When you wake up in the morning and the alarm gives out a warning and you don’t think you’ll ever make it on time. It’s not just the kids from Saved By The Bell who’ve experienced this morning panic; every beauty addict in the world has to face the daily agonising choice over a lie-in or having enough time in the morning to do your makeup. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Get your lie-in and turn up to work looking fresh with these excellent on-the-go products.
While we tend to prefer a liquid foundation for a lightweight finish and dewy glow, applying the stuff on the bus can get messy. If you’re on the move, opt instead for a stick foundation like Max Factor’s Pan Stik. The handy solid formula means application is easy and mess-free, perfect for hiding blemishes and discolouration on-the-go.
You might think commuter beauty has to be quick and uncomplicated but there’s nothing saying you can’t get a red carpet-ready look on the train. All that’s required is a dab of L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Touch of Light Highlighting Concealer. The highlighter comes in a pen form so is super easy to use on your commute and, applied under eyes and to cheekbones, brow bones and noses, will give you a fresh and bright-eyed glow – ideal for early mornings.
If you’re taking part in a summer commute then chances are things are going to get sweaty. Avoid the dreaded shine with an easy-to-use compact like Max Factor Creme Puff Candle Glow. With its light-reflecting particles, this lovely glowy powder will make sure your skin doesn’t look completely dull and mattified but will set your makeup and prevent your complexion from looking oily. Plus, it’s so much more suitable for busy public transport than a messy loose powder.
With buses and trains stopping and starting and fellow commuters jostling you around, we’re going to go ahead and say that your morning commute is probably not a great time to apply mascara or liquid eyeliner. If you just can’t go without enhancing your peepers though, use a kohl eyeliner instead. Applied deep into the lash line, the liner can have a plumping effect on your lashes plus its smudgy formula means you can easily blend any mistakes into a beautiful smoky eye. Easy.
The Lip Tint
If using ultra-pigmented liquid liner isn’t a great idea on public transport, trying to apply lipstick is even worse. If you don’t want to turn up to work with a clown-worthy grimace, try using a more subtle lip tint instead. Offering a pretty blush of colour, lip tints are great for that perfect daytime look and can be quickly and easily slicked on as you step through the office doors saying, “Morning rush? What morning rush?”