Hi, we’re Mala and Vikki of VeryMakeupMad – the beauty duo with knowledge and know-how galore from our years in the beauty industry. And not forgetting, mums to our effervescent kids! Two busy mums with 3 children each (well, 4 for M, if you count her puppy, Bertie). So time is of the essence and in the mornings, we want to wake up, make-up and leave the house as quickly as possible – hopefully with no stray cornflakes in our hair!
Over the years, in our respective jobs (V as a Vogue Beauty Editor, and M as a model and YSL make-up artist), we’ve had access to some of the best tips and tricks in the beauty business. So we’ve both managed to hone the application of our ‘everyday’ face to just 5 minutes. And here we’re going to show you how to go from ‘naked’ to’ naturally basic’, in 4 easy steps…
But first, please bare with us (get it?!) Revealing ourselves naked-faced is a rather scary prospect. Yes, the make-up we wear day to day is very natural, and the last thing we want to look is ‘caked’ (so ageing!), but equally, leaving the house without a scrap of it on our faces is rather alien to us. So for us to get together to shoot a tutorial video, we both had to bypass our usual 7am make-up routines and drop the kids at school bare faced (with dark glasses and baseball caps for disguise, of course!). Once safely in the comfort of M’s bathroom, we couldn’t wait to start applying our products.
Step 1: Choose a great base to even your skin tone and give you an “I’ve not been up all night with a baby” glow. Whether you prefer full coverage, just a tinted moisturiser or CC cream with a touch of concealer, there are loads of brilliant products on the market to choose from (we can help you with that!).
Step 2: We are big fans of bronzer to ‘wake’ the face and give you a healthy, natural radiance. We’re not about piling it on or looking orange, but choosing a lightweight powder that will lift your face if applied correctly and blended well.
Step 3: Blush is another must-have for us. We love cream blushes for the ease with which they blend in and the fact that they give the most natural flush of colour to the cheeks.
Step 4: A slick of mascara can make all the difference to your face in an instant. Remember to wiggle your brush from side to side as you work it through your lashes.
For us, wearing make up is not about changing how we look (or who we are) but about covering imperfections, enhancing our features and of course, making us feel good about ourselves. We walk a bit taller, and smile a bit wider when we feel confident and self-assured. Fact!
We bring simplicity to your makeup routine because we know that real women/mums find it hard to find time for themselves, so this is why we champion fast yet fabulous products and regimes!!
And if you want a detailed menu of the make-up we both used please go to our website to see the products and our video tutorial.
At VeryMakeupMad we offer a fun, bespoke consulting package for all your beauty needs, so if you’re interested in finding out more, please be in touch and we can send you the details….
Love, kisses & make-up,