We’re back from our summer hols and desperate to talk beauty! Today we’re bringing you our everyday make-up routines from start to finish – the unedited, unfiltered version. Or as we like to call it – the Naked Truth!

As we’ve mentioned before, we’re both mums. 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…

IMG-20170913-WA0005              IMG-20170913-WA0004

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 this 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 we were safely in the comfort of M’s bathroom, we couldn’t wait to start applying our products. 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!

So please click on the link below and watch our vlog for inspiration for your own daily routines.

And here’s a detailed menu of the make-up we both used. If you want to buy any of it, just click on the blue product name to be taken straight to an online store (hoping this is helpful).

We’ve got all bases covered!! Clockwise from left: Guerlain L’Or Make-up Primer, £47; Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Serum Makeup, £40; Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Illuminating, £34;  Clinique Chubby In The Nude Foundation Stick, £24


Bronzing  Basics: Clarins Bronzing & Blush Compact, £30; Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna, £29


Blush & Glow! Clockwise from top left: Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter, £32; Estee Lauder The Essential Face Palette, £45; Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, £59; Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta, £32



Eye Love: Clarins Perfect Eyes & Brows Palette, £35; Eyeko Limited Edition Mascara, £22; Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, £22; Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eyeshadow Stick in Au Revoir, £23


And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel (press the red ‘subscribe’ logo and enter your email address) to receive our short ‘n sweet tutorials and beauty chats. You can also follow us on Instagram for daily beauty favourites, new product launches and gorgeous pics.

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,


Bertie was so pleased to finally get a mention in the blog . Although he’s been with us all along and was under our feet at the time of filming! 





No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply