I’m not one who usually sleeps in during the mornings, I usually wake up and get up bright and early (or gloomy and cold if you’re in England!) before anyone else in my family. I’ve been described as a morning person because of how I always am every morning: cheery and overly-energetic (regardless of the amount of coffee or tea I’ve consumed. )
I used to take hours getting ready for the day because of my big curly hair needing maintenance but ever since I got my hair chemically straightened my mornings have been a little easier and quicker. I’ve been loving some products recently that I’d like to share with you all, they are my go-to products that I use everyday to make myself look a little more presentable because let’s be real, we don’t all wake up looking like Beyoncé.
- Face: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup with SPF 10. I’m the shade Dawn (2W1).I’ve been raving on and on about this foundation to my friends, it’s just amazing. After using drug store foundations all life once I put this foundation on I immediately noticed the difference and cannot go back. It’s just lighter, less “foundationy” once it’s on and looks absolutely flawless – I don’t have to use concealer anymore!
- Eyes & Eyebrows: Dipbrow Pomade by Anastasia Beverly Hills. I’m using the colour Chocolate.I use this for both my eyebrows and as my eyeliner, using the Ardell Duo Brow Brush. Unfortunately, I wasn’t naturally blessed with beautifully shaped, full-looking eyebrows so I need a little help! I used to use Rimmel Eyebrow pencil but it always looked too “drawn” so I opted for this gel instead: I think I can just use brushes better than pencils for instance, I can never line my eyes with pencil because it always looked so… obvious, like I can’t explain it – I feel like I get more precise lines with a brush?? Previously, I used L’Oreal black gel eyeliner but I’ve recently wanted to make my eyes look a little softer for everyday wear and so I don’t look the same during events when I really want that black, dramatic Feline Flick look.
- Hair: OGX Kukuí Oil Anti-Frizz Hydrating OilAdmittedly, my hair has been through a lot: hair dying from yellow, orange, dark brown, light brown, ombré, honey blonde; hair re-bonding, strain from my hair straighteners and curlers all resulting in frizzy, dry hair. I’ve been using this oil recently to try and give life back into my hair – it’s been working, I usually have very frizzy ends but this helps tame them so I don’t need to try and de-frizz them using a straightener.
I have been using makeup for years now and always love the confidence boost it gives me, especially when my makeup game is on point – makes me feel a little bit like Beyoncé. I remember the dreaded times I wasn’t very good at make up (when my makeup game was off-point *sobs*) but it does take a lot of trial and error, practise and Michelle Phan tutorials to get through it, haha. What are your go-to products?