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This Sunday in our skincare series, James talks all things self-care and mens skincare (with a little bit of Shakeup). James suffers from dark circles around the eyes which he finds makes him look tired.

Read more to find out his weekend morning routine if he’s going out or needs a pick me up when he’s tired.

What is your go-to natural makeup routine?

1. Start with coverage on your eyes
You can build round them and you have a good base.
I normally apply the under-eye concealer with a brush which really helps me out and gives me even coverage. I use EYE EYE CAPTAIN in shade Light because I want to brighten around my eyes and not darken them. I roll it on under my eye area and add a bit on my eyelids as a highlighter. It’s so quick and easy, you literally just blend with a brush.

2. Add a mens tinted moisturiser
LET’S FACE IT is such good coverage and gives you a glow to your skin. I use the Light shade; it acts like a foundation but is sheer coverage so won’t cake on your face. It just makes you look like you have naturally healthy, glowing skin. It’s what we all want isn’t it? I apply a few small dots and blend in with a brush.

What’s your favourite Shakeup product?

I absolutely love the under eye concealer, EYE EYE CAPTAIN. It wakes me up when I’m down, (not literally) it just looks like I’m awake when I’m not! It’s what I need in my life. The idea is that obviously it is makeup but that you look like you’re not wearing makeup at all. As a bloke, I don’t want to look like I’m covered in foundation or anything. This just conceals that issue of dark circles.

What’s your favourite go-to weekend breakfast?

I would have to say it’s probably avocado on toast, I always mix it with sweet chilli- something I've always loved!

How do you unwind on a Sunday?

Well to be honest with you- I don’t! I work 24/7 or it seems that way. I’m always on the go and I’m quite active so I don’t really wind down... I more wind up. To wind down, I would say when I’m exhausted, I watch Netflix. I literally sound like a nutter.

Watch James’ full Skincare Sunday.


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