Beauty // Quick, Post-Gym Makeup

Hey loves!

It's no secret on here that I love a little bit of early morning exercise, especially if I'm working a full day at the office. I'm one of those people who is a morning/early afternoon exerciser - if I leave it past 3pm then my chances of getting a workout in cut by half! Terrible, I know, but we all have our preferences when it comes to getting hot and sweaty right?

I feel terrible if I miss out on a workout due to laziness, so when I know I'm going to be working a full day, or I have a busy day of activities planned, I go early, pump iron, run home and am showered, dressed and out the door in 30 minutes.

This quick pace of action necessitates a quick face, which I have perfected over the last few weeks. Whilst I don't feel like I have to look drop dead gorgeous every time I go to work, I do like to look at least presentable in case of unexpected meetings. So, this is my few product face that I can throw on in 10 minutes and run!

I tend to whack on a lightweight base that covers my post gym redness and wakes me up, and my current bases of choice include the YSL Teint Touche Eclat and the Bourjois CC Cream. Then I do a quick bit of correcting with my Bobbi Brown Corrector and set it all with my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. I throw on a pinky blush because I'm pink anyway and might as well match, and because it make me look more awake, and for this I love MAC Stereo Rose MSF. Bish, bash, bosh, base done! For my eyes I love just swiping on a cream eyeshadow, and the Barbara Daly ones are amazing, cheap, cheerful and long lasting. This perks up my tired, red eyes and makes me look all bright eyed and bushy tailed ready for work! Finally we add on lashings on whatever mascara comes to hand, in this case the Bourjous 1 Second Volume and a slick of lip balm and off we go, running to the car, keys in hand and ready for work!

I find this works well enough to get me through the day and keep me looking wide awake, and I get to have that awesome feeling of having squeezed in my workout before I've even sat down at my desk, which powers me through the day!

What's you quick makeup routine? Do you have any product recommendations for me?


  1. Touche eclait is my best friend in fact I need to rebuy it I have missed it, I love a natural looking face especially after the gym xx

  2. I've never gotten along with that product unfortunately. I really want to try the the By Terry one! xx


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