I'm really happy because I have found a base routine that works perfectly for me and all of the products are from Make Up Forever (MUFE)! These are the products I use on most days:
I remember one of the things that really sold me on this foundation is the fact that it's 80% water.
The liquidly consistency separates when it's just sitting in the bottle so it requires a good shake before every use. I love that it comes with a pump for obvious hygienic reasons but also because it makes dispensing the product much easier. 1 pump is usually perfect for me, sometimes I use an extra half pump as coverage is buildable. Despite being such a lightweight, water-based foundation, it evens out my complexion so well! On top of that, it feels super lightweight and blends very naturally without emphasising any of my imperfections. It actually looks like my skin; not a layer covering it. The only cons I can think of with this product are 1.) that it comes in a glass bottle and 2.) MUFE isn't the most accessible brand in Australia.
I usually use the Face and Body foundation for everyday and switch it out for the HD foundation when I need a bit of extra coverage (e.g. nights out/when I know I will be photographed).
Brows are a must!! The creamy formula of the MUFE Aqua Brow, when used with my angled liner brush from MAC, gives me the perfect filled in, defined brows that stay put for the entire day. I get so many brow compliments because of my brow routine, and let's be honest, brow compliments are the best compliments! I'm curious to see how the Anastasia Dipbrow compares to this because they sound pretty similar in concept, just that one is in a pot and one is in a tube. If we are only talking about packaging, I definitely prefer a tube. Then i use the MUFE HD powder on my T-zone and concentrating around any other areas I have concealed.
Oh! And another thing I love about MUFE products? The staying power is amazing - water and sweat proof!
As for blush (my favorite part of my make up routine), I'm usually not fussed which one I reach for because I love love love all my blushes! This year, there has been about 3-5 blushes on heavy rotation (I'll probably do a post on that in the near future!) In this post, I'm wearing NARS New Attitude, one of my favorites.
For lips on an everyday basis, I stick to neutral pinks or tinted lip balms. Some of my favorites are the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 02 (pictured left), the 3CE Jumbo Lip Crayon in Bohemian Pink (pictured right) and the Dior Lip Glow. I didn't get a photo of the latter but it's not the most obvious color on the lips, I just like it because it gives the tiniest pink tint but it also makes my lips look so supple.
And voila! Honestly on an average day, if I'm only going to uni or work and especially if it's early in the morning, I don't give myself that long to get ready because I would rather snooze, even for that extra 10 minutes. I've got my everyday routine so down pat, this only takes me about 15 minutes and like I said, I do skip some steps.
What are the essentials in your routine if you only had a few minutes to put yourself together?