Save your time and €€€ with these five make-up hacks for doing your make-up on the train.
NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick €38
NARS Cosmetics is introducing its first foundation stick this September. If the words “foundation stick” make you think of cakey panstick, don’t worry, panstick is not even close to this new formula. The Velvet Matte Foundation Stick, €38 is lightweight, buildable and has a smooth, comfortable finish. No streaks, no drying and definitely no cake-ing. It’s perfect for on-the-go make-up and comes with a touch-up blender brush on the end so you can save room in your make-up bag. Bonus points for using it to draw warrior stripes across your cheeks and staring down anyone who makes eye contact with you on the train.
Out September 1st.
The quickest, easiest method for brow definition is to use a tinted brow gel. For visibly thicker and brushed out brows, use a brow gel that colours and grooms every individual hair, like Benefit’s Gimme Brow, €26. Have a teeny tiny make-up bag? Buy Benefit Gimme Brow in miniature for €12 here. Groomed brows in an instant.
Dr. PAW PAW Tinted Pink Peach Mini Balm €5
Dr. PAW PAW’s Tinted Peach Pink Balm is a multi-purpose lip and cheek tint and the application couldn’t be easier – just dab on your lips and on the apples of your cheeks. All Dr. PAW PAW products are packed with nutrients; papaya moisturises your skin and aloe vera and olive oil will look after it’s texture. With the new mini balms out now in Penneys for €5, that’s a whole lot of benefits packed into one pocket sized product. Five-star train-face hack.
Flormar Bronzing Powder €9.95
Flormar’s Bronzing Powder is the ideal train make-up hack. It’s a gorgeous golden powder that glides on and mattifies your skin, and it comes in sturdy packaging, so there is no risk of it smashing up when it rattles around in your handbag. It’s massive, (with an equally massive mirror) so you can balance it on your lap or train table. And it’s super affordable, for under a tenner.
When you’re still half asleep on your commute, poking your eyes with a black mascara is risky enough. Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara, €11.99 contains a collagen enriched formula that will give you volume from root to tip, and the wavy bristles leave little room for error and are easy to use – ideal for your foggy early morning brain. It won’t cake or clump or smudge into your eyelids or creases – minimal effort for maximum results.
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