If you are anything like me doing your makeup in the morning can be a real drag. I love the finished product but I hate how much time it takes me to get the perfect look. Have you ever heard the saying less is more? Well, guess what ladies, I’m about to fill you in on something that will forever change the way you look at getting dressed in the mornings. Keep reading to find out 5 ways to master your look in no time.
The most important step is putting moisturizer on your face before applying your makeup. Think of doing your makeup as art, because lets be real it is and who doesn’t like a fresh and clean canvas before getting started. This will also help prevent break outs and what girl doesn’t love hearing that. Make sure your face is completely dry before getting started. This step only takes 2 minutes so don’t forget it!!!
This might come as shock to some women but you want to start with your eyes. That way any eye shadow that finds its way to your face can be cleaned up before applying foundation. I start by applying a light cream color to my entire eyelid. After that I add a soft brown to the crease of my eyelid. My favorite shade is ‘Chocolate Cookie’ from my Too Faced Natural Matte Palette. Then to make my eyes pop I like to gently apply ‘Blissful’ from my Younique Mood Struck Addiction Shadow Palette. It’s a very light gold color with a splash of shimmer to it. I’m not big on eyeliner but that doesn’t mean shouldn’t be. I only apply eye liner to my bottom eyelid. Lastly, and in my opinion the most important makeup product EVER, mascara!!! This could make or break your look. I use Maybelline New York and I apply at least two costs.
When applying makeup to my face I use very little product. Remember ladies less is more!! All I use is a little foundation, my fave is Smash Box ‘Studio Skin.’ I put this all over my face and I drag it down around my neck and make sure to blend it good. You don’t want any makeup lines! After that I put concealer under my eyes in an upside down triangle shape and then I blend it not leaving any unnecessary lines on my face. I use Youniques ‘Mineral Touch Concealer’ in the shade Velour. When blending this use a BLENDING BUD!!! It works miracles! Then I very gently dab my face brush with bronzer and apply this to my face. You want to make sure you don’t over do it causing your face to be a different color from the rest of your body. Lately, I apply a very small amount of blush to my check bones. Avoid using a very bright pink color, aim for the more neutral colors.
Ladies listen closely, NEVER FORGET TO DO YOUR EYEBROWS! This can change your whole look up. Avoid making it too drastic and noticeable but if you are like me and you have really dark brows but not a lot of them try Anastasia Brow Pencil. It works miracles!!! I gently apply it across my brows shaping them to look like I want.
This might easily be one of my favorite makeup products. You can change up your lip stick color as many times as you want. One day you might want neutral lips and the next bright red. Either way you can have fun with this product. My go to everyday lipstick would have to be CoverGirl ‘Heavenly Paradisiaque.’ I LOVE this shade. It’s perfect for that everyday look, it’s not too light but it’s also not to bright. It’s the perfect medium.
SURPRISE ladies, this takes me less than 15 minutes. This look can be for everyday things such as going shopping, going to lunch, going to work or just going to the grocery store but it can also be for more important tasks such as dinner dates, business meetings or social events. Don’t forget less is more and a neutral look is perfect for ALL occasions.
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