Daily Routine: Make-Up

{ Klairs BB Cream* | Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Palette | Lily Lolo Foundation | Hourglass "Ethereal Glow" Ambient Lighting Blush | Bobbi Brown Gel Liner | B. Loud Mascara | Eyeko Skinny Liner | MAC "Painterly" Paint Pot | Korres Lip Butter | Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight | MAC Russian Red | Oriflame Eyebrow Kit | Christian Dior Lip Glow }

Not much has changed when it comes to make-up; I still stick to neutral colours and a natural, matte finish. I avoid vibrant, unnatural colours and generally stick to earthy browns, nude shades, and occasionally introduce soft metallics or burgundy hues. With lipstick I swing from either total coverage with strong, bold reds or easy-going lip butters with a hint of buildable colour.

The huge change has come with the confidence to ditch make-up altogether whenever I feel like it. If I am working in the studio or not leaving the house, I often forgo make-up completely, and if it's a quick trip to run errands I dab on a little concealer to hide those sleepy eyes instead of a full face of make-up.

I also streamlined my collection with the premise "less is more." I now have a minimal selection of products with each piece working effectively and in exactly the way I want it to. I've realised what is worth spending money on and what isn't quite so important. I am much more cautious with my money, buying less and placing a huge importance on not wasting anything.