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Commuting beauty made easy

Commuting beauty made easy

Do you often find yourself watching women apply make-up effortlessly while on the train and wondering why it isn't so easy for you? It's a tough task, but if you use the right products you'll become a commuting beauty pro in no time.


You don't want to be pumping liquid foundation or rubbing in mousse while sat on a busy train or bus. We recommend a powder option that comes with a good sponge for easy application. Take Max Factor Facefinity Compact for example - all you'll need to do is add a light coverage of foundation to get rid of any shine and hide any blemishes. A pale blusher which doesn't need blending will complete this stage.


Eyeshadow is a no-go, as the last thing you want is a top covered in sparkly powder. If you desperately need it, opt for a nude shade which won't end up messy after a quick application. On the eyeliner front, forget liquid or gel liner, as this will only end in tears (after accidentally stabbing yourself in the eye). With so much movement on your commute you want a soft option, like a thick kohl pencil. We also suggest avoiding dark shades, as they will show up more if your hand slips. Rimmel Soft Kohl Eye Pencil Stormy Grey 64 will do the job perfectly. Mascara shouldn't be a hassle, but if in doubt, a clear version is a safe bet.


Unless you're a lipstick pro, or plan on using a neutral colour, we don't recommend braving lippy application on public transport. A tinted balm will not only hydrate your puckers but add a hint of colour too. Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector comes in several shades, so you won't be stuck for options.

Or if you want something a bit more full-on, a lip crayon is a good choice. MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil is a chubby stick that's easy to slick on without making mistakes.

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