There are odd occasions when you have to slap on your make up without the help of a mirror. Rare occasions, yes, but they do crop up every now and then.
During this past week, for reasons I won’t bother to explain right now, I’ve come up against quite a few of those mirror-less situations and have been forced to try and adapt my normal beauty routine in order to compensate for the fact that I can’t see what my make up looks like while it’s being applied – or when it’s on my face.
Thankfully however, there are a number of super simple beauty products in my arsenal that make mirror-less beauty application so much easier than I ever thought it could be. Base-wise, I’ve opted for very blendable, lightweight concealers that aren’t likely to crease, leave streaky marks or awkward blobs that haven’t blended into my skin. Both the Cover Girl and Olay The Depuffer Concealer and the Maybelline Face Studio Master Conceal work wonders when it comes to the blendability and pigmentation and have been two of my most-relied upon products during the past few days.
Eye-wise, it’s all about easy-to-blend but long-lasting cream shadows, like the By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock and the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars on the Go in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – which, incidentally, also contains a pretty brilliant cream blusher, which also works brilliantly as far as blendability goes.
Last, but not least, there’s lipstick. In my opinion, there’s nothing easier than a nice simple nude – one of those ‘your lips but better’ type shades that won’t end up obviously smeared in the wrong places without your knowledge. Two of my most recent favorites are the MAC Wonder Woman Lipstick in Marquise d’ – yes, it’s limited edition, but there are a number of other brilliantly beautiful MAC shades that will work just as well – and the Nyx Butter Gloss in Praline, a nice and easy dusty pink that applies smoothly and easily and looks good whether or not you have a mirror.
Now, I can’t say that the mirror-less make up application process is one I’m eager to maintain, but thanks to this bevy of brilliant beauty products, it’s been a whole heap easier than I every thought it could be.