There are days when our head says “get a move on”, but our heart says “stay in bed a little longer”!
Getting ready is an art and good things take time, but when time is not your friend, you need something that’s a little faster and looks good at the same time. In a hurry but little time to spare for your makeup?
Let us show you 5 simple steps to achieve the everyday makeup look that is equal parts chic and equal parts time-friendly.
Everyday Makeup – 5 Simple Steps in 5 Minutes
Begin by applying a primer to your face and then get started with the foundation. Choose a shade that matches your face, neck and chest and dab it accordingly. With a damp sponge, blend out your foundation. Sponges are easy to use and gives you a natural finish so it’s perfect for everyday usage!
If you’re not into wearing a full face of makeup with foundation, you can also use a concealer to hide the spots, but it’s often more obvious and tougher to blend. Try a medium coverage or weightless foundation. With the clean side of the sponge, pat it over the areas where you want to remove the excess foundation.
Next, using a brow spoolie, straighten out your eyebrows. Sculpt out your desired shape and fill in your brows with pencil or powder with a shade that resembles the natural colour of your eyebrows. Fill in the gaps to create a natural yet polished brow shape. Use your hand lightly with gentle flicks to give it a natural look.
If you would like, you can even apply some wax over your brows once they are done and then run it over with a spoolie to set the look and put into place any eyebrow bits sticking out.
If you have time on your hands, you can highlight your eyebrows by using a concealer the exact match of your skin and accordingly drawing it around your eyebrow.
Next, comes defining your eyes. This DIY trick takes all of 30 seconds and highlights your eyes without the hassle of applying eyeliner or nailing the winged liner look. Simply line your lash curler with any eyeliner of your choice. Make sure it’s a nice even line to add subtle definition right on the lash line. Line the eyelash curler at the very edge of your lash line.
Make sure you’re not pinching the skin and curl your eyelashes as normal. Once you release it, you’ll have a subtle definition of liner right by your lashes.
Finish of by curling your lashes and applying some mascara right after to maintain the shape of the lashes.
Lipsticks are not obsessed over for no reason. It serves a two-fold usage by applying it as a lipstick and using it as a blush. Swipe the lipstick along your cheek and gently blend till your cheeks glow a subtle shade of the colour your picked.
You can also lip and cheek tints to achieve the same look.
Lastly, for the perfect lipstick application and to highlight your Cupid’s bow, draw an “X” on the centre of your upper lip. Then fully line and fill the rest of your lips with a matching shade. Et, voila! Everyday makeup in 5 minutes and ready to go!
Ready? Set? Makeup!