When I think of a 'deadline face', this kind of expression springs to mind...haha, however this is relating to makeup. I'm sure some of you know that during a deadline, the makeup routine usually takes a hit because you need to be in the library at 9am for when it opens so putting in a crease colour or contouring until you look like Cara isn't really the priority!
I've recently had a huge deadline (and I am now finished university for good...) so my morning routine became a little simpler but I also switched it around to contain products which did their job so I didn't look like I was having constant late nights and I didn't have to touch up my face throughout the day.
To start off with I would moisturise with Origins VitaZing which I have just fallen back in love with. When I first started using it I found it was making me quite oily throughout the day but it must have been the combo of that and another product because it's working beautifully now. It has a slight tint to it so gives my face that sort of holiday glow which I really need and it smells delicious! I used this before using another rediscovered product; the best high street primer that I have tried and that is Collection's Primed & Ready. I stopped using it because it is very siliconey but despite that, it really does its job. Paired with Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation, this base sticks around all day which for me is amazing, because my makeup always wears off and leave me looking like I never put any on in the first place, which drives me nuts! Not to mention, this primer is only £5.99, the cheapest one I've tried and the most effective!
To conceal I used a combination of MAC's Studio Finish concealer to hide any blemishes and Collection's Illuminating Touch concealer under the eyes to hide those dark circles caused by the constant late nights!
For the eyes I opted for no eyeshadow or a really simple one colour look, which was usually Chopper from the Naked 2 palette which is a gorgeous easy to wear copper. I paired this with Maybelline's The Falsies mascara which is good, but I've yet to find a mascara that really blows me away!
Finally, I finished everything off with my absolute favourite blush of the moment which is Topshop's Head Over Heels. It's a beautiful bright coral/peach and used along with my new Real Techniques Stippling brush works a treat. I agree with the hype on this one; the Stippling brush really is the best way to apply cream blush as it's really hard to go overboard with it as it picks up just the right amount of product.
Well, it's not exactly one of these 4-product-faces that we keep hearing about, but the products used have really been effective and helped to wake me up and keep me looking fresh throughout the stressful weeks and days before the dreaded deadline!
Good luck to any of you with deadlines approaching! I hope you've enjoyed this post, and it's great to be back blogging!