The 5-Minute-Makeup

I´m sure we can all relate on the point that we sometimes are willing to sit down for atleast an hour and try our best to compliment our best face features and sometimes we just feel like we couldn´t care less and just put enough makeup on to look atleast presentable.
I´ve felt the second way a lot lately so I thought I would show you all what products I use to get ready in 5 minutes but still looking like I´ve atleast tried not to look absolutely horrible.

The Benefit Porefessional Primer is my absolute holy-grail product and I´m more than sure nothing will ever beat it. I apply a small amount of it around my pores and chin, so basically where my pores are the biggest. My skin looks a lot smoother instantly.
To hide those horrendous dark under eye area I use one of my favourite concealers at the moment, the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 10. I apply three strokes of it under each eye and blend it in with the Real Techniques Contour Brush, this duo works wonders! While I blend it in, I also like to go over my eyelids with the brush to even the skin out there aswell.
For brows I use the Smashbox BrowTech in Taupe. On one side you´ve got the waxy brow pencil with whom you can either only fill in spare areas or go for a full brow. After your brows are even you´ve also got a fixing gel on the other side of the pencil, which keeps my brows in place pretty good without making them feel krispy.
A bit of length- and volume-adding mascara like the L´Oreal False Lash Architect Mascara and you´re good to go. I once randomly grabbed this mascara at the drugstore and I´m really suprised by how good it is!
Now since we haven´t seen the sun for quite a while it´s time to add some colour with the help of the Makeup Revolution Contour Palette. You can decide between 3 different brown shades, depending on how much colour you need to look alive again (trust me, I should probably go for the darkest shade). A bit of the highlighter aswell and you´re almost done.
Since we haven´t applied foundation, I don´t see the need to add powder but rather a lighter refreshing setting spray like the NYY Matte Finish Setting Spray. It sinks in really fast, smells quite good and definitely keeps the few products on my face in place.

What are your 5-minute-makeup products?



Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat // Review + Swatch

Charlotte Tillbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat
Yesterday I have arrived back home from a short trip to London, and of course I couldn´t leave without treating myself to something from Charlotte Tillbury.
The minute I stepped into the shop at Westfield I knew I had to go straight to the Lip section, otherwise my money would be completely gone. I was really close to giving into the Dolce Vita Eyeshadow Quad but my mind was set on buying only a lip product, haha.
I actually wanted to get the Lipstick version of Pillow Talk, but since that one was sold out I went for the Lip Cheat version.

Before trying it out for the first time this morning, I thought I could never wear this lipliner on it´s own, simply because I didn´t like what other lipliner feels like when you apply them to your whole lip.
This one is completely different though, it does start off as being sticky but after a short while, this feeling goes away and you can barely feel it on your lips anymore, which I really like.

The texture is more on the waxy side, which makes it glide on really smoothly and with a lot of pigmentation after the first application, meaning you can easily reapply it on the go. With that it already saved itself a place in my work bag, haha.
Charlotte Tillbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Swatch
It certainly lives up to it name as a Lip Cheat. My lips often have dry patches and this lip liner kinda erases them a bit, making my lips look soft, yet still natural.

The colour is an absolute dream for every nude lover.
Pillow Talk is a kinda dusty rose shade with a lovely pink undertone, so it basically goes with any look. I´m head over heels in love with the colour and I´m so glad I listened to basically every other Beauty Blogger and went for Pillow Talk as the first shade I tried from the lip product shade range.

Have you tried the Pillow Talk Lip Cheat or Lipstick? Or any other Charlotte Tillbury product?



The Only Primer You'll Ever Need // Benefit The POREfessional

Benefit The POREfessional
Primer has become an important part in my daily makeup routine.
It can give you the most beautiful flawless finish, if you use the right one.
I´ve tried a couple ones over the last few months, from nearly the whole price range, means from drugstore primers to highstreet ones. 
Some have completely failed on me and some were okay/good. One has gone beyond my expectations though, and is for sure gonna stay in my makeup collection for a very long time.

The one I´m talking about here, is the Benefit The POREfessional.
It´s by far my absolute favourite primer ever, as it fills every wish I have and leaves my makeup looking gorgeous.
You all probably know that product but for those who don´t, it an oil-free, colour-free cream primer that contains Vitamine D, and should hide all your pores and fine lines and also keep your makeup in place the whole day.
Benefit The POREfessional Texture
As you can see from the picture above, it´s a kinda beige cream that feels thick before working it into your skin. Once you tap or spread it over your T-Zone, it adapts really well into the skin, is easy to blend, gets invisible and you´ll also not feel it anymore.
After applying foundation on top you´ll see that this primer works wonders!
I have the hugest pores around my nose and they dissapear completely! 
Now you could think, because of the finish, my pores get cloged but that´s not at all what happens, this product only fills them in and gets removed completely out of them when you take your makeup off in the evening. I never got any pimples because of this primer.
It also helps my makeup to stay in place for quite a good while, and keeps excess oil at bay as good as possible. With a dewy foundation I do need to re-powder my T-Zone, but with a matte foundation everything still looks presentable in the evening.

Benefit says for a softer flawless look, simply apply the POREfessional before and after your makeup, which I definitely need to try and report back to you.

With a price of 35€, it is for sure on the more expensive side, but so worth it. I´ve already purchased it two times which rarely happens as this tube lasts me a good few months and in that time span I normally find a product that I like more, but this primer is just perfection!

What is your favourite primer? Have you tried the Benefit POREfessional? What are your thoughts on it?

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