I will be doing 7 different work makeup looks and hairstyles for 7 days of the week and this is the first instalment of the series.
Let us start with Monday; monday is the day I struggle to wake up. I just can't seem to shake the weekend feeling and always crave an extra 10 minutes of sleep, therefore, I am usually late on monday mornings. I usually have 10 minutes to get ready, and this is the look I wear most often on monday mornings.
I don't recommend using a foundation when you are in a rush, let a BB or a CC cream do the work for you. For this look, I wore the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream as I needed something more than a tinted moisturiser but didn't have time to spend on blending. This cream has excellent coverage, blends very easily, has SPF and stays on the whole day. I brushed on my favourite Rimmel Stay Matte Powder on my T-Zone to tame the excess oil and tossed it in my makeup bag for touch ups throughout the day. This powder is a must have if you have very oily skin. I added a dash of Maybelline Cheeky Glow blush in Fresh Coral to add a hint of colour on my cheeks and make me look alive.
For my eyes I quickly applied a thin layer of The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadow in Oh Honey just to add a little bit of shimmer onto the eyelids followed by a stroke of Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal in black on my water line and few coats of Maybelline The Falsies Mascara to open up the eyes.Don't forget to curl your lashes before applying the mascara to help your eyes look more awake, I usually forget/skip this step; but even if I have a minute to do my face, I never skip mascara. If your lashes are scarce, tight line your upper waterline with a black kajal to make your lashes appear fuller.
I wore the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Butter in San Paulo on my lips. This shade is just brightening enough without being too loud. It feels very buttery on my lips, despite being matte, and doesn't fadeaway in patches. I like to wear long lasting lipsticks on the first day of the week because I usually have a lot to catch up on the first day back after weekends so except for few breaks here and there I don't really check on my lipsticks very often on Mondays.
It took me less than 10 minutes to do my makeup. Usually there isn't time for me to do my hair on monday morning, so I leave my hair open. I always wash my hair on Sundays, so on Mondays I embrace my natural hair.
I am not very meticulous with my outfits and decide my outfit at the last minute. I went for a very simple pink cotton kurti, inspired by my lipstick. I love wearing kurti to work, especially on mondays as it is a no brainer when you have the right leggings to go along with it. You can never go wrong with a well fitted kurti and leggings.
That was my first look of the series, make sure you check back tomorrow for look no 2.