For me, getting ready for work means slapping on skin care, remembering to put on deodorant and shoving breakfast in my mouth, all with an 18-month-old running around between my legs.
It's as relaxing as it sounds. Some days, I go makeup-free, but when I do wear makeup to work, it's a glowy base, rosy cheeks and a bright eye to make it look like I've slept for a full 10 hours. Ha!
But how does one possibly do their makeup under such conditions? (And by conditions, I mean with a demanding but very adorable small human to look after.) The answer is multi-tasking products!
If I can get most of my face done using a single palette, it saves me heaps of time fiddling around in my makeup case and walking back and forward to the mirror. It can even be done on route in the car. Every minute matters.
And thus, my search for the perfect multi-tasking palette began. Aside from being able to do (almost) a full face of makeup - think blush, bronzer, eyeshadow and highlighter - I also needed a product specifically made for sensitive skin that wouldn't flare up my perioral dermatitis.
Enter, the Eye Of Horus Sacred Earth Palette.
Keep reading for my full review of this time and money-saving palette, including how I use it to replace most of my makeup routine.
What is the Eye Of Horus Sacred Earth Bronzing Palette?
I was first introduced to the Eye Of Horus Sacred Earth Bronzing Palette by the makeup artist who did my wedding makeup back in 2015. When she used this four-pan palette on me recently, it looked and felt so beautiful on my dry and sensitive skin. I didn't have any negative reactions, which was a HUGE relief. It was love at first swatch.
The palette comes with four highly-pigmented powder shades: A matte bronzer (Bronze Ochre), a champagne illuminator (Luxor Light) and two shades of blush (Sienna Blush and Persian Peach). Every single shade is divine, and can be used either on its own or together for a full look.
But the best thing about this palette is how it takes the confusion out of contouring, blush and highlight. And how it simplifies my morning makeup routine. And the massive mirror that makes it really easy to slap a face on in the time it takes to make a coffee. So obviously, I'm a fan.