Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Making up is hard to do

My morning routine has been whittled down to a fine art, and it goes a little somethin’ like this: – I get up when I want, except on Wednesdays when I get rudely awakened by the dustmen which, in other words, …

Wed, Aug 18, 2010, 11:47

   

My morning routine has been whittled down to a fine art, and it goes a little somethin’ like this:

- I get up when I want, except on Wednesdays when I get rudely awakened by the dustmen which, in other words, means I get up when I have reached the absolute limit of snoozes on my phone (usually, four) and am in danger of being ridiculously late for work

- I shower. This usually takes precedence over, oh, eating or making self beautiful, as cleanliness is, after all, next to godliness and if I do not shower, I do not awaken properly and am grumpy all day.

- I then get dressed, a long, laborious process that usually takes between an hour and an hour-and-a-half, involves my trying on at least six outfits (and usually going with outfit # 1) and has the unfortunate outcome of leaving my room looking like Zara at 9pm on a Thursday.

- Then, and only then, do I embark upon the voyage that is making up my face. It’s usually a short voyage, given all the time I’ve wasted on the snoozing and the trying on, and involves: foundation (currently, Estée Lauder’s Doublewear Light), bronzer (Benefit’s Dallas), eyebrow powder (Anastasia, bought in Elysian Brows on Dawson St and worth every penny), and whatever mascara I can get my hands on. Later, at work, I’ll put on some eyeliner (Benefit Bad Gal, as I got it free with Glamour magazine), but that’s about the extent of my make-up routine.

This may be why I am so overcome with jealousy when I read other fashion bloggers’ make-up routines. Case in point: Keiko Lynn (who also happens to have the tattoo of my dreams). Keiko does a makeup Monday where she details her routine, and different looks she tries out, such as:

Now, I know I’ve already made the point about incredibly good-looking fashion bloggers, but Keiko’s Make-up Mondays have really been inspiring me to at least think about my own make-up routine. So inspired am I, in fact, that today I spent an hour picking out my outfit and, eh, three minutes doing my face. What’s your routine? Do you dedicate a lot of time to doing up the moneymaker? Tell me in the comments, please, guilt me into making an effort!