I know this time of year is crazy for most people, so I like to simplify my makeup look all while still feeling pretty and pulled together. I know it may look like a lot, but it is so quick and to the point that you could pretty much be out the door in 20 minutes.
tartlette bloom palette by tarte
bronzer powder by MAC
highlighter by MAC
green colour correction by Naked
idealist skin serum prep by Estée lauder
Power foundation by Clinique
mascara by Maybelline
cream eyeshadow by Revlon
under eye concealar by Maybelline
Tinted moisturizer by Bare Minerals
Chapstick by Roc
If you want to know details, ask below and I’ll let you know – but I just want this to be general so you can substitute your own likes and what you have.
Throw on some christmas music and off we go!
I started with moisturizing my lips and applying my pore minimizing serum. I then went in with my tinted moisturizer and blended that all out. I dabbed on a light layer of my cream eyeshadow which was a brownish metallic. I blended it out of course. I then went in with my green concealer and dabbed on some acne that popped through the tinted moisturizer. I concealed with my age rewind stick under my eyes and over those couple of acne spots. I honestly don’t mind having some show through because I like the bare face feel, but a little coverage is nice. I then went in with my palette. All over the lid I applied ‘rebel’ and dabbed ‘rocker’ into my inner corners. For some flare I added ‘firecracker’ dead center of the lid. I finished off by blending some ‘flower child’ into the crease to lighten it up and for just under the eyebrow I put ‘charmer’.
To finish off I concealed over my acne, T-zone and under eyes with my powder foundation by Clinique.
So as touched on before I’ve been having some anxiety and depression, I’m also unmotivated some days to wear any makeup. There is also the side of waking up late and having no time to get ready.
So here is how I get ready in under 5 minutes WITH full coverage.
Neutrogena Moisture Oil-Free Moisturizer
Mix L’Oreal Youth Code BB cream and Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation (about 2:1 ratio)
Touch of bronzer to eyelids as eyeshadow, and overall on hallows of cheeks and upper forehead to lightly contour (currently using my older mac one)
Add Revlon Bold Laquer Mascara
Setting spray of choice (mine is NYX matte finish)
Especially in winter moisturizer is essential, then mixing a full coverage foundation with a bb cream leaves skin dewy, moisturized and fully covered. Doubling up bronzer as an eyeshadow also cuts down on time but still adds a little depth to your look. The mascara I use is killer, and adds length and volume and then simply just set it with a matte spray (oily skin = too much shine without matte).
This hands down is how I look put together with almost no effort on my rushed days and bad days.
I previously did a post about how to do the perfect winged liner, now its time to step it up and review some handy liners that actually don’t make your life difficult.
My first step in this process was tight lining with the Marc Jacobs liner. It is small and compact and allows for a fine line. It is also very workable and easy to fix mistakes with a quick q-tip swipe. After this I used the thicker Maybelline liner. I sometimes struggle with the thickness in creating a finer line, but paired up with the Marc Jacobs in order to extend into a wing – is excellent.
The textures are creamy, and thicker making it not likely to slide off your face when oil or water comes into play. Although not water proof they have both proven to be durable. The Marc Jacobs liner usually retails around $31 CAD and the Maybelline is under $10 CAD.
What’s great about the Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner by Marc Jacobs is it comes in your basic blacks and browns and then fun colours like purple and blue. This to me is an added bonus.
First thing to do is hair up and out of the way and moisturize.
Right now I’m listening to the top Canada playlist on Spotify. Then gets into the eyes. I usually do eyeshadow first because I’m a big fan of the angled tape trick to let the eyeshadow look sharp. I do this by de-sticking the tape a bit then aligning it from my outer eye to the outer point of my eyebrow. Today I used the Sonia Kashuk pallet I got from Target awhile ago. Used the top left to blend and bottom left as a lid cover.
Then I used a lighter coverage Oil-Free Acne Correct & Cover Grapefruit Tinted Moisturizer blended with a beauty blender, then for under eyes my older Clinique translucent powder, and my stay matte powder for the rest of my face. I used my Mac bronzer (which I just did a review on in my previous post) and my L’Oreal Voluminous original mascara. To finish off, for the lips, Revlon colour burst matte balm in nude.
Above is the finished look – very subtle and more natural. I don’t wear much makeup often but when I do this is my preference ! Takes me about 20/30 minutes. If you need a quick out the door look, I have a post that is ready in under 5 minutes.