It's 3pm and I've just looked in the mirror for the first time since 7.30am. To put it bluntly I look like sh*t. Ok maybe that's a little harsh but I certainly don't look fresh any more.
This is where my fail safe touch up kit comes in. I'm all about convenience when it comes to a quick touch up and I like to travel light. (I can't be doing with hauling my whole make up bag around all day) I keep a few essentials in my cute little Comme des Garcons pouch, to see me through the day and lately I'm all about that bronzed healthy glow and rosey lips.
The first thing I use for touch ups is Nars Creamy Concealer. Its fab for hiding blemishes and banishing under eye shadows which creep up on me as the day goes by. Its one product I always keep stock of and one I always trust. It doesn't crease under the eyes and the silky soft formula is super easy to blend.
Next up is my absolute favourite Nars Laguna Bronzer. If your a regular reader of The Beaux Diaries then you'll have heard me bang on about this on more than one occasion. In short its the best bronzer for achieving a gorgeous healthy glow. I keep the regular sized Laguna for my touch up kit and I also have large limited edition version that stays at home in my Muji Draws.
Another Nars favourite I always have with me is the Nars powered blush in 'Unlawful'. This pretty blush is highly pigmented and a light swish over my cheekbones brings my face back to life after a busy morning. As you can see from the pictures I've hit pan on this blusher. Sad as that is, it's lasted me nearly a whole year so well worth the £23 price tag. Can't. Live. Without!
To perk up my eyes I use my Shu Uemura eye lash curlers. I'm not really a fan on touching up my mascara during the day as I too many layers can leave my lashes clumpy and heavy. Instead a quick curl with this wonder tool helps open up my eyes and leave them looking more awake.
On my lips I'm loving Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip gloss in 'Rose Crush' a gorgeous dusky, rose colour. I'm not normally a daytime gloss kinda girl but soon as I tried this beautiful specimen from Tom Ford, I can't stop wearing it. Its so creamy and luxurious and most importantly gives my lips real fullness. (Lip fillers in a tube). The colour is beautiful and literally works with so many make up looks from a smokey eye to a neutral toned make up. Absolute current fave.
And lastly a newbie to my make up routine is the Clarins Fix Make Up Spray. A light face spray that fixes your make up in place and refreshes your skin. It contains Aloe Vera, to sooth, grapefruit and rose water to invigorate. The scent is summer in a bottle and I'm guilty of spraying this on my face all day long. I'm not 100% sure it's keeping make up in place all day, but it certainly helps it stay for longer whilst giving my complexion a much needed boost. Wonderful Stuff.
What's in your touch up kit? I'm a huge fan of multi tasking products - I'd love it if you could leave me some recommendations.......
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Love L xxx