If you don't have time for creative makeup choices every morning, a simple, daytime-appropriate makeup look is the thing that will make your life so much easier. We've come up with a fresh, new idea just for you – this time with a touch of spring on the lips. Get the details below!
Step 1: Even out the skin
Priming the lids is a must, as you should all know by now. You can do that by applying an eyeshadow primer and all that jazz, but you can also be economical with your money and just use a concealer instead. Do keep in mind that a mattifying concealer will work better for this job than a moisturizing one. Blend the concealer evenly over the lids.
Evening out the skin doesn't mean covering the skin's natural texture, which is why we're inclined to use quality BB creams for makeup looks like this. They make your skin look naturally perfected, especially the ones with tiny shimmery particles (hint hint: the products we used are listed below). If your skin is oily, moisturizing BB creams won't work out for you, but you can use more mattifying ones to still achieve a nice, even skin tone. Apply the BB cream on your face with a foundation brush (or your fingers if you're in a hurry).
Step 2: Eyeliner is 90% of the look
Sure, you could lose your mind trying to perfectly blend the transition shade on both lids evenly, or you can just pack on a light beige/off-white shimmery shade all over the lid and be done with the blending part right away. This will serve as a means to bring the deep-set eyes forward.
You might even be able to skip this step, if your eyes are more protruding, and just focus on perfecting your eyeliner skills. After all, eyeliner is 90% of the look.
Practice, practice, practice. That's the secret to owning eyeliner application. It may take you a few minutes more at the beginning, but afterwards, you'll be thanking yourself you stuck through it, because your eye makeup will be done in no time. Line the upper lash line with black gel eyeliner, using a precise pointy brush.
Focus on creating a crisp line – two layers of the eyeliner should suffice. Finish the line with a flick at the crease. For upturned eyes, line also the outer quarter of the lower lash line, and connect the two lines in the outer corner with precision.
Fill in the brows with brow powder and comb them through for a more natural result.
Just add a few coats of mascara on the lashes and that's it.
Step 3: Set the base
Tap some moisturizing concealer under the eyes and tap it in with your fingertips. Set the whole face with a mattifying powder by tapping it on lightly with a fluffy brush. If you have any stubborn blemishes, lightly swipe some high coverage concealer directly over them with a soft brush.
Step 4: Just peachy!
This is the part that you can tailor to your individual preferences. We went with spring-appropriate peachy tones on the cheeks and on the lips, but you can tone the color intensity down to your liking.
Apply a peach-toned cream blush on the apples of the cheeks and blend it in with your fingers. When you want to feel like a glowy goddess, choose a shimmery bronzer and apply it on the top of the forehead and over the cheekbones to warm up the whole look.
Going along with the fruit theme, line the lips with a lip liner in a peachy pink color and then fill in the rest of the lips with the same product. You can slightly overline the lips, but in that case, be careful to use matte shades (lip liner and lipstick), as creamy or glossy products tend to make the overlining look way too obvious.
- Bourjois Radience Reveal no. 2 beige concealer
- YSL Top Secrets medium and clear BB cream
- Bobbi Brown black gel eyeliner
- Misslyn Make It Last Forever fixing powder
- Kiko Milano 702 lip pencil
- Laura Mercier Bronze Glow bronzer
- Misslyn Perfect Match eyebrow set
- YSL Kiss & Blush no. 2
- L'Oreal False Lash X Fibre mascara
- Derma Color D2 1/2 concealer
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