I’m sure there is a makeup artist that is about to CRINGE at this video.....but for the rest of us who need a little razzle-dazzle and not full Kim Kardashian lips with pounds of strategic contouring powder I AM HERE FOR YOU.
My post is all about FAST makeup for folks who do not wear makeup! Whether you are running late for an important dinner or need a little sprucing up for a day at the park my quick regiment will get you out the door in NO time with 8 products (most of which you already have)! Here’s what you need:
- Primer- OK. I get it. You don’t own primer because you don’t see the point. PRIMER keeps your makeup in place. I was anti-primer for YEARS too, but I am a changed woman. When you use primer you no longer have to worry about that “melting makeup” face at the end of the day. Ya know the one- you’re at a theme park and see folks makeup literally dripping down their neck. YIKES. Or even the 5:00pm oily face. While sweat plays a role (obviously) primer combats the sliding by keeping your natural oils at bay and provides a tacky base for makeup to stick! Opt for a water-based product. Here are a few I recommend-> Estee Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer
- Foundation Liquid- In the video I am using Estée Lauder Double Wear.
- Foundation Powder- In the video, I use the Bare Minerals Original
- Concealer- Needs to be about 1 shade lighter than your skin for proper coverage. I use NYX HD
- Moisturizer- Find a moisturizer that is based on your skin type! I use Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme
- Highlight Powder - I use a warm gold based highlight (but that’s mossstly bc I’m Black, let’s be honest.) Find a highlight that goes with your undertones. I use this one but here is another that you may like!
- Mascara- Estée Lauder’s Envy Lash is probably the best mascara I have EVER used. Hands down.
- Tinted Lip Gloss-dealers choice, but a sheer colored gloss that’s not TOO fussy, but also not 5th-grade clear bubblegum gloss.
- Mix a dab of primer, moisturizer, and foundation on your palm. APPLY EVENLY. Make sure it’s enough to cover the face but not so much that it’s wasteful... This mixture is what makes up BB cream! (You’ll get the hang of it. )
- Wet a sponge and add a few dots of concealer to your challenge areas on your face (blemishes, Chanel bags under the eyes.) Use leftover BB to blend over concealer. GIVE YOUR FACE ABOUT A MINUTE TO “DRY.”
- Dust on Foundation powder in small circular motion. It’s better to work on a little at a time versus having a big ol BLOOP of Foundation in one spot.
- Take a highlight brush and highlight powder and LIGHTLY highlight your cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and the area of the face between your eyebrows, blending into the forehead.
- Take your finger and rub it into your highlight powder. Dab powder into the middle of your eyelid for an eyeshadow alternative.
- Wiggle your mascara wand into the base of your lashes (to add thickness and color without eyeliner) and then push your wand to the end of your lashes.
- ALL DONE! Now you have a face that attracts and radiants light for a natural glow that’s not overdone.