My 10 Minute Make-up Routine

 

When it comes to summer make-up? I LOVE a quick and easy routine + one that keeps me looking fresh and glowy as opposed to overly made up. So with that said, I'm sharing my 10 minute make up routine today. And on a slightly different note... I can't wait to start sharing more beauty, home and wellness over the coming months on G&C. Yay! It's been a big goal of mine and I'm excited to slowly see it come together. But for now, let's jump in and I'll walk you guys through a step-by-step of my daily make-up routine.

 
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1) Start with clean skin: For me that means a face that's been freshly cleansed and moisturized. And when it comes to coverage? I tend to use very little and prefer to mix my Aveeno Clear Complexion BB Cream with a few drops of my all time fave moisturizer, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. I've been using it for years and my skin absolutely loves it!

 
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2) Apply concealer to your key areas: I love and use Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer (it's honestly just as good as NARS) and I apply it to my eye ducts, under eye, around the nose and the odd blemish or two. Then I blend using my finger and finish off with Cover Girl Tru Blend powder, which I'm really enjoying by the way, it's light and perfect for sensitive skin.

 
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3) Highlighter/bronzer: The Too Faced Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer is a tried & true fave because it's the perfect highlighter and bronzer in one. I apply it to the apples of my cheeks, eyelids, then a quick swab on my forehead, nose and chin to give me that summertime sun-kissed look. 

 
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4) Mascara: While I swore by Maybelline Falsies Mascara for years, the last batch ended up burning my eyes and leading to severe eye irritation. So I just switched to Marcelle Ultimate Fringe Effect and it's fab! The volume is great, it doesn't clump, and best of all, it's 100% hypoallergenic, Ophthalmologist tested and approved by the Canadian Dermatology Association.

 
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5) Lip gloss: A quick swab of my Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss + a dab of highlighting powder in the centre of my lips does the trick and gives me the perfect pout! And if you're wondering why I dab powder in the centre?! It's a trick I learned to create a fuller lip and I love it!

 
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Voila, all done! And if you have any beauty blog post requests?! Absolutely send them my way! Plus did ya hear?! My first G&C newsletter went out this Monday. Yay, finally! If you haven't subscribed yet? You can do so here! And I'll see you on Thursday with an outfit post! xo

 

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