The 10 minute morning makeover challenge

Those of you who have already read my post on me and make up after 40 will realise that I’ve only recently started to make an effort when it comes to make up. Make up phobia is real and that fear of a tan foundation line along my jaw is the stuff of my nightmares!

However, if I’m *really* honest, the reason that I don’t slap on a full face every morning is that I simply can’t be arsed! Even though I know that I look better with it on. If the day ahead involves shopping, washing, walking the dog and sitting at my laptop in the kitchen, then it’s only me that is going to be spooked when I walk past a mirror! Should I be walking into town later, then I may slick on a touch of concealer, mascara and lip balm so not to scare the locals 😉

So if you see me with ‘proper’ make up then I’ve probably been ‘working working’ or I’ve made a special effort!

However, I’m sure that I’m not the only one who can’t be bothered getting out of bed half an hour earlier than necessary or, whose life is already crammed full with kids, family and super important work stuff. It really does come down to priorities and mine will always be to stay snuggled under my warm duvet for as long as possible rather than face the world with a perfect eye liner flick. (I wish I even had those skills! Haha!)

This is really not about rushing out to buy loads of new products (although feel free, if you need an excuse!) nor do you need serious talent, because to be fair, how often can you accurately copy the skills you see on make up tutorials, or is that just me?!

The aim is to give you an idea of just how little time and effort, and how few products, are needed to actually create a lovely daytime look. Watch the video here, you may be surprised – we certainly were!

We’ve never created a video before so it’s not beautifully lit, but it’s real and there are no filters. (Please be kind! We’re already cringing a little bit!) It’s two normal women in a kitchen trying to help other normal women like you! If you like it, please do let us know, and if you have any make up issues that you would like Allison’s help with, just drop a note in the comments.

We hope that you can create the daytime look with the products that you already have, but if you want to know what we used:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation
NYX Concealer
Stila Convertible Color on cheeks and lips
Rimmel Scandaleyes Pencil
Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
Arch Angel Brow Gel

Thanks everyone!
Katie & Allison xx

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