A few weeks ago I started doing my makeup on the train. At first, I was quite self-conscious particularly when I use an eyelash curler as it seems like a medieval torture device. But I got over that initial anxiety eventually. I'd rather sleep an extra 15 minutes but still look semi-presentable at work than worry what strangers/passengers think of me.
I have a short train ride to work so I can't do much and I find that the less products I use, the less chance I'd make a horrible mistake. Plus, I don't like lugging a ton of products in my bag. I do apply a moisturiser with SPF15 before I leave the house or if I have a few spare minutes I might apply a bit of foundation.
Here's the bare minimum of products that I use in the order in which I apply them. I do swap products now and again to keep it interesting.
- Clinique Almost Powder Makeup in 05 Medium
- Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
- Face of Australia Impact-Curl Mascara in Black
- Shiseido The Makeup Multi-Shade Enhancer in Terra-Cotta Glow
- Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in 35 Candy Apple
I'd like to throw in some cream eyeshadow into the routine, but I usually can't bothered. If I get some downtime at work, I pop into the bathroom with my Too Faced Glamour To Go Dream Edition palette which I keep at work for a wash of the taupey shade on my lids.