THE 9-5 LOOK
A 9-5 job, well in my case, 9-5.30 Monday-Friday. I have the tendency to sleep and wake up late. There are those odd nights where I sleep early but still wake up late because I have a lie in and keep pressing snooze. I prefer having more sleep than to wake up early to get ready. Who wouldn’t?
I work in an office and don’t see clients face to face. In my opinion, I’m at work to work, not to impress anyone at the office therefore limiting to how much makeup is plastered. I stare at my work Macbook and monitor all day therefore colour contacts are not worn as they will dry my eyes out more.
Monday to Friday, my makeup routine consists of concealing the under eye circles and around the mouth, fill in my eyebrows then line my upper lids and add falsies then lip balm, and off to work I go. There are the odd times where I just wear concealer under the eyes because I’ve woken up too late especially after a night out therefore having to rush. Everyone at work has seen me without makeup and at my rough state too, complimenting me saying how rough I look. There are also times where I wear a little bit more makeup and dress a lot nicer because I have events to go to after work or am heading off somewhere. I always get asked where I’m off to, looking overdressed and way out of place!
I have noticed that my skin has improved a lot since I’m not clogging up my skin all the time, giving it room to breathe. Who wouldn’t want better skin? In the above photo, I have uneven skin tone (I’m still sporting a tanned nose), blackheads, spots, oily skin. Without concealer, my under eye circles are in your face which you cannot see here. I’m like any other person out there, I have imperfections. No one is perfect. I don’t photoshop myself in photos as I’ve got nothing to hide and am comfortable with my skin. If you ever bump into me in Leeds especially during my lunch break or after work, I will look like this. I don’t want to be known as the blogger who looks different in person due to over photoshopping photos. The most I do is brighten the photo up. No slimming onr concealing.
After all these years of wearing makeup, I have finally learnt that less is more. Going out at night is a different story, no?
What’s your work makeup routine?
哈喽！Nicol is a China based British blogger with a goal to visit all provinces in China, using this blog to document the good, the bad and the ugly of anything and everything. Currently visited 32/34.