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Earlier this week, I confessed that I tend to wander around on off days without makeup. But you know, in this age of selfies and easy access to high quality cameras in mobile phones, sometimes that just isn’t a good idea. Especially more so if you’re with friends and then someone whips out their swanky new phone and says “Hey guys, let’s take a groupfie! I want to share it on Instagram!” and before you can unfurrow your brow and wonder “What on earth is a groupfie?!” the photo is taken and uploaded to Instagram and oh dear, you look all washed out and no amount of filters will help you! :P
If I know I’ll be out with company, I sometimes put on some very simple makeup, just to even out skin tone and define features. Sometimes, this forms the basis of a casual workday face too. And for this purpose, I often turn to some easy tools from Laura Mercier which aren’t only easy, they’re importantly quick to assemble! Let me show you what I use to get a selfie-ready face :D (psst! There’s a very easy Instagram contest at the end of the post to enter to win their famed tinted moisturiser for a year!)
The thing about cameras is that they can tend to accentuate flaws and uneven skintone. So, to even out my skintone and as a light base, I like to go with the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. It is lightweight and although coverage is similarly light, it does a good job to even out my skintone. Before the popularity of BB and CC Creams, tinted moisturisers were the thing and of all the tinted moisturisers I’ve tried, I still go back to Laura Mercier. Have been since the day I tried it!
Because it’s so light in coverage, all it does for me is even out redness in my skin but doesn’t do much to make it look clear and flawless. So, for parts that need concealing, I opt for the Undercover Pot which is a dinky little all in one concealer pot for blemishes and undereye and even setting powder. This way, you don’t end up needing or using a very thick base which is great for light makeup days or weekends.
A cream blush in a pink or coral usually rounds off my look to add a pop of rosy freshness to the cheeks (makes you look younger!) although I do find that wearing a slightly stronger colour helps it show up better in photos.
When I’m feeling adventurous, I use an eye colour where I swear by the Caviar Sticks for lazy days. The great thing about the caviar sticks cream shadow is that you can use the lighter shades as a soft eye colour, just to brighten the eye area, or if you own the darker shades, use it to line your eyes and then smudge it out a little to soften the look.
When you take pictures, having eye liner on helps define your eyes and make them stand out and more visible as opposed to not wearing anything on your eyes. Oh and define your brows. It helps frame your face better especially in photos and especially in lower resolution cameras or poor lighting.
Don’t forget a lip colour to avoid looking washed out and tada! You have a selfie ready face that you can put together in 10 minutes or less. Or in a rushed morning, this is something to whip up very quickly and easily so you don’t look like death warmed over when you arrive at the office. Trust me on this one! You don’t even need tools, just fingers will do to quickly dab, swipe and pat everything on and blend. If I can do it, you bet, all of you can do! :D
LAURA MERCIER MALAYSIA ON INSTAGRAM @LAURAMERCIERMY GIVEAWAY
So we’ve been talking about selfies and Instagram and so, to celebrate the launch of Laura Mercier Malaysia’s presence on Instagram, they are offering the chance for THREE lucky people to win a their award winning tinted moisturiser for a whole year! (terms apply – see visual).
You do need to have an Instagram account (download the app from the Apple store or Google Play, it’s free!) and then do this:-
- Follow @LauraMercierMY on Instagram for promos and latest info
- Post the following visual in your account (make sure it’s public) and hashtag #LauraMercierMY and #BestTintedMoisturizer
The winners must be based in Malaysia and it starts today and the deadline to enter is 30 November 2014. It’s so easy, there’s no real excuse not to enter is there? :P
Good luck and have fun! I hope one of you will be one of the 3 winners! *sending lots of good lucky vibes your way*
Do you have any tips for an easy and quick selfie-ready look? :D
Because I have small eyes that can disappear when I smile, I find the eyeliner trick helps them look defined and visible in photos. Oh and not smiling too much helps too LOL! Share your tips! :D