03 April 2013

Foolproof Makeup: The Five Minute, Five Product Face

I've been in Brussels over Easter, which is why I haven't been around to reply to comments and catch up on your blogs. I'll definitely be doing that soon! But first I want to share the fuss-free beauty bits that came with me, allowing me to get ready in minutes and spend all the more time eating waffles and drinking my favourite cherry beer.

Easy, Foolproof Makeup: Clarins BB Cream, Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, Aerin Multi-Colour, Chanel Le Volume Mascara and Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes

I've told you all about the new Clarins BB cream and you can check out my before and after photos here to see why I love it so much. Of all the BB creams I've tried, this one feels the most moisturising on my skin and gives such a lovely naturally perfected finish - it should be on counter now!

This Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Candy Shimmer arrived with the BB cream, and they're the perfect pairing. These lip products have to be tried to be believed: even my sister Sara, who hates the feeling of product on her lips, loves these non-sticky, hydrating balms. She'll be delighted to learn that this is one of 3 new shades that will launch next month; Petal Shimmer and Rosewood Shimmer will also be on offer and they're all priced at €17.
Easy, Foolproof Makeup: Clarins BB Cream, Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, Aerin Multi-Colour, Chanel Le Volume Mascara and Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes
Swatches L-R: Aerin Multi-Colour, Clinique Chubby Stick, Clarins Instant Light
I could have simplified things even more by using this Aerin Multi-Colour in Sweet Pea (€38) on my lips and cheeks, but I love the sheer, satiny glow it gives as a blush. The peachy pink shade I was given is so soft and lovely, and application's a breeze - just dab on with your fingertips, and blend out.

After writing about Clinique's Chubby Stick Shadow Tints for Eyes, I knew Whopping Willow would be coming home with me soon. And I have no regrets: this chunky eye crayon is absolutely foolproof and the slightly shimmery, golden olive shade is just divine. These are €22 and out now.

Swatches  Clarins BB Cream, Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, Aerin Multi-Colour, Chanel Le Volume Mascara and Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes

Finally, a quick coat of Chanel's upcoming mascara launch, Le Volume. Launching in early May (I've been lucky enough to get my mitts on it early),  it's effortlessly good, coating lashes from root to tip in a jiffy and delivering a wide-eyed and fluttery effect in just one coat (add more to pump up the volume even more!).  This will be €30. And there you have it - everything here is an easy, fuss-free, high-performance product that can be applied directly from the tube and blended out with fingers if required. Five products in less than five minutes - can't say fairer than that!

What are your fuss-free go-to's for a quick and easy face?

22 comments:

Kim Alston said...

Clarins makes excellent products. Cliniques chubby sticks are getting great reviews!

Karen Constantine said...

Lady, you look lovely and naturally booootiful. I need to get my grubby paws on that Aerin blush stat

Yvonne Magner said...

How do you find the mascara compared to Chanel Inimitable Emma? Is it clumpy or does it separate lashes? I hate when my lashes still together and I'm useless with one of those eyelash combs. I need to get a new mascara and was going to get inimitable as I've had it before and loved it, it separates and defines and makes lashes look lovely and feathered out.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I'll have to check out the BB cream. You are so lucky - how do you get all these advance products? I will definitely look for Chanel Volume!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

CherrySue said...

A naturdill beauty, that's you Em.

I have gots to get my mitts on some Chubby Sticks for sĂșailes! x

Adele said...

Love the natural feel to this make up - perfect for daywear.
Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo
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fluff and fripperies said...

Chic n Cheap, they are PR samples that were sent to me from the brands in question - I'm very lucky, I know xo

Not Just Inside- The Irish Beauty Blog said...

I love that blush, so pretty

Emilyx0- Irish Beauty Blog said...

Your skin looks amazing! I need that Aerin blush!

x

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love the blush!! If I want a fuss free face, just some mascara, bit of blush & my lip gloss, always need lip gloss, haha! Yu look marvellous x

Anonymous said...

I love simple makeup techniques! Thanks for sharing!

Sweet Like Cinnamon said...

I love the look of that BB cream! Since reading your first post I've been trying to get my hands on one but it's selling out fast!

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Johanna said...

Loving that lippy color on you! So flattering!

Krystal said...

beautiful face!! i've been hearing a lot about the BB cream lately...still want to try it!

Emma said...

Cherry Beer?! omg! Hope you had a lovely time in Brussels Emma!I've been doing the minimal make up thing recently too, just mascara, blush, highlighter and lippie. Mostly out of laziness in the morning! I'm dying to get another Lip Perfector, they are definitely one of the best lip products I've ever tried!

Emma x

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Five products for a five minute face - love it! That Clarins BB cream sounds like a real winner.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

So pretty Emma! Really love that blush! I have to get my hands on some Aerin stuff!

Anonymous said...

You look stunning. That blush...need

Chloe said...

You look gorgeous even with minimum products! The Chubby Stick for eyes really suits you x

Coco said...

You look radiant my love!
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Gaby Fauchon said...

I am SO in love with Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Candy Shimmer, it's just... perfect! I am really curious about their BB Cream too!

Nurse Fancy Pants said...

I love all your picks! Really craving a cherry beer now too ;) xx