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Friday, July 31, 2015

Post Gym Edit


After a workout there are days when you may be pushed for time and you need to get ready and go without the luxury of heading home. After topping up my deodorant and spraying half a can of dry shampoo there are a few makeup/beauty essentials I'll pack up and reach for when I need to make myself look presentable after the gym.

First I will reach for a facial spray to sooth and calm down my more than likely red face. The Caudalie Beauty Elixir is one I love as it smells very fresh and is great to wake up the skin. The mini size is also super handy and portable, so perfect to carry around. After this I like to go in with a tinted moisturiser type product to hydrate and give me a bit of coverage, Origins Vitazing is great which comes out as a grey cream which then adapts to your skin tone. This doesn't offer a lot of coverage as it's more on the moisturiser side of things, but it brings a nice amount of colour to face and is a nice base. After this is all blended in I'll add some concealer under my eyes and around my nose to conceal redness and dark circles. Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage Concealer Kit is lovely for this as it has great coverage and also comes with a setting powder, so handy to have everything in one place. To finish off the face you can add some cream blush or let the rosiness shine through a bit. I like to carry the Bobbi Brown Cabo Coral Cheek and Lip Tint around just incase I want something less red toned! These can easily be applied with your fingers, like everything here, making it super easy and fuss free.

I like to fill in my brows a bit too and give them a little brush through so having a two in one brow pencil is great, Soap and Glory make one which I love and would recommend. I wouldn't recommend faffing around with eyeshadow unless you want to so just curl your lashes and add some mascara to your top and bottom lashes. I've been using the MAX Factor False Lash Effect which is great for creating natural looking lashes as well as building them up to be more dramatic so you can go as big as you want with this! On the lips I use a tinted lip balm mainly to moisturise but it's nice to add some colour too. I've gone back to the Korres Lip Tints and love the colour pay off they have!

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