Wearing Equipment shirt from Edwards Imports, Holly Ryan earrings, Ellery jacket, Smooth Miracle Primer, Miracle Touch Foundation and Eyefinity Smokey Eye Pencil in Black charcoal and brushed copper.
Glam in under 10 minutes
Some days, I wake up in the morning and everything goes smoothly; alarm goes off on time, child doesn’t wake me up in the night and the cat doesn’t attempt to sit on my face at 4:30am. I savor my coffee in a dignified manner, do a 10 minute meditation and apply my make up in peace, smug in my utter personification of efficiency.
And then, there are the other mornings, where everything goes awry and I end up getting everyone ready in a hurry only to look at the mirror, sigh at my dark circles and the 1 minute left on the clock to make them disappear. The day is a blur of appointments and then I remember that post work event, the one I must rush to without going home. What’s a girl to do? Here are some of my tips of the trade as brought to you by the new Max Factor Miracle Collection
Start the day with The New Smooth Miracle Primer because this little helper provides a smooth and even application of foundation, sealing it for longer, lasting wear. Perfect for dry skin that gets even more dehydrated by make-up, this primer will care for your skin all day long. Follow this up with the New Miracle Touch Foundation for a seamless blending and shade matching that blurs imperfections and nourishes skin.
Next up, choose one of the 2 new Eyefinity Smokey Eye Pencils; the dual sided pencil features vibrant colours for intensity and deep metallic shade for highlighting. Bonus; the waterproof formula will stay on until you decide to take it off, not that accidental eye rub during the afternoon slump. I love how the dark shade frames the eyes, highlights and defines the brow bone and the inner corner of the eyes. For day I used the highlighting copper end as a liner, it gave me just the right amount of definition without being overly made up.
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There isn’t anything like healthy, even and smooth skin that makes me feel more self-confident in my day to day life. With so much time spent on the go, I can’t afford to spend hours on such fanciful pursuits as lengthy make up applications or time consuming beauty regimes so; I’ve had to find other ways to make my skin glow. Trust me, things weren’t always peachy keen in the complexion department and it took decades of trial and error, fads and failures, blemishes and unevenness to get to where I am now.
In collaboration with Max Factor’s Miracle Collection, I am dishing out all my skin care secrets so that you can take a shortcut to a heavenly glow.
Great skin is always a mirror of your internal health so the journey to smoothness starts in the gut. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables as they are rich in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and prebiotics necessary to feed the good bacteria that keeps our body (and skin!) in tip-top shape. Increase your consumption of orange varieties as these contain carotenoids, which filter blue light, protect skin from environmental factors and add a visible healthy hue. Don’t forget to cut out any foods that your body is sensitive to as well as any preservatives, colours or artificial ingredients- all a sure fire way to a break out. Make sure your lifestyle isn’t depleting all your B vitamins which are necessary for blemish free skin, things like life stresses and nights out all run our reserves low. Forgo botox by adding plentiful collagen into your diet via long cooked bone broths or supplements and over time the skin will develop more bounce, moisture and resilience. Sugar is not the skin’s friend, leading to premature aging and oxidation so replace it with occasional natural sweets and supplement with probiotics which help our body to thrive.
Move that bod every day until you sweat so that toxins are cleared out in a timely manner. Support your body’s detoxification patterns by drinking at least 2 litres of pure water - all the hydration will plump up the skin from the inside. Try to meditate each day for at least 5-10 minutes as this develops a sense of calm that becomes an anchor point when life takes us on unpleasant journeys – I believe that hard emotions can lead to break outs. ( wearing Lonely Label swimwear)
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