When it comes to being a lady and putting your face on every day, sometimes we take far too much time to perfect our image.
I take great pride in my appearance and look professional no matter where my crazy schedule takes me. Over the last five years of being a makeup artist, I have mastered the art of "Less Time = Great Makeup" and I'm excited to share my tips with you. Think about all the classic beauties such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, etc. Their skin has great coverage while looking naturally flawless and their strong points are brows, liner, lashes and lips. Focusing on all those features no matter what shades you use will help you look flawless and confident for your day-to-day adventures. And yes, you can apply it all in 20 minutes or less.
With your favorite foundation and foundation brush, apply an even amount of product to your cheeks, nose, forehead and chin and blend out to the outer rim of your face. Even out redness on the face and keep the rest of the coverage light.
To keep things easy and fast, use the same brush to apply a highlighting powder to the high planes of the face such as your cheekbones, ridge of nose, bow of lip, chin and middle of forehead. If the sun was shining on your face, these are all the places you would naturally reflect. It adds an elegant glow to your skin.
Again, using the same brush, apply your contour in the hollows of the cheek. In this specific look, I used MAC Cosmetic's eyeshadow in Saddle. It's a rich, warm matte brown and looks amazing as a contour. You'll see this product again in this tutorial soon!
Use the same highlighting powder you used on your face to highlight your brow bone, inner tear duct and inner eyelid. This will start to lift and brighten your eye.
Now using the Saddle eyeshadow from MAC Cosmetics, apply this in your crease using a soft blending brush. Start on the outer corners of the eye and slowly blend to the inner corner.
Using a gel eyeliner and an angled liner brush, apply a liner that emphasizes your natural lid line. The line should be thin on the outer and inner corners and fuller right above the pupil of the eye. This will make yours lift in an effortless way.
After applying your liner, fill in your brow with a shadow liner and an angled liner brush and then highlight on the brow bone especially under the arch. Finally highlight above the brow right where the arch starts. See how big of a difference brows and liner make?
Before you start your brows and liner, get a pair of lashes ready. Peel the lash from the plastic, set a drop of glue on a safe surface and let it set for a few minutes. Once you're ready, pop your lashes on and see how much it makes your eyes pop. Applying lashes is one small step that makes a huge difference in your overall look. You're basically done! There's just one simple step left.
Apply a lip conditioner to soften your lips, and then grab your favorite colorful lipstick and apply one soft layer before you head out the door. Choose a color that brings out your eye color. I chose a red coral to make my eyes look greener.
It may take you a little bit of time the first time you try this, but I promise after a couple of tries, you'll have these tips down and can create your own look in less than 20 minutes.
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