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Commuter-proof Makeup

coffee to go

If hitting the snooze button a little too many times leaves you battling with your mascara wand on your way to work, worry not. We asked Director of Artistry for Laura Mercier and Central Line regular, Caroline Young for foolproof tricks on how to hone your makeup on-the-move.

Keep It Simple

Tinted moisturiser is my go-to when on-the-go” says Caroline. “Squeeze a pearl-sized amount onto the back of one hand, and use your dominant hand to press the product into skin. It’s so forgiving, you can create a natural, radiant look without having to use a mirror.” If you are concerned about lines, Beautyblenders are an absolute saviour for ensuring even coverage in seconds. Tap product on with your fingers and work in until you have a seamless finish.

Easy Application

“Opt for products that don’t make a mess, like handheld compacts or stick applicators” advises Caroline. “Laura Mercier Candleglow Concealer & Highlighter is really easy to use and is like a magic wand; you just click and swipe to instantly brighten shadows and accentuate cheekbones.” We also love By Terry’s Light Expert Click Brush, an all-in-one makeup stick that comes with a brush attached, leaving no fear of spillage. Simply click the end to dispense the perfect amount of foundation and then apply and blend. Mess-free application, guaranteed.

Read The Signals

“Eyes can be tricky on-the-move, so avoid precise styles and go for a smudgy smouldering look instead. Laura Mericer’s Caviar Sticks can be applied onto the lid straight from the bullet and blended with fingertips. Wait until the train or bus stops to attempt trickier bits that demand more control, like applying mascara.” If you do make a mistake, Eyeko’s Mascara Off Wipes are handy to keep in your bag for emergencies.

Travel Light

“Two-in-one products save time and space in your makeup bag. Creamy textured cheek and lip tints are great and can be applied easily with fingers. Laura Mercier’s highlighting and bronzing crayons instantly warm up eyes, cheeks and lips.” Equally, Eve Lom’s Kiss Mix Tints are the perfect size to pop in your pocket, and can be patted onto both lips and cheeks.

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