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My morning routine looks a bit like this:
Each morning, I wake up at about 6 AM or a little later if the snooze button gets the best of me. I stumble downstairs to our soaking tub, since our upstairs shower is under major renovation. Sounds dreamy, but honestly, it's not totally practical! While the water runs, I drink a warm cup of water with Brags apple cider vinegar and lemon. This is typically the only slower-paced part of my day.
After my bath (that usually lasts entirely too long), I rush upstairs to get dressed. Then I hurry back downstairs to grab a quick breakfast - usually oatmeal or granola with yogurt and fresh berries - before running out the door to catch my 7:30 AM bus.
Notice something in there - there's no time for makeup. There’s no extra minutes for swiping on mascara or dabbing on some concealer (which has actually been to my advantage on the bus because who wants to sit next to a scary-looking woman with unbrushed hair and no makeup?)
However - this doesn’t mean I go without all day. This is where it’s key to find makeup that’s great on the go - that I can easily apply without making a mess on my walk into the office or on the bus.
I’ve partnered with Clarins to test drive a few of their key on-the-go products and I’d like to share a few of my favorites below:
Instant Light Brush-On Perfector: Being the kind of girl who does a million things at once doesn’t always bode well for the under-eye-bag situation. Thankfully this easy applicator makes it simple to swipe on when those circles start to get darker.
Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector: Since receiving this, I’ve worn it almost every day. It’s a really natural color, with a bit of shine to brighten up your face. I loving using when I’m on the go because even if I rush and go ‘outside the lines,’ it’s not quite as obvious as a bold red shade!
Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch: If you only buy one thing from this collection, it should be this. I know it’s bad to touch your skin constantly, but I can’t help it. It leaves my skin feeling super silky and is definitely my favorite that I've tried so far. I love the compact size too - fits easily in any of my bags.
4-Colour All-in-One Pen: This is one of the most fun products in the bunch. I love multi-purpose pieces, and this one has three eye-liners and a lip liner all in one!
Face Conturing Palette: Contouring is semi-new to me within the last year. When it first came out, I was scared away due to how strong it was first applied to my face. But now that I’ve got the hang of it, it’s become an essential part of my morning routine. It adds dimension to my face while also being easy to apply in a rush.