Having the great privilege of being able to be made up by professional makeup artists aka my “Glamzonian Team ” 😛😉, is so much fun and one of my favorite things about my job and life. But, of course, I don’t have them there with me for every day, every outing etc, and have picked up some much needed advice and tips and tricks from my glamzonian team, over the years, to help with my makeup…Which I am so excited to share with all of you:) In this post, I am sharing the 5 (that’s right, just 5 is all you need), makeup products that you can throw/keep in your handbag, to take us from not to hot, in just 5 minutes, when we need to glam up in a hurry, be it to just go to the store, running last minute errands, in the car etc, you can still get cute, in 5-10 mins, with just 5 products and get on with your day.
Ps. Keep reading till the end, Iv added a 6th note. It’s not a makeup product, but a post-it note 🤔😱😧 This little office staple, will take your makeup application to another level, quickly. I’m saying no more till the end …except 2 words … Life. Changing.
Ok, so my first weapon in my Glamzonian Arsenal, is BB Cream. And my choice is always Garnier 5-in-1 BB Cream. I love this cream because it basically does the job of several products combined in one tube. It’s a moisturizer (lasting 24 hours), it provides UV protection, immediately evens out your skin tone and gives you radiant, flawless skin and my personal favorite, this magic cream covers lines and hides any imperfections, while still leaving skin looking very natural (As if you didn’t try at all😉).
So now that our skin looks flawless and perfect, time to whip out the next weapon- Mascara. I think that this particular product on my list, probably comes as no surprise to most of you, as it’s a staple for us all. As you can imagine, I have tried countless Mascaras on the market and just recently discovered, what I now consider, the holy grail of Mascaras- The Dreamweave Lash Magnet Mascara. How I ever lived without this, is beyond me. Dreamweave has been dubbed “lash extensions in a tube” & I can see why. That’s exactly what it is/does. It coats each lash with a silicone lash lengthening, locking wrap which gives you dramatically longer , smudge free lashes so you can bat those beauties as much as you like 😁😉 It is no wonder that these are a firm fav with celebs and Makeup artists around the world.
We are still on eyes. Eyeliner is, of course, essential to getting those perfect wings 😉 While getting your liner perfect, is all in the technique, in my opinion, it certainly doesn’t hurt to choose a liner that makes it that much easier and lasts longer. For those not wanting to spend a small fortune on liner, Essence Waterproof Eyeliner Pen is perfect. It doesn’t smear or flake and lasts the entire day. Best of all, it only costs about R45😱🤗 and for those who require a little bit more work from their liners, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper is simply glorious. It’s a felt tip liner that helps you create the sexiest wings and as for its staying power, well the name says it all…anything that lasts longer than this liner will basically need to be a tattoo. This is a must try (approx R300). Now, regardless of budget, we can all have those wings baby 🙌
Its all about that Pout Honey💋💋 and nothing accentuates a pout like lipgloss. Just slip your fav gloss into your purse and you will be ready to give that perfect pout wherever you go. I also love any product that takes up half the space in my purse but does double the work, right? The YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush Duo (approx R415) is amazing. It doubles as a gloss and a blush so you can have the rosiest cheeks along with that pout☺️😚
Lastly, and my favorite weapon in this Arsenal…Contour & Highlight Stick. I love a good duo stick because it’s compact and easy to pop into your handbag and easy to use, especially in a hurry as its a one stick application. If you need a good contour /highlight stick, my suggestion would definitely be the Maybelline Master Contour Stick. It comes in 3 coordinated shades, and has a creamy matte textùre and leaves a fabulous, perfectly sculpted effect. (Approx R170).
The Plus One: The Post-it Note
Thats right, it’s not a typo, and I am not (entirely) crazy😁😜 I really did mean to add this stationery item to your glamzonian 5-in-5 kit. This little sticky note helps give you the winged eye effect, quickly and easily. Simply stick the note (or you could use any sticky tape as in pic below), along your eye line at the ends of your upper lids. Align it at the angle that you would like the “wing line” and take your liner and draw along the post-it. Just like that, you have wings😉
There you have it, my 5-in-5. Just these handful of products will not only take your glamzonian status up a notch but also leaves your skin looking and feeling amazing all day long.
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Good Luck my Glamzonians
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