Mother. Beauty writer. Qualified beauty therapist. And now, adding another string to her bow, Carly Musleh has started a degree in Cosmetic Science. Read on for her tips for low maintenance makeup using Revolution PRO.
It’s 7:25, the kids have had their third bicker, the washing is on, and every question I ask my youngest is met with “no”. So, it’s all going great. I sip my decaffeinated coffee (doctors orders), and like He-man, I call for the masters of the universe, or in my case, energy, motivation and creativity. Once the brood is fed and changed, it leaves me with approximately 36 seconds to get ready, or at least it feels. My routine goes as follows; wake up, brush my teeth and follow with skin prep. Then all that’s left is to apply whatever makeup time can afford and to brush my hair, or maybe not.
I’m quite easy-going on the maquillage front, I’m happy to mix it up when it comes to eyes and lips, but I always need a fresh base. For the days I don’t apply a lightweight foundation I’ll mix in some highlighting liquid from Revolution PRO with my moisturiser for a real skin pick-me-up. It instantly makes skin look more youthful and radiant, something I think looks gorgeous on everyone. I mean it’s not magic, but it can take skin from dusty and tired to healthy, quick. Next is brows. They’re a must for me. I’ve always looked brow-less; obviously, I was aware that my blonde, barely-there hairs made my forehead look more prolonged, but at school, a kid exasperated my complex when he said: “where’re your eyebrows?”. “The same place as your sense of humour” – is what I wish I had replied.
So daily is the grind of making my eyebrows look thicker and darker; I’ve found the best products for me are the mechanical pencils that you don’t need to sharpen. Revolution PRO Define & fill Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown is the perfect shade, and the packaging is quite weighty – which helps with the application. It’s better than most other brands, even the well-known brand in the US, but I shall say no more. I follow up with the Brow Volume and Sculpt Gel in Ash Brow, this gives the hairs a more feathery appearance as well as adding color and texture – which I think is essential if you use a pencil or powder.