not very prominent so I always like to use a little bronzer in the hollows of my cheeks to help to define my face. I applied this in a line then blended with my brush, I then used the excess foundation on my sponge over the top to tone it down.
No7 Vital Brights Cream Blusher in Blossoming Pink
They’re not as easy to apply as powders but I love how cream blushers can add dewiness and freshness to the skin. This one by No7 is lovely, I dot it onto the apples of my cheeks and then blend, if it’s too intense I’ll add a drop of foundation over the top and blend to keep it subtle as clown cheeks are terrible!

Lips
Balance Me Hint of Glamour Tinted Lip Balm
I always wear lipstick however, this is a low maintenance look, I decided to go for a tinted lip balm that is a berry shade just to add a little more colour to my face. This is actually darker than it appears in the photo but it’s great for adding a little something to the lips without needing to top it up and worry about smudging, feathering or bleeding.

So there we have it, quite a simple look and great for lazy days! If you enjoyed this post please hit the like button and let me know in the comments what products are you go-to for a lazy day.

Thanks for reading!

About ninarossbeauty

PR Person and Beauty Blogger who has a soft spot for eyeshadows, lipsticks and anything quirky. You can contact me at ninarossjournal@gmail.com
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