Be Savvy With Your Skincare
While I always manage to wake up just before my alarm, I never have more than a few minutes for my beauty routine. If you’re the same, I recommend refining your skincare routine to boost your glow – it’ll save you time in the long run. Usually, I start with Chantecaille Nettoyant moussant au riz et au géranium, 41,25 £. On a side note, if I’m in the shower I rotate between Oribe Shampooing pour une belle couleur, 33,00 £ and and condition with Oribe Après-shampooing Bright Blonde pour une belle couleur, 36,75 £ to keep my highlighted hair its healthiest.
After I’ve shower, I’ll wake my eyes up with Chantecaille Concentré anti-stress +, 139,50 £, which is like a cup of coffee for my under eyes. On my face, I’ll layer Chantecaille Sérum Bio Lifting + , 183,00 £ (I am also testing the new Gold Recovery Intense Concentrate A.M too, which is gorgeous as a pre-serum and immediately rejuvenates my skin), Chantecaille Élixir d'éclat, 150,00 £ for glow and circulation, and finish with Chantecaille Crème Rose de Mai, 140,25 £ as my moisturiser.
My top tip is to pat on your serum so it’s absorbed quickly and massage in your moisturiser in a lymphatic drainage fashion, so it’s circulating and depuffing as it’s absorbed.
Invest In A Palette
Finding a palette that covers the everyday shades and gives you the option to glam-up your look for special occasions is invaluable. It also speeds up your morning routine as everything is in one place. Even if it’s just for me and my dog to see, I like to apply a little bit of makeup every day. I’ve been using the as the warm shades lift my mood in the morning. Plus, you can use your fingers to apply, which I always find quicker than brushes. While I’m only wearing one colour at a time, the beauty of a palette is that you can layer the shades depending on the looks you want to achieve.
Cocktail Your Products
If my skin needs a bit of a boost, I’ll add one or two drops of the Radiance Elixir into Chantecaille Fondation Future Skin, 60,00 £ (on the back of my hand) and mix it up before brushing it on for a glowing finish. On the days that I want a slightly lighter base, I use Chantecaille Fond de teint Future Skin Cushion, 97,60 £. Tap on Chantecaille Gelée pour les joues, 32,80 £ (I like Happy and Lively) with fingertips the same way you’d play the piano for the ultimate finishing touch.
Amplify Your Eyes
This is something I’ve learnt since working remotely, but accentuating your eyes makes a big difference if you’re doing lots of meetings via Zoom. I find Chantecaille Gel perfecteur de sourcils, 27,20 £ holds my brows in place all day long, so it’s 20 seconds well spent and helps grow them. Cross my heart, it is restoring them back to their pre-2000s over-plucking condition! My other essentials include my palette, obviously, and a layer of Chantecaille Mascara Faux Cils Cils les plus longs, 51,20 £. It will also help grow and thicken your lashes so it does double duty.